Beauty Blunders

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Beauty blundersWe’ve all been there, done that, made the beauty mistake. We asked’s make-up experts for their advice on common beauty and make-up mistakes they’ve come across and how to avoid them. This is what they had to say.

Aadilah Bhula’s common mistakes

1. Mistake: Too much foundation resulting in a cakey, thick look.

Quick fix: Use a lightweight foundation; the best is a gel or liquid foundation. Apply a little at a time, blending from your forehead down to your chin. This will ensure you get a smooth, natural finish.

2. Mistake: Blue eye shadow and pink lips.

Quick fix: Focus on one area, ladies! If you are going for a dramatic smoky eye, calm down on the lips. Go for a nude lip to complement the look. And vice versa: if you are wearing a bold red lip, keep the eyes natural.

3. Mistake: Blush in the wrong area of your face making you look flushed and a lot rounder than you really are!

Quick Fix: Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. If you don’t know where those apples are, smile and apply blush to where your cheek bones are most accentuated. Make sure that the colour suits your skin tone. You can do this by gently pinching your cheeks and matching the blush to the colour you get.

Kaylynn Lewin’s common mistakes

1. Mistake: Using the wrong shade of lip liner

Quick fix: Always choose a lip liner in the same colour as the lipstick you are wearing, but go for one shade darker. If you are wearing a mocha lipstick go for a dark brown lip liner.

2. Mistake: Foundation in the wrong colour

Quick fix: Try three different shades of foundation on your jaw line allowing it to go down to your neck. Rub them in and see which shade disappears. The one that you can’t see anymore is the one you want. Also make sure you go out into natural light once you have applied your foundation to see that it is the correct shade.’s common mistakes:

1. Mistake: Too much bronzer

Quick fix: You want to look sun kissed not sun wrecked. Apply a light dusting of bronzer to your skin for a subtle glow.

2. Mistake: Badly applied self tan

Quick Fix: Make sure you exfoliate your body first. Test a bit of the colour on a patch of skin that can’t be seen. Make sure that it is indeed the right colour for you and that it won’t leave you looking like an orange. Or go to a salon and let a professional do it for you.


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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. foreverGLAM

    Great tips :-) My problem is that sometimes the lights at the beauty counters at department stores are deceiving. When u step outside the mall u realise that the foundation that looked good in the shop doesn’t look good when u outdoors :-(

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    Agree with all, never did blue eyeshadow and pink lips!

    5 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Thanks for the tips! Great article…Self tan I would rather go to a Salon to have it done properly, cant be walking around with Orange legs! not sexy lol

    5 years ago •

  1. Jeanice van Heerden

    Lol too many girls and their disastrous blush aye!

    6 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    I have seen so many ladies make the mistakes mentioned in the article above – that is why I stick to basics and natural colours only. So much easier and much less stresses that you might end up looking like a clown

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    lol i agree these are beauty disasters and make ppl look silly like a clown

    6 years ago •

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