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6 Things That Ruin Your (Otherwise) Perfect Makeup
There are certain things we do daily (often unintentionally or because we are too lazy/too busy) that ruin our look and take us far away from the desired result a.k.abeing gorgeous. Today we’ll list 6 of the most common mistakes all of us are guilty of making and we’ll try to suggest the best ways to avoid them in order to get the perfect, cover-ready face we ultimately want!
Not Washing Your Makeup Brushes Regularly
Yes, I know
you don’t always have time for that, but just think about it – the sebum your
skin produces naturally, combined with your favorite foundation, add some heat
and humidity and there you have it –
bacteria’s happy place! Apart from that, dirty
brushes are not only likely to break you out but will also affect the makeup
application, making it harder for you to get the look you desire.
If you apply
makeup daily, it’s a must to clean your tools at least once a month with gentle,
SLES-free shampoo/facial cleanser (to preserve the quality of the bristle). We don’t
recommend using a blow dryer for your brushes, but instead – let them dry
naturally. Last but not least, do not dry your brushes upright, as this way,
too much water will run down the inside and weaken the glue, which will lead to
more bristles shedding.
Not Moisturizing Before Applying Makeup
If you want
to have the perfect canvas for creating any makeup look what you need to do is
give your skin a “moisture injection” before you start “painting”. Applying moisturizer
changes your skin’s appearance immediately – it becomes smoother, plumper and
more radiant. Skipping this step, on the other hand, is sure to lead you to a moment when you are looking in the mirror and thinking
“What did I do wrong?”. Trust me, without moisturizer, your makeup will be far from perfect…
Be sure to
pick hydrating cream suitable for your skin type, to ensure best results. Also,
pay attention to the ingredients on the back of the packaging – avoid pore
clogging substances like
mineral oil, silicones and PEGs.
We strongly recommend
choosing organic and natural products, because they are safe and effective and
are sure to make your skin look (and feel) super happy!
La Mav’s Moisturizers are formulated with carefully selected organic bio-active ingredient and plant oils, to help your skin stay hydrated and luminous all day long!
Applying Bronzer Incorrectly
or not, how you apply blush/bronzer makes a huge difference in the way your
If you aim for a sun-kissed glow, bronzing your entire face is not the way to go. That’s a
huge no! It will make your skin look weird rather than radiant. Bronzer should
be applied, using very light strokes, to the cheekbones, down along the jawline
and to the top of the forehead. In case you overdo it, you can always correct
the mistake by blending some translucent powder over the areas where you’ve
La Mav Sunkissed Bronzer provides a beautiful natural sun-kissed glow to your skin all year round. Perfect for contouring facial features especially cheekbones nose and chin. Simply buff the Bronzer with La Mav Vegan Kabuki Brush and you’re ready to go with a natural bronze look.
Abusing Highlighting Products
I am the biggest fan of illuminating makeup, I have to admit, I had to learn
the hard way the proper way to use it (I mean – how, when and how much). While
it is true that highlighters give your face an incredible glow, what they also
do is they accentuate your
imperfections and no matter how well you’ve covered
them initially with the help of the
, after even the finest layer of highlighter, all hidden “treasures”
pop out immediately.
Not Using Primer For Eye Makeup
why in the middle of the day, your perfectly-looking-smoky-eye is not so
perfect anymore and is “centered” in the crease of your eye? Maybe it’s time to
think about “the quality of the canvas”… Though applying a primer on your eyes
is not a must, it’s recommended if you have oily/combination skin or you just
want to make your eye shadows last longer. If you don’t want to invest in expensive
products, the easiest solution is to turn to your mattifying powder (any
translucent powder will do the trick). A fine layer on it, applied over the entire
eyelid, will keep your eye shadows where they should be till it’s time to take
them off (more about taking them off & why this is a MUST – in the next paragraph).
La Mav Mattifying Powder is a silky blend of the lightest minerals providing a perfect solution for shine control. The Mattifying Powder can be used as a base before foundation/eye shadow application to absorb excess oil and ensure long lasting coverage, or after – to create a matte finish especially for oily skin. It also helps reduce the appearance of large pores. It’s quick and easy to apply, suitable for all skin types, non-comedogenic and perfect for everyday use!
Not Removing Your Makeup Before You Go
Of all bad
things you can do to your skin, this is probably the worst. Imagine all
impurities you’ve “collected” on your face during the day in combo with a layer
of makeup and sebum.. . Are you really not going to take it all off? I mean, I
am lazy myself – but c’mon! You can always find 3 minutes, no matter how tired
you are, especially if you want to stay pimple-and-wrinkle-free. You want to, right?
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