Has anyone ever told you that you wear too much make-up? Do you look caked, baked, and faked on? Do you sometimes get mistaken for Homey the Clown? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, chances are you’re doing too much… with your make-up that is. Nothing is more unattractive to a man, better yet to anyone, than a woman who wears layers upon layers of make-up. A natural, fresh face is the look to aspire too. Furthermore, it’s summertime, and heavy make-up is a no-no. To prevent you from looking like a bad paint job we have put together a list of tips that will have you looking flawless and natural.

Lighting Is Everything

Apply your makeup in a bright room with natural lighting. When the lighting is poor, chances are you are going to apply more make-up than usual. You don’t want that horrifying moment when you pass by a mirror and can barely recognize yourself.

Less is More

For most women, the only face makeup needed on a daily basis is a little concealer, enough to cover blemishes and/or dark spots. Applying liquid foundation does not need to be a daily routine. If you feel you require more coverage, try resorting to a light powder foundation as opposed to a heavy liquid foundation for daily-wear. You don’t want people to know you are wearing tons of makeup on your face, so use your foundation sparingly.

Loud Eye or Loud Lip

Makeup 101: Wear a bright eye or a bright lip, when you wear them both together you look clownish. I know summertime is the season for bright bold colors, but leave that for your clothing. A bright coral lip should be complimented with subtle black winged liner. I know this season is all about color-blocking and being unafraid to experiment with bold colors, but for daily wear, I would say that you’re doing too much.

Natural Cheeks

Don’t believe the hype that women of a darker skin tone should stay away from blush. Blush is a beauty must-have. However, it should be used with caution. Again, less is more. When it comes to everyday make-up, you want to appear naturally flawless. Blush helps create a flushed rosy look. Use blushes that compliment your skin tone, and when applying, blend, blend, blend.

– Chelsey Wilkins

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  • great post! alot of women tend to overlook the fact that often times less is more. now, I’d be lying if I said I’m always the neutral type of gal but toning it down some is always the way to go. i wish all women read this

    • Danielle Monifa

      I concur.

  • Poor Lil’ Kim.

  • Bronze

    As a woman who wears; foundation primer, concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipliner, gloss and blush…I can tell you it is all about application, and color.

    The photo of Lil Kim is a perfect example of not knowing your colors.

    The caked on effect happens when you wear the wrong shade or a foundation formula that does not melt right on the skin.

    • sarah

      agreed

  • Thak you for putting the point in about Blush…. All my life I was told (by white makeup artists) to stay away from blush… This is so not true now I don’t leave the house without it. My routine is Blush and mascara… and if I’m feeling jazzy bronzer lol

    • Bronze

      “Stay away from blush….”

      was this in the 80s they told this to you?

  • Lyn

    I’ll admit, I can sometimes be a victim of too much blush. But I will say this, I got a compliment on my blush (from a makeup sales rep), that I did myself! While some thought it was too much. When I’m only wearing concealer and lip gloss, I feel washed out. I love my blush even more so when it’s noticeable. Not as much as Kim’s that’s for sure, lol! I sometimes feel, “a woman can never have too much blush.” It’s my favorite makeup product. I have toned it down, that’s until winter comes around :-P