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Common Makeup Struggles Most M’sians Encounter & How To Fix Them In Under 5 Minutes


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Source: Artem Podrez & Alena Darmel

If you’re new to the beauty industry, chances are that you’re gonna mess up A LOT while putting on makeup. Although makeup skills can be improved with practice, you don’t always have the time to remove and reapply your makeup all over again—especially when you’re in a rush! 

Hence, there’s no harm in knowing a trick or two that can help fix those makeup mistakes ASAP. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of quick fixes to some common makeup struggles we all face—and they’re all easy and beginner-friendly, we swear!


1. Smudged eyeshadow

Those of you who have oily eyelids, we feel you! After merely an hour or two, our eyeshadow tends to smudge, leaving our lids creased. But as long as you have your makeup bag with you,  reapplication can be done quite easily.  

How to fix: 

  1. Blot excess sebum away using a blotting paper.
  2. Apply oil-controlling primer on the eyelids. 
  3. Spray your eyeshadow brushes with a setting spray before reapplying eye makeup.

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2. Mascara stains on eyelids 

Some mascaras come with big brushes and it’s super easy to stain the eyelids during application. If this happens to you, rest assured that you can remove the mascara stains on your lids without redoing your entire eye makeup! 

How to fix: 

  1. Let the mascara dry; avoid wiping it right away as it will smudge your eye makeup.
  2. Dip a cotton swab in makeup remover and lightly rub off the dried mascara. 
  3. Reapply eyeshadow on the affected area and blend evenly.    

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3. Excess or crooked eyeliner

The shaky-hand struggle is real! Whether you’re trying to get rid of an uneven cat eye or a thick eyeliner, it’s extremely easy to mess up your overall eye makeup. Before you smudge your eyeliner and make a bigger mess, here’s a tip for you. 

How to fix:

  1. Let the eyeliner dry completely. 
  2. Using an eyeliner brush, cover the excess eyeliner with a high coverage concealer.

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4. Overdone blush

You’re loving how your foundation and contour look, but after applying your blush, you realize that the highly pigmented blush is all over the place. How annoying is that?! Don’t panic and reach out for your makeup remover, as there are simpler ways to fix it! 

How to fix:

  1. Swirl a powder brush on loose translucent powder.
  2. Gently tap the brush to remove excess powder.
  3. Pat the brush on top of your blush to lighten the hue.

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5. Cakey foundation

Cakey foundation is usually caused by applying too much product or dehydrated and oily skin. Sometimes, we will only notice the patchy foundation on our faces when we view it in different lighting. Too late to redo your makeup? Here’s what you can do!

How to fix:

  1. Blot excess sebum with a blotting paper.
  2. Reapply a thin layer of foundation using a damp beauty blender.
  3. Dab lightly to even out the edges for a smooth finish.

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Tips and hacks aside, if you want to avoid cakey foundation problems or makeup smudges over time, choosing the right makeup products that suit you is the key to ensuring flawless makeup. Bonus tip: it is always best to choose makeup products that are labelled as long-lasting in the first place. 

If you’re unsure about which makeup brand to choose, check out the Rimmel Lasting Finish Range!

This makeup range consists of several amazing products that allow your makeup to stay put all day long. Keep on reading to find out what they are! 

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  • Lasting Finish Fix & Go Setting Spray
    • This bestselling 2-in-1 primer and setting spray is formulated with cucumber and chamomile extracts that soothe and soften our skin so that our makeup looks flawless.
    • It does an amazing job at prepping, setting, and refreshing our makeup with just a few sprays! 
    • Other features:
      • Lightweight and non-greasy
      • Instantly revitalize and moisturize skin
      • Secure makeup for up to 8 hours

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  • Lasting Finish 25HR Foundation
    • Wearing makeup under face masks? Don’t worry! This long-wear liquid foundation stays put on your face for up to 25 hours (yes, even beneath face masks)! 
    • Not only that, but it also contains skin-loving ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E, making sure that your face stays fresh and hydrated all day. 
    • Other features: 
      • SPF 20
      • Mask-resistant 
      • Full coverage with a natural finish
    • 6 shades: Ivory, Soft Beige, Classic Beige, Sand, True Nude, Natural Beige

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  • The Multi-Tasker Concealer
    • Suitable for oily skin, this lightweight and non-greasy concealer is designed to conceal blemishes, brighten dark circles, and even out skin tones
    • And don’t worry, unlike many other cosmetics, this long-lasting concealer does not dry out your skin. In fact, it provides hydration for up to 24 hours
    • Other features: 
      • High coverage; suitable for targeted application and full-face coverage
      • Ultra-blendable formula
      • Large Soft Touch Wand for easy application
      • Mask-resistant 
    • 6 shades: Fair, Light, Ivory, Nude, Honey, Tan

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  • Lasting Finish Compact Foundation
    • In case you didn’t know, Rimmel London has just launched a long-lasting powder foundation! Suitable for all skin types, it controls shine without drying your skin.
    • Better yet, it is transfer-proof, sweat and water-resistant. This means that you’re all set for beaches and water theme parks!
    • Other features:
      • Suitable for sensitive skin
      • Vegan (free of animal derivatives)
      • Lightweight and lasts all-day 
      • Buildable: layer the product for a higher coverage (don’t worry about a cakey finish!) 
    • 4 shades: Fair Porcelain, Pearl, Sesame, Rose Ivory

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Did any of the products catch your eye? You can easily find the Rimmel Lasting Finish Range online on:

Alternatively, the makeup range can also be found online and in-stores at Watsons and Guardian.

For more information regarding the Rimmel Lasting Finish Range, follow them on:


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