Makeup Mistakes to Avoid +Tips for a Flawless Face

Aug 18, 2015


Hello my lovies!!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Today I am redoing my popular video "Makeup Mistakes to avoid!" As time goes on, we practice and find new ways to make our makeup application easier & more flawless. If it weren't for all our mistakes, we would never learn from them!! It's so funny looking back at old pictures and wondering what the heck you were thinking - makeup wise. I do it all the time ;) I hope this video helps anyone who needed some tips and tricks for an easier overall experience with makeup. If you have any other questions please comment below and I will try to get back to all of you!! I love you guys!!!! OXOXO Carli

(Right) Products Used:
Dr Brandt Pores No More Primer HERE
Makeup Forever Ultra HD in #127 or Y335 HERE
Damp Beauty Blender HERE
Tarte Creaseless Concealer Light Medium HERE
LA Girl Pro Conceal in Beautiful Bronze HERE
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder HERE
WL Brow Bar in Ebony 35% off: carli HERE
Kat Von D: Black Tattoo eyeliner HERE
Ardel Lashes: Wispies HERE
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara HERE
Laura Geller Gilded Honey: HERE
Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette HERE
Kiko Peach LE Blush
Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Liar HERE
 Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Lolita HERE


11 Makeup Tips for a Flawless Face!
1. For a flawless finish, apply a foundation primer before starting your makeup. I recommend:
Dr Brandt Pores No More Primer HERE This will help keep your makeup looking fresh all day.

2. Choosing the right foundation shade is KEY! Try out a few testers at the store. I always like to get one (obviously as close as possible) but in the case there is only a shade lighter or darker, go with the lighter shade. Bronzer & contouring really darkens the finished look! I used Makeup Forever Ultra HD in #127 or Y335 HERE

3ALWAYS blend your foundation onto your neck. We don't want it looking like a mask ladies!

4Fill in those BROWS! Don't over do it though. I have a full BROW tutorial so check it out HERE. I fill it in with a powder for a NATURAL look. Whitening Lightning Brow Bar: Coupon Code: ZBROW | The reason for this is because the foundation lightens your eyebrow hairs, making them appear lighter.

5. Contouring and highlighting to really accentuate your features. I like to call this nonsurgical plastic surgery ;) Makeup is an art. Learn the contours of your face and where to apply each shade. You will love the results. By applying my line higher than the side of my nose - I make it appear much thinner. If your nose is too thin - apply on the outer sides to make appear larger. Again it is all about preference.

6. Apply your concealer NOT ONLY under your eyes, but also on the sides of your nose. This will really help lighten any dark shadows. In turn this will slim your nose!

7Bronzer should only be applied on Certain Areas. We all love a good tan, but do not over due it. Apply a bronzer on your cheek bones, around your forehead, under your chin & all over your neck. *Don't apply this under your eyes. It will make your face appear muddy, and accentuate all the shadows on your face. (For this look we want to brighten those shadows!!!) Also remember to BLEND any lines you create with a foundation brush. I use: Kat Von D Shade & Light Palette HERE

8A tiny blush goes a long way! Only apply this on your cheek bones. Then with a foundation brush blend the lines so it fades evenly from a paler color (the concealer) to the blush, to the bronzer. 

9. Eyeliner can really help shape your eye. Find out what shape you want to create and go from there. Applying it too thick can really make your eyes appear smaller than they are!

10. We all over draw our lips.. just do it right. Makeup is to enhance your natural beauty. Drawing the line TOO far over will have everyone starring... but for the wrong reasons. :X

11. Highlighting your face can look amazing if done right. You don't need to over due it to have a beautiful sun kissed glow. Use a fan brush to help apply the right amount on the high points of your face!

Tutorial: