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Common Makeup Mistakes

You probably love cosmetics and the looks you can achieve with them. But if you're not careful you can run into trouble. Many things that can go wrong, but some mistakes are more common than others. With a little know-how, you can avoid these common makeup mistakes.

1. Raccoon eyes
Running mascara and eyeliner can transfer to the skin under the eyes, leaving you looking like an adorable, wild animal – the raccoon. While this furry, masked creature may be cute, you probably don't want to resemble one too closely!

Keep your under eye area free from unsightly, dark marks with these tips:
2. Feathered lipstick
Lipstick can feather outside of the lip line, giving lips a fuzzy, undefined appearance. It can run into tiny lines around the mouth and emphasize them. Luckily, a few fixes can help:
3. Ring around the lips (when your lipstick wears away, but your lip liner doesn't)
So you choose a lip liner to match the color of your lipstick. As the day wears on, your lipstick wears off, leaving you with an unattractive line around your lips – but no lipstick. Lip liner is great for keeping lipstick from ending up outside your lip line. So what's the solution?
4. Eyeshadow creases
Many of us have creases or lines on the eyelids. Eye shadow can settle into creases and look messy. There's a simple fix for this problem. 5. The makeup line – when foundation (obviously) stops at the jawline
Some women apply foundation and don't bother to blend it well. Others use the wrong shade in the first place. This practice guarantees that there will be an unwanted “makeup line.” This happens when there's a contrast between natural skin color and foundation. The solution?
6. Lipstick on your glass or cup
This blunder doesn't affect your appearance, but it's still embarrassing. You're at a party or out with friends and you take a sip of your drink only to leave behind a lipstick stain on the glass. There are a couple of solutions.Makeup can be your best friend. It enhances your appearance. And you can create different kinds of looks with it. But, if you make an embarrassing beauty blunder, the makeup you love can actually detract from your looks. By using the suggestions above, you can avoid these errors and look your best.

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