Smudgy Mascara Problem Solved!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Smudgy Mascara Problem Solved!
Mon, 08-04-2014 - 3:49pm

So I've been having a problem with mascara. Even with waterproof, I was getting spots on my eyelid and under my eyes. Like this, but you know, not that much, lol! 

So doing some research, the obvious answer was that the mascara I was choosing (and otherwise loved) is waterproof but not SMUDGEPROOF. And it's pretty hard to find a smudgeproof mascara, even though you may not think so. Three different stores. Not a one. So, I came up with my own concoction to help stop it and it REALLY works. 

To start with, I use my regular moisturizer. I wait 5 minutes, then I put on Neutrogena Shine Control Primer (with rice protein) just under my eyes and on my eyelids. After 5 minutes I put on my regular primer (which is a pore reducer by Maybelline) and wait 5 minutes. Then my BB Cream makeup (again, Maybelline). Then I dust my entire face, paying attention to my eyelids/brows and under eyes, with Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. After this is when I apply my mascara. I can't tell you what a difference this makes. Not a smudge to be found! Seriously! And I am an eye toucher to boot, and it still stays in place!

Hope this helps someone! 


Avatar for ubergeek
Community Leader
Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 08-06-2014 - 4:09pm

Awesome! Thanks for the tip!!