I am back here with another Tuesday Tips n Tricks post. This will be the last of this series but I’ll hopefully be starting another series soon. Coming to today’s post, I’ll be talking about a few common mishaps you tend to have while applying your makeup and what you can do to fix them.
1. Clumpy Lashes
Using an old, dried up formula or excess coats of mascara can lead to clumpy lashes. To fix it, take a little bit of makeup remover and lightly spread it onto top of a spoolie or a clean mascara wand with your finger. Run this through your eyelashes a couple of times to remove extra mascara and de-clump your eyelashes. Remember, only take very little makeup remover on the spoolie/wand.
2. Too Much Blush
Building the blush gradually is always a good idea. Tapping the brush before it hits your cheeks also prevents you from going overboard with the blush. But sometimes, you might still end up with a lot more blush than what you wanted. If you find yourself stuck in this situation, take a clean, densely packed brush (a powder brush or a kabuki, both work great) and gently run it from the apple of your cheeks to your hairline in very small circles. The brush will pick up some of the excess product on your cheeks. Next take some pressed powder on that same brush and go over the area lightly until you are satisfied with the result.
3. Concealer Creasing
If your under eye concealer has creased, dab the tip of your ring finger over the area and set it with a powder immediately. I’ve actually done a complete post on How To Avoid & Fix Concealer From Creasing so you can read more about it by clicking on the link.
4. Glitter Fallout
If you’ve used a little too much of powder highlighter or your glitter eyeshadow has fallen out to other areas, use a cellotape to catch the excess glitter. Just remember to lessen the adhesiveness of the tape by first sticking it on the back of your hand and then using it for this purpose.
5. Flecks of Mascara
Sometimes, flecks of certain mascaras and eyeliner pencils can fall out on your under-eye area. Resist the urge to brush them off with your fingers. Instead, to fix it, take some loose powder on a small loosely packed brush (like a blending brush) and very gently brush it over the area. The powder will carry the flecks with it without letting them stick to the skin and leave a mark behind.
6. Crooked Eyeliner
To fix a crooked eyeliner, take a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover and gently go over the areas that need fixing. To fix a winged eyeliner, the best way I’ve found is to take some concealer on an angled brush and use it to smooth the edge of the wing.
7. Too Much Powder
If you apply too much powder on your face, usually letting it sit for a little while should let the natural oils of the skin fix it. But if that doesn’t work or you’re in a hurry, take a dry tissue and gently press it over your skin. It will press the powder into the skin and also remove any excess. Then, take a facial spray and spritz it over your face. Do not overdo it as it might lead to blotchy makeup. If you don’t have a facial spray, some rosewater in a spray bottle also does the trick.
8. Blotchy Makeup
Speaking of blotchy makeup, do this the next time you find yourself with one. Take a damp beauty blender (makeup sponge) and gently dab on the area to spread it out a little and let the excess get absorbed by the sponge. If you don’t have a beauty blender/ sponge at hand, a densly packed kabuki sprayed very lightly with a facial spray also works. Work it in circular motions to even out the product. Fix it with a powder as soon as you’re done.
9. Mascara on Face
Sometimes mascara can get transferred from your eyelashes onto your eyelid or your under eye area. In such a case, if you don’t have any makeup over that area, take a small cotton swab with very little makeup remover and gently rub it over the area. If some of it is still left or you had makeup on over that area, do this. Take some concealer on a small brush (like a lip brush) and use it to cover that area. It will cover the spot or atleast lighten it enough for it to be undetectable.
-> Tuesday Tips n Tricks (Vol. 1): How To Avoid and Fix Concealer From Creasing
-> Tuesday Tips n Tricks (Vol. 2): How To Look Younger With Makeup
-> Tuesday Tips n Tricks (Vol. 3): 10 Quick Tips on How To Apply Eyeshadows- The ULTIMATE CHEAT SHEET!!!
-> Tuesday Tips n Tricks (Vol.4): 7 Makeup Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know That Make A Huge Difference To Your Look!!!
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-> 10 Quick Beauty Hacks To Save Your Day- Part 2
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