Ladies, before I begin, I just want to say that I know you take a tremendous amount of effort to groom yourselves.
Having said that, I think it’s time we made sure you’re not overdoing it. There’s a fine line between alluring and gaudy. I’m here to make sure you never tread past the line of gaudy, into the land of garish.
1. “Spider” lashes
I get that eyelashes can add a delicate touch to your look. The bat of your eyelids can be downright alluring, unless your lashes look like clumpy spider legs sticking out from your eyes.
In terms of eyelashes, longer isn’t always better. So remember to moderate your eyelash lengths!
Daily Vanity tip: Use a lash comb to separate the lashes after applying mascara to prevent clumps.
2. Way too much perfume
I’ll be the first to admit that men are guilty of this one too! We can use too much cologne and end up suffocating everyone around us. It’s exactly the same feeling we get when all we can smell while hanging out with you is your perfume, even when sitting arms length from you.
Daily Vanity tip: When it comes to perfumes, follow this rule of thumb: no more than 3 sprays of Eau de Parfum (EDP) and no more than 4 sprays for Eau de Toilette (EDT).
3. Foundation failure
Foundation is supposed to even out your skin tone and make you look flawless. So, if we start to focus on how it makes you look like a ghost, or how caked up your foundation is, then the foundation isn’t doing its job.
Daily Vanity tip: To avoid this, get help in choosing the right foundation colour by asking the beauty advisors at the counters. Also, make sure you blend it in right, especially at the jawline where it’s most obvious!
4. OTT headpiece
Remember, it’s easy to impress us. We love simple looks. That means skipping that elaborate feather in your hair or that huge flower clip. Accessories belong on your ears, neck and handbags. In short, leave the elaborate headpieces to Lady Gaga!
Daily Vanity tip: Understated hair accessories can definitely make your hairstyle look more outstanding. Just remember, less is more.
5. High-maintenance Hairdos
It’s true: We love to run our fingers through your hair. Your crowning glory can be the thing that completes your goddess look. However, if your hairdo is a high-maintenance one, we’ll be scared to even touch it.
Daily Vanity tip: If you’re going for a formal dinner, it’s probably alright to get that elegant, elaborate hairdo. For everything else, try to go for something simpler.
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