Signs you wear too much makeup aren’t that difficult to spot, lovelies! If you do, the chances are you already are well aware of it but are simply refusing to actually acknowledge it. Now, I do not mean to point any fingers because I’ve been guilty of this too, just want to point out that wearing too much makeup doesn’t really benefit you in any way and is actually a bad habit we all should try to give up sooner rather than later. Don’t wait a second longer, do not hide your face and don’t let the guy you like refuse you for “being too made up” – check out these following signs you wear too much makeup, do your best to determine what (if anything) has gone wrong in your makeup routine and find a way to get back on track.
1. People Don’t Recognize You without Makeup
Uh-oh! Speaking about red lights – if even the best of friends tend to stare at you for a few seconds with their expressions blank and pretty much every bit of “Do we know each other?” you need to revise your makeup routine ASAP! We all look much better with makeup on, of course, but being unrecognizable is rarely good and usually one of those sure signs you wear too much makeup… probably all the time.
2. You Are Never without It
Can’t imagine your life without makeup? Well, join the club! All of those colorful pots and pans are certainly more than useful and so worth your love, although there is that thin line between love and obsession one should not cross. Is leaving your four walls bare-faced a mission impossible for you? One of those nightmares you’re not willing to turn into reality even for a trip to the beach, pool or gym? Loosen up, love! You’re not doing your face justice!
3. You Can’t Recognize Yourself without Makeup
It’s probably the only thing worse than blank stares, not to mention a very obvious sign that you wear too much makeup. No don’t give me “the look” – I have my days too and I’m not even going to pretend that I like what I see in the mirror on some mornings. But hey, that’s what makeup is about. You wake up all “Mornin’, Shrek,” slap some things on and you’re back to your pretty self. It shouldn’t be the other way around.
4. You Think Christina Aguilera’s Makeup is Natural
If you think Aguilera’s makeup looks are a) natural, b) neutral, c) good for any occasion or d) all of the above, you might be in the risky zone. If you’ve been copy-pasting her looks on daily basis don’t even bother with the GPS coordinates because you’re already there. Christina’s red carpet appearances are often too flashy even for the glitz and glam of Hollywood!
5. You Are a Retouch Junkie
Do you have a habit of retouching your makeup every hour or so? Does it involve adding extra layers of everything from mascara to bronzer/blush? Well, guess what? That’s not a good sign either. Slipping out for a quick check sometime during the day is a good habit for sure and you’re more than welcome to reapply any of the products that have worn off. And there’s that nasty catch – they actually need to wear off before you can reapply them, otherwise you’re just piling stuff on.
6. Your Products Never Last Long Enough
Normal-sized makeup products usually last more than a month, even mascaras, foundations and eyeliners. If yours tend to disappear in less time, you should really start counting your applications. Seriously! It might not be a sign that you wear too much makeup, of course, but you should see a red light flashing because it’s either that or you need to switch to some longer-lasting stuff.
7. You Can Actually FEEL Your Foundation
Re-evaluate your makeup routine in this case too, because being able to feel your foundation definitely isn’t a good thing. Touch your face an hour after you’ve applied foundation and make no mistake about it – your fingers shouldn’t meet a wall of barely touch-sensitive flesh nor come back sticky and covered in paint. It might be you’re not using the right foundation, of course, but it doesn’t hurt to look into it.
Have you ever been called out for wearing too much makeup? And how much qualifies as too much in your book?