Monday, March 18, 2013


Although I am a big believer in that there are no rules in beauty; there are still some beauty catastrophes that one can encounter. I am here to help you girls avoid such disasters through this article so read on for some helpful tips and tricks.

Beauty Catastrophe One: 
This beauty disaster is a mixture of having the wrong coloured foundation and not blending properly. The result is a visible line along where your jaw and neck meet that show you have placed foundation only on your face and have not blended the harsh lines. The best way to avoid this is by blending your foundation down your neck using a dense buffing brush to ensure a seamless and gradual stop for your foundation rather than a line.

Beauty Catastrophe Two
The whole concept of blush is giving the ability to create a naturally flushed appearance but it's easy to accidentally dip your brush in the product for too long and come out looking sunburnt. You can easily avoid this beauty catastrophe by using a light hand when applying blush and remember less is more.

Beauty Catastrophe Three
Falsies are great for exaggerating the length of our lashes and giving us a more full and long option that mascaras just don't offer but there are definitely some lashes that are best left in the circus. To avoid this beauty catastrophe make sure that when buying lashes you think realistically about how they are going to look on your eye size and shape and don't forget to trim them before application.

Beauty Catastrophe Four
There is absolutely nothing wrong with fake tanning but the issues occur when the wrong fake tan is chosen. Everyone has a different skin tone and type so what might work for some, will look terrible on others. Fake tan can very easily look streaky, orange and muddy so it's important to be careful with application and test out different tanners to see what works for you. Always start off with the lightest shade, as they are usually build-able and easier to work with and never use a fake tan you have never tried the night before a special event!

Beauty Catastrophe One
I'm someone who can't pull off any type of nude lipstick! No really, I look dead when I wear any sort of super pale skin coloured shade; but I'm fine with it because there are so many other lipstick colours out there that don't wash me out and instead enhance my appearance. Some other pale girls just don't see the same way though and they end up having "concealer lips" which just wash them out and look terrible. I specify "pale" because most tanned girls can get away with nude lips as the contrast between the lipstick and their skin means they don't look washed out. The way you can avoid this beauty catastrophe is by avoiding concealer lips if you are pale. If you are fair and must wear a nude lipstick, go for a warmer toned nude as they are less likely to give you that "dead" look. 


 I think the above caption really does apply to everything mentioned in this article; less foundation, blush, eyelashes, tan and lipstick! Despite everything said, remember that realistically there are no beauty rules and you may actually be able to pull off an excessive amount of blush or nude lipstick. So don't take my opinion as fact and experiment to find out what works and what doesn't for you!


Amber Lowther said...

This was great!! Made me laugh as I kept going back to the photo and comparing! Hahaha. Great post <3 x

Eatlovemerry said...

beautiful blog

Jordy said...

@Fashion Avenue
Thank you! I know right haha such a hilarious photo!! :) x

Jordy said...

Thank you so much! :) x

beautyqueenuk said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog hunnie and I am now following you too

HighlandFling said...

Haha, these are all my pet hates too. Over blush and nude lips in particular. I don't understand the lashes either, a friend put some on me once, they were feathers and my eyes couldn't stay open, they kept on closing, so heavy!

Loved this post, made me giggle!

E x

Sixth Tractate said...

Thanks for the tips! Indeed, less is more... Lovely blog you have here. I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

TR said...

hey girl! was just browsing through your blog :)
I think i was guilty of number 3 when I was younger...disaster. LOL

Jordy said...

I agree! So glad you enjoyed it :) Thanks for reading! x

Jordy said...

@Sixth Tractate
Thank you so much for reading! :) x

Jordy said...

We've all definitely done at least on of them so don't worry! Thanks for reading :)

Sophie Isobel said...

So many sins in this post - not sure which is the worst! Concealer lips really are shocking though, lol

Melissa said...

Great tips! I can't believe you found a picture that contains all 5....

<3 Melissa

Sybil said...

i totally agree!!! that picture is the major no-no!!

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Anonymous said...

Great post! Always useful tips to consider when applying makeup! :)

Heidi-likes said...

i love your beauty tips and tricks :)

E V E L Y N said...

Great post, I definitely agree with all of these! x

Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

Bow Tied Beauty said...

Great tips, I always try and go by less is more :) x

Anonymous said...

What great tips! I absolutely love your blog and it is awesome how you post regularly. You also have an amazing YouTube channel (jordysbeautyspot)

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Very good common and most useful catastrophes you have shared, we can avoid these main errors when applying foundations, eye liners and eye shadows.