OOPs…I made a mistake!

I admit it, I often make mistakes when applying makeup. Especially early in the morning when I haven’t had a cup of coffee.

Whether it’s drawing a crooked line with the gel eyeliner or applying blush too heavily in bad lighting, I’ve done it. Because I’m so time crunched in the morning, I rarely start over. Instead I tend to try and fix it or simply, try to hide it. If I can’t fix it, I just go with it. On those days it drives me nuts though — even though no one else notices, I do! LOL.

I’ve learned some tricks though to help mask some mistakes. Thought I’d share a couple:

- Too much blush: I use a big kabuki brush to try to buff, buff it down. Or, I use NARs Nico blush to diffuse the colour. Nico is marketed as a blush but it is an amazing highlighter as well. It can also create a luminous glow on top of the blush. It is one of my HG items and I actually think I might hit pan on it soon! Rare for me ;-)

- Eyeliner mistakes? I just try to blend it/smoke it out or add a darker shadow on top. If it’s gel liner, it’s a little more difficult so I tend to just add a bit here a bit there with the liner to get as close to perfect line as possible. Sometimes it’s just plain old bad and either I remove it altogether and go without for the day or just go out that way — hoping it isn’t overly noticeable.

Would love to know what you think and whether you have any tips to share. Do you start all over again if you make a mistake?

Thanks for stopping by! Look forward to your comments.

15 thoughts on “OOPs…I made a mistake!

  • August 11, 2009 at 6:13 am
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    hi!

    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    they're some great tips.

    q-tips are my best friends when it comes to liner mistakes! i'm so clumsy lol.

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  • August 11, 2009 at 7:09 am
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    Nico is a great product – an unsung hero of the NARS range!

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  • August 11, 2009 at 7:45 am
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    Revlon has a makeup eraser pen that might come in handy. I haven't tried though

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  • August 11, 2009 at 8:20 am
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    any suggestion for messing a fresh made makeup with mascara? I don't know why it always happens to me…

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  • August 11, 2009 at 9:09 am
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    If i use too much blish I sometimes tone it down by applying translucent powder over it.

    And I always keep Q tips with my make up remover in case i make mistakes with the eyeliner or get mascara on my browbone (which is often!)

    I also sometimes dust powder on my eyelids before mascara to give them a little extra thickness. It works really well!

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  • August 11, 2009 at 9:09 am
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    Eyeliner problems are always horrible because it's always when the whole make-up is done. I try it to cover it as well as i can with eyeshadows…and then I just hope nobody will notice it ;-)

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  • August 11, 2009 at 9:26 am
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    i always dip a little cotton wool bud (q tip) into make up remover and wipe off the smudge of eyeliner then use the eyeshadow brush ive been using, to apply a tiny bit of shadow into the mark!! xxx

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  • August 11, 2009 at 10:35 am
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    Love your tips. =) Luckily I don't use gel eyeliner so I usually don't have liner issues. I use a big fluffy brush to blend my blush everyday too ehehehe. I think the problem I usually have is when I accidentally make a mascara brush print on my lid while applying. To fix that I usually dab at it quickly with my finger to get it off if it's wet still. If I don't notice 'till it's dry, it's usually too late and I have to take everything off. If it's not glaring though, I usually just leave it haha.

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  • August 11, 2009 at 11:03 am
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    I know what you mean about make-up mistakes, sometimes you don't have time to fix it, or there's no way to fix it, and it can ruin a whole look, even though – like you said – nobody would notice except you, lol.

    For blush, if I put too much I buff it out with a kabuki, or I just take my moisturizer and blend it over my blush to diffuse it.

    Eyeliner mistakes suck, so I just try to perfect the line, or make my other eye somewhat symmetrical.

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  • August 11, 2009 at 11:35 am
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    If I get fallout..I put some makeup remover on my 190 MAC brush and easily swipe it away…and if I get too much blush I use my Sonia Kashuk powder brush and blend my MSF natural over it..works like a charm!

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  • August 11, 2009 at 11:58 am
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    Mistakes are always welcome especially in the morning or even at night if i am in a hurry!!So i try to keep it simple with my make up just to avoid getting furious,lol!!Just eyeshadow and mascara in the morning and some coloured eyeliner to underline my eyes…

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  • August 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    ugh hate when this happens!!

    The other day I had a shoot for a tv network and the call time was 7:30am (on a sunday!) so i was up at 6am… I drew my gel liner so thick but really had no time or desire to fix it..

    At the shoot all the women I made over said I want what you have I want my eyes to pop.. LOL sometimes our mistakes work out i guess!

    As for mascara ive learned to ALWAYS let it dry before attempting to remove it then just take a q-tip and rub it away :)

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  • August 11, 2009 at 3:08 pm
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    I agree about letting mascara dry before I try to rub it away–wet it just smears all over (for me at least).

    I also agree with Cat about using QTips/cottonbuds with some MU remover. I prefer to get the ones with paper wands/middles so I can cut them in half and use the paper to soak up the remover. It makes a very good, precise tool and I don't have to spend extra for one of those MU remover pens. :) Good post–I loved reading everyone's tips!

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  • August 11, 2009 at 6:47 pm
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    I use the revlon eraser pen…I LOVE it! good for all types of liner liquid/cream/gel or pencil. Its a great product.

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  • August 11, 2009 at 9:44 pm
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    These are such amazing tips! Love it!

    Thanks all!

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