Mistake 1: Are you wearing the same shade of foundation summer and winter?
It’s best to have two shades – one for summer and one for winter – then just blend them together for the perfect shade in between seasons.
We love: Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation (a), $65, and Designer Brands Longwear 24 Hour Foundation (b), $14.99.
Mistake 2: Are you forgetting to wash your brushes?
Brushes can last for years if you clean them every few weeks. Place a few drops of brush cleaner, mild soap or baby shampoo onto a wet brush and lather up. Rinse in warm water. Dry off with a paper towel and let brush hang off the edge of basin.
We love: EcoTools Makeup Brush Shampoo (c), $15.99, and Real Techniques Gold Triangle Foundation Brush and Rose Gold Tapered Blush Brush (d), $19 each.
Mistake 3: Are you hanging onto your make-up for too long?
Here’s how long to keep eye make-up, according to make-up guru Bobbi Brown’s book Everything Eyes (Chronicle Books, $25).
- Powder eyeshadow and face powder last two years.
We love: Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude Blush (e), $21.95.
- Eyeliner lasts two years.
We love: Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil in Raw Denim (f), $30.
- Mascara lasts six months.
We love: Covergirl The Super Sizer Mascara (g), $17.95.
- Corrector and concealer last two years.
We love: Designer Brands
CC Concealer Pen (h), $12.99.
- Eye creams last six months.
We love: Nivea Cellular Anti-Age Eye Cream (i), $27.99.