How to Fix Common Beauty Mishaps

Because accidents happen.

It’s always when you’re five minutes late to work, or worse, when you’re already at work when you notice a major beauty blunder. Runny eye makeup and greasy hair? We’re all subject to the occasional mishap!

While it’s inevitable mother nature and makeup may always be at war, we’ve rounded up a list of beauty hacks to live by when you only have seconds to spare!


You popped a pimple before running out the door...

After you’ve finished popping a pimple you may notice a bit of redness in the spot. Pick up a spot treatment like Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel that you can just store in your desk for such occasions. Witch hazel (the trusty ingredient in the toner) works wonders on acne spots and can give you instant results when trying to reduce redness! 

Thayers Alcohol Free Witch Hazel with Organic Aloe Vera Formula Toner

What You'll Need: Q-Tip Cotton Swabs and Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel 


Your lashes are clumpy...

Having a clear mascara in your purse is always a good idea. Brush out the buildup so you won’t run the risk of adding more product and making your lashes extra clumpy. If you’d rather use your own colored mascara wand, slide the product off and buff out your lashes from there. The e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara is a favorite among Influensters not only for natural looking lashes, but also for getting rid of clumps and keeping eyebrows in place—talk about mutli-purpose!

e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara

What You'll Need: e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara


It’s too humid for your foundation to hold...

When you notice that end-of-the day shine lingering on your forehead, dab Maybelline Fit Me® Loose Finishing Powder on the spot. It instantly mattifies the skin even in the deepest of humidity. This primer is an Influenster favorite for locking foundation in place and maintaining a shine-free complexion.

Maybelline Fit Me® Loose Finishing Powder

What You'll Need: Maybelline Fit Me® Loose Finishing Powder


Your lipstick is bleeding...

eos crystal lip balm

When your favorite lipstick starts bleeding into the skin around your mouth, snag some lip balm from your purse. Bleeding is usually caused by dry skin, so applying quickly removing your lippie and applying balm might just resolve the issue and create an invisible barrier around your mouth if you notice the color creeping out. This should sweep up the excess product and prevent it from increasing out any further! 

What You'll Need: eos Crystal Lip Balm


You over conditioned your hair...

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo should do the trick. It absorbs up any extra grease lingering in your strands. We recommend Batiste, an Influenster favorite that instantly makes your hair feel clean, fresh, and full of body and texture. Plus, there are so many scents and purse-friendly travel sizes, you can find just the perfect hair pick-me-up!

What You'll Need: Batiste dry shampoo


Your clothes are wrinkled...

ghd hair straightener

If you have zero time to iron or steam your garment, quickly heat up your straightener at medium heat. Hold the wrinkled part of your outfit out while you run the straightener over it. Just be careful not to hold the iron on there too long—just in case!

What You'll Need: ghd 1-inch Original Styler


What are some beauty hacks you live by? Tell us in the comments below!

About the Author
Claire R.
Claire R.
I'm a Texas girl living in NYC and obsessed with all things beauty–hot rollers (so southern, I know!), lipstick, and magnetic eyeshadows are just a few of my favorite things. Follow me @clairehrodgers on Instagram!