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Common Makeup Mistakes And How To Fix Them

Clare Cherry

Posted on February 04 2019

Common Makeup Mistakes And How To Fix Them

No matter how good you are at applying makeup, there are common makeup mistakes which affect us all. These mistakes usually happen at the most inconvenient time, like when you’ve woken up late or are trying out a new product. When a mistake does happen, taking all your makeup off and starting over again is usually not a realistic option.

How To Fix Common Makeup Mistakes

Even the simplest of makeup looks come with their own risks of going wrong, so here are some of the most common makeup mistakes and how you can fix them without having to restart your whole look.


Your Foundation Is Too Dark

We’ve all been a victim of buying a foundation that looked perfect in the store to find that when applying at home it is far too dark for your skin tone. To avoid wasting product and money on buying a new one, you can salvage it by mixing the product with some lightweight moisturiser. Simply blend together on the back of your hand and apply with a foundation brush for a better coverage and shade.


Untidy Nail Varnish

Even the most careful of manicures can result in nail varnish finding its way on the skin surrounding your nails, making it one of the most common makeup mistakes. Whilst it may be tempting to just remove it and start again, you risk tainting your colours and skin with the colour of the nail varnish.


The use of nail varnish remover followed by a quick polish application can mean that your manicure doesn’t last as long, so a simple way to tidy it up is to use a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover to get rid of the excess polish on your nail bed.


Glitter Eyeshadow Has Fallen On Your Face

Our collection of glitter products come in different colours and pigments so that you can create your own unique makeup look. However, when applying to your eyes you may find that, without the proper preparation, the glitter falls on your face. A common makeup mistake, many people will simply try and dust it off only to find that it spreads even further.


An easy way to remove excess glitter is to apply moisturiser to the unwanted glitter and then press a dampened sponge or cotton wool pad over the top to lift the glitter away from the skin without messing up the rest of your makeup. You can also buy our glitter glue to keep your glitter in place and to add an extra shimmer to your look.

Your Lipstick Has Gone Flakey

Even if your beauty and cosmetic regime includes regular exfoliation of your lips and frequent lip balm applications, lipsticks can make our lips seem dry and accentuate any rough patches. Next time you apply your favourite shade and are faced with flakey lips, simply dab your lips with a clear or colourless balm. This will not only moisturise your lips, but soften up flakes and make your colour last longer.

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