Have you ever accidentally gotten makeup on the clothes you were trying on in a dressing room?
(Uh…I am totally guilty of doing this, and yes, I’m a little ashamed.)
Even though I always do my best to keep it from happening, sometimes it’s darned near impossible! — like if it’s a shirt or a dress that’s really hard to take on or off.
It almost happened to me a while back when I was trying on a white dress at Ann Taylor. I was wearing a full face of makeup, and the dress I wanted to try on had a very narrow opening at the neck.
Standing in the dressing room, I realized that there was no way I was going to get in or out of the dress without getting makeup on it…and that’s when I had an aha moment! I draped the shirt I was wearing that day, which happened to be black, over my face like a veil, where it could work as a protective barrier between my makeup and the dress. Then I slipped the dress over my head without leaving a mark on it.
Obvs, this trick works better if your top is a dark color that won’t easily show any makeup on it, and it also helps to turn the shirt inside out, just in case you still get some makeup on it anyway. At least that way the makeup is on the inside, and not the outside, of the shirt.
Although I left the store empty-handed that day (the dress was super cute, but I knew it was a makeup magnet, and there was no way I’d ever make it through a day without getting it dirty or stained), at least I figured out a new life/makeup hack. 🙂
Next time you’re trying on clothes, give it a go.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,