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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Benefits of Wearing Eyelash Extensions

What are the benefits of wearing eyelash extensions?

Appear more youthful, alert, and approachable.
Feel the incredible experience of increased eye contact, connection, and inner confidence.
Free yourself from the wasted time, frustration, and damage associated with eyelash curlers and mascara. No more clumpy lashes, smudges, and eye-irritating flakes.
Eyeliner is optional as the base of the extension creates a line along the lid. Many clients do not feel the need to wear makeup at all.
Accentuate the color and brightness of your eyes. Eyelashes can actually bring out the green or blue in your eyes or brighten the shade of your brown eyes. They can even make your whites brighter and lessen redness.

Can I wear mascara and other eye makeup?

Absolutely. Of course, one of the greatest benefits of eyelash extensions is eliminating the need for mascara on a daily basis. Eye shadows and eyeliners are perfectly fine to use. Oil-based products, particularly waterproof mascara, should be avoided as they may compromise the life of your extensions.

Can I swim, shower, exercise, tan, and/or get in a steam room or sauna?

You may resume normal activities 24 hours after your initial application. Prolonged and excessive exposure to heat and water may lessen the life of your lashes, but will not make them fall off. Some of my regular clients are fitness enthusiasts and do not tend to lose their lashes more quickly than others.

How do I maintain and take care of my eyelash extensions?

1.) Avoid pulling, touching, picking, or rubbing your lashes at all time.
2.) Do not wash or get eyes wet for twenty-four hours after your lash application. After twenty-four hours have passed you will then be able to get your lashes wet.
3.) Sleeping on your side or back is recommended. If you sleep face first you will smash the lash extensions and they will become tangled and worn.
4.) Do not use oil based eye makeup removers or facial cleansers. Use only gel-based cleansers to remove makeup and cleanse your lashes. Only use a water-based mascara to ensure that the product will easily wash off without scrubbing.
5.) Do not use an eyelash curler. Since your eyelash extensions are already curled and long you will not need to curl your extensions. Eyelash curlers are extremely harsh and will break both your natural lashes and your eyelash extensions.
6.) Use warm water and suggested gel based cleansers to clean your lashes and remove eye makeup. Wipe gently around the eyes without scrubbing and pat dry. Do not use Q-tips or cotton, as remnants will be caught in your lashes.
7.) Occasional short visits to the sauna or steam room is fine however, daily or excessive exposure to steam cause the adhesive to loosen the extension from your natural lash. If this happens it may require more frequent visits to have, your lash re-touched.

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