MY FIVE “OOPS I FORGOT MY MAKEUP BAG” HACKS

A short while ago I went away for the weekend and while unpacking realised that I had forgotten my makeup bag. Oops! It was the kind of weekend where I could happily walk around without makeup, so I wasn’t too stressed. But then we decided to go out for dinner…

I needed a little cover and colour, so I scratched around in my handbag and all I found were these three items: Compact powder, pink lipstick and eyeliner. Here’s how I did a full face of makeup with only three items.

 

FOUNDATION HACK

For foundation I dampened the sponge of my compact powder and swirled it on the surface of the powder. I then pressed the damp powder onto my skin.

The damp powder will provide more coverage than dry powder. Take care to smear as this will leave streaks.

I even “made” concealer by wetting my index finger, rubbing it in the power, making a light paste and patting under my eyes and wherever I needed more coverage.

 

BLUSH HACK

I’d forgotten my blush but needed a little colour on my cheeks. So, I applied some pink lipstick to the apples of my cheeks and gently patted the colour outwards towards my ears. Voila, blush!

 

EYEBROWS HACK

It’s amazing how eyebrows can define your face. I used the dark brown eyeliner that I had found in my handbag and made very light, short strokes over the brows to darken and define them. I then took a tissue and patted over them to make sure they’re not too dark.

EYESHADOW HACK

For my eyes I put a little lipstick on my index finger and patted it onto my lower lid and blended upwards. I then dusted a little powder over the lipstick to help it stay put.

 

LASHES HACK

I had eyeliner but no mascara. So instead of making a solid line over the upper and lower lash lines, I decided to rather make small dots of liner between the lashes. I then smeared the liner to create a slightly smoky look and also darken the base of the lashes. When the base of the lashes is dark, it helps make your eyes look more defined.

Then I added some lipstick (to my lips this time) and confidently when out to dinner!

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