Everyone makes beauty mistakes, sometimes without even knowing it. Here we look at the main mistakes women make when getting ready and offer tips on how to rectify them.
Tan looking streaky? Try massaging mineral or baby oil into your skin to dissolve the self-tanner, then use an exfoliator.
You've taken off layers of varnish and discovered discoloured nails. Remove the stain with a cotton ball saturated with a few drops of both lemon juice and peroxide. In the future, use a protective base coat.
When this happens, mist your face with a water atomizer and smoothen out your makeup with a sponge. Do this by lightly tapping makeup into place and blending well.
Grab a cotton bud and dip one end in moisturizer or makeup remover, making sure to put only a little. Then, gently mop up the smudge and use the dry end to blend out the area.
If you used powder blush, use a clean fluffy brush to remove the excess product. Then lightly apply loose powder on the area to tone down the color. Cream or cheek tint may be a little trickier as you'll need to dab moisturizer on your cheeks and blend until it's the right color.
You've popped a zit and now it won't stop bleeding. Apply firm pressure to stop the bleeding, and use a cold compress or an ice cube wrapped in tissue to quell swelling.
Too much gloss
Less is more when it comes to make-up, and with lip gloss you really do not want to overdo it. When your lips look like they're about to start dripping you've gone too far.
You've over done the conditioner and now you have greasy looking hair. Dissolve one teaspoon of table salt in a cup of warm water, pour it into a spray bottle (or try a saltwater-infused styling spray) and mist hair from roots to ends until it's slightly damp. Blow-dry again to add back tons of volume.
Grime and oil can build up on your make-up brushes and result in clogged pores and spotty skin. Start cleaning your brushes once a week by using a few drops of shampoo, rinse thoroughly, and then lay flat on a paper towel to dry.
Smudge out the eye liner with a fluffy brush or your finger, and create a sexy, smoky eye. A great way to make sure you don't mess up your eye liner when creating a cat-eye is to place a piece of tape from the outer corner of your eye towards the end of your eyebrow. When you're done with the liner simply remove the tape for a perfect line.
- Cover Media
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