Yikes! Lindsay Lohan looks more like the Joker than Elizabeth Taylor in this picture. Not only is she the poster child for bad makeup mishaps in this photo, but she's a living reminder as to why fillers should be avoided. To keep a similar lip liner disaster from occurring, Sarah Lucero, makeup artist for Stila, says to "Look for a lip pencil in a shade that mimics your natural lip tone and simply sketch around the lip line, adding shape and contour. If you shade and shape the lips rather than line them, this will keep lip liner looking modern and beautiful, regardless of the lipstick or lip gloss shade you choose to wear." And please, never try to give yourself bigger lips by lining outside your natural shape. We can tell!
Walking around with clumped together, spidery eyelashes like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville would probably get you nothing but weird looks. "Please only ever apply two coats," advises Sandy Linter, Lancme's Beauty At Every Age expert. "You need to determine the strength of your lashes as you would your hair. If your lashes are thin, don't use a lash thickener. Use something milder that will slightly build up your lashes," Linter says. If your lashes are already clumped, take a spiral brush and remove the mascara by swirling against the lashes.
Uh oh, Demi Lovato, your face is two shades paler than your body! Linter advises, "When foundation is too pale, take a powder blush and deepen underneath your cheek bones and across forehead for some warmth. Then, take a damp sponge and press it into the skin, do not wipe. This should revitalize the color of your skin and make your mistake work."
AnnaLynne McCord's makeup doesn't exactly say "natural flush." To avoid this streaky look, "Check your blush brush and make sure it is puffy and the hairs are not separated or damp looking," Linter says. Apply moisturizer and foundation, then let them sit and blend into the skin. Blush brushes should always be puffy and clean looking. If your blush is darker in the middle, that means it has been discolored by a damp brush. The entire piece of blush in a compact should be the same shade.
To cut down on eyeshadow overload like Giuliana Rancic's "way too dark for daytime" look, try this trick Linter says makeup artists use all the time. "Take a Q-Tip and dip it into a moisturizer or a makeup remover pad. Gently swipe off the tone you need to take down. Then, take your pinky or a sponge tip applicator and just dab on a bit of a neutral tone shadow to soften the look."
The camera flash is bouncing off of Pippa Middleton's intense face shine in this photo. While glowing, illuminated skin is ideal, it can easily turn into an oily mess if not used with caution. Always keep blotting papers handy.
If you've OD'ed on the tweezing like Brittany Snow, Lucero says to "Take a matte shadow two shades lighter than your natural eyebrow hair color and create the brow shape you want to see." If you prefer to fill in your brows with a pencil, Linter adds, "You must use a brow pencil and not an eyeliner pencil. Brow pencils are hard for a reasonthey don't smudge. Eyeliner pencils will smudge and go on too dark."
Using your eyeshadow as a matching liner can be really helpful when creating a smoky eye. But be aware of brown shades that are too light or reddish in tint. As this photo of Jessica Stroup shows, it can too often look like you've been out partying all night.
When you're wearing a gorgeous shade like Evan Rachel Wood's, the last thing you want is clumps and uneven color. "Most likely, it's your lips," Linter says. "They're probably dry and possibly look deflated. I put a clear gloss on my lip brush and then swipe the lipstick and apply." To smooth your pout, Lucero suggests, "Mix a bit of lip balm on lips after you brush your teeth every morning. It will leave behind a soft, cushioned feeling on lips. "
Whoops! Sometimes you don't even know that you've put on too much powder until you see photos the next day. It turns out talc is the ingredient that shows up when those flashes go off. Do yourself a favor and opt for a matte finish foundation on photo op days.