Makeup mistakes and how to fix them!

Have you ever looked back at a photo of yourself and thought “Is that what I looked like?!” We have all experienced a makeup mishap or two in our time, but luckily we learn and grow from our mistakes. We’ve picked our top makeup mishaps that we think you can relate to at least one of!

Nose Contour

We all want that ‘snatched’ looking nose. We have a few contouring tips on how to achieve this.

Firstly use a powder that is cool toned and not much darker than the colour of your foundation.

Draw two lines horizontally down your nose, starting from the tip of the nose all the way up to where your eyebrows start. Keep the lines close to the middle of the nose.

Shade in the part between your nostrils, this will give the allusion of a shorter nose. Then, imagine where your nose would naturally lift near the tip and draw a line horizontally across. Finally, blend blend blend!

Overlined lips

Overlining your lips with a lip liner sounds like a simple task, right? Well, it can look obvious… you don’t want to draw attention to your lips for all the wrong reasons! Try over lining just in the centre of the top and bottom lip, as this will provide a naturally pouty look. Pat out the lip liner with your finger to soften any harsh lines.


Eyeliner Flick

Getting that perfect cat eye look has got to be the most dreaded part of any makeup routine. So, what is the easiest way to achieve a straight line? A trick is to use an item in your house with a smooth edge (e.g. a credit card) and press it against the corner of your eye in an upwards angle. Draw your eyeliner against it for a straight and neat flick.


Blocky Brows

Have you ever filled in your brows with an eyebrow pencil or powder and thought they looked too way too 'blocky'? Because same. The key with brows is to draw upward strokes that mimic brow hairs. The sharper the pencil the better, or you can use a small, angled brush if you are using a powder to achieve the same effect.

Face / Neck Mismatch

This is a simple problem to fix. Simply blend your foundation down your neck (and ears) so there is no awkward colour contrast.

The Wrong Foundation Shade

How do you pick a shade that suits your skin tone?!

Here are some tests you can carry out to find out your skin tone:

1. The wrist test: Look at the colour of your veins. If they are purple or blue in colour, then you are cool. If they are green or olive in colour, you are warm. If you are unable to determine the dominant colour, you are neutral.

2. The sun test: If your skin turns red when you are exposed to the sun, you have cool undertones. If you tan easily in the sun you have warm undertones.

There is also a super handy website called Findation, where it helps to find your perfect shade from the brand you use!

If you haven’t already, try out some of these tips next time you do your makeup routine and thank us later!