DIY Beauty Fixes

Mascara smudge on your lid

Have you ever smudged your lids or face will applying it? I certainly did. The most common mistake we all do is wipe it off right away. NO! You will ruin everything you have applied underneath it. All you have to do is have patience, wait till it dries, continue applying your makeupe, grab a Q-tip and just flick it away. Really! a single small push with your cotton bud and the mascara will flick off your face. Pretty smart, huh!



Chapped lips

Before going to bed, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to your lips. The next morning, gently rub them with a washcloth, and the dead skin will peel right off. For a natural alternative, replace the petroleum jelly with olive oil (or even without olive oil, its just for added benefit to your lips) and with a light hand, rub a toothbrush on your lips in a circular motion to get rid of the dry skin. This easy exfoliation technique will leave your lips feeling smooth and soft.

Undo a Blush Overdose

Has a glance in the office mirror—yikes!—told you that you overdid it with the blush this morning? Here's a quick way to fix it, from Carmindy, the makeup artist on TLC's What Not to Wear. If you need to cover up cream blush: Put a drop of foundation on a makeup sponge, then brush the sponge down your cheek in tiny strokes. If you overdid it with powder blush: Use a dry sponge to blend it, or cover with a light dusting of finishing powder.

Stop Flyaways

To further calm static, use a conditioner that contains cetrimonium chloride. The positively charged ingredient dissipates the negative charge that causes flyaways.

Clean Up Spilled Nail Polish

When your favorite nail polish drips on the dining room table, what do you do? Sprint for the nail polish remover? Furiously wipe at it with a paper towel? "That's exactly what you shouldn't do—remover will damage the varnish on the table; rubbing it will spread the stain. Instead, walk away let it completely dry, & then gently flick it off.

Uneven Eye liner

To fix unevenly applied liner, dip a clean, pointed Q-tip into liquid makeup remover (or a non oily/ water based moisturizer), then squeeze the soaked tip with a tissue until it's almost dry. Use it as an eraser to even out your less-than-perfect work.

Broken Powder Compacts

It happens to everyone. A slip of the hand, an overzealous reach for your brush, it just takes a second and then smash. You favorite blush, bronzer, shadow, or powder sits on the floor, its contents shattered into tiny little pieces. Do you throw it away? No!All you need is a few drops of rubbing alcohol and a spoon or butter knife. Pack all of the broken pieces into the case as much as you can before you start, as you want to use as little alcohol as possible, then add just a few drops to soften the product. Gently push the pieces together with the flat side of your spoon or knife until it resembles its former glory. Now, all you have to do it wait for it to dry before you can use it as normal. Sometimes the damage is too great, so if your compact is more powder than pieces post-fall, crush the rest and make it into a loose powder.

Broken Lipsticks

Part of the fun of putting on lipstick, especially in public, is that motion; the swipe. But what about when you’ve squished it up into the lid? The most stylish way to salvage this is to make your own lipstick palette. There are two ways to make a palette. The first is to simply take a knife, remove the squished lipstick, and spread it in your container of choice. This works very well but doesn’t look great. The other option is to get a small container, or empty eyeshadow quad and decant your favorite colors into it. You only need a small amount of the lipstick, but this way you have your own custom palette with all your favorite shades.
To transfer the lipstick, and make it look clean and professional, you’ll need a candle, a spoon, a toothpick, and your container. Take a small amount of the lipstick and put it onto the spoon. Hold the spoon over the flame, but never touch the bottom of the spoon to the flame. You only need very gentle heat to melt the lipstick so be patient and let it melt slowly, stirring with the toothpick. Once it’s just melted, pour it into the container. Don’t pour it all the way to the top, as you’ll see it expands slightly when it cools. Then clean your spoon and start on the next color.

Uh-Oh: “My mascara's clumpy”

Run the mascara brush over a soft handkerchief or microfiber towel (tissues can tear and leave pieces behind) to gently remove product buildup, repeating until the brush wipes clean. Then, place the wand at the base of your lashes and gently twirl as you pull it upward to separate them.
 

Cakey foundation 

Apply a dime-size dollop of a lightweight facial lotion to the back of your hand. Tap your ring finger into the moisturizer and dab it over the cakey areas to blend and smooth away those uneven patches.
 
 
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