This Smokey Eye Was Almost A Disaster

I will be the first to admit that I mess up my makeup on the regular. Eyeliner ends up an inch thicker than intended more frequently than you might imagine. Over the years I've learned a few tricks to deal with the many makeup mishaps that befall my face, and it's almost always possible to salavage a look without having to start over.

Today's look is a prime example of this. I wore it to a recent event where I was on stage in front of 400+ makeup lovers, applying makeup to a gorgeous model while talking about makeup and makeup related accessories. It was a pretty makeup focused event, not sure if that was clear. So naturally, I wanted my own face of slap to look perfect and hold up under the scrutiny of the hundreds of beauty boffins in the room. Application started well enough but the moment the eyeliner hit my lids it all went Pete Thong. Luckily I was able to apply my many years of learning and rescue the makeup from imminent disaster - this was all made worse by the fact I was running late and most definitely did not have time to remove it and start from scratch. Funnily enough, a picture of this look ended up being one of my most liked posts ever Instagram!

So many of you requested to see a tutorial and so here it is, mistakes and all. I hope this shows you that messing up is not the end of the world and how to keep it together when all goes tits up.  Just remember:

  1. Keep Calm

  2. When in doubt, blend some more

  3. Lashes will fix everything



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