If you don't like how your makeup has turned out, what do you do?

If I have the time, I’ll completely remove it and start over. If I don’t, then I’ll try to correct it, whether that’s layering a glittery eyeshadow to distract from poor blending, buffing cheek colors to oblivion because it didn’t pair well, etc. If it’s the lip color, I’ll usually have time to remove and start again there.

— Christine
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I usually just try to deal and know it’s okay to have days that you don’t feel cute. I’m already in enough of a hurry in the morning, getting myself and my 11 month old ready and out the door; fixing or starting over really isn’t an option for me!

This happens more often than I’d like to admit. When it’s eyeshadow that has not blended correctly or turned muddy, and I don’t have enough time to start over (which is usually), I try adding a stronger color or shimmer to mask it. Or I’ll use a bright lipstick to distract away from it. Side-parted hair is perfect for hiding one less-than-perfectly made up eye. πŸ˜€

If it’s blush that is too strong, I’ll try buffing it down using powder.

Eyebrows are not hard to fix. I use cosmetic cotton swabs to clean up the lines (the ones that are pointy on one side, round and flat on the other). Lipstick is the easiest to fix, either removing it and starting over or cleaning it up with concealer.

Since I only wear makeup on the weekends I usually always have enough time to correct any mistakes. The length I go to correct or fix something will depend on what I messed up. My most common mistake is usually my wings not quite lining up (looking more like distant cousins instead of twins). If they’re not even I’ll usually just remove all my eye makeup and a little bit around it to make sure it all blends back together.

I usually just roll with it (though poor lip choices tend to get wiped off). If I have time, I might use whatever foundation is left on my beauty blender to go over too-bright blush.

It really depends just how “bad” it is! In reality, I don’t think most people look at us nearly as closely as we think they do (I’m talking about in every day life, not in HD and super close ups as with the photos that Christine and other bloggers do). So unless it’s really ghastly, I’ll smooth things over a bit or blend with some translucent powder and then forge ahead. The only time I’m likely to wipe off and start again is if a base product (CC cream or foundation) has gone on REALLY badly, settling into polkadots in my pores or looking horribly dry and parched. Then I’ll wipe off the face product with a damp face cloth and start again, probably skipping the base product entirely and just applying a moisturizer with sun screen and my other day time skin care.

Shout obscenities, cry. Lol.
Usually I mess up my eyes, so I use qtips and micellar water to clean up problems, or use the fluffy brush and powder I stash in my purse to re-blend things.
I think this may be my first time commenting here. Hi, Christine! Hi, Everyone!

Welcome, Elizabeth! I forgot to include the obscenities part in my posted reply earlier today. Only mine are mumbled because shouting scares my dog. πŸ˜‰

Nothing lol 99% of the time I dont have time to do anything about it except if it’s a lip color change. Otherwise, I’m just screwed for the day lol

Morph it! To the best of my ability. I’m a little too lazy and usually too rushed to take an eye look off and reapply a new one. However, I have ways to get an uncooperative eyeshadow to either work, or to blend it out with a similar, less troublesome e/s. Cheek colors, too. Buff those out, but if they’re still not quite right, soften it or change its tone by adding a different cheek product. As for lipstick or any lip look, that’s easily altered or changed 9 x’s out of 10!

Keep blending, that’s what I do. Or use makeup remover to bring it down or reshape if necessary. I also will put another color over it.

I try not to use any new product or combination of products (sunscreen/primer/foundation) if I am short on time. If my eye shadow looks bad, I will remove it and start over again. If it’s my foundation settling into pores and wrinkles, I will think twice because that means reapplying my skin care as well. Sometimes I can buff it out with a brush or a tissue enough to reapply something different, but if not, I will remove it and start again. If it’s too much highlighter or blush or bronzer, I rub with a tissue and layer some powder over it.

I just try and fix it up – it’s usually my eyeshadows that haven’t worked as well as I thought, so I will either accept that my eye look isn’t as stellar as I thought it would be or remove it and start over.

I’ll do something to fix it. You can always layer something over the eyeshadow if it’s not looking the way you like. Lips can be redone. Blush can be toned down as can bronzing and contouring. I have an eraser pen from Elf and it comes in so handy for any eyeliner fixes etc.

If I have time, I remove it and redo it.

If I don’t have time, I’ll use loose translucent powder to tone down too bright or dark makeup, or to help blend out eyeshadow. If my eyeshadow looks muddy, I’ll put some shimmer or glitter on the lids to give some instant dimension.

A warmer blush can do a lot to fix a blah face, as can a bright lipstick. It depends on the situation.

Add bronzer if it’s a face issue; add Stila Diamond Dust liquid glitter if it’s an eye thing, or add lots of black liner above and below the eye; and/or use a pale pink or beige right over the lip color if it’s a lip thing.

On eyes I try to blend out with a Qtip or lessen color and add another. With mascara I also remove with Qtip dry or moist and go over with eyeshadow to fill the space, with eyeliner mishaps just curse a little! Lol! That is my biggest challenge.
With blush I go very light handed with a soft brush I’m liking the Ecotools one for bronzer it applies powder blush so soft also or the WetnWild ones, also Elf. If color turns out too strong I go over it a bit with a thick brush to take away some color or swiping lightly a highliter also does the trick. Also if blush gets to close the nose I rub it away with the side of my hand where pinky finger is.
Lipstick is the easiest I guess just rub off entirely with a wipe or press lips on napkin or toilet paper and start over.

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