Whether the eyeliner turned out to be too thick, or the mascara wand had a mind of its own, getting our makeup just right can be challenging some days. Here are a couple of quick eye makeup fixes along with tips for preventing these disasters in the future.
Eyeliner Correction & Blunder Prevention
How to Undo Thick or Misplaced Eyeliner: Liquid Eye Makeup Remover is Your Friend
Sometimes we cake on that eyeliner, realizing our mistake only when we take a step back. The great thing about applying eyeliner before other eye products (save for a primer, if applicable) is the fact that you can simply dip a cotton swab in your liquid eye makeup remover and trace along the unwanted eyeliner that’s ruining your otherwise great start.
Be sure to tap off any dripping liquid remover before touching your skin with the swab; a little product can go a long way. You can also try using soap and water if you’re in a bind and don’t have any remover on hand. Using either approach can be a perfect fix for a poorly-angled cat eye tail or any number of failed experiments.
How to Get Eyeliner Thin in the First Place: Shop Small
The easiest way to get a thinly-lined look in the first place is likely to use a thin eyeliner when applying your makeup. L’Oreal’s MicroLiner Ultra Fine Pencil Eyeliner is one such relevant product, branded as giving you the “precision of a liquid liner with the ease of pencil application.” I will submit this warning: once you switch to an ultra-fine product, it might be hard to go back and use regular-sized pencils–the micro-line results really are that good.
Mascara Correction & Blunder Prevention
How to Get Rid of a Smudge without Ruining Your Eye Shadow or Foundation: Be Patient, Then Grab a Cotton Swab
With mascara smudges, timing is everything. Youtube’s Elle Fowler, of AllThatGlitters21 fame, reminds us to refrain from acting on what’s often our first thought after getting mascara on our skin, which is to hurry and wipe it off. This generally smears the unwanted mascara, only making our problem worse. Finish applying your makeup first, and then grab a cotton swab to wipe away the dried excess as desired.
How to Minimize Mascara Smudges to Begin With
The old-school approach to applying mascara–opening your eyes wide while looking up–lends itself to causing blunder after blunder. Arching the neck backwards, on the other hand, while looking down can help position your lashes as to effectively receive mascara while your eyelid skin is left less in reach.
“Micro Liner Ultra Fine Lining Pencil – Eyes – Eyeliner by L’Oreal Paris.” LOrealParisUSA.com.
“Youtube – AllThatGlitters21’s Channel.” Youtube.com.