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“The eyes are the window to your soul” –William Shakespeare said. Makeup was intended to accentuate and enhance our natural beauty, but sometimes ladies do such makeup mistakes that can make them look like an evil vampire or panda. Lets talk about 11 most common eye makeup mistakes:

1) Using blush as an eyeshadow.
Many makeup artists advice time saving makeup tricks and one of them is to sweep your blush colour across your lids and use it as your eyeshadow. This tip can sound useful and time saving but, in most cases, it can only look good on artistic pictures for glossy magazines. Rose, red or peachy colours, usually, don’t look flattering on our eyes in real life. So, avoid using your blush as an eyeshadow!

2) Liquid foundation as an eyeshadow base.
When you apply your liquid foundation on your lids as a base for your eye makeup, in most cases it creates more harm than good, because the foundation wasn’t designed for this purpose; it’s more likely to crease and can make your eyes look tired instead of pretty. To get a neat and beautiful eye makeup – apply an eyeshadow primer first and then only apply your eyeshadow. Most eyeshadow primers will help your makeup last longer and stay crease-free.

3) Going too bright.
There is nothing wrong with experimenting…but as for eye makeup, very bright or neon colours only look cool when you go to a carnival or halloween party, or on the pages of glossy magazines, but in real life, it rarely looks elegant and sophisticated. So, I would suggest to avoid too vivid colours and stick to neutral pallet when doing your eye makeup.

5) Harsh eyeshadow lines.
Many make-up artists say: “Blending is the key!” This is totally true. Eyeshadow should be blended well and look like soft smoke, you shouldn’t see the colour between crease and brow bone. Harsh lines on the eyes look good only on the runway show, so my tip is – use proper tools to ensure that your shadow is well blended.

4) Not having a separate blending brush.
Most people apply their eyeshadow and then blend it with the same brush they used to apply it. This is a mistake! When you blend your eyeshadow with the same brush – it created the mud instead of beautiful gradience. So, my tips is – first apply your eyeshadow colour onto your eyelid and then, blend it with a clean blending brush (it doesn’t need to be a Mac blending brush or any other expensive one, it just should be a clean brush), this way you will achieve amazing and beautiful eyeshadow “smoke”.

6) Keep your eyeliner proportional to the shape and size of your eyes.
When applying an eyeliner you need to pay attention to the natural shape and size of your eyes. For example, too thick an eyeliner can make your eyes look smaller. If you have small eyes i would recommend to draw a thin eyeliner line.

7) Applying Makeup To Dry Skin
This is a huge no-no, says Barbara Guillaume, a makeup artist who has worked on celebs like Colin Farrell and Kellan Lutz. “You should be exfoliating once a week because applying foundation onto dry skin will accentuate flakiness, and it will sit on the top of your face instead of blending in.” Heed her advice by exfoliating weekly, then applying a rich moisturizer after .

8) Wearing The Wrong Shade Of Blush
Blushes should complement your natural blush tone, says Osmosis Color Cosmetics makeup artist Alejandro Falcon. “If you are wearing a bolder lip, pair that with a subtler shade of blush.”

9) Applying Too Much Bronzer
Mari Shten , a makeup artist who has worked with Mariah Carey and Christy Turlington, nominates the over-liberal application of bronzer as one of the biggest makeup blunders. “Applying all over the face instead of just the forehead, temples and nose” is a big no-no, she says. She also warns us not forget to apply to the neck.

10) Not Cleaning Your Brushes
“My number one mishap I see: women applying makeup with dirty brushes or old, unwashed sponges and then wondering why their makeup doesn’t look fresh, or even breaking out,” says Rachel Wood, makeup artist to celebs Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Olivia Palermo, and Lily Cole. She says to wash your tools with a mild shampoo or instant brush cleaner and replace your sponges regularly.

11) Sleeping in your makeup
OK, so you had a night out and you’re way too tired to take your makeup off. I get it, we’ve all been there, but sleeping in your makeup is probably the worst thing you can do for your skin. As we sleep, our skin goes through a renewing process so that we can wake up to rejuvenated, glowing skin after a good nights sleep. Wearing makeup to bed not only clogs your pores and causes breakouts, it can also age skin by sucking all your skin’s moisture out which can cause wrinkles or dry patchy skin. Taking those few extra minutes to take your makeup off and applying a skincare regimen will save your skin from looking tired, sallow, and patchy.

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