Beauty Sins – Are You Guilty?


A recent poll of clients between the ages of 25 and 40 performed by Hairtrade.com revealed the top 10 most frequent cosmetic blunders made by respondents in this age range. The following are examples of mistakes, or “beauty sins” as I like to dramaticaly refer to them:

Not applying a basecoat before nail polish:

It just takes a few seconds to apply a base coat, but it makes all the difference in the world: the colour goes on more smoothly, it stays on longer, and it won’t stain the nail. Additionally, I find that it assists in “lifting” the nail colour off while removing it. You should try OPI’s Nail Envy; not only is it a fantastic foundation, but it also helps care for and strengthen your nails.

Never washing makeup brushes:

In spite of its filthiness, I get this one. I don’t mind cleaning my brushes—in fact, I find it extremely gratifying to see all of the old remnants of makeup go down the drain—but I hate having to wait for them to dry after washing them. Even when you touch them and they seem dry, if you swirl one on your face it will still feel wet — yuck!

However, since my skin is prone to breakouts, I make it a point to wash my brushes at least once a week. It is really essential to me that I keep everything as clean as possible. Utilizing a spray such as the Antibacterial Makeup Spray that is offered by The Pro Hygiene Collection makes things a great deal simpler.

Forgetting to include the neck when cleansing and moisturising:

Before I went on a Dermalogica course and learned the principles of an excellent skincare regimen, I was guilty of doing this. However, now I know better. When you start using all of your skincare products to the neck and decolletage region as well, you will rapidly discover a change in how smooth your skin is, how radiant it is, and how firm it is.

Applying too much makeup to cover breakouts:

When a blemish rears its ugly head, the temptation to cover it up with a thick layer of concealer is strong; yet, doing so might actually make the problem more worse. After washing and moisturising the affected area (don’t forget to put some moisturiser directly on the blemish), apply your makeup as you normally would, dotting a tiny layer over the problem, and then leaving it alone. Check the area again after a few minutes to determine if it needs additional coverage; if you can still detect some redness, carefully apply some more concealer in little dots. Powder should be avoided since it tends to flake off later in the day. Thin coats of liquid foundation or concealer work the best.

Applying foundation before moisturiser:

What?… What is it exactly? I’m not sure how anything like this might happen, but if it is happening to you, stop doing it right now. If you use hydrating makeup such as a BB cream or tinted moisturiser, you only need a thin layer of moisturiser before applying your makeup. However, if you use a traditional foundation or powder makeup, you should apply a generous amount of moisturiser after cleansing, before primer, and then wait for it to sink in before applying foundation. If you use hydrating makeup such as a BB cream or tinted moisturiser, you only need a thin

Plucking eyebrows too close to the mirror:

Because of this, you are more likely to focus on individual hairs rather than the whole eyebrow, which may result in gaps and overplucked brows. Take a few steps back from the mirror to gain a better overall perspective, move carefully, and pause often to assess the progress you’ve made. Over-plucking, on the other hand, is a different story and may be difficult to correct.

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