1. fill in your whole eyebrow
Eyebrows are probably THE hardest things to get right when it comes to makeup...in my opinion. You can easily go wrong by either using the wrong shade or having the wrong technique. The rule is not to fill in or draw the whole brow in one consistent thickness, density and colour. You should work with what you have already, with how your hair grows naturally and what your face shape is. Unless you’re going for a dramatic look and/or altering the shape. I normally start filling in my brows at the end (near the temples) and going lighter (in colour and density) till I get to the other end. Remember to do strokes, creating hair like lines rather than colouring in.
2. use a concealer that is the same shade as your foundation
Sounds silly I know, but if you think about it, it actually defeats the point. Concealers are marketed as a product that conceals areas that you want hidden, so naturally you would go for the same shade as your foundation so it’s consistent. However, how it SHOULD be marketed, is that in order for concealer to work you need have at least two shades lighter than your foundation to effectively hide and lift. Also, the application of concealer is important, for example, to hide the dark circles under the eyes, you should apply concealer in the shape of an inverted triangle and blended well into the foundation.
3. not blend
The most important tip I was ever taught was to blend, blend, blend. Blend till your hands get tired! It’s the only way to achieve a flawless finish. Remember to blend foundation and powder towards and into the hairline, neck and ears.
4. pump your mascara wand into the product
It is such a bad habit! By pumping the wand into the product, it will dry the mascara out and expose it to bacteria.
5. not clean your brushes
After every use, you should spritz your brushes with a daily cleaner (I use sterilized water and few drops of tea tree oil). This ensures that you avoid getting old makeup and bacteria build up. Also, depending how often you use your brushes, you should aim to give them a proper clean once a week to a month. I recommend using antibacterial fairy washing-up liquid.