5 common beauty mistakes you had no idea you were making

common beauty mistakes
Photography by Peter Stigter

With new methods for makeup application being introduced almost daily, it can be hard to decipher what’s worth trying and what is a total waste of time. And with this quick proliferation of trends, there’s always that age old question: is the way mom taught us to apply makeup really the best way? From which order we use concealer and foundation in to how we apply fragrance, the most common way of executing these beauty staples is also often a beauty blunder. Who knew that conditioner works better before shampoo? Not us.

So, to ease the confusion (and possible embarrassment) we’ve compiled the top 5 beauty mistakes that everyone is making—and what you can do to fix them.