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If you've ever applied makeup in the back seat of a car, you know what it feels like to really mess up your look. One bump in the road and your eye liner has given you whiskers.
Yes, applying makeup quickly often leads to makeup mishaps. Luckily, celebrity makeup artist Ashlee Glazer stopped by TODAY Tuesday with quick fixes for our hurried mistakes, like these eight makeup woes.
1. Eyeliner smudge
Eye cream, like Neutrogena's Hydroboost gel eye cream, will help rub away any errant eyeliner. It's sensitive enough to use around the eyes and strong enough to remove the darkest liner.
Neutrogena Hydroboost gel eye cream, $14, Amazon
2. Fading lip color
It's nearly the end of date night and your lip color is barely there. To keep your pucker as bright as you feel, Glazer recommends long-lasting lip colors that will keep your color popping all day and night.
She looks for long-lasting makeup products in every category, including blush and eye shadow. Makeup mishaps occur when the look starts to fall apart with natural facial oils. Long-lasting products help keep things in order.
Rimmel Kiss of Life lipstick, $9, Amazon
Maybelline Expertwear, $3, Amazon
Blemishes have a way of popping up at the most inopportune times, and can even make Glazer's celebrity clients feel insecure. She recommends covering blemishes as the last step of your makeup routine. A combination of concealer and powder yields the best results for long-lasting camouflage.
Revlon photo ready concealer, $7, Amazon
L'oreal Paris Infallible 25H powder foundation, $9, Amazon
4. Washed-out skin
If you're rushing to put on makeup, chances are you're feeling a little short on sleep, too. A lack of slumber can take a toll on your complexion, but Glazer has the fix: When there's not enough time for REM, breathe some life back into your face with an illuminating highlighter, which will leave you looking bright and cheery until that real healthy glow comes back around.
NYX Liquid Illuminator - Born to Glow, $7, Amazon
5. Dry lips
If your lips are dry, no amount of lip liner or lipstick will help. Glazer says tending to proper lip care is essential. She recommends good old-fashioned Vaseline to moisten your lips. You can even apply it over lip liner to soften your makeup to a glossier look.
Mini Vaseline, $2, Amazon
6. Makeup movement
It's midway through a busy day and one quick look in the mirror confirms your beauty fear: Your makeup has migrated! A stay spray can save you from this harsh reality.
Urban Decay makeup setting spray, $20, Amazon
7. Makeup brush distrust
We all have that makeup brush we've owned forever and use for everything. If you can't remember when you bought it, it may be time to replace it. According to Glazer, you should splurge when it comes to this category. A good face brush can be used across a multitude of products, and it can survive many washes — all while providing a smooth application.
MAC split fibre face brush, $35, Shopspring
8. The morning after
A fun night out with friends doesn't look so fun when you wake up with makeup all over your face. It's important for skin health (and pesky blemish prevention!) to remove your makeup before passing out. Glazer recommends a gentle face wash or a wipe. These methods will remove makeup quickly, and are much easier than getting mascara off your pillow the next morning.
Garnier Skinactive water wipes, $5, Amazon
Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser, $15, Amazon