How do we know? Because we were making them too – until we got this great advice from the makeup experts at JOZ SALON & SPA.

In theory, beauty editors shouldn’t be making makeup mistakes. We watch expert makeup artists all the time, we try new makeup products daily, and we write about bad makeup on celebrities and vow never to do the same to ourselves. But in reality, even the most experienced makeup mavens can mess up now and then.

That’s a lesson we learnt the hard way when we talked to makeup experts at JOZ SALON & SPA. When they told us about super-common makeup mistakes they see almost daily, we were stunned. And more than a little embarrassed. Because all of us at some point or another had committed these blunders (and most of us thought we looked pretty good at the time to boot).

However, once we recovered from our shock and humiliation, we were glad we know better. We’d rather know (and fix!) our makeup mistakes than strut around looking like clowns. And now we can share these mistakes with you, so you never walk out of the house with bad makeup (again).

Mistake No. 1: Wearing the wrong shade of foundation

Mistake No. 2: Applying makeup on dry, flaky skin

Mistake No. 3: Trying to “plump” your lips

Mistake No. 4: Over-tweezing (or ignoring) your eyebrows

Mistake No. 5: Wearing an entire eye palette on your lids

Mistake No. 6: Trying to “sculpt” your face

Mistake No. 7: Using pencil on your eyebrows

Mistake No. 8: Wearing black eyeliner in the daytime

Mistake No. 9: Going nuts with “luminizing” products