Smudged your eyeliner? Put on too much blush? Don’t worry – here’s how to fix makeup mistakes without having to redo your entire face.
Dip a cotton bud into eye cream to clean up any stray eyeshadow. It’ll pick up the fallout and also moisturize the under-eye area.
If you’re doing a really heavy smoky look, do your eyeshadow before your foundation and concealer. Just use eye primer and a neutral eyeshadow to even out the eyelids before applying any other color!
Don’t wipe off your lips, or you’ll get it everywhere. Just soak a cotton pad with makeup remover and press against your mouth. If you just got smudges along the lip line, use a soaked cotton bud instead. Then, apply a little foundation around the mouth and blend.
Some lipstick formulas are prone to smudging. Tip: apply a thin layer of foundation on your lips first! It’ll act like a base and neutralize your lip color so the shade really shows up.
Cakey or heavy foundation
Mist water into a clean brush or sponge and then dab it all over your face. This sheers out the product for a fresh and natural look!
If you notice your foundation always gets cakey, mix it with serum or facial oil. Apply with a flat-top foundation brush or damp sponge. You’ll have more control than if you slathered it on with fingers!
Let it dry before fixing then roll off the flakes with a cotton bud. All fixed, and no messy smears! Brush out any clumpy lashes with a clean mascara wand.
Too much bronzer
Apply a very sheer layer of foundation on top with a big fluffy brush or a damp sponge. Blend, blend, blend, blend, blend. This will tone down the bronzer.