New years eve is approaching and I love putting on a little extra makeup on these kinds of occasions, but almost always I mess up somehow. Fortunately there are ways to save the hard work you’ve put in in case the OH-NO! does happen.
PUTTING ON FOUNDATION WITHOUT FLAKES OF DRY SKIN APPEARING
PREPARE YOUR SKIN
One of the things that annoy me most when putting on foundation is the unwelcome appearance of small flakes of dry skin that suddenly is very apparent, only after foundation is applied. Just the other day this happened, and I got so irritated that I removed my entire layer of foundation.
When wearing foundation, to me the key work is moisture. I never put on makeup before using a moisturiser, and when the problem is flaky skin, the best way to get rid of it is to scrub your face. This is exactly what I did the other day and it worked like a charm. It also left my skin super soft.
ACCIDENTAL MASCARA SPOTS RIGHT ON TOP OF YOUR PERFECT EYE MAKEUP
WAIT FOR IT TO DRY
I can’t even begin to count how many times this has happened, and in fact, it happens every time I put mascara actually. No matter how careful I am I always manage to drive some part of my mascara brush to the eyelid, leaving an unflattering black mark, right on top of my eyeshadow. This is the worst, but maybe a year ago I learned that dry mascara doesn’t stick well to dry shadows, and so being patient is key. Wait for the mascara to dry and then take a cotton swab to gently rub the mascara away. But remember to be careful so you save your eye makeup 🙂
EXCESS EYESHADOW DRISSLING ONTO YOUR UNDER EYE AFTER APPLYING FACE MAKEUP
START WITH JUST YOUR FOUNDATION
Okay, so here there are several ways to save your make up, but the way I do my makeup is by first applying foundation. When putting on eyeshadow I like my skin to look even for a tidier look, but this also leaves space for my foundation to get ruined if eyeshadow falls down and sets on my under eye. The way I solve this though is by actually letting it. That’s why I only start with foundation and then move on to the eyeshadow. Now I have an even skin look, but not a finished one in case of an accident. And then lets say the accident does happens. I have a beautiful eye makeup, but my under eye is filled with eyeshadow which definitely isn’t pretty. Now, because there’s only foundation here I remove both the eyeshadow and the foundation, which leaves me with skin. From here I can start from scratch, with a little moisturiser and then foundation again. Now you’re left with an even layer of foundation and also eye makeup, and you can start with the rest of your routine. Mine is next putting on concealer, bronzer, highlighter, blush and lastly mascara.
TOO MUCH CONTOUR/BLUSH/BRONZER
USE A BEAUTYBLENDER
Warming up the face with bronzer or giving the face color with blush is a must when doing my makeup, however it does happen that I get a little too much onto the skin. In cases like these where that accident happen, and I don’t want to remove it all, I first pull out a completely clean, large brush and brush as much I can away and I blend what I can as much as I can. This can only do so much though, and so the last thing I then do is take what’s left of my foundation on my beautyblender and dab over the contour, blush or bronzer with it to sort of fade it out a little. A damp beautyblender is my favourite tool when it comes to foundation and I highly recommend it.