Oops! Got a little heavy-handed with your blush or lipstick? Instead of sudsing up and starting over, undo missteps with these easy tips from Theresa Robison of Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.
Tone down cheek color. When you've put on too much powder blush, sweep a clean, fluffy brush across your cheek, then wipe it on a towel to remove the excess. Continue brushing and wiping until you get the right intensity. For cream blushes, lightly smooth on a dab of lotion to water down the color.
Soften eye shadow by layering a lighter shade over it. A shimmery taupe neutralizes most colors. To try: Jane Iredale Eye Shadow in Taupe ($17.50, janeiredaledirect.com) or Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow in Camouflage ($17.50, department stores).
Remove heavy lipstick If you've overloaded your lips with color (or used the wrong one entirely), apply a clear gloss or balm over it, then blot with a tissue. Repeat until you've subdued or removed the offending layers.