Thursday, November 20, 2014

5 Common Makeup Mistakes And How To Fix Them

If you are anything like me in the morning, you are in a rush, running around like a woman from the 50's with rollers in your hair and a bathrobe chasing puppies (or kids) around the house.  It is a constant battle on weekdays to balance between getting ready and tending to their needs and the hubby's needs.  So sometimes, my eye liner can be uneven, my foundation cakey or my blush too heavy.

Here are some quick and easy makeup fixes for some common issues and mistakes that can occur so you don't have to start all over!

Hopefully it's never this bad

  • Smudged eyeliner...Okay it happens to me a lot.  I have a 5 month old puppy who wants to jump on me at my vanity and give me kisses so a smudge or a crazy looking cat eye is bound to happen.  The fix? Invest in a makeup remover pen.  E.L.F. has one for less than $3 (online or Target) and it is the perfect fix.  It eliminates you having to re do your whole face. You can also use a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover.  Or if you have any eye makeup remover pads or wipes, use the tiniest corner of it to wipe the mistake away.  

This might need a whole face redo

  • Cakey makeup? Atomizer's are all the rage lately (I don't have one) so you may have one.  That is the best way to fix it, you want to lightly spritz your face and then blend out the foundation with your beauty blender or sponge.  Or you can wet a paper towel lightly and dab your face and then blend it out.  The beauty blender is truly the best way to apply a thick or full coverage foundation.  I am currently using Kat Von D (review to come) and can't imagine applying it any other way.

On your way to the circus??

  • Too much blush? Looking sunburned or forgot to tap off the excess? Been there, done that.  Lately I have been using powder blush so if I put too much on, I take my fluffiest brush and blend, blend, blend it out.  I will apply setting powder in that area if I need to remove more.  If you are using a cheek tint like Benefit's Benetint, you can take some of your face lotion and lightly rub it over the area. You may need to dab a bit more foundation on if the lotion alone is not enough.  


  • You blinked and got mascara under your eyes or smeared some on your lid while applying? The makeup remover pen or q-tip come in very handy again. I truly try to go very slow applying mascara and I use a business card to cover under my eyes and my eye lids.  Or whatever sample pack is lying around I grab.  Same goes for when applying eye shadow, that way the fallout lands on the card.  

Ummmm no

  • Went overboard with the smokey eye for day time?  Since I have BareMinerals powder foundation I use some foundation to tone it down and blend it out.  But first, I will try to take my fluffy eye brush and blend, blend, blend.  Even blotting your eye lid with a tissue or paper towel can help remove some product.
Speaking of smokey eyes, stay tuned as I am doing a holiday makeup post with several tutorials for different looks for the holiday season!!

Of course I wish you all nothing but PERFECT makeup days :)  Have any problems I didn't cover? Know any tricks yourself?  Let me know in the comments below!

Have a great day!! xo

Little Bit O Truth 


  1. Great post! I've been there and done that on all of them. :)

    Shea |


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