Right when we think our makeup looks perfect somehow within just minutes to an hour it can inevitably go “bad”. Below are 3 of the most popular makeup mishaps that you probably deal with daily or at least have dealt with at one point. However, if you take the following measures they won’t happen to begin with! Makeup mishaps solved!
1. Bleeding lipstick- So you just put on red lipstick and within minutes you look like an 80 year old woman that has had one too many glasses of Pinot Noir.
Solved: Apply a lip liner prior to your lipstick application. Preferably a nude color, as you don’t want to relive Pamela Anderson’s Baywatch days with the dark ring around your mouth. You want the liner to blend or not be noticeable. The lip liner is just acting as a barrier stopping the lipstick from oozing past your natural lip line and ending up on your chin or upper lip. The wax in the liner is what forms the barrier holding that lipstick “back”. Another option would be to use matte lipsticks as they don’t budge at all on their own.
2. Foundation settling in lines and creases- You apply your foundation, it looks great then you lightly powder and boom you think you’re set for the day. Wrong. Whenever you apply your powder over just applied foundation it can almost make a cake batter consistency. It will definitely make lines stand out.
Solved: Always pat your foundation after applying with either blotting papers or even a tissue, to absorb that excess moisture then apply a very light dusting of powder. If you have drier skin and don’t use powder anyhow, just blot and skip the powder.
3. While applying eyeshadow, it falls under your eyes and when you wipe it causes a mess- Don’t you hate that? You have your face all perfect with foundation and powder then you go to apply your eyeshadow and blam you have a mess under your eyes, your concealer is now screwed and you have to reapply making it thick and yucky.
Solved: Apply your eye makeup FIRST, then apply your foundation, concealer and powder. Sound kind of backwards? A ton of professionals do this to get a clean makeup look without having to do a re-do and waste time. Another option is to apply a splotch of powder under each eye and then apply shadow, that way any eye color that falls can easily be brushed away with the powder after. I don’t advise you do the second option however, if you are older and have dry under eyes with lines as any powder used in this area will emphasize them.
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