We've all picked out beauty duds before-the too-dark lipstick, the funky fragrance. You win some, you lose some, right? But there are few ways you can increase your chances of scoring the perfect product-even when you can't try it on. Whether you're ordering online, shopping shrink-wrapped drugstore packages or merely skeeved out by all those germy testers, here's how to make (almost) every purchase a win.
Lip, Eye and Cheek Color
Learn to use color like the pros do, and you'll never again be stuck with a shoddy shade. As makeup artist Sonia Kashuk points out, there are myriad ways to adjust a lip color you're not loving, such as dabbing on too-dark colors with fingers to make them sheer, or combining products to tweak a hue. "If a color is really blue, use a brown-based lip pencil to help neutralize it," Kashuk advises. "If you want more vibrancy, use a hotter pink pencil underneath." Glosses can also help adjust