Are you one of those people who can’t seems to avoid your mascara smudging no matter what kind you use? Gosh that must be frustrating. I’m not one of those people, but my sister is and she assures me it’s a huge pain in the rump. I’ve written before about how to keep your eye makeup in general from running, and it was a big hit so the struggle must be real. But what about when it’s just your mascara?
The scenario looks like this: You do your makeup, you put on your favorite mascara, you think you’re all set and then a few hours later you have that grey mascara smudgy haze around your eyes. WTF? It’s like some sort of dirty rotten trick.
I have good news and bad news. The good news is I have some possible solutions. The bad news is, there are a few variables that cause the smudging, and it’s not a one size fits all solution so finding the solution for you might take some trial and error.
The issues include deep set eyes, oily skin, hooded lids, bad habits like rubbing your eyes (In which case, stop rubbing duh) and the list goes on and on.
Before I even start with the other solutions: If you are one of the lucky folks out there who doesn’t need your mascara to add a ton of volume, and has naturally curled lashes your solution is simple. Tubing mascara. The way it’s formulated doesn’t smudge, basically ever. The trade off is it doesn’t hold a curl as well as waterproof and you don’t get much added volume.
For the rest of us who need help with volume and curl here is a little checklist of possible solutions:
So those are some possible solutions for your mascara smudging issues, I hope maybe one or two of them will help you out. It’s definitely a tough puzzle to solve for some people, so if you have any fun little solutions of your own be sure to share!