11 Popular Makeup Trends That Are Actually Bad for Your Skin

1. Excessive contouring

If the products used are not non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging), heavy contouring can clog pores and cause acne.

2. Glitter and shimmer overload

Glitter and shimmer particulates can be irritating to the skin, causing redness and in some cases allergic reactions.

3. Overdrawn lips

Overlining the lips with lip liner can cause dryness and accentuate fine creases around the mouth if done excessively.

4. Matte liquid lipsticks

If not properly moisturized, long-lasting matte liquid lipsticks can be drying and cause lips to become chapped and damaged.

5. Heavy foundation coverage

A dense layer of foundation can suffocate the skin, clog the pores, and cause acne breakouts.

6. Excessive use of setting powder

Overuse of setting powder can dry out the complexion and accentuate fine lines and wrinkles.

7. Extended wear of false eyelashes

Extended use of synthetic eyelashes can strain and weaken your natural lashes, resulting in damage and breakage.

8. Heavy, smoky eye makeup

If not properly removed, heavy eye makeup can cause irritation, discoloration, and even infections around the delicate eye area.

9. Pore-clogging primers

Some primers contain ingredients that can clog pores and contribute to acne outbreaks, particularly for individuals with oily or acne-prone skin.

10. Sleeping with makeup on

Leaving makeup on overnight can clog pores, capture bacteria, and result in acne and dull skin.

11. Excessive use of setting sprays

Frequent application of setting sprays, particularly those with a high alcohol content, can deplete the skin of its natural oils and lead to dryness.