August 1, 2013 Ashley Rebecca Spotlight

How To: Turn 3 Makeup Don'ts into Makeup Do's

how fix too much makeup When you’re juggling work, a social schedule and all the life that happens in between, it can be difficult to nail perfect makeup every time. Luckily, one wrong move doesn’t mean you have to start over on your face. With a few simple tips, you can turn your makeup don’ts into do’s in a matter of seconds.

Smudged to Smokey

Smudged eyeliner have you down? Try blending it on the lid with a brush, then applying shadow on top to create a smokier look that hides your uneven or smudged line. If you prefer a more natural look use softer shadow colors instead. My Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Eye Pencil; Urban Decay Naked Palette; Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eye Liner

Caked to Concealed

So you've caked on too much concealer under your eyes—no problem. If concealer gets too thick, smooth it out with your finger and apply a thin layer of eye cream on top. This will maintain a soft finish without needing to reapply. My Product Picks: Garnier Anti Dark Circle Roller; Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer; L’Oréal RevitaLift Triple Power Eye Treatment  

Orange to Glowing

If you’ve applied so much bronzer that your face and neck no longer match, buff translucent powder on top of the bronzer to tone down the color. This will create a natural finish that is less obvious, while still maintaining a golden bronze glow. My Product Picks:  Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder, Yves Saint Laurent Poudre Compacte Radiance; Physicians Formula Mineral Face Finishing Veil What’s your most common makeup mishap? Let me know below and I may share a fix in an upcoming article! Photo: Thinkstock
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    About the Author: Ashley is a New York City-based makeup artist with a robust list of editorial and celebrity clients.