Have you ever been putting on your makeup and everything is going well, when suddenly, you make a huge mistake that ruins all of your effort?
Have you had to completely remove your makeup--- because without meaning to, you’ve ruined your makeup application? Surely you have---because it happens to all of us.
I'm going to share with you will FIVE of the most common makeup application mistakes and helpful tips to get back on track without having to take it all off and start all over.
YOU'VE APPLIED TOO MUCH FOUNDATION-
Applying too much foundation is a very common makeup mistake that we all make at some point while putting on our makeup. If you are totally made up and notice that your face is looking more like cake flour than healthy and fresh, try the following to remove the excess foundation.
• Lightly moisten a clean sponge with water (the sponge should be almost dry and without any makeup residue) and sponge your face with gentle upward movements.
MAKEUP TIP: It’s very important to avoid excess foundation and concealer around the eyes.
To remove excess makeup or powder from around the eyes, perform the same step above and afterwards use your fingertips or better yet, a good vegan concealer brush to softly blur and work out the thickness of the product in those under eye areas.
Mineral makeup spritzers and lightweight natural moisturizers can also be used in place of water to thin the foundation and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and crow's feet.
It's always a good idea to apply a really good, organic moisturizer under the eyes to prime them before makeup, to decrease the chances of cakey lines around the eyes.
YOUR EYESHADOW LOOKS TO DARK OR HEAVY-
If you’ve put on way too much eyeshadow or it looks too dark or dramatic (especially for day wear) follow these steps to quickly fix the problem:
If your upper eyelid is too dark, use a clean vegan eyeshadow brush to blur the eyeshadow toward the outer edges of your lid to lighten the pigment. If it still looks too dark or unnatural, apply a tiny amount of any light colored, matte cream or translucent powder and work into the eyelid to blur and soften the eyeshadow intensity.
If you've applied too much shadow to the lower lid of your eyes, use a fine precision shading brush to thin and blur the shadow. You can also use a soft Q-tip to soften the color lines below the eyes.
TIP: If you're over 45, use a soft natural toned powder (using a wet/dry brush dipped in water) and then powder to use the foiling effect as a liner for your lower lids. The goal is to make the upper eyelids and lashes VERY dramatic while keeping the area underneath the eyes clean and brightened.
Heavy, dark eyeliners are often avoided for older women as they can create a look that is too harsh and will actually make you look older. Save lower lid effects for nighttime events and evening dinners or parties.
Use a nice, natural-medium brown, grey or deep violet powder dipped in a little water to line the lower lids ---so that you can create more of a "light shadowing effect" rather than a harsh, dark liner under the eyes.
Apply just a tiny bit of mascara to the lower eyelashes (if you must) but be careful not to overdo them, unless you're going for the classic "TWIGGY" look. Applying too much mascara or shadow to your lower eyelids will ultimately smudge more quickly for daily wear and leave you with dark circles.
YOU'VE PUT ON TOO MUCH BLUSH-
If you applied too much blush, try the following:
Use a large, clean, loose powder brush and blend your blush color into the skin and upwards toward your temples.
If you find that you still look like BOZO, apply a mineral translucent or colorless powder with the same brush and work the brush gently over the applied blush color.
This way the two powders should mix, lighten the depth and clarity of the original blush color.
YOU'VE OVERDONE YOUR EYEBROWS-
Using too much makeup on your eyebrows will make you look harsh and unnatural and possibly unrecognizable to yourself and others. Try the following to resolve:
Simply brush the eyebrow with a clean Q-tip, going against the grain of your eyebrows
You will see how quickly the color you initially applied disappears.
New brow filler pens on the market work best to add color and thickness to the brows without overdoing it.
Tiny vegan brush hairs allow for "fine precise application strokes"-making it almost impossible to overdo your brows.
YOU'VE SMEARED MASCARA ALL OVER YOUR UPPER EYELIDS:
This happens to me ALL THE TIME!
Just follow these next steps and you can quickly tidy them up.
Continue applying makeup and when you have finished and have allowed enough time for the mascara to dry completely-use a clean, damp Q-tip to erase right over the smudge.
You’ll see how it quickly disappears and you won't need to remove your eye makeup and start all over.
TIP: A useful tip to consider when applying mascara to avoid smudging --is to apply mascara to your inferior lashes first and then to your superior ones.
Make sure that you wait until each coat is completely dry before applying another coat of mascara to avoid making the same mistake again.
Also, advances in beauty products and tools have recently brought us "mascara pads" that keep the lashes off and away from the skin surface while you're applying and they really save a lot of time and frustration.
Clear Skin Minerals has a special line of professional eye makeup products and tools to give you perfect eye makeup application without a lot of mess and fuss.
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