BEAUTY SH*T YOUR MOM SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT YOU! LESSON#4 QUICK FIXES FOR COMMON BEAUTY DISASTERS

We’ve all been there. You’re crunched for time before the {insert: big date, meeting, event, party here} and your make up is not cooperating. Here are 3 common beauty disasters and ways to fix them in under 2.5 minutes.
Disaster #1: Sneezed with Wet Mascara!
It’s winter in Canada so that means that I pretty much constantly have a head cold. This makes applying eye make-up, especially mascara, extra tricky because I never know when I’m going to have a big, eye-watering sneeze. I discovered that simply putting a little spit on a Q-tip will make even the most water-proof of mascara go away without a trace and leave no oily residue like make up remover.

After the mascara disaster strikes, simply place the tip of the Q-tip on your tongue and then swipe, dab, or scrub away at the offending mascara mark. use the other end of the Q-Tip to reapply the powder/eye shadow (if necessary, or blend). Bam! No need to restart and you can accomplish this in less than a minute. (Yes, it might sound gross to put spit on your face – but there are worse things in this world – one day you will thank me)

Disaster #2: Went Overboard on Blush/Bronzer and it Won’t Blend!
How many of us have tried out the new contouring ideas for a big event and then realized that it was a bad idea? Instead of chiseled features you’re looking like you let a kid finger paint your face. If you’re crunched for time and the colours are refusing to blend take your lightest moisturizer (actually I’ve even gone so far to use hand cream – when I realized my gaff at the event!) and blend those colors in. Try and apply it all over your face so you get an ‘even’ bronzey blush color (the effect is that pretty dewy look). Allow 30 seconds for the moisturizer/product combo to set and then, if you have any, apply a little bit of blush to the apples of your cheeks. It may not be the look you were going for, but it sure beats looking like an embarrassed zebra. And honestly, I got compliments on my complexion after I pulled this little trick.
Disaster #3: Manicure is Chipped!
There’s something very teen-angsty about having a chipped manicure. Unless you’re a moody rock star, I find it looks juvenile and just unkempt. That being said, due to my psoriasis and my love-hate relationship with shellac my nails rip/flake apart easily. The good news is that if you’re like me, the majority of your manicure chips happen to the edge of your nail and this is completely salvageable even if you need to be out the door in 3 minutes and don’t have time to reapply your manicure.

If it’s a little chip, simply take a nail file and file under your nail until you reach the nail polish. If it’s a large rip or chip, cut the nail at the best angle you can. File the nail and try to save the shape until you reach the nail polish color. This should take you less than two minutes and then you’re out the door and ready to hit the town!

 

Missy

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