The ultimate 10 don’ts of Makeup

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Being out and about, one cannot help but notice some of the makeup horrors (or obvious mistakes) ladies tend to commit now and them.

Here are our “10 Don’ts” of makeup application that will prevent you the pitfalls of ending up looking like you’ve been painted by a 5 years’ old!

 1- Don’t use dark circles

Don’t ever use a dark circles concealer that’s white. The result will always be under-eye white patches; and on tanned skin the bad effect is magnified. Your concealer should always be 2 degrees lighter that your foundation.

 2- Don’t change the color of your skin

Don’t attempt to “change” the color of your skin using foundation; foundation is meant to smooth the skin and hide imperfections, not “create” a second skin! You don’t want to end up with a face that looks alien to your body.

 3- Don’t misuse color eyeliners

Don’t ever use colored eyeliners the same way as you use black eyeliner. You don’t want to end up looking out of tune. Always start by your dark eyeliner at the base of the eye then gradually include the colored eyeliner.

 4- Don’t use a pastel eyeshadow alone

Don’t ever use a pastel eyeshadow color alone! That’s what 13 years’ old beginners do. Always start with dark shades at the base of your eyelashes then gradually introduce the light shades in gradations.

 5- Don’t use colored mascara on the entire lashes

Don’t ever use colored mascara on the entire lashes. These are reserved for the tips of the lashes or the last 1/3 of your eyelashes.

 6- Don’t use lip gloss if you are above 35

Don’t use lip gloss if you are above 35. If you have any tiny lip lines, your gloss will tend to sink in and bring them up. This is when you should stick to your classical lipstick.

 7- Don’t use the attached fake eyelashe

Don’t use the attached fake eyelashes, they always look fake. Always go for using the separate individual lashes and apply sparingly starting with the shorter ones.

 8- Don’t synchronize your eyeshadow with your lipstick

Don’t synchronize your eyeshadow with your lipstick; it lacks creativity and is so 1980s.

 9-Don’t use lipliner

Don’t use lipliner. Lipliners are so 1990s. Instead, use a dry lip shaper in the very same shade as your lipstick.

 10- Don’t overdo it with the blusher

Don’t overdo it with the blusher and don’t use a strong shade. Your blusher is not meant to “create” cheek bones, this is the job of your highlighter; so keep it light and keep the shade skin-like.

But you see, not only regular people commit makeup suicide, Belle Beirut will leave you with some photos of Red Carpet Makeup Disasters!

Glamorously Yours;
Patricia I. Issa