Beauty Blunders

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Beauty blunders are common mistakes that women make and usually do not even realize it. Are you guilty? Even the most meticulous of us can inadvertently forget something or just do something wrong.

Listed here are top beauty blunders that can ruin your overall appearance and send you running for cover. You'll find top makeup and hair mistakes too. If you find yourself here, the solutions are pretty easy. Don't feel bad. It can happen to the best of us.

General Beauty

Neglecting your appearance.

Even if nobody is going to see you, good hygiene and your overall appearance plays a large role in your self-esteem.

Bad oral hygiene.

You may not notice your teeth because your not looking at them, but your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Keep your teeth brushed and flossed. It's healthy and attractive.

Forgetting your hands.

Soften your hands with lotion and keep your fingernails clean. Top this off with a great manicure. If you have beautiful rings, why put them on mangy hands?

Over-plucking your eyebrows.

Don't get carried away when plucking your eyebrows. Take your time and buy an eyebrow stencil if necessary. If you make a mistake, use an eyebrow or eyeliner pencil the same color as your eyebrows to fill in sparse areas.

Not shaving your legs.

Keep your legs smooth and soft, especially when wearing shorts or a skirt.

Makeup

Heavy foundation or too much makeup.

If your foundation and other makeup is applied to heavily, it will cheapen your look, clog your pores, and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

Not blending your makeup.

Always blend in your makeup to soften lines. Foundation, eye shadow, and blush all need to be smoothed in for a natural look.

Not cleaning your applicators and brushes.

Applicators and brushes should be cleaned at least bi-weekly. Oil and bacteria build-up can wreak havoc. If you're prone to pimples, you'll be surprised how much this strategy works.

Using too dark lip liner.

Don't use lip liner that is more than one shade darker than your lips. When the lipstick wears off, you're left with a dark ring around your mouth. Try using lip liner that closely matches your lips and fill in your entire lip area.

Leaving makeup on overnight.

We've all done this blunder, but at what cost? Leaving make-up on for long periods of time clogs your pores and makes you more prone to blemishes. Don't do it, you'll feel better.

Crooked, uneven eye liner.

If you choose to use liquid eyeliner, the trick is practice and a steady hand. If you can't keep your lines even, opt for an eye liner pencil.

Hair Blunders

Dark roots.

If you color your hair, plan on maintenance. This means touching up your roots as they grow out. Of course, sometimes dark roots are intentional. You're excused.

Pulling your hair back too tight.

Leave some slack when pulling your hair back into a pony tail or bun. If it's too tight, it looks strict and may even give you a headache.

Thinking the hair color sample on the box will give you the same results.

Many factors play into the outcome of your hair color. Perms, other processing, and the amount of time you leave it in will all make a difference. If your hair doesn't match the box's sample color when you're done, it's probably because the model has a different natural hair color than your own.