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Most common makeup mistakes and how to avoid them

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Have you ever wondered if your day-to-day makeup routine consists of beauty horrors? From wrong blending techniques to clumpy eyelashes. There is a very good chance that your daily makeup routine could consist of beauty blunders, and you may not even know it. 

Below are three common makeup mistakes to avoid at all costs:

1.Applying makeup in the wrong lighting

Hold on! Before applying anything to your face, have a look at the lighting around you.

It is best to use natural light as much as possible when applying makeup. Natural sunlight provides the most accurate reflection of your face in a mirror, making it easier to neatly apply the makeup. If natural light is not an option a warm white LED light, which most closely resembles the outside, can be used instead. 

2.Applying makeup before moisturising

How do you prep your skin?

Applying makeup on dry or oily skin can cause flakiness and prevents the makeup from setting correctly on the skin. A great skincare routine can prevent acne and allows your skin to stay hydrated and healthy when applying products on it. Make sure your face is correctly cleansed and moisturised daily. When applying makeup, it is best to use a moisturiser that can double down as a primer to smoothen the skin and keep the makeup in place. Using serums are also always great to incorporate into your skincare routine. CATRICE has some great serums that do different things. 

  • There is a Hydro plumping serum with hyaluronic acid which is great for hydration & the skin elasticity.
  • Pore minimizing serum with niacinamide which is great for shrinking pores.
  • Glow serum with vitamin C which is great to brighten up tired and dull looking skin.

3.Wrong foundation shade 

Blend! Blend! Blend!

When purchasing foundation, you can test whether you have purchased the correct foundation shade by applying it to your jawline rather than your arm for the most accurate result. The correct foundation shade smoothly disappears onto the skin while blending and will not look like an extra layer of skin when applying. 

Straying away from your favourite day-to-day makeup routine can be strenuous, however, avoiding these common beauty errors makes applying makeup 100% more fun!  

How to Winter proof your makeup

The rainy season is upon us, and if you find yourself outside without an umbrella your full face of makeup will suffer as well. That is, unless you take a few extra steps in your makeup process to avoid the smudging that occurs when your face is drenched.

1.Start with a primer

Setting your foundation with a good primer sets your face for success throughout the day. A primer will not only make the application of your makeup smoother, but it will also help it last longer by acting as a barrier to prevent foundation, concealer, bronzer, blush, and highlighter from penetrating too much into the skin. Try the CATRICE Tensational 10 in 1 Primer.

2.Use a makeup sponge

When applying foundation, CC creams, or BB creams, a damp beauty blender will help buff product into your skin for a longer-lasting look. Try the essence makeup & baking sponge.

3.Utilise the baking technique

Use a setting powder and apply a little to your face with the straight end of a beauty brush, leaving it on for a few minutes, then gently wiping it off with a wider brush if you want a long-lasting look. Try the CATRICE Nude Illusion Loose Powder. It has blurring properties which really helps to set the makeup and give it a flawless finish.

4.Use a setting spray

Setting spray can be used to increase the lifespan of your makeup look as it helps to add hydration to the skin and refresh lived-in makeup. Try the CATRICE Shake, Fix & Glow Setting Spray.

5.Lock Your Lashes

Applying a lash primer before using waterproof mascara will turn any formula into a tear-proof force. Try the essence lash primer.

Now, not even a downpour can stop you from looking fabulous!

Celebrity Makeup Artist Reveals Top 10 Favourite CATRICE Products 

Whether you are walking in store or shopping online to pick up a concealer or mascara it is easy to become lost in the variety of options and it’s something every makeup addict has experienced. 

There is no way to make a definitive list of the best makeup products, but there is a way to get a better idea of what the greatest options are, so we have asked celebrity makeup artist, La’eeqa Yunus for her top ten favourite CATRICE products, and here they are:

1.Pro Neon Earth Slim Eyeshadow Palette 010

I love how versatile this palette is with all the warm brown shades that can be used all year round.

2.Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara Waterproof 010 Black

I love the silicone wand & the staying power of this mascara. No racoon eyes for me.

3.Matt Pro Ink Non-Transfer Liquid Lipstick 090 This Is My Statement

It is my favourite because it is mask proof and the deepest red which makes my teeth look extra white. Choosing a red with a blue undertone will always make your teeth look whiter.

4.Volumizing Lip Booster 150 Everyone’s Nude

I love a good nude gloss. Apply on the cupids bow & centre of the lips for pout.

5.Kohl Kajal 140 Chocwaves

This pencil great for creating a subtle sultry smokey eye.

6.More Than Glow Highlighter 010

Super pigmented and a great addition to your makeup routine.

7. 3 Steps to Contour Palette 010

Such an amazing palette to contour your face & add definition.

8.Blush Box 025

A lovely nude peach shade to warm up the face. I always like to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks & then run the brush across the nose, forehead & chin area.

9.Full Satin Nude Lipstick 040

The perfect nude lipstick. So comfortable on the lips & a shade that can be worn all year round.

10.Shake, Fix & Glow Setting Spray

I love that this setting spray sets your makeup, but also gives a beautiful subtle glow to the skin.

These are the investment pieces that you will fall in love with, assuring that you will never be disappointed or frustrated when looking to improve your cosmetics game!

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