All girls take pride in their appearances. Otherwise, we wouldn’t spend our time doing our makeup, spending money on beauty products or doing any kind of daily beauty regime. However, no matter how hard we try there are common faux pas most people encounter that can actually be avoided.
CocoKouture is determined not to let that happen anymore! We have found five major blunders that we have seen or encountered ourselves and come up with solutions to stop them happening again. Simple tricks can keep you looking your best, no matter what problems pop up!
Having a shiny face can really ruin your look. It is all about preparation of the skin before applying your makeup. If you have oily skin you do not need to apply a daytime moisturizer before putting on your makeup. Most people seem to add a moisturizer to their skin as part of their daily morning routine but with this specific skin type it is a big NO NO! All you should do is cleanse the skin and put on a good skin primer e.g. M.A.C Prep + Prime which specifically absorbs oil and is SPF 15.
Fake lashes can really make a statement and compliment a night time look. There are different thicknesses of lashes depending on the look you want to go for. The major blunder here which is seen so much (mainly at the end of an eventful night) is the lashes peeling off to give a less than glamorous look! To avoid this it is all about great application and sealing the line of the lashes. To apply you must use plenty of the glue provided. Do not be glue shy! The glue is designed to dry clear so don’t be afraid to get glue happy and ensure those lashes are secure. Then use a good eye liner and go over the line of the fake lashes to not only disguise the lash line but also seal the lashes and avoid that unsightly peeling!
Everyone loves having beautifully coloured locks, but no one likes the look of roots growing out. They are inevitable if you permanently colour your hair, but when they are over an inch grown out, and you don’t have time to hit the salon before a big night out, we have a great solution. There are at-home solutions that will help you can bide your time before you make your appointment. Clairol has a Nice and Easy root touch up product with a simple brush to apply to the roots which means you save money by getting your touch ups at home. There are no excuses for exposed roots…it takes 20mintes and then you are back to your glamorous self!
Red lips are back on the scene this season as seen in my previous post about Autumn/Winter NYFW Runway. Red lips are the final piece to make an outfit look red-carpet worthy and elegant. However, we all know the makeup blunder here…lipstick being stuck on your teeth due to over application! Wearing lipstick means you have to keep it perfected throughout the night, and you would never want to be that girl who has it smeared on her teeth. Follow these simple steps to ensure your pearly whites stay, well, white…
- Apply your primer and your foundation to your lips as part of your makeup regime to make sure the colour stays put
- Then apply a good lip liner so there is no smearing of the lip colour
- Then dab with a tissue or use your finger, put your mouth in an ‘O’ shape and pull the finger out, collecting the residue
Having your beautiful summer tan disappear during the winter months is always disappointing! Most ladies tend to opt for fake tan to keep their summer glow all year round. I highly recommend doing this rather than using sun beds as it is much safer and cheaper if you do it at home! There are two potential blunders here, your tan looking too orange and the tan becoming patchy. To avoid the first blunder, it is all about choosing the right colour for you and not over applying the tan. Remember tans develop over an 8-hour period so people tend to over-apply because they think they do not look dark enough at first. If you are pale go for a lighter tan colour. Even if you are tempted to go extra dark, the color won’t absorb well on your skin and you risk being patchy. To avoid the patchy effects as your tan fades you must:
- Exfoliate before you tan. Have a shower and use a sponge or exfoliating glove to get rid of any dead skin
- Apply the tan with a glove so you don’t get orange hands (yet another blunder with self-tanning) and make sure you get your knees and elbows! Get someone to help you do your back as this is a missed spot frequently!
- Wear loose fitting clothes, don’t head out partying and sweat it off. Stay cool and allow the tan to develop for at least 8 Hours
- Have a shower the next day and you should have a lovely, natural looking glow
- Moisturise daily using cocoa butter as this is very creamy and hydrating
Now you have all these tips to avoid beauty blunders you do not have to be a victim to them anymore!