I read the tips closely and re-read them to realize that it is so simple to make mistakes when we are putting on makeup! Thank God for CLEO (Singapore) for addressing these makeup misconceptions which many of us would possibly are making similar mistakes. Once again, these great tips are from CLEO (Singapore) April 2008 issue. 🙂
Mistake #1: Foundation should be darker for evening
This is totally wrong. Bear in mind the core rule of choosing a foundation and not be misled by the time of the day. You should always try to match foundation to your skin tone or you will end up with a different-looking skin color from your face to neck.
Mistake #2: Makeup bases are gimmicks
Well, apparently, all makeup artists sweat by a pre-makeup base before applying foundation. A makeup base brightens up lacklustre skin and is great for those who prefer a more natural look. If you have oily skin, remember to dust off with some loose powder.
There are also different type of makeup which could help to reduce redness, reduce dark eye circles, provide radiance etc. Most importantly, choose one with UV protection.
Mistake #3: Makeup should emphasize only one feature
Sometimes you just cannot have the best of both worlds – you have pretty eyes and sexy lips and you wish to show them off. Sorry, too bad, you can only choose either one.
Wrong! Generally, it is true but in the evening, you can go heavier on more than one feature. E.g. a subtle smokey eye could look great with a red liptick.
Now, you must be feeling more liberated – enhance and show the two features that you love! 🙂