You want pretty lashes but when they are thin, skimpy or light-colored they may be hard to notice. Rich, black mascara can really make your eyes pop but this dark makeup can bleed, smear and run, even after it dries. Nobody wants messy makeup. It can make you look messy–and crazy! As a professional makeup artist, I frequently give my clients mascara advice. Stop mascara from bleeding; try these tips for a cleaner eye makeup look.
Which mascara? The trick to skipping bleeding mascara is to pick the right product. Many people choose waterproof mascara but that’s not the only solution. If it is oil from the skin that is triggering your moving mascara, choose a product labeled “smudge proof.” Try different products to find the product that works for you. Expensive mascaras aren’t always the best. You may have to experiment to find the right mascara. If mascara application is a challenge to you, you don’t need a fat brush. Go for the smaller ones, they are easier to control.
Prime the eyes. Okay, it is an extra step but it is so worth it. Eye primer is a foundation that holds your mascara in place and stops mascara bleeding. However, do remember to allow the primer to dry before you use any makeup. Usually, 60 seconds is plenty of time.
Curl them up. Before you dab on the first stroke of mascara, curl those lashes. Sometimes mascara bleeding occurs because long lashes rub up against your skin. Curl the top lashes every few days to get a perfect eye-opening look.
Paint, comb and paint, again. Here’s a mascara trick I use. Paint your lashes with mascara then wait for the lashes to dry, again, one minute is usually enough time. Then separate any clumps with a lash brush. Follow up with another coat of mascara.
Use the tissue trick. I love blotting tissues and not just for blotting oil. Place one of these tissues under your lower lashes before you apply mascara. This will protect your skin from those unwanted mascara smudges.
You can wear mascara with confidence! Try these sneaky tips for a cleaner finish.