If you're new to applying makeup properly, the first thing us millennials will probably do is check what beauty gurus do online. Then gain, just because they have thousands to millions of views and followers doesn't mean they're doing it right.
During my 30 Days of Makeup challenge, I picked up a few techniques from gurus that didn't work out for me in the long run and even regret trying.
1. Blending foundation with fingers.
At the beginning, I liked applying foundation with my fingers for two reasons: 1. It gives heavier coverage 2. I have no tools that needs cleaning.
The downside is, it doesn't blend your makeup as well as tools does (especially when you're in a rush) making your face looking blotchy and uneven.
2. Doing foundation before eye makeup
It sounds more appropriate to start with a clean canvas but playing with pigments or powdery eyeshdow will definitely cause fall outs.
Save time, effort and makeup by simply reversing the process. That way, you can clean up fall outs and sharpen the edges upon applying your foundation.
3. Curling eyelashes with mascara on.
Curling your lashes when you're already wearing mascara will cause it to stick on your curlers and losing a few strands. I don't know if you can afford that but given my situation, I can't.
4. Heating up your eye pencil.
Sounds like a good idea because they said it'll glide and blend smoothly. That's until you forget to let it cool down before application or it cooled down and went back to its original state.
5. Heating up your metal eyelash curler.
Unless you have ways or a good instinct on applying heat on your curlers, don't do it. If you insist, be ready for any consequences like losing a few lashes perhaps. So stop being cheap and get an electric eyelash curler.
What other makeup techniques have you tried? Did it work for you?