Ladies… I know we love our makeup. Who wouldn’t love to switch up looks based on preference, occasion and trends?

Applying makeup is like a game of trial and error in an art room. There are so many different techniques and styles to makeup application.

You have to keep on practicing till you properly adapt the skills and knowledge of the various methods.

Makeup is meant to accentuate your features, not overshadow them. Everyone applies makeup differently (even though we all use the same techniques). That doesn’t mean you should get carried away and paint on your face.

Year after year, we see photos on social media and come face-to-face with people who struggle with the same makeup mishaps.

Hopefully, we can make a change this 2016 abeg! Keep on reading to find N-K’s Top 5 Common Makeup Mishaps.

Wrong foundation shade

When picking a foundation, you need to take time to explore and test different foundation shades. You need to pick something that is closest to your skin tone. It can be quite hard to find your exact shade because makeup companies don’t carry all foundation shades.

If you can’t pick one, it is also pretty common to mix two different shades together to achieve the perfect color. You don’t want to settle for a color that makes you look ashy or much darker.

Powder overload

The season of pancake face is over my people! You should use a setting powder that is two to three shades lighter than your skin tone to highlight certain areas of your face, NOT all over! You should use an overall setting powder that’s closest to your skin tone to lock in moisture and blend your makeup.

Harsh liners

Liners come in various colors for different makeup looks based on various occasions. Be careful with how intensely you use eyeliners because it can be overpowering and make you look grungy if not applied properly.

Stick with brow liners that match your eyebrow color. You don’t want your eyebrow color to be too dark because it will weigh your face down and make you stand out for the wrong reasons. Trust me…it’s not a good look.

Last but not least, the ultimate lip liner! Lip liners are meant frame your lips and make them look fuller. It also prolongs the wear of your lip color. Ladies, please STOP over lining your lips with dark red or black colors without blending. We dey beg una.

Concealer halo

Concealer is used to highlight facial features by making them look brighter. You should use a concealer that is two shades lighter than your foundation.

I’ve witnessed cases of several ladies who use concealer shades that are 4 to 5 times lighter than their foundation. This is a big NO NO!

Unblended eyeshadow

Everyone can use eyeshadow, but only some can understand the true meaning of blending. You can be as adventurous as you want with eyeshadow colors but you need to BLEND! Blending is essential my sisters.

When blending your eyeshadow, you need to use a color close to your skin tone in your crease to make the eyeshadow application look seamless. You don’t need to mix too many colors for one look. Instead, I encourage you to do your best to keep it simple.