7 Must-Know Products to Stop Makeup Mishaps

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Products For Makeup Emergencies

From eye shadow creasing to smudged mascara, makeup mishaps can put a damper on your look.  Here are 7 products to have on deck to stop those beauty emergencies in their tracks!


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Makeup mishap: Unwanted shine

Stop it with: Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Perfector

How it works: Formulated with algae extract, glucosamine and powders, this lightweight face primer absorbs any excess oil as well as minimizes the appearance of pores. Just apply to the oiliest parts of your face (like the T-Zone) so foundation can go on smooth and sans the shine.  $38, shop.nordstrom.com

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Makeup mishap: Bleeding lip color

Stop it with: Lipstick Queen Invisible Liner

How it works: Nothing can ruin a great lip look than color smudging and feathering halfway through the night. Lining your pout with Lipstick Queen’s Invisible Liner first will make sure your color stays put without infringing on color. $18, ulta.com

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Makeup mishap: Creasing eyeshadow

Stop it with: Tarte Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick

How it works: Tarte’s Eye Primer creates the perfect neutral base for eye color using colored clays to keep shadow from fading or creasing. It also nourishes and brightens skin as well as reduce the appearance of redness and discoloration. $12, tarte.com

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Makeup mishap: Smudged mascara

Stop it with: Estée Lauder Little Black Primer

How it works: Apply as a top coat and transform your favorite mascara into a long-wearing and water-resistant product. An extra bonus? It adds volume, lift and length to lashes. $24, esteelauder.com

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Makeup mishap: Dehydrated skin under makeup

Stop it with: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

How it works: Hydrate skin and set your makeup with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer Water. The light mist delivers revitalizing electrolytes that restore moisture while keeping makeup fresh and in place for hours.  $32, smashbox.com

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Makeup mishap: Foundation settling into fine lines and creaeses

Stop it with: Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

How it works: The Optical Blurring Brush is made with veegan friendly fibers that work with any foundation, distributing it evenly so those lines disappear for a smooth finish. $25, urbandecay.com

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Makeup mishap: Fading makeup look

Stop it with: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

How it works: The Veil Mineral Primer from Hourglass creates the base your foundation needs to stay put without feeling heavy on skin. It also minimizes the appearance of fine lines, conceals redness and offers SPF 15 sun protection.  $52, hourglasscosmetics.com

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