When it comes to beauty, we’ve all had our ups and downs. We’ve experienced our fair share of unmatched foundation and spidery lashes but as long as we have learned the error of our ways, we go ahead wiser and prettier. However, that’s not always the case as some errors are harder to fix. Since the solution of a problem begins by admitting it, we are helping you out with a list of makeup mistakes that many are guilty of and how you can avoid them this festive season.

Brows too filled

Cara Delevingne was primarily responsible for the resurgence of thick brows a few years ago and since then, full brows took over. While a groomed set of brows sits high on our priority list, it starts being cringeworthy when they are excessively filled and drawn in, giving the eyebrows an artificial appearance. The best way to mend this mistake is by using a light hand when drawing in your brows and sticking to only bare sections that require filling in.

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Wrong match of foundation

As the name suggests, foundation is the very base of your entire makeup look so it’s important to get it right. However, many fail in the very first step of selecting a shade by testing it on the wrist and forearm thus ending up with skin that is far too light or dark. Avoid this and start right by understanding the undertone of your skin and when testing the shade of foundation, apply it on your jawline to find your best match with your face.

Lip liner

It was somewhere in the 90’s when lip liner took its name rather literally to give the lips a precise outline while the lips were filled in with another colour. Make sure you avoid going down the route of this beauty mistake by lining your lips and then filling in your lips with the same shade of lip pencil followed by lipstick.

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Concealing gone wrong

A crucial mistake that many make is by selecting a concealer that is far too light for the skin resulting in a white cast over blemishes and white patches over dark circles. Just like foundation, concealer is meant to conceal imperfections by being matching the shade exactly. The next time you purchase a concealer, make sure you select one that is closest to the skin on your face.


While the product is meant to give you a natural flush of colour, it can often be overzealously applied to end up being two circles of a bright colour. Avoid making this mistake and the next time you are applying blush, take a beauty tip by using a light hand to dust the pigment on your cheek and blend it into the skin thoroughly.

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