Makeup Mistakes We Should All Avoid!

I recently wrote a post about ten things I used to be guilty of in terms of my beauty regime (or should that be lack of). The world of makeup and beauty is definitely a confusing place when you're first starting out, and it got me thinking about other makeup mishaps. Here's my list of beauty faux pas, and are prime examples of when makeup will most definitely make you look worse rather than better!

Foundation, bronzer or fake tan that's too dark
Looking bronzed in the summer is great, but there's often a fine line between a golden glow and looking like you've just walked out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Don't make the mistake of thinking that everything looks great when you're posing in your bedroom mirror, just to go outside and realise... woahhh I've been Tangoed. Check your tan and makeup in natural lighting before venturing outside.

Spider Lashes
We all want big, glamourous lashes; I'd wear fake lashes every day if it didn't mean running the risk of pulling all of my natural ones out. But applying layer after layer of mascara without properly combing through is going to lead to a clumpy mess. Spiders are scary, and so are these eyelashes.

Lipstick on Teeth
I genuinely feel sorry for anyone that this has happened to, because it's such an unfortunate mistake. The same kind of horror as walking out of a public toilet with your skirt tucked into your underwear or tissue stuck to your shoe. If you're wearing a bold lip, keep a compact mirror or an honest friend close by.

Too Much Makeup
Focus on one area, whether it be eyes, cheeks or lips and keep the rest of your makeup muted. If you're going for a dark smokey eye, a bright lip and dark blusher as well is obviously going to be way too much. We all love makeup, but wearing everything you own at one time isn't the way to do it.

Lipstick over cracked or chapped lips.
Keeping lips in perfect condition every single day can be a struggle. So if you are having one of those days when your lips are not at their best, don't try hiding them with lipstick because it will make them look ten times worse. Stick with a clear balm instead.

Cartoon Eyebrows
Perfectly arched eyebrows can really frame the eyes and generally make the face look nice. If you've been tweezer happy and don't have much to work with, then filling in your eyebrows can help to balance things out. But be careful of overdoing it- overly arched eyebrows look cartoonish and scream 'Cruella De Ville.'

Wrong Foundation
Know your skin type and choose the correct foundation for your needs, otherwise dry skin will look flaky, and oily skin will look like its been dunked in a chip pan. Makeup should accentuate your looks, if you go for the wrong products you'll end up looking worse.

Concealer that's too light
Everyone craves the 'Kim K' highlighted under eye look- but things can star looking pretty weird when you take it too far. Go a few shades lighter under your eyes by all means, but everything should still blend into your foundation and look natural, not like you've just painted yourself a new face.

Foundation Line
Blending is your friend. Not blending foundation properly makes it look like a mask, and a scary one at that. Always make sure everything is blended, pay attention to around the ears, the hairline and jawline.

What do you think the biggest mistake a person can make when it comes to makeup?