We at Frectify face a trying, daily problem. It is something that plagues us all, and while we’ve yet to find full-proof prevention (blame the weather), we’ve certainly pieced out the cure.
Picture this. You are out with a few friends, patrolling a mall, trying to look good and smell nice. It’s been a relatively easy mission to accomplish. Your perfume wears off, but at least your face make-up is still in tact.
You catch sight of yourself in the reflection of a mirrored pillar. It’s a quick, mechanical glance but it’s enough for you to realise that your eyeliner has bled miles into your concealer, and the bags under your eyes look like sacks of dirty grey sand. Not pretty at all.
That’s it. Your life is over.
It’s okay, you tell yourself, taking slow, measured breaths. Your friends look at you like you’ve got a disease. They ask if you’re having an asthma attack—if you need a paper bag.
Just head down to Sasa, Watsons or Guardian and get a packet of makeup removing wipes.
There you make your purchase. The wipes cost you $2.90. You make a mental note to bring these wipes around for future emergencies of similar nature while you force your friends to follow you into the washroom in a mad dash.
Calmly, you tear a moist tissue in half (to fully utilise your 24 pieces, because god knows you need them), stow away the other half in the convenient re-sealable packet, and sweep the makeup mess off your face in one swift motion.
After which, you'll look and feel like an entirely new person. So this is what being born again feels like, you think to yourself.
But that's not all. There's touching up of makeup to be done; because afterall, you’ve only got rid of the smudges of eyeliner that resembled skid marks along the undersides of your eyes. In the case where you’ve been as gentle to your skin as a steamroller, then there might be residual dark undertone which might need more touching up of. This varies from girl to girl but our advice is to sweep, but not scrub.
Pat your eyes dry with some tissue, dab some concealer and smooth it out on your freshly cleaned skin with your fingertip. Then go over your eyelids with a fresh coat of eyeliner for finishing touches.
A few spritzes of perfume from your mini perfume vial (available as samples in magazines, so source!), and you done! You look and smell absolutely pristine all over again.