Smudge Proof Your Mascara

Mascara is a great addition to your eye makeup, but using it runs the risk of smudging. The following tips will help you to stop mascara from smudging. Mascara is a great way to define your eyes and to finish the look that your eyeliner and eye shadow have already achieved. However, smudging mascara can really ruin the effect. Flaking and smearing mascara are common complaints among many women. Luckily, there are some useful suggestions on how to stop mascara from smudging.

The first thing to consider is the age of your mascara. The older your mascara the less effective it is in shaping and defining your lashes. However, older mascara also tends to dry out faster and to flake, leaving black specks around your eyes and on your cheeks. To stop mascara from smudging from flaking, try to avoid using old mascara. This shouldn’t be a problem if you use mascara regularly, as you will probably finish a tube before it starts to age.

Another tip to stop mascara from smudging is to invest in quality products. This doesn’t necessarily mean very expensive products; when you find a brand that works well for you, stick to it! However, sometimes spending a little bit more is worth the savings on hasty removal of specks and smudges.

When you think of how to stop mascara from smudging, it is also important to consider the other makeup and facial products you use. If you use eye cream and also experience regular smudging of your mascara, it could be because the cream is causing the mascara to ‘melt’ onto your skin. The same is true of foundations and concealer. To stop mascara from smudging, wait for your eye cream or foundation to dry before applying the mascara.

Of course, the easiest way to stop mascara from smudging is to use waterproof mascara. This is more resistant to flaking and running, and you will notice that you do have fewer problems when your mascara is waterproof. Keep all these tips in mind and you should have fewer problems to stop mascara from smudging.

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Natural Puffy Eye Soother

Whether you’ve been partying all night with your best girlfriends or simply stared at the computer screen too long the day before, waking up with puffy eyes happens to everyone from time to time. You’re not alone!
After a refreshing shower, squeeze 10 extra minutes into your morning beauty routine to soothe your tired eyes.

Natural, Eye-Soothing Technique

Applying a cold compress to your eyelids and under-eye areas reduces the inflammation around your eyes. Wrap a gel-filled compress in a towel and hold it over each eye for 30 second intervals. Alternate the compress for 4-5 minutes, until the swelling subsides.You want everyone to comment on your sparkling, vibrant eyes and not asked if you stayed up too late last night.


AprilApril M. Monterrosa is the Owner of  The Lil Spa Room , PCA Skin Certified, a Nuskin Skin Care Distributor, Founder of  Wonderfully Wise Women, & a Writer for SAXtreme Magazine. Just a simple &  Proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas, a Marine Corps wife, Mama of a Dachshund, & a licensed Cosmetologist of 17+ years, blogging about things I love most…Beauty, Love, Life, Spa, Wine, and everything else in between! Check out my Other Blog at: