It happens to the best of us. We drift in our thoughts with that makeup brush in our hands, only to realise we have applied too much powder/blush/bronzer and look like we are dressing up for Halloween in the middle of February. The only option left after that is to either start over with your makeup or wash your face and cancel your plans. Well, there’s another way out and it's an easy one.

You can undo the mishap and fix it like nothing happened, without completely removing your makeup. Whether it is your foundation, highlighter or blush, here is how to keep calm and tone down your excess makeup like a pro. 

Too much foundation
 

Too much foundation

Applied a little too much foundation than was needed and now it looks cakey? Simply grab your beauty blender and dampen it. First, wipe off extra foundation carefully with a tissue, in a quick sweeping motion. Next, take your damp beauty blender and dab it on the area you took foundation off from. It will smoothen out the coverage, softening the lines and will give you an even finish.     

Blush OTT
 

Blush OTT

In one swipe of blush, you don’t get enough flush, so you buff again and now it’s too much! Happens too often? Thought so! Don’t panic and reach for your setting or finishing powder. Any translucent or loose powder will work. Dab a tissue paper on the OTT blush to take some of it off. Then apply some loose powder to tone down the pigmentation in a jiffy.

Excess highlighter
 

Excess highlighter

We love that glowy AF look, but sadly there is such a thing as too much highlighter. If you have played up your highlighter a little too much and are now sparkling like a lighthouse, take some makeup remover on a cotton ball and dab it on the areas you want to tone down. Once you’ve removed enough highlighter to get just the right amount of glow, smoothens it out with a damp beauty blender. Hallelujah! But, be careful next time! 

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