Can you solve these common beauty emergencies?

BEAUTY & FASHION

Annette

6 Min Quiz

What do you do when you wake up with a massive zit before a big day?

Picking won't do a thing and neither will zit cream! Mix some anti-redness cream with a bit of concealer and cover that thing up, fast!

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Which of these OTC products will cool a zit's inflamation, fast?

Both Visine and toothpaste will decrease the inflammation of a zit. Use a toothpaste zit mask!

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Which of these works when you stink, but have no deodorant?

It's smart to freshen yourself up with baby wipes. You can even then apply a little hand sanitizer or a lemon wedge to the armpits to clean them.

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Your eyes are extremely puffy. What do you do?

Put spoons in the freezer to cool, and then apply them to your eyes to soothe. Caffeine will only dehydrate you.

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Your self-tanner is seriously orange. What do you do?

Get in the shower and start exfoliating. This will remove the top cells, so the tanner fades faster.

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How do you whiten yellow teeth for cheap?

Baking soda once a week on your toothbrush will combat yellowing teeth. Add a little lemon, too!

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What do you do when nail polish gets all over your fingers?

You can clean up the sides of your nails with a Q-tip dipped in varnish remover. This will keep your home manicure neat.

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What do you do when your face looks tired?

More makeup is just going to make your face look more tired! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

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Your cuticles are ragged, but you have no cuticle cream. What do you do?

When in a bind, use baby oil, olive oil or Vaseline. You want to moisturize the cuticle, not cut it away!

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What do you do when your favorite lipstick shade is being discontinued?

Take the remaining tube to a beauty consultant, and allow them to find a suitable match for you​. You may need to blend colors.

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What do you do when your "dewy" look has gotten a little too dewy?

Translucent powder will help your look go from dewy to matte in no time. Oil-absorbing powder is best.

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What do you do when your compact shatters?

You can put the rest of the broken powder in a small container, grind it up and use a wider brush for application. It's still the same makeup, it's just now loose powder!

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What do you do when your tube of lipstick breaks?

Put the remaining product into a small container, such as a pill box (with no pills in it!). Then melt it for 30 seconds in the microwave and apply with a lip brush.

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How do you deal with dry, flaky lips?

Brush your lips with your toothbrush to exfoliate, then apply lip balm. You need to get those dead skin cells off!

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What do you do when you run out of dry shampoo?

Talcum powder, or even rice powder, should be applied to roots to soak up excess oil.

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How do you tame unruly brow hairs in a pinch?

This is a great way to tame unruly brows, just make sure you never use that brush on your teeth!

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How do you remove smudged eyeliner fast?

You don't need to start from scratch! Simply use a pencil eraser to remove the smudges.

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What works to prevent eyeshadow from falling below your eye during application?

Place either a piece of tape or a post-it note below your eye to catch excess product. The sticky part then can even be used to pick up the rest of the dust.

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What do you do when you have no foundation, but some remaining concealer?

This is a great way to make your concealer spread, and it adds moisture too!

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What works wonders for dry lips?

This actually works! You're going to be amazed by the results.

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What can you apply to oily skin to remove shine?

You read that right. Apply a little hand sanitizer to oily skin. You can try vodka too, but we don't recommend it at all.

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What lipstick should you wear when your teeth are a little yellow?

The blue undertone is going to help whiten your teeth. Choose cool, bright red!

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What do you do when you have a terrible sunburn and no aloe?!

Okay, you don't have to fill a bathtub with milk, but you can apply a cold milk compress. It soothes the inflammation.

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How do you solve serious irritation after waxing?

Yes, apply diaper rash cream. It will soothe the irritation, and then use the fruity yogurt to soothe your soul.

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What do you do when you have over-contoured?!

Blending heals all things! Simply use your beauty blender to blend away the harsh contrasts, and it will soften your look.

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What do you do when you come home from the salon, and your hair is too dark?

This actually works. Use a harsh, clarifying shampoo several times, then moisturize your hair with a great conditioner.

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What do you do when you come home from the pool, and your blonde hair is green?

Washing your hair with ketchup will actually tone the green down! But, your head is going to smell like ketchup. . .

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What do you do when you over-pluck your brows?

Use a brow pencil, but not too dark! You want the color to look natural, and not fake.

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What colors are best to conceal dark undereye circles?

What you're trying to combat are the purple and blue undertones. That means that you should use either orange or green.

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You're in a big city, your makeup looks terrible, and you have nothing to fix it. What do you do?

This is not an ad, this is a serious suggestion. In a real pinch, find a Sephora or other cosmetics store, and just start applying makeup for free!

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Your gray is showing, but there's no time to color your hair. What do you do?

So, you could wear a hat, but it's smart to simply use your mascara to cover grays​. If your hair is light, try to have some light-brown mascara in your makeup bag.

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What do you do when you realize​ that you bought the wrong shade of foundation?

Everyone that sells makeup allows you to return a bad shade. If they give you trouble, tell them you're allergic to it. . .

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How do you tame wild bangs?

Use the headband in the morning to keep the bangs in place, spray with hairspray, and they should stay put after you remove the headband!

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What do you do when you get mascara on your face during application?

It's best to wait till it dries, then slough it off with a cotton ball. This way, you don't spread it further!

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How do you deal with flyaways?

The old toothbrush and hairspray trick again! Just spray the brush and comb down the flyaways.

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About This Quiz

It happens to all of us. There are wardrobe malfunctions​, and then there are beauty malfunctions! These timeless beauty hacks will help you to get out of a bind, fast! So let's test your knowledge of how to solve the most common beauty emergencies.

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