The 6 Most Awful Makeup Mistakes Women In Their 20s Do And How To Fix Them

Makeup mistakes to avoid

People in their 20s are the best age to have fun and experiment with their makeup routine. Unfortunately, it's easy for awful mistakes to occur that make you look older. To help you prevent this, Keoji asked Korean makeup artists to share their top hacks for looking fabulous.

1. Too Much Makeup

Due to social media, most women in their 20s exaggerate their makeup. According to Korean celebrity makeup artist Gabbie Lea, K-pop idols' secret to looking younger is to leave their skin looking as natural as possible. Enjoy your youth complexion and avoid using too much makeup.

For instance, defining your eyebrows is terrific but don't overpluck. Try to keep them brushed and a little bit messy as this will make you look younger. Groom your eyelashes with ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow.


ETUDE HOUSE Drawing Eye Brow allows you to achieve the most natural-looking eyebrows due to the soft colour. This eyebrow pencil comes in seven colours, so it's easy to draw hair-like strokes and frame your face.

2. Applying Too Dark Eyeliner

A typical makeup mistake is wearing too dark eyeliner during the day. It's best to use a softer colour like Ash Brown (Black) from MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner during the day. This will make you look smooth and alluring. You can wear black eyeliner in the daytime only if you know how to achieve a subtle effect while making your eyelashes look perfect.


MACQUEEN Waterproof Pen Eyeliner is terrific for contouring and defining your eyes. It's an excellent option for beginners as it comes with a fine-tipped.

3. Don't Remove Makeup

Young people commonly forget their cleansing routine, so they make the awful mistake of not removing makeup before sleeping. This leads to acne and oil accelerating ageing signs.

Remove all makeup using an oil/balm cleanser like HEIMISH All Clean Balm. K-beauty makeup artist Son Dae Sik recommends adding a toner to remove makeup and dirt residue.


SON & PARK Beauty Water pulls cleansing residues and keratin while moisturizing the skin. This Korean skincare product is formulated with nutrients to nourish the skin and return it to its natural pH balance.

4. Not Using Moisturizer Under Makeup

One of the most well-kept secrets of K-pop idols is consistently applying moisturizer under makeup. Dry skin leads to a dull, old, and tired face. Remember, hydrating your face before wearing makeup is crucial to look flawless.

A moisture cream like SOME BY MI Yuja Niacin Brightening Moisture Gel Cream can make your makeup last longer while giving you a younger complexion. This K-beauty miracle cream makes the skin brighter as it's free of harsh ingredients.


The formula contains vitamins and essential nutrients to even out your skin tone. It's lightweight, fragrance-free, and has multiple antioxidants to shield the skin from pollutants.

5. Using the Wrong Foundation and Concealer Shade

For Park Tae Yun, it's preferable not to wear concealer or foundation than to use the wrong shade. It's vital to constantly check your skin colour with a makeup artist to ensure the best makeup match.

Korean makeup artists recommend having different makeup colours for the summer and another for winter as most of us don't have the same colour complexion all year round.

A great option for pale to medium complexions is THE SAEM Cover Perfection Tip Concealer which comes in five colours plus a brighter and contour beige. This concealer provides high coverage to use instead of foundation.


ETUDE HOUSE Double Lasting Foundation is suitable for all skin tones. It contains SPF42 PA++ and has a 24-hour perfect stay.

This innovative double-lasting formula stops oil from collapsing. It's non-comedogenic and an excellent option for women ages 21 to 40.

6. Not Wearing Mascara

Mascara is a must at any age as it makes you look terrific. Mascaras define and open up the eyes so that you can appear younger and awaken. Not wearing mascara will make your makeup look incomplete, especially wearing eyeshadow and eyeliner.


It's best to apply a mascara formulated to curl the eyelashes, like ETUDE HOUSE Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara, to avoid using an eyelash curler. But if you want a profound impact, curl your eyelashes with SHU UEMURA Eyelash S Curler before applying mascara.

Avoid these six awful makeup mistakes if you want to look younger and flawless in your 20s.





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