Everyone makes mistakes when it comes to makeup….
But there are quick and simple solutions to fix even the trickiest mishap. Keep reading for five of the most common mistakes and what steps you can take to resolve them!
1. Clumpy eyelashes
To avoid this, be sure you replace your mascara every 3-6 months. Bacteria can harbor in mascara tubes and make for clumpy lashes, change of mascara color or even worse, cause an eye infection. Don’t dip the mascara brush back in the tube after you’ve applied it, since that’s a great way to transfer bacteria into the tube. Instead, use a curler for longer lashes. You can also use an eyelash comb to keep clumps away.
2. Creased eyeshadow
This can easily happen after a long day. The cause of creased shadow is when oil created naturally by your eyelid mixes with the eyeshadow. A simple solution to this problem is applying eye primer on lids prior to color application. The same primer that works for your best friend might do nothing for you, that’s why it’s a good idea to try out different brands until you find one that works best for you. There’s lots of primers out there promising the same thing, so if you’re unsure where to start try Urban Decays. I recommend this one because it works great for me, and keeps my lids crease-free all day. Feel free to share which brand works best for you in the comments.
3. Smeared liner
Unless you’re going for a smokey eye, smeared liner can look pretty messy. In order to avoid this, wait for your moisturizer and primer to fully dry before applying liner. Apply your liner, after you have applied your eyeshadow. Be sure to use a water-proof and smudge-resistant eyeliner in order to avoid a smeared look by the end of the day. Usually liquid or gel liners stays put better than pencil, though I have used a pencil liner by Jafra that looks very intense and lasts all day.
One of my favorite liquid liners is actually pretty inexpensive, stays on all day, and applies smooth Â for an intense finish.
4. Dry- chapped lips
Lips can get dry and flaky not just around winter time. Sun exposure and wind also play a role in chapped lips. Having chapped lips can be painful and makes it hard for lipstick to apply smooth. The best solution to this problem is to use a conditioning lip balm daily. Year-round, not only when your lips are chapped. Lip balms moisturize and condition your lips which is needed to avoid dry lips. One of my favorites’ is Burts and Bees because they use great natural ingredients likeÂ SheaÂ butter and fruit extracts, are paraben free and they don’t test on animals! For an added hint of color, they now make a tinted lip balm. Protect your lips, as you add a sheer touch of color!
5. Bleeding lip color
Lipstick wear can be extended by applying a lip primer, and ensuring the color doesn’t bleed by using lip liner. There’s some lipsticks that already have primer to ensure a smooth application, and reduce the look of fine lines. For a natural looking shade, be sure to apply the same color of liner as your tint.
Elizabeth Arden’s lip fix diminishes the appearance of fine lines, adds a bit of moisture, and minimizes color bleeding and feathering.