For Your Eyes Only: 10 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Eye Makeup tipsWe love adding drama to our look through our eyes! After all, we can simply speak with them. But it usually happens that some of us may go a bit overboard while doing our makeup. When you see your kohl or eye shadow smudging, or can make out the lightness of concealer under your eyes, you wonder what you did wrong. We’ve come up with a list of eye makeup tips that you should keep in mind.

Here are some common mistakes that we all make. And how to avoid them.

1. Wrong Concealer for Your Under Eye Skin

The color of your under eye skin will impact the concealer you want to purchase. Go at least one shade light, but for very dark circles, we recommend going at 2 shades lighter than the skin, as the point is to brighten up the area. Of course, be careful not to overdo it!

2. Curling Eyelashes After Applying Maskara

Have you complained that your lashes have always ended up looking clumped and clogged? This is the reason why it happens. Always apply mascara after curling your eyelashes, not the other way round.

3. Applying Too Much Under the Eye

Apply the eye shadow only on the lower lash line and not any further below. If you go lower, it will make your eyes look tired and dull.

4. Applying Eye Shadow after Concealer

Always apply the eye shadow before you dab on the concealer. Otherwise, any of the eye makeup that spills on your face will spoil the job you have done with your concealer, and you will have to do the hard work all over again (phew, that’s a task!).

5. Applying Eyeliner and Mascara Before the Eye Shadow

Do not apply liner and mascara before the eye shadow as you are making it even more difficult to blend the eye shadow and give the wanted shade.

6. Using Eyeliner on Your Waterline

Be careful to apply the eyeliner just below the water line and not on it. If you do so, it will eventually come off and not last due to the watery surface.

7. Doing The Cat-eye Down

While you want to achieve that extended cat-eye style you want to make sure that the line goes upwards. When it’s lined downward, it makes your eye look quite droopy. Also, it’s just not the right way to do it.

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8. Using Cream Based Shadow on Wrinkly Skin

This product is not for those who have lose skin around their eyes. If used on such skin, it eventually folds up and runs down, smudging all over. Powder based products are the ones you should be using.

9. Sleeping With Your Eye Makeup On

No matter how late it is or how sleepy you are, you’ve got to take off your eye makeup. Keeping it on is really very bad for your skin. Use oil or eye makeup remover to get it off.

Hope that this has opened your eyes (pun intended) and that you will follow these simple rules the next time you are getting ready to go out.

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