10 Genius Hacks for Fixing Makeup Mistakes Every Woman Makes

1. Don't test new foundation shades on your cheek. The skin on your face, due to increased sun exposure or breakouts, isn't the same color as the rest of your body. So, if you match your foundation to your cheek, you might end up with a shade that doesn't match your neck and chest and doesn't look natural.
Instead, swipe three shades of foundation right below your jawline, blend them in, and whichever shade disappears is the one you should choose.



2. Don't apply concealer before foundation. You'll just end up removing it as you apply your base.
Instead, apply foundation before concealer. This way, you won't have to use as much concealer.

3. Don't apply foundation in upward strokes. Going against the grain of the little hairs on your face will make peach fuzz more visible by raising them up instead of smoothing them down.
Instead, use your brush or sponge to pat the foundation on for a more airbrushed effect.

4. Don't use the same concealer to cover both under-eye circles and pimples. Your under-eye concealer, which should be a shade lighter than your skin tone, will highlight your pimple, not hide it.
Instead, use a creamy cover-up that matches your skin perfectly to conceal blemishes.

5. Don't rely on just concealer when covering pimple scars.
Instead, layer foundation, concealer, and setting powder to ensure the blemish is completely covered and the product won't budge.

6. Don't apply your concealer in a moon shape under your eye.
Instead, draw a triangle shape to brighten the entire eye area.

7. Don't skip on moisturizer just because you have oily skin. This will dry your skin out and make it produce more oil.
Instead, try an apple cider vinegar and water mixture, or green tea as a toner (both balance your skin's pH levels) before applying your moisturizer. 

8. Don't use a cream moisturizer all over your face if you have oily skin. 
Instead, use a mattifying gel moisturizer on your T-zone and a cream moisturizer everywhere else.  This will fight shine while keeping your skin hydrated.

9. Don't use loose powder to fight an oily complexion. Too much powder can make your makeup look cakey.
Instead, use a clear mattifier. Apply it before or after your makeup, and watch the shine disappear. 

10. Don't skip oil-blotting your face. An oily T-zone can ruin a good photo.
Instead, use a toilet seat cover in a pinch to dab up the extra shine.

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