For creases and goofs… I always always always have a Beauty Blender and Makeup Forever Mist & Fix with me to correct any uneven makeup or creasing under eyes and corners of the mouth where smile lines can creep up. I just spritz my beauty blender with the Mist & Fix and gently daub or push the moist sponge into the area that’s looking too makeup-ey. It relaxes that crease and redistributes the makeup so you no longer see a build up. It also sets it at the same time, so it’s like a 3-in-1 benefit from one easy action.
For dry, flaky lips… Another hack or fast fix is disposable mascara spoolies for dry, flaky lips. I first lightly brush the lips with the prickly wand which picks up the flakes and traps them in the bristles. It’s like a dry exfoliation. Then I do a thick layer of Honest Beauty Magic Balm and let that absorb while I focus on the rest of the face, leaving anything else having to do with lips for very last so they have time to re-hydrate.
For dried up makeup… One hack that I always use for dried-up gel eyeliners or cream shadows is airbrush cleaner! I know, who would think of this? But it’s a little trick that takes your aging, yet still-half-full paint pots from cracked and nearly useless to creamy and movable!! Simply drop two to three drops of TEMPTU s/b Airbrush Cleaner and use a tiny spatula or the opposite end of a skinny makeup brush to stir in the drops. The silicone in this cleaner revives the drying paint so it’s instantly usable again. Note: a bottle of this cleaner is only $6! Small investment to make to save paint pots that normally run around $22 (if you’re buying expensive ones like me!).
For day to night… Have you wanted to take your eye makeup from day to night, but left your eyeshadows at home? Well you don’t need them! All you need is a waterproof eye pencil in black. I don’t go anywhere without one! I like to use a few strokes of it on the outer corners of my eyes from lash line up to crease and then use the rubbery other end of the pencil to smudge and move the color around until it’s blended. (You can use a brush to do this too if you have one with you!) Sometimes I twirl a small brush around on the pencil tip and distribute it onto the skin to darken a crease or get a good smoked-out eyeliner effect.