You’ve been applying your foundation all wrong – a makeup expert reveals the mistake that makes it look cakey

MAKEUP can be a tricky thing to master, even if you've been doing it for years.

Well, it seems like you've been putting on foundation all wrong and it's making it look terrible.

Blogger Cariad Ryan revealed that when applying foundation, you'll want to swipe your brush or sponge down your face.

This will help it blend better with your skin as applying it in any other direction can disturb the baby hairs on your skin.

Disturbing them can make your makeup look cakey and not well-blended.

Additionally, she revealed that when buying a concealer, you'll want to choose one that is a shade lighter than your normal foundation shade.

You'll then lighten up different areas of your face to avoid any gray colors over your skin.

One area you definitely want to highlight is around your eyebrows as it will make them stand out more.

Previously, a hair expert revealed that air-drying your hair could potentially make it brittle and opaque.

This rule goes for all hair types.

According to Dr. Tim Moore, the Chief Technology Officer at GHD, air-drying can be the worst thing you do to your hair.

"It all starts the moment you wet your hair. It changes the molecular structure of the strand straight away," he wrote in an article.

"Because when water is applied to hair, it is absorbed through the hard outer layer of the cuticle into the cortex, which then swells up. This means it’s instantly weakened. The cuticle acts a bit like roof tiles, with water going in between the gaps.

"Leaving hair to dry naturally can be more damaging than intense heat. Hair can absorb up to 30 percent of its own weight in water. The longer it stays wet, the worse things get, as it continues to swell.

"This is because repeated swelling followed by slow drying of hair causes something called the cell membrane complex (essentially the glue holding the cuticle together) to crack, permanently damaging the hair.

"You’d be better off drying your locks quickly with heat, rather than going au natural."

You just have to make sure you're using the right temperature.

He continued: "Dry your hair till it feels warm. Use your hairdryer on a low heat and speed setting at first. This is so the hair doesn’t overheat (remember it’s far more vulnerable to heat when wet).

"You should dry in sections. Even if the hairdryer temperature feels warm – it will probably be around 70 degrees – the temperature of the hair won’t go over about 30 degrees until it dries.

"We suggest holding the dryer as far back as you can comfortably reach, on a low airspeed setting and keeping it moving slowly.

"As soon as hair starts to feel warm it will be about 90 percent dry, and you can turn up the heat. It’s vital that you don’t forget to give it a blast of cool air at the end. It makes a massive difference, ensuring the hair’s internal bonds are remade and sealing the style in place."

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