The tragedy of makeup mistakes is not knowing you’ve committed a major fail until after the fact. Maybe you’re looking back at a selfie and realizing your smoldering cat eye was slightly skewed. Or maybe one of your friends publicly calls you out for applying more lipstick to your teeth than your actual lips, leaving your face as red as your mouth. The aforementioned mistakes, however, are often one-off errors. It’s the consistent makeup mistakes that you need to worry about.
When it comes to certain techniques, you may not know you’re making a mistake because your friends aren’t makeup savvy enough to notice it. You make think your contouring skills make you look like a model, when in actually they may you look more like a clown (but a super glamorous clown, of course). And this sucks because, after all, you wear makeup to look your best. But unless you can boast Kim Kardashian’s tutorial-worthy makeup skills, everybody makes mistakes.
Fortunately, these mishaps can be fixed with a little practice (and perhaps some helpful tutorials.) From foundation faux pas to lipstick struggles, here are nine common makeup mistakes many women make – and super simple ways to fix them.