Sorry dull skin, but it is time to part ways
A glowy complexion isn’t just a sign of great genes – it hints at youthfulness, good health and beauty. But even if you do everything right, including a clean diet, lots of exercise and getting enough sleep, your skin can look dull and tired. And according to Maxime Poulin, Guerlain’s international beauty artist, a few makeup tricks can make all the difference. See if you are making any of these makeup mistakes that aren’t doing your skin any favours.
Makeup Mistakes: You’re wearing too much makeup
Sure, blushes, bronzers, highlighters, contours, foundations and concealers each are meant to improve the look of your skin. But wearing them all at once is like having too many cooks in the kitchen. And instead of reaping the benefits of each product, they layer the skin and you lose your natural shine.
The makeup expert says: “I believe in multitasking products, and I don’t think that every woman has the time to play with so many products in the morning,” says Poulin. He suggests – after your regular skin care routine of cleansing and moisturizing – to prep the skin with a primer and a skin care-infused foundation. “And then play with your features, add a healthy glow, and contour.” He does it with one product Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder.
Makeup Mistakes: Your makeup is the wrong colour for your skin tone
Alright, nobody does this one intentionally, so it can be hard to recognize you’re making this mistake. The only way to prevent this from happening is to get someone else to choose your colour for you. A makeup artist is your best option, and many beauty sales staff are makeup artists.
The makeup expert says: The wrong colour could also be the result of choosing the wrong type of makeup for your skin type, says Poulin. “Mistakes happen when you chose the wrong texture of foundation. For example, choosing a matte long lasting finish when your skin is dry,” he says. “Choosing a shade too dark always ages you, and a shade too pale makes you look ashy.”