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10 Things Your Makeup Artist Wishes You Would Stop Doing

Read on to avoid committing any beauty crimes from now on.
IMAGE Sofia Andres | instagram.com/iamsofiaandres ART Clare Magno

Scoring new makeup goodies is always fun, and playing with them afterwards is even better. While we believe that putting on makeup should always be a fun process, sometimes out of pure excitement to try out the different makeup trends you see on the runways, television shows, etc., you run the risk of committing different beauty crimes every beauty gal should avoid at all cost. To make sure that you create nothing, but amazing beauty looks from hereon now, professional makeup artist Nikki Tiu gives us the lowdown on what every makeup artist wishes you would stop doing. 

  1. Using the wrong shade of foundation.  

A lot of girls tend to use foundation that are too light for their skin tone. When shopping for the right foundation, always make sure that the shade matches the color of your neck and the rest of the body, not your face. That said, it is a must to test foundation on your jawline, and never at the back of your hand before making a final decision!

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  1. Piling on too much makeup.  

Always remember that "less is indeed more," Candy Girls. There are specific areas on the face that needs makeup like the under eyes, but there are also areas on the face that doesn't require heavy coverage so it's best to just skip those areas.

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  1. Never sleep with your makeup on

 Make it a habit to always remove your makeup before dozing off to maintain great skin.

  1. Don't replace your contour powder with a bronze

Unlike the usual contour powder, bronzers are usually too warm and orange to sculpt your face. Plus, the shimmer on it won't help bring out your best features either.

  1. Piling on too much powder to set your makeup

Putting on too much powder to set your makeup will create a fake looking canvas. Use a translucent powder instead, and apply only in areas around your face where oil builds up for a more natural beauty look.

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  1. Using expired makeup.

Throwing unused, or barely used makeup can be heartbreaking, but getting eye allergies, or skin irritations due to using expired makeup is not worth it. Plus, most expired makeup are not as effective and flattering anymore.

  1. Over-tweezing/over-plucking your brows.

Have your brows done professionally at least once in your life to get the brow shape that suits your facial shape.

  1. Not cleaning your makeup brushes.

Dirty brushes can build bacteria, clog pores, and can lead to skin breakouts! Wash them once a week to make sure that your makeup brushes are squeaky clean, and safe to use.

  1. Sharing makeup.

Sharing your makeup is a big no-no, but if you must, always sanitize them before and after lending, or borrowing it.

  1. Not using moisturizer.

Regardless of whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or normal, it is important moisturize your face before applying makeup.

Nikki Tiu is a professionally-trained makeup artist who graduated from Basement Academy. She specializes on traditional and airbrush makeup for weddings, prenup pictorials, photoshoots, commercials, print ads, etc.. She also works closely with several makeup and skincare brands for trainings, makeup, and skincare seminars/workshops.

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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