Nine Common Makeup Mistakes (And How to Fix Them!)

The Mistake: Skipping moisturizer.

The Fix: "Hydration ensures better foundation application and keeps your skin looking healthy and natural."—Romy Soleimani,  beauty director at large for Beauty.com


The Mistake: Wearing too much foundation.

The Fix: "Wait until you have your eye makeup, brows, lips etc., done before you apply any foundation. This way, you use less."—L’Oréal Paris consulting makeup artist, Billy B


The Mistake: Wearing too much blush.

The Fix: "First, pick a color that is similar to your natural rosiness. To apply, concentrate the color at the center of the apples of your cheeks. Then blend with a brush or your fingers until it looks like the color is coming from your skin."—Romy Soleimani, beauty director at large for Beauty.com

The Mistake: Not setting eyeliner.

The Fix: Even if a liner says it's smudge-proof, oftentimes, due to heat or oily skin, it does anyway. Set the liner by applying eyeshadow of the same color over the pencilit will last longer."—L’Oréal Paris consulting makeup artist, Billy B

The Mistake: Applying mascara with a simple swipe.

The Fix: "It takes more effort than that! Start from the outer corner of the eye at the root of the lash. Then gently push the mascara brush into the lashes, and in a slight zigzag motion, work your way to the tip of the lash. Continue this motion as you work your way from the outer corner of the eye to the inner corner, making sure each lash has a decent coating. The bulk of the mascara should go at the root of the lash so your lashes look fuller and thicker."—Nina Soriano, professional makeup artist for Cargo Cosmetics
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Even though I've been using makeup for 10 years, new tricks always better my technique. For example, I only recently began employing a brush to apply most of my eye makeup (instead of my fingers) and I'll never go back.

While there's arguably no wrong way to do your makeup, I asked three makeup artists to share their best tips.

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