We’ve all been there…one more swipe of mascara, or a quick dab of blush, and you would be out the door but then the unthinkable happens: the uncontrollable urge to sneeze, a slip of the hand…Ugh!! No need to fear, take a deep breath…
Here are a few fast fixes that have helped me! I hope they help you too!
I got a little excited over my creme (or liquid) blush!
If it is still wet and has not set, then use a cotton ball to wipe off any excess. Next grab your foundation brush and blend another layer of foundation on top. Then set with translucent powder. This will not only tone down your blush but create the illusion of that “lit from within” natural flush that we all want!
My lashes touched my eyes/face while my mascara was still wet!
This blunder is SO common! Trying to clean it up can potentially ruin your look but it has a VERY simple solution…seriously folks, this changed my life…Wait and let it dry…Yup you heard me right. It’s instinctual to wipe it off but that will onyl smudge and rub it in more, and using removers will break down your makeup beneath it and ruin your look! After it dries use a clean eyebrow brush (or unused/clean mascara spool) and gently brush it off! This is one time you will be thankful that mascara flakes! It will flake right off and your makeup underneath will still be intact!
I bumped my finger nail while it was still wet!
Ok, so this trick may not work for those HUGE smudges, like when you swipe off half of your polish. But for those smaller smudges and marks this will do the trick…spit on one of your fingers (Um why are you grossed out? It’s your OWN saliva for crying out loud!)…so like I was saying, spit on a free finger (be generous!) and gently rub over the nail with the smudge, repeat as needed, all the while moving the polish back to it’s original place. It’s very important that you do not press too hard or you’ll only make a bigger smudge! Finish by either an additional thin swipe of your color and/or a clear topcoat!
Any other Beauty Blunders you need solved? Or do you have a Fast Fix that works great for you? Let me know!
Cheers to imperfections…and being able to improve them,
September 16, 2011