Katherine Heigl's Wardrobe Malfunction
I sit here on a very rainy, New York Monday morning with one huge problem (two if you count I haven't had my morning coffee yet). I have rug burn on my face. Seriously! I owe this to the fact that I am not graceful on two feet and when you add one too many cocktails my clumsiness only quadruples. Thus, I sit in my cubicle looking like I got into a bar fight with a massive oriental rug (the rug won).
Lucky for me I am not a celebrity, and the only people who saw my tumble this weekend was my roommate, who already knows what a klutz I am and my sister, who is forced by DNA to talk to me no matter what I look like. When Katherine Heigl was being honored at the ShoWest 2010 Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas this past week and her dress strap snapped mid acceptance speech I can now say I feel for the girl. There she was, almost half naked on stage in front of hundreds with only Billy Bush's hand between her and her ta-tas being on the front of every newspaper.
Let's be honest, we've all had a beauty malfunction, whether it was a dress related accident, or more likely, a beauty one. How many times have you woken up on the day before a presentation with a huge pimple? Or went through an entire meeting with lipstick on your teeth? It happens! The next time you find yourself in a beauty blunder, try one of these tips from Dara Klein, New York City makeup artist to get out of it:
Your mascara runs: First, don't rub! Instead, use a premoistened cotton swab and remove the runny excess. Reapply your concealer and set with powder. And if you know tears are going to be involved (i.e. a wedding, watching The Notebook), save yourself the trouble and buy a tube of the waterproof stuff.
Messy lipstick: Apply a thin coat of lipstick with a lip brush starting in the center of your lips. Next, gently apply pressed powder on top of the first layer to seal it in. Reapply another layer of color on top to finish. Opt for a cream formula like CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick.
Shiny skin: There is nothing worse than looking like you could fry an egg on your forehead. Klein suggests always having some blotting papers on hand. Press, don't rub the paper on your skin so the rest of your makeup stays in place.
How do you fix a beauty disaster? Tell us your solutions in the comments below!