I’m sure a lot of us would like to talk to our younger selves and give them some advice about the decisions they are about to make. This is especially true for me with some the makeup choices my teenage self made! I’ve written a list of beauty mistakes I used to make. Hopefully you enjoy it and can relate to some of them too!
#1 Wearing the wrong shade of foundation- I’m sure everyone is guilty of this at some point in their lives. The first foundation I ever bought was a powder foundation from Avon. I had no clue about which shade to go for, so I just chose the colour my mum wore. This is not good way to choose a foundation! I had a feeling that the colour wasn’t right but I persevered with it for over a year. I only gave it up when I went on holiday and the bright sunlight made me realise just how orange I looked!
#2 Not wearing mascara- Throughout the whole of university I didn’t wear mascara. I was just too lazy to take it off every day. I’ve only recently realised how much of a difference it makes to your eyes! It really does open them up and make you look more awake. I wouldn’t be without mine now!
#3 Not wearing lip liner with bright lipstick- I actually noticed this one quite recently. I never used to wear bright lipstick shades, so I was never really interested in lip liner. I thought they were a bit pointless. It wasn’t until I chose to wear a bright red shade to work one day that I realised their use. Looking in the mirror after a 5 hour shift and realising your lipstick has bled quite a lot is not cool.
#4 Using a bronzer to contour– Again a fairly recent one! This post is becoming less about my teenage self and more about myself last year! So this was around the time contouring was becoming mainstream. I didn’t fully understand the concept and rushed out to buy a product that I thought would achieve the look. Turns out a cheap and shimmery Miss Sporty bronzer doesn’t make a great contour shade. I’ve learnt my lesson- go for something matte!
#5 Not cleaning makeup brushes – I wrote about this in my bad habits post, but it is also one of my beauty mistakes. Going too long without cleaning my brushes gives me really bad spots. Not a good look! I’m still guilty of this one unfortunately.
So those were the beauty mistakes I used to make. Were you guilty of any of these? Do you have any to add to my list? I look forward to your responses!
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