Prom is finally here but—yikes!—your mascara is a mess and you over-indulged with the atomizer. This cheat sheet has all kinds of quick fixes.
Beauty Blunder: Instead of spraying on a little perfume, you smell like you dumped the whole bottle on your body.
Quick Fix: Diffuse your too-strong scent by patting over-perfumed areas with rubbing alcohol, then wash with soap and water.
Practice Prevention: Instead of spraying perfume on directly, spritz the air and walk through it.
Beauty Blunder: You used too much styling product. Now your locks look greasy but there’s no time to shampoo.
Quick Fix: Use your hands or a flat brush to comb the product out of your hair.
Practice Prevention: Place styling product in the palm of one hand and rub palms together to emulsify. Apply to the underside of hair and ends first, then put on top.
Beauty Blunder: You apply mascara but instead of long lashes you’ve got major clumps.
Quick Fix: Gently comb lashes with a dry, clean mascara wand; lash comb or new, dry toothbrush while mascara is still wet.
Practice Prevention: Wipe mascara wand on a tissue to get rid of excess before you apply.
Beauty Blunder: You used way too much blush and look a little like Bozo.
Quick Fix: Light excess color by applying a little foundation or concealer on top, but be gentle: pressing or rubbing too hard will smudge and make matters worse.
Practice Prevention: After dipping the brush into your blush, blow bristles to remove any excess.
Beauty Blunder: Your lipstick is caught in the dry flakes of your chapped likes and looks like a mess.
Quick Fix: Apply lip balm or Vaseline® on top of lipstick and gently rub lips together.
Practice Prevention: Slick on lip balm of Vaseline® before lipstick. If lips are chapped, look for a moisturizing lipstick for more consistent color and a smoother pucker!
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The staff writers from Differin (http://www.Differin.com) have written a series of articles to help you get ready and look your best for prom. Visit http://www.TakeChargeofYourAcne.com (http://www.takechargeofyouracne.com?sweepid=2&ref=syndicate) to find more helpful prom-prep tips and enter to win a “Posh Prom.