11 Aug 2009 15 Comments
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?
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