Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there are some common beauty mistakes that people make that can easily be seen by anyone. If you are someone who has stuck to the same beauty regimen for countless years, it might be time to evaluate what you are doing. It could be your technique, out of style products, or just a beauty rut in general that is dragging down your look. Don’t be caught in a cycle of bad beauty. Fix it quickly by checking to make sure you aren’t doing any of these common beauty mistakes. Brick and Mirror Beauty has a variety of easy to use products that can take your mundane beauty routine into a new era of chic.
Mistake #1: The Wrong Foundation
This is one that many women make on a daily basis. They find one shade, stick to it, and rarely ever change it. It’s hard to pick out the right color on your own. Whether it’s bad lighting in a department store, or you are just guessing about your color if you are purchasing it online, there are so many shades to choose from. It’s hard to know if you are getting the right one.
You want it to be as close to your skin tone as possible. If you can’t get your foundation shade exactly right you might want to move to using a tinted moisturizer, which is more forgiving. A great one to try is Beauty Addicts Mineral Sheer Tinted Moisturizer. It comes in eight different shades from Porcelain to Dark, so it’s easy to find one that will look right on your own skin.
Mistake #2: Dark Eyeliner For Daytime
Black is not the only eyeliner out there ladies. It seems that is usually the default color that women choose without realizing there is a whole rainbow world of eyeliner shades to make your eyes stand out. Black eyeliner during the day can look especially drab and harsh. Lighten things up by choosing bronze, plum, or even a muted forest green can look sensational on brown eyes. Beauty Addicts Effortless Eyeliner in Express, Motivate or Masquerade are three to try for a daytime look. Leave the black eyeliner for a smokey night look that is best suited for going out, not in your day-to-day wear.
Mistake #3: Going Overboard With Makeup To Cover Skin Issues
If you have significant skin issues that you aren't currently treating, makeup isn’t going to completely mask the issue. Sometimes it just makes it worse. Your makeup is only going to look as good as your skincare. So if you need to try a new regimen to banish blemishes, or soothe red cheeks, try to find a skincare line that is going to tackle your problem areas. Bioelements makes a variety of exceptional skincare that is made to target certain issues. The Bioelements Breakout Control is especially strong at treating persistent acne with a pharmaceutical grade benzoyl peroxide ingredient. Use it twice a day to treat acne in the right way.
Mistake #4: Too Light Concealer
“Raccoon eye” is real. That’s where your concealer is just a bit too light casting a white shadow around your eye area. Instead of covering up dark circles, you are drawing unwanted attention to the eye area. Make sure your concealer isn’t too light by using a dual concealer product like Beauty Addicts Double Deception Concealer), which will blend seamlessly into the eye area to cover those dark circles.
Mistake #5: Frozen Hair
If you are still wearing the same hairstyle from middle school that you shellacked every day with half a bottle of aerosol hairspray, it’s time to add some movement to your hair. Hair is meant to be flowing with life, and not look like a helmet. Try a styling product that will finish your hair, but not freeze it into place. Use Sudzz FX's AirPlay Designing Spray, for a touchable hold that moves with you.
Mistake #6: Not Throwing Out Old Beauty Products
Beauty products don’t last forever, so be careful to make sure that if you are not regularly using up your products, you are throwing the old ones out. Usually most products last in the one to two-year range, but getting rid of them can help you avoid ineffective products and bacteria. Plus, it's so much more fun to shop for new beauty gear at Brick and Mirror, the online beauty superstore that has everything you need to look gorgeous without a mistake each and every day.