Ultimate makeup Do and Don't


Applying makeup can be very challenging. For last seven years, I experimented with makeup and I end up looking orange, green, cakey, washed out, overdone. DON'T feel bad about your make up after reading this post if you are doing some  ''don'ts'' if you like the way you look  don't think you have to change anything.

Who am I to tell you how to do your makeup? My makeup is a component of my appearance but not a necessity. Makeup does not determine worth or the validity of anyone's presentation. Makeup is fun. Don't follow a makeup trend just because everyone else is doing it. Social media has made this worse. 


  • Start your makeup on clean and moisturized skin. Your face is your canvas and artist never paint on a dirty one.
  • Use clean makeup brushes It is important to keep your beauty tools as clean as possible. As the brushes come in contact with your face and then get put into makeup bags or other makeup storage, they become breeding grounds for bacteria.
  • Match foundation to overall body tone. Match your foundation with your neck, not with your face or hand, it will look like a bad fake tan, you don't want to look like Snooki! 
  • Pay attention to expiration dates. 
  • Use primer before your foundation. Primers sit on the surface of the skin and create a barrier between skin and makeup. Primer helps keep skin looking smooth, pores looking smaller.
  • Use primer with glitter eye shadow. Primer will not only hold the glitter in place but will also help the pigment and depth of the glitter pop.
  • Set your foundation and concealer. After putting on foundation and concealer, simply dust over a powder that has a feather light formula this will help you set your foundation, weather proofing your look and making it easier to proceed to contouring or applying blush.
  • Use a concealer that is 1 shade lighter than your foundation. There is a difference between slightly brightening your under eye area and glow in a bad way.
  • Brows: Blond: use a product 1-2 shades darker than hair color                           Brunettes: use a product 1-2 shades lighter than your hair color
  • Take off your makeup every night. Not washing your makeup off before you sleep is likely to result in breakouts or even rashes if you have sensitive skin.
  • Apply your blush correctly. Blush supposed to fake flushed cheeks. Natural flushing occurs on the apples of your cheek and a little below.blending is key, try a little powder over your blush this also helps to soften any lines.
  • Apply your makeup in the right light and use magnification mirror.
  • Apply eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible.
  • Use one shade lighter or darker lipstick than your natural lip color for perfect nude lips.
  • Apply concealer to the out corners of your lips to give your lips a lift.
  • Keep your makeup simple    


  • Skip you skincare. Taking care of your skin is the most important thing on this list.
  • Think you need to pay a lot's of money to get a quality product.
  • Put bronzer on your whole face. If you want to fake a sun-kissed glow, use self-tanner on your face not a bronzer, your pale hairline and neck will a dead giveaway.
  • Don't match your foundation with the back of your hand.
  • Don't sleep with your makeup on. You aren't doing yourself any favors by clogging up your pores, sleeping is time for your skin to regenerate and rebuild.
  • Use wrong blush formula/ color. Blush needs to mimic the actual color your cheeks turn when you're flushed.
  • Wear waterproof mascara every day or too much mascara. Mascara that is clumped is quite distracting needless to say quite messy looking.
  • Wear too much foundation. Less is more, a heavy foundation will end up cakey.
  • Don't curl lashes after mascara. If you curl your lashes after applying mascara the mascara can stick to the curler and cause your lashes to either break or be pulled out.
  • Don't apply shadow to bare lids. Without a decent primer, the eyeshadows won't show their best pigmentation and the true shade.
  • Don't apply foundation to bare skin.
  • Don't use shimmer eyeshadow in the crease.
  • Don't pump the brush in the almost empty mascara tube. When you do this you are not actually scooping up every last trace of mascara, you are pumping air into the tube which dries out the formula.
  • Add too much highlighter to your face, never get to carried away with glitter and shine.
  • Go eyeliner crazy
  • Forget SPF. UVA rays are responsible for premature aging. Protect your skin every day.


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  xoxo, Valentina