4 Common Eye Makeup Mishaps

Beauty |  LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE | By Jennifer Ford of Simply Jenners

Excuse me. Do you have an eye problem? Solutions for common eye makeup mishaps.

Problem/Solution #1|Misplaced Mascara

Ladies if we're not careful, mascara can have us looking cray cray! A lot of us are guilty of using mascara for the wrong purposes, such as unclumping and detangling our lashes. As a result, we apply much more mascara then needed. Applying too much mascara can cause the mascara to bleed onto the under eye area, causing specks on the upper lid, and even causing mascara to enter the inner eye (which is super sensitive) resulting in real tears! To avoid mascara mishaps try unclumping and untangling lashes with a lash wand before applying mascara.  You can use and old mascara wand to do this (make sure it’s clean).
Also try sealing the under eye area. Often times, our concealer and mascara collide by simply blinking, and if your under eye area tends to get a bit oily, you’ll have some streaking for sure. Set your under eye area with a translucent powder to keep the oil away and your mascara in place.

Problem/Solution #2|Eyeshadow Fallout

So you're looking at an almost completed make up look, and you love what you see! Then you apply your eye shadow. If you’re like me, maybe you’re a little heavy handed and as a result you've got shadow in places where it shouldn't be. So now you’re not so in love with your look. If this has happened to you, you’re left trying to find a way to remove the access shadow without completely ruining your look. Well ladies, allow me to introduce you to the perfect fixer, E.L.F. Studio Mascara and Shadow Shield. This reusable tool, shields your skin against mascara smears and eye shadow fallout. You can purchase this tool from Target for $3. You can also purchase disposable shields atdermstore.com 

Problem/Solution #3| Eyeliner / Mascara That Won't Budge

While we may love the dramatic look eyeliner and mascara creates, the drama in taking it off is just annoying. I’m sure I’m not alone in this love hate relationship. It seems no matter how much makeup remover we apply around the eye area, our eyeliner/ mascara will not move! This is especially true with water proof products. Sometimes it can take several days of scrubbing to remove eyeliner and mascara residue. Simply put, “Ain’t nobody got time for that”!  To help you get your mascara off the first time, try using olive oil or almond oil around the eye area. Oil breaks down the water proof properties of eyeliner/mascara helping the makeup to slide right off. Apply olive or almond oil to a cotton ball (do not use Vaseline or Baby Oil), and gently swipe along eye area removing makeup.  Finish by washing your face with a gentle cleanser.  

Problem/Solution #4| Eyeshadow Creasing

If you have oily skin, you’ve probably noticed creasing in your eye shadow. A trick for this is to apply a mattify-ing cream to your lids before applying any shadow. When applied to the face, mattify-ing creams help to keep your skin dry and if applied to the eyelids, it works just the same. Even if you don’t have oily skin, a mattify-ing cream is useful during the warmer months when we tend to sweat which also causes creasing. Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free Moisturizer, is a perfect mattiy-ing product and its beauty budget friendly! You can purchase this product from Ulta Beauty for just $5.


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