Hey ladies! I hope you are all having a relaxxxing kind of Sunday. Sunday is totally my lazy day, the day where I give my hair and skin a break and just go au natural. Well, I mean, I don’t skip deodorant or brushing my teeth or anything (your girl is still hygienic) so don’t go thinking that, but I do keep a minimalist approach for the most part. πŸ˜‰

Just for something different, I thought I would do a post of what I consider my top 5 makeup “don’ts”. You know, the things you see other women wearing and wish you had the courage to pull them aside and say, “Honey, no no no.” That’s what this is. And for funsies, I decided to make myself the offender of my top 5. Enjoy!

Offenders #4 & #5: Daytime Glitter Cheeks & Smudged Mascara

Don't! Smudged Mascara and Daytime Glitter!

#5- Smudged Mascara– The smudged mascara is presumably done unintentionally, but if you’ve seen that you’ve done it, please take a second to fix it. A tiny cotton bud with a dab of makeup remover should take care of it in a few seconds and you won’t have to walk around all day like you are on mascara training wheels.

#4- Dancehall Glitter for Daytime Wear– Yes, I have seen this, and no, it isn’t flattering. If the sparkle on your cheeks prompts me to bust out my sunglasses instead of the sun, there’s a problem. And I am no glitter hater, in fact I love the stuff…when used in the appropriate amount and for the appropriate occasion. The glitter I used is more than what I could capture accurately on film, but I think it comes through enough to say, “Hi, I’m Glitter and we are BFFs”

Yikes! Is this a drawing or a real face?

#3 Unblended or Heavy Handed Blush: Although it’s not coming up as much on film as it did in real life, heavy handed blush aka clown cheeks is embarrassing. Other than the fact that you may look perpetually embarrassed due to your blush, you also look completely unnatural. Blend your blush out to a natural flush and remember that less is more. You should look healthy, not clownish. πŸ˜‰

#2 Noticeable Lipliner: I cannot tell you how many times I actually do see this, on blogs and real life. I shouldn’t be able to tell from many feet away that you are wearing lip liner. If you need to shape and define your lips –fill them in entirely, don’t just do a stark outline, especially if you are wearing a lighter color. But the truth is, whenever I wear liner I blend it in and shade my lips in fully because I know that my lipstick will eventually wear off and I don’t want to be stuck with the outline if and when I forget to reapply.

Annnnnnddddd, my number one makeup Don’t of all time is:

#1- Overly/Obviously Drawn on Eyebrows: Listen, I get that a full brow frames the face. I get that not everyone is blessed with awesomely amazing brows, believe me, my brows aren’t the fullest thickest things either. But there are ways to fill them in, versus drawing them on. When I see photos of beautiful ladies with overly drawn on brows, I think, “Did the mirror only show them up to their eye sockets?!” I am serious! It ruins the whole look for me and I just can’t take you seriously with those cartoon brows. Trust me when I say it will look LOADS better and much more natural if you just gently fill instead of tracing the outline of the brows you wish had on with pencil and coloring them in.

Thanks for playing along ladies, this was a lot of fun to do. I am not a professional by any stretch, but I think these things are all common sense. What do you think, what are the worst makeup offenses/crimesΒ  you have seen someone commit?

And one more for the road…..

Natural vs Overdone



17 responses to “My Top 5 Makeup “Don’ts”!”

  1. River says:

    Haha, great post! All very true.

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks River! Isn’t it tough? I wish I had the courage to correct these offenses when I saw them!

  2. Urrrgh noticable lipliner! HATE that!! Not flattering at all! And unblended blush? I just feel like goin up to the person and blending it out for them! =P

    I also can’t stand squiggely eye liner :s But I understand the difficulty with it so I forgive them.. And practice makes perfect!

    Love the photos.. Very well done..

    • Danielle says:

      Thanks, dear! YES! The lipliner is #2 for a reason, is just about the worst offense for me! Yeah, I get the eyeliner thing too and I think it’s definitely a practice thing like you said, and I am much more understanding about that than some of the others on my list πŸ˜‰

  3. Kayla says:

    Hahaha I love this! I just can’t understand why anyone would leave their mascara smudged. It looks like a toddler applied it for them. Even worse than overly glittery cheeks? Disco-ball lids. I’ve seen ladies who look like they just applied Elmer’s glue to their lids and then stuck their face into a bag of glitter. Yuck!

    • Danielle says:

      Kayla- LOL! yes! I should have put “Overly glittery anything” because overly glittery lips, eyes or cheeks except for certain parties or going out is all just wrong wrong wrong!

  4. Good post and I agree with everything you said! The pic at the end is perfect, it demonstrates your top 5 exactly!! lol

  5. Jessica says:

    LOVE this post, and I completely agree with you on every account. A few years ago while grocery shopping I encountered a girl with SUCH heavy blush across her ENTIRE cheek that it looked like her apples were actual pans of NARS Cactus Flower. It quite frankly looked like she was wearing stage makeup. I didn’t want to stare, and yet I couldn’t look away!

    β™₯ Jessica

  6. lilladylife says:

    Hahahaha so funny! love how u showed in your photo’s exactly how it looks!
    I hate obvious lip liner!!! and smudged mascara just annoys me…i want to say, just wipe it off!! it takes 2.5 seconds!
    I prob am guilty of the clown cheeks ( my room is quite dark) but when i get in the office i do a quick check and see if Ronald Mc Donald came to work or not =P

  7. Kizzy says:

    Great read! When I first saw your picture, I thought… ‘huh, wtf’?’ But when I read the title, I calmed down. LOL!


  8. Jessica says:

    Love these!! Obvious lipliner and crazy brows are two of my all-time loathes, too – I also hate “orange face” a.k.a. too much self tanner or too-dark foundation. And ghostly white powder!!

    • Danielle says:

      Oh, you said it Jessica! Too dark or too light foundations/powders are so noticeable too. This happens to me sometimes when an SA matches me to the wrong color. I can usually tell right away, but sometimes I have to step outside first…. 😐 lol.

  9. Donna says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA I believe the ‘wrong’ side of the face is my face EVERYDAY! I mean, not completely. I’m not down with lip liner at all (it’s just not for me) nor do I draw on my eyebrows (I know they’re sisters, not twins, but mine are in different places on my face and it’s really noticable if I fill them in) but I PACK ON that blush and glitter like there is no tomorrow and have been known a time or two to have a mascara smudge.. hahaha I FAIL!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Donna!

      Oh no, everyone can do their makeup differently, that’s the beauty of it! Just because I don’t like something doesn’t mean you can’t! πŸ™‚ These were MY makeup don’ts because personally, for me, it’s just not my style πŸ˜‰

  10. 25FLONDON says:

    Hahah! I love the daytime glitter & noticeable lipliner the most! I have to say, the eyebrow isn’t half as bad as I expected/have seen! Maybe you should have filled it in with black eyeshadow?!

    • Danielle says:

      LOL! Yeah, the eyebrows looked much….more obvious in real life than they turned out on film. Plus, I didn’t want to have to scrub my face raw to get all of it off! πŸ˜‰

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