Most of us usually wear only a minimal amount of makeup, but still find ourselves buying all sorts of beauty loot. There are some products which look so tempting that we occasionally end up with too-loud lipstick, intensely colored eye shadow, and dull-looking blush.
You bought the wrong foundation
Make it darker Apply the foundation as you normally would and then dust a little powder bronzer onto your cheeks, forehead, and chin using a large blush brush, the coppery tones will help add warmth and depth. Another way: create a richer color by mixing a small amount of foundation with a drop of gel bronzer in your palm.
Make it lighter Attenuate the color by mixing it in your hand with a squirt of untinted facial moisturizer. Save a too-dark base for summer, when even sunscreen-protected skin gets darker.
You bought the wrong blush
Make it less intense Soften a blinding shade by applying a more neutral-colored blush like tawny brown, which creates a natural-looking flush on most skin tones. Add a pop of the bright color on top. Together, this duo delivers a subtle blend of wearable color.
Make it brighter Sweep the blah blush over the apples of your cheeks; tap the tops of your cheekbones with your most vibrant shade of pink blush. For gaiety, add a dab of shimmer cream or powder from the same color family as the barely there blush. Moreover adding subtle sparkle, the iridescent formula casts light, creating the illusion of higher cheekbones.
You bought the wrong lipstick
Soften the color When you filling in lips with the too-loud shade, top with a neutral beige lipstick. Keep layering on the beige until you reach your desired tone.
Brighten the color To create a more intense, matte version of a lackluster lipstick you can by first lining and filling in your kisser with a lip liner that's at least two shades deeper than the lipstick. For sheen apply the lipstick and a deeper shade of gloss.
You bought the wrong eye shadow
Soften the color Sweeping lids with a taupe-tone shadow or a pale yellow powder; apply a light coat of the blaring color. In a way it's still too intense, add another layer of the lighter shade. Or you can use it as an eye-liner to softly define just your upper lids if the shadow is bright green, blue, or violet.
Darken the color One-step solution: dampen your eye shadow brush beforehand, which will intensify the hue. To enhance the color enough, try this trick: start by layering lids with a deep shadow (try chocolate brown or plum). Then sweep on the too-drab shade, and finish by adding a dab of a gold shimmer powder shadow.