Enough stressing about horrifying beauty slip ups! Here’s how you can set it right without breaking a sweat.
Ever had those days when you’re simply going about your regular beauty routine and all of a sudden you’ve made a terrible blunder you can’t fix? Well, you’re not alone! These mistakes can happen to anyone and trust us when we say there’s always a solution. It may not rectify the problem immediately but it can improve the appearance or even kick-start its healing process. Read on to see how you can recover from some unwanted beauty mishaps.
1. Oxidising Foundation
When you realise that your foundation looks darker after you’ve applied it onto your skin, that’s how you know that it has been oxidised. This is mainly due to your natural oils mixing and reacting to the minerals in the foundation. And sometimes, a very high pH value can also cause it to darken. When this happens, just blot the excess oil off with a facial tissue – this also helps to pick up some of the unwanted orange hues. Then apply some powder that’s a shade lighter. That should do the trick for the rest of the day! To prevent this from happening in the future, always use a toner to balance out your pH level or apply a primer to create a barrier between your skin and foundation.
2. Bruising from waxing
Whether you’re taking on the task by yourself or at a waxing salon, applying the proper techniques is super important so that your skin isn’t hurt from it. However, in the event where the wax strips aren’t pulled right nor gone over the same spot more than twice, they may cause the unflattering purplish bruise which none of us want. You want to pull across and close to the skin in the opposite direction; pulling upwards will only break the capillaries, which you might notice showing up almost immediately. Thankfully, bruising doesn’t last long and while it can heal on its own, you can speed up the process by applying some ice right away followed by a soothing gel like aloe vera.
3. Matte on a dry complexion
This one goes out to all the matte lovers with dry skin. We know how much you love matte makeup, and we’re not forbidding you from wearing it, but why not change up a little? Instead of a matte base, try a moisturising foundation and top it off lightly with loose powder. Otherwise, spray on a hydrating mist should you feel your skin losing its vibrancy. Keep in mind that if you’ve got dry skin, make sure you properly hydrate it with a cream moisturiser or an essential oil to really help seal in the moisture before moving on to your favourite base.
Taken from the print issue. Text by Rachel Dulis.