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Are You Doing It Wrong?

7 Makeup Mistakes you are making

Mistake 1- Using a Warm Toned Bronzer to Contour

When it comes to bronzer, you may think it's all about the golden glow- but the warm glow actually looks unnatural. Shadows, even those on the face are naturally cool in tone. For Contouring is key to use a matte bronzer in a cool undertone for believable definition.

Mistake 2- Applying foundation with a Flat Brush

Just image search "foundation brush" and you will see people have no clue what it is. Typically the brushes marked for foundation are flat. But using a flat brush will cause streaks in your foundation. Instead use a dual fiber brush instead. Use it to gently tap your foundation on your skin in circular motions for a flawless airbrushed finish. I recommend the Telephoto 3-in-1 Face Brush from Smashbox, It is an all in one dual fiber brush for achieving full, medium or sheer coverage. 

Mistake 3- Blending Your Shadow with the Same Brush

It is common knowledge that blend-blend-blending is key to a smoky eye, but if you are blending with a dirty brush, you are not going to like the end result. The purpose of blending is to create a gradient effect with soft, sexy edges- but using a brush with residual shadow on it will only add more color in places you don't want it. Use a clean fluffy brush and blend in a windshield wiping motion. With the same brush swirl motions until all harsh edges are gone. Smashbox crease brush # 10 is perfect for soft blends!

Mistake 4- Matching Your Eyebrows to Your Hair color

This is a surefire way to look like a mannequin. Naturally your eyebrows are a completely different shade then your hair. They are generally one to two shades lighter or darker. Follow this rule of thumb when picking out a brow color. If you have lighter hair use a shade two or three shades darker and if you have darker hair use two to three shades lighter. Smashbox brow tech trio lets you customize your shade!

Mistake 5- Appling Mascara In One Upward Motion

When it comes to lashes a little bit of added effort goes a long way. The biggest mistake you can make is applying a coat of mascara in one upward stroke, which does not maximize the lengthen and volumizing capabilities of the product. Instead apply two to three coats, wiggling the wand back and forth from the base of the lashes to the tips as you go. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara is a must have!

Mistake 6- Piling on Powder to Set Makeup

Not only does this make your skin look dry, un natural, and cackey, but it also clogs your pores. While this is a traditional way to make makeup last there is another way, a better way; setting spray. Controls shine by absorbing excess oil and keeps your makeup in place all day. JK Hydrating Setting Spray is perfect!

Mistake 7- Using White Liner to Make Eyes Look Bigger

A few years ago white liner was big in the beauty community because it supposedly make your eyes look larger by extending the whites of your eyes. The Starkness of the white now just looks dated and unnatural. Go for a light peachy pencil that look much more natural and make your eyes look just as wide awake.