7 DAYTIME MAKE-UP MISTAKES
I’ll be the first to admit it: sometimes, I can get really carried away with getting ready up for the day and it often leaves me wondering whether I’ve overdone it or made makeup mistakes for my daytime look . I have been wearing make-up since I was 12-years-old and I was always told to never leave the house without looking your best; even if it means just running to the gas station. We’ve all been there. You get all dolled up only to never run into anyone and that one time you leave the house in pajamas and house shoes, you run into everyone you ever went to high school with.
I don’t know if some of you will understand me, but it’s like one makeup product after another. I put on foundation, thinking I’m wearing the wrong shade, then wunder if my blush is the right color for my complexion, then put on winged-eyeliner thinking I can’t wear it without a certain lipstick, and it becomes a vicious cycle that’s really hard for me to stop. I realize that finding a middle ground is a little trickier than I thought. All I want is to go out into the public feeling somewhat composed, but not get too carried away where my makeup is practically smeared all over my face by the end of the day.
If any of you feel like you need some change in your daytime makeup routine and don’t know what you’re doing wrong, here are some suggestions that might help.
1. Heavy Eyeliner
Sure, eyeliner adds a lot of drama to your face and can really highlight your eye shape, but during the day, it might come off a little too strong and harsh in light.
2. Dark Eyeshadow
The smoky eye is an amazing look, especially if it’s done right. I would say if you’re going for the daytime look, you should pile the grey and the black at once but keep it light and sultry for the daytime. The light can really make a difference.
3. Dark Lipstick
Dark lipsticks are fabulous, but sometimes when you get too close to the darker shades; it can appear too over the top during the day. I try to stick to the lighter and brighter colors throughout the day, and when I really have the urge to wear something dark, I’ll put on a cherry or wine lipstick that’s not too deep.
4. Too Much Contouring
With everyone raving about Kim Kardashian’s contouring, it might seem like a step that’s necessary, but truth be told, it might come off as a little much during the day. Instead of going through that entire process, consider just using a little bronzer and blush. Bronzing your cheekbones and applying blush can really help your face glow naturally (versus being super chiseled).
5. Dark Mascara
If you love mascara like I do, try using clear mascara instead of dark mascara. You can apply as many coats as you want and it will never appear too heavy. If you do stick to using dark mascara in the day time, applying 3 coats at the most should be just fine. (try Maybelline New York Great Lash Clear Mascara, $4.39, Amazon.com)
6. Bold Eyebrows
I know, I know, we all want our eyebrows to be on fleek. But instead of fully painting and filling in those brows, giving them room to breathe can really enhance your makeup during the day. Pro tip: use eyeshadow to fill in your eyebrows— it helps keep them look full, but also natural.
7. Not Having Foundation With SPF
This is super important! Since it is daytime, and you’ll most likely be encountering the sun at some point, it’s crucial to keep your face protected from those rays. There are a lot of foundations/moisturizers with built-in SPF, so there’s no excuse when it comes to shielding your skin from the sun. ( try Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, $43.00, Sephora.com)