Are you all set to deck up in your finest attire and click dozens of selfies because well, the festive season is here? We feel your excitement too, girl. And that’s why we’re here to make sure that you don’t make any makeup faux pas this festive season and end up with no new pictures to upload on your feed.

Ahead, we’ve listed out five common rookie makeup mistakes that you need to avoid (at all costs) this festive season to look your glam best. Excited? Read on…

 

Mistake #1: Not prepping your face before applying foundation

Mistake #1: Not prepping your face before applying foundation

In order to rock a flawless base, it’s important to prep your skin well. To ensure your makeup goes on smoothly and stays put throughout the day, you need to moisturise and prime your skin well. We suggest using a lightweight, gel-based moisturiser like the Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturiser to ensure your foundation clings onto it well instead and doesn’t slide around.

 

Mistake #2: Applying the wrong shade of foundation

Mistake #2: Applying the wrong shade of foundation

This is one of the most common makeup blunders that most of us are guilty of. We have all used a lighter or darker shade of foundation at least once in our makeup journey. But getting your foundation shade right is the key to a flawless makeup look.

If you’re struggling with finding the right foundation shade, you can turn to Lakme’s foundation shade finder to find your perfect match.

 

Mistake #3: Not blending your makeup well

Mistake #3: Not blending your makeup well

The key to perfect makeup is blending and that is also one step we all often do in a haste. Harsh lines and unblended foundation don’t look cute and will definitely show in your photos too.

So, get your hands on a good makeup blender and take a few minutes to actually blend your foundation and concealer for a seamless look.

 

Mistake #4: Over-doing the blush

Mistake #4: Over-doing the blush

The main aim of applying blush is to add a hint of colour to your face. It should add a natural, radiant hue to your cheeks. But going overboard with your blush can kill this purpose and make your cheeks appear clown-like. So, go easy on the blush this festive season.

 

Mistake #5: Applying too many coats of mascara

Mistake #5: Applying too many coats of mascara

We all want long, voluminous lashes while we’re getting ready for the festive season. But caking up layers of mascara is another makeup faux pas that needs to be avoided this season.

Applying too many coats of mascara can make your lashes stiff and thick, something we definitely don’t want. So, go for a mascara that makes your lashes voluminous in minimal coats like the Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara and won’t feel heavy on your lashes either.