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How Do I Stop Mascara Smudging On My Lower Lash Line?

Question from Ebony.

We all hate when mascara leaves marks and smudges under our lower eyelashes. It’s a very common annoyance that most of us experience. Often, it happens because the mascara formula is too wet, the weather, oil in your skin and many other factors. Fortunately, there a couple of things you can do to help keep it in place.

Always prime the under eye area as well as your eyelid. Try a silicone based primer like L’Oreal Studio Secrets or Clarins Perfect Base and gently pat a little bit under your lower lashes. For an extra bit of hold, lightly dust some translucent powder over the primer.

A waterproof mascara is always a good option to combat smudging. If you would prefer not to use waterproof mascara, then opt for a mascara that has a quite a dry formula. This will result in less movement and smudging. Benefit Bad Gal Lash is a good option or Rimmel Lash Accelator. The downside to dry mascara’s is that they go off very quickly, usually at the 3 month mark although most of us will be on to our second at this point!

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  • Reply cornflakegirl

    I must try using a primer, thanks for that. Having said that I’ve found a couple of mascaras that don’t smudge on me which is great. They’re the NYC High Definition and L’oreal 4D mascaras.

    August 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Ooh I actually have L’Oreal 4D but I haven’t tried it yet!

      August 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Sidrah!!!

    I always use a waterproof mascara on my lower lashes, they work the best.

    August 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      I do too, my favourite is Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash

      August 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Ebony

    Thanks so much for your help, Simone! Very much appreciated and will definitely try out some of your suggestions! x

    August 30, 2011 at 4:00 am
    • Reply Anonymous

      No problem Ebony, thank you for sending in the question! Hope the answer helps a little x

      August 30, 2011 at 7:07 am
  • Reply TheMakeupGal

    thanks for the great tips Simone!! I usually do use a water proof mascara but sometimes on a mega night out I still get some smudging, so next time I must try some primer and powder on my lower lashes. Thanks x

    August 31, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Thanks missus, I usually use waterproof myself but depending on the brand it can be a bit of a slog to get it off later!

      August 31, 2011 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply Niamh

    Have you ever used Shelac, by Benefit? One of the girls swears by it, she has incredibly long lashes and her eyes are very “sweaty”. Her liner and mascara always end up all over the place, but the lacquer seems to really work for her.

    September 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Funny you should mention Shelac as I was just using it last night. I’ve never used it that way but I can see how it would work. I’ll try it out too xx

      September 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

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