3 Eye Makeup Mistakes to Avoid

While there aren't rules when it comes to makeup, there are a few mistakes that you can avoid to make sure you look and feel your best.

Mistake #1: Not Using Eyeshadow Primer

While primer is one of those beauty products that aren't 100% necessary, it can help enhance your makeup. Primer can help the color of your eyeshadows pop and minimize creasing.


- Use an eyeshadow primer before applying your shadows.

- If you don't have eyeshadow primer, use a concealer and set it with loose translucent powder.

Mistake #2: Unblended Eyeshadow

While makeup is an art form and subjective to interpretation, unblended eye shadow - with the exception of editorial looks - can be very unflattering. Unblended eyeshadow can age your features and contribute to a muddied look with no clear distinction between shades.


- Blend your eye shadows with a fluffy blending brush to create a seamless transition.

- If you choose not to add additional colors to your eye makeup, use a neutral shadow or shadow that matches your skin to diffuse edges.

Mistake #3: Excessive or Creased Glitter

Glitter can be a fun way to jazz up a look but if you have hooded eyes or creases on your lids, it can go from good to bad very quickly. Because of its formulation, glitter shadows have a tendency to set into any fine lines. Excessive glitter can fall into your eyes (ouch!) and cause irritation or fall onto your face, ruining your base.


- Use the proper amount of glitter to avoid a glitter mess.

- If you have hooded, mature or just lots of creasing on your lids, check out this amazing tip that Leorah Hallberg shares in this review.

Have you made any of these mistakes or do you have an amazing tip? Share in the comments.

Until next time,

Stay Gorgeous

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