It’s every professional’s nightmare that their work, something they pride themselves on, isn’t as good as it should be. That they might be making little errors all the time, and not realising that what they’re doing is either ineffective or inefficient. Our guide to the five most common makeupping mistakes lays out what they are and troubleshoots them by explaining what’s going wrong, and offering the simple tips that could help you out as well.

Whether its lipstick, eye shadow or brow pencils – a good makeup artist is always learning. So if you’re concerned your skills might need tweaking slightly, click here to find out what 5 makeup mistakes you could be making.