Beauty failures that professionals see far too often

We all make mistakes – and that's okay too. Nevertheless, we want to avoid making basic beauty mistakes so that our make-up looks even more beautiful. We pledge improvement for these four failures.

Wrong bronze tone

If there is one thing that is essential to the perfect bronze complexion, it is the undertone to match. Because we all have different skin tones and of course that doesn't go with every bronzer on the market. Actually logical, right? Even so, far too many still choose the wrong shade. The end of the song: You don't look fresher, but rather pale or as if you had a make-up edge. Not with us! Lijha Stewart, Director of artistry and education at Make Up Forever, explains this in an interview with BYRDIE.

If you have a yellow or olive skin undertone, you should choose bronzers with a golden undertone. If you have a reddish, pink or peach-colored undertone, go for bronzes with a terracotta undertone. They make us look really sunkissed.

Box eyebrows

We all love natural eyebrows. However, natural and above all full brows are a real challenge for those who have very little eyebrow hair. What often happens then: The brows are painted so heavily that they look like two bars and look much too dark.

To prevent this from happening, you should always work with different colors so that the brow looks very natural in the end. In front you use a lighter color, in the back a dark one. Also orientate yourself on the natural course of your brow – then it doesn't look painted on.

Incorrect use of brushes

Make-up professionals have felt 24197811373 different tools in their brush bags. We don't need that many, of course, but there are a few important things that we should pay attention to and use those we have properly.

Small, rather tightly bound brushes are perfect for small areas of the face, such as the eyes. So you can work accurately and have little fallout. Of course, a fluffy, small blending brush is also included.

So that the eye make-up does not get stained, you should hold the brush very lightly in your hand at the end of the handle – this will make the result really soft.

For the foundation, you can use either flat or round brushes. A flat, firm brush provides a very high level of opacity, while a rather soft brush provides a slightly lighter, natural opacity.

When working in, make sure that you don't pull the foundation through your face, but work it in with dabbing movements. Otherwise there are stripes and spots – and nobody wants them …

Liquid lipstick instead of lip liner

In tutorials from YouTube and Instagram, we always see people first line their lips with liquid lipstick and then paint in the lip. Please don't do that! Take a suitable lip liner beforehand and use it to line your lips. Work your way from the middle towards the outer angle and then from the outer angles back into the middle. Then you fill it out with Liquid Lipstick. The liquid formulation makes it impossible to trace the lip contour accurately and perfectly. So we'd rather use the good old lip liner.