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Ace Your Base By Avoiding These Makeup Mistakes

There is no hard and fast rule of acing your base makeup; all it requires is practice! Did you know that your makeup routine is full of beauty blunders that nobody told you about? By digging deeper, we have curated the list of 6 makeup mistakes that you must avoid in order to ace your base.

Not Prepping Skin With A Primer

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If you are someone who, after washing his/her face, reaches out for foundation directly, you are starting it on the worst note! After applying a good layer of moisturizer, the following product to meet your face should be a primer. It’s vital to prep your skin to achieve a flawless makeup application; don’t you want your products to just glide on your face? The primer leaves your skin bright, smooth and plump – creating a perfect canvas for a makeup look.

Too Much Concealer

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Concealer is a product that hides our blemishes, the uneven tone of our skin and stubborn dark circles. However, most people use the wrong shade or too much concealer, which ends up making their face look cakey. Some people think that concealer is a replacement for foundation and ends up applying concealer on full-face – let us break this to you – Never do that! Concealer is only supposed to be applied on the darker areas of your skin to brighten them. Opt for a lightweight concealer!

Applying Too Much Blush And Too Less Bronzer

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Blush adds a glow and youthful touch to your face, whereas bronzer provides warmness to your face. Most people apply a lot of blush on the cheek areas, making them look like they have worn a lot of makeup. It does need practice, but once you ace the idea of putting just the right amount of blush and bronzer at the right areas of your face, you’d end up creating the most flawless base makeup ever!

Using Wrong Shade Of Foundation

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We all are guilty of picking the wrong shade of foundation offline or online. The wrong shade will literally look it doesn’t belong on your skin, making your makeup look very artificial. Whenever you are choosing the foundation, choose the shade by testing it on your face rather than your arm for the best results. As your skin tone fluctuates throughout the seasons, so don’t think twice even if you stumble upon two shades that seem close to your skin tone.

Not Cleaning Makeup Brushes For Ages

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Using dirty brushes not only messes up with your makeup look but also paves the way for a plethora of skin problems. The dirt and bacteria on the makeup brushes are transferred to your face and even to the product you are using. Unwashed makeup brushes can lead to acne, breakouts and even viral illness. Make a point to clean all your brushes every 7-10 days.

More Products And Less Blending

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If you really want to ace the flawless base, blending is the key. Even if you have applied n number of products on your skin, not blending them properly can make you look cakey, blotchy and just weird in general. Instead of buying thousands of makeup products, include blending as a mandatory step in your daily makeup routine.

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