Make Up Troubleshooting
Make Up Troubleshooting
Daniel Sandler (Professional Make up artist) gives expert video advice on: How can I cover under eye bags?; How can I rejuvenate a hung-over face?; How can I stop getting lipstick on my teeth? and more...
I've over done the blusher, what should I do?
The easiest thing to do if you've overdone the blusher is to load up either a cotton wool ball, a powder puff or a blusher brush, dip it in loose powder and apply to the over-blushed area. That will immediately tone down the blusher. What you must remember is not to use anything like water or cleanser or makeup wipe, because that will completely make a mess. Work with what you've got, but tone it down with loose powder.
I have a foundation tide mark, what should I do?
The simplest thing to do with a foundation tide mark is to put your fingers under a slightly running tap, and then with slightly damp fingers blend away any hard line or tide mark. Alternatively, use a little moisturizer straight onto the area and blend down and out until it disappears.
How can I cover under eye bags?
All you have to do to cover eye bags is to find a concealer that's the right color and is specifically designed for going under the eye area. Apply the product using a finger or brush to the very darkest area of the eye and then, with your middle finger, tap and blend. If you apply too much and you get a pan dry, sweep a clean dry cotton bud around the area just to remove the excess. If you feel that you still haven't done the job well enough, go back and repeat it until you build up enough coverage so that any darkness or puffiness or whatever it is that needs covering up has gone.
How can I completely cover a spot?
To cover a spot absolutely with makeup so nobody can see it, is really simple. All you need to do is apply the concealer makeup to the area or spot, and then blend out with your finger just tapping. If you use a wiping motion, you'll remove what makeup you're putting on your spot. So use a light tapping motion with the middle finger which just blends. If you're looking in the mirror and you see that the spot is still showing up nice and shiny, dip a very fine brush, almost like a thin eyeliner brush, into a thick concealer makeup and apply it to the center of the spot and then just stipple using the brush. Stipple the makeup over the area of the spot until its hidden. If you go around the good skin and you can see that youve got concealer on an area where it doesnt need to be, take a damp cotton bud, or a cotton bud with a little moisturizer, and just wipe away the excess makeup. Then dip a small brush or a powder puff on to some loose powder so it locks in the concealer so it isn't going to budge. Thats really good! What some people will also find is if they've been picking their spot and the skin is a little bit raw so the makeup isn't sticking to it and they want to cover it with makeup. Therefore what you want to do is put a little bit of powder makeup first onto the area of the spot to deshine, and that will give the concealer something to grip to. So you apply the concealer makeup and then a little powder on top, and that'll cover the spot fine.