If your rushing to apply make up for work or a night out, it’s easy to slip and make a mistake. If this happens: don’t panic! Just follow my quick and easy tips to avoid the common make up mishaps and you’ll head out with a flawless look:
1. Wrong Foundation Shade
As a make up artist in Manchester I’ve realised that when you have a sun tan, your foundation can be too light. To make it darker add warmth to your skin by dusting a bronzor onto the places where your face caught the sun, nose, forehead and cheeks.
When we get into winter your foundation can appear too dark, try using a translucent powder to blend and tone down the shade. You could also just use the foundation to contour your face around your temples, hollows of your cheeks, nose and jawlin
2. Dry Concealor
If you have applyed your concealor to disquise dark cirlces and the area looks dry, remove the conealor and dot eye cream along the orbital bone, about the size of a grain of rice is enough then re-apply your conealor.
If you have covered a blemish and it looks dry, dab a small amount of foundation onto it using a cotton bud. Make sure that you exfoliate and moisturise the area later.
3. Smudged Mascara
It can be really annoying if you have applyed your eye shadow and then you get catch your mascara wand and you get a speck of black onto your eye lid. To rectify it wait until it drys then blend with your make up, using circular movements. Lifting up your eyelid when you apply your mascara will prevent it from smudging.
4. Too much Blusher
Blend from your cheeks up to your cheekbones using another clean blusher brush. To stop this from happening in the future place a small amount of blusher onto your brush and shake off any excess, then smile at yourself in the mirror and apply gently to the apples of your cheeks.
5. Over Defined Eyebrows
As a make up artist in Manchester I’ll be the first to admit that it’s easy to get carried away with your eye brow pencil. If it looks like you have drawn a line and your brow line doesn’t look natural, remove it using a cotton bud and re-apply using light featherly motions, step back to check they are even as you go along.
So there it is, the top 5 – now you’ve got no excuse for looking anything less than fabulous! Got another common make up mistake and remedy? Great, pop it in the comments and let us all know. Thanks!