When we do not have much time to get ready, it is precisely when those inconvenient eyelash mask spots appear on the eyelids, that “eyeliner” that resists us or that blush that seems to have gained intensity in daylight. All of them, makeup mistakes that we have all suffered at some time.
When it happens it is logical to spread nervousness, especially if we are preparing for an important event and time is on us. But we must know that most of the mistakes can be solved on the fly without wasting too much time and, most importantly, without having to touch up all the makeup. We show it to you!
Excess makeup base
If we have gone through the coverage, a trick to lighten the finish on the face is to review it with a light brush (skunk type) moistened in some cosmetic water (thermal, oatmeal, roses, etc.). The trick to achieve a more natural effect is to use the brush with circular movements, cleaning it dry from time to time to withdraw product.
We can also use a makeup sponge with a little moisturizer that allows us to lighten the coverage based on soft touches on the face.
Mascara stain on the eyelid
It is a classic when applying the mascara. And although the immediate temptation is to quickly remove the stain, it is best to let it dry completely while we finish putting on makeup. When it has dried, we will use a dry cotton swab to remove the mascara stain by gently turning it over it. Thus we will verify that it is easily removed, without damaging all the eye makeup. If necessary, we will review with shadow the area that we have cleaned so that it is as it was.
If we have applied the blush in low light and when we go out to the street we realize that the color has been lighter or more intense than we expected, removing makeup at that point will not be a feasible option. What we can do to reduce the tone is to use translucent mattifying powders that do not overload the area but allow to reduce the intensity of the blush.
If the problem is that the blush is too striking about our makeup we can also choose to soften it with the help of a skunk brush and makeup base. It is best to apply it to touches with a few drops of makeup base on the area until the blush tone is attenuated.
If we only want to slightly reduce the blush finish, we can spray the cheeks with a little thermal or oatmeal water and go over the area with a skunk brush drawing small circles (if we have used it previously and it still has traces of makeup base, best).
Too much eyeliner
If we regret an eyeliner too intense, it is best to blur it to mitigate the finish and achieve a flattering effect. We will use a dry cotton swab. If what we want is to fix an “eyeliner” that is too thick, we can impregnate a stick in some micellar water to make the finer eyeliner. Then, we will have to review the area with eyeshadow or concealer, if we talk about lower delineation.The same technique can be used for one corner of the eye that resists us or has been very uneven with respect to the other.
Lipstick on teeth
Nothing more inopportune than that imposing lipstick that we decided to look and insists on staining our teeth in a very unsightly way. To avoid this, we will resort to the finger trick. It consists of sliding the index finger between the lips, from the inside out (as if we sucked the finger). This way we will be able to clean the inner part of the lip so that our teeth are not stained. It is very easy and always works.
In addition to lowering the intensity of a lipstick, we just have to resort to the old trick of kissing a tissue as many times as we want until we get the finish you are looking for.
If we are trying to delineate our lips getting a little extra volume, but in the end the result has been unnatural or flattering we can correct it without destroying all the makeup with the help of a stick. Just soak it in micellar or tonic water and review the area to erase the pencil trace well. Then, we will review the contour of the lip with a face brush or sponge (with which you have applied the base) so that the area is not reddened and we will delineate again.