10 Things Every Woman Does Wrong When Applying Makeup

Hallie Gould
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It's easy to fall into certain habits with your makeup—that's why they call it a routine. But it's likely there a few common mistakes you're making without even realizing it. The way you apply foundation, bronzer, and eye shadow could be making your skin look patchy (and even aging you a few years). I still haven't mastered contouring, despite the dozens of tutorials I've watched on YouTube. And liquid lipstick? How does anyone apply it so flawlessly every time? My lips often look like a 5-year-old's art project by the time I get done with them. To answer a few of your questions (and give step-by-step instructions for the common mistakes you may not know you're making), I reached out to Lijha Stewart, Make Up For Ever's director of artistry and education. And, man, did she give me an education.

Keep reading for the top 10 things you're probably doing wrong when it comes to your makeup routine.

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