How can I stop mascara ending up under my eyes?
Q: How can I stop mascara ending up under my eyes by the end of a night out? Lara, 41
It’s a common problem for many of us, especially after a warm day in the office or a night out on the town. But panda eyes can be easily avoided, according to our expert.
Our Beauty Expert Karen Sinclair-Drake says the secret is to use a long-lasting, natural waterproof mascara such as Ere Perez Avocado Waterproof Mascara (£18.50) – the only natural waterproof mascara on the market! This is a one-of-a-kind product formulated with organic avocado oils, that nourish and fortify lashes. This mascara will last from early morning to last thing at night. It’s best removed before sleep with a gentle natural oil, such as almond or jojoba. I also love GreenPeople’s Volumising Black or Brown Mascara (£15.50) which contains natural cellulose micro-spheres to give outstanding volume and the unique precision brush offers excellent lash definition.
Try these professional make-up tips to achieve smudge-proof, perfect lashes for your next special event…
- Moisturise skin as usual but do not apply any under the eyes.
- Ideally, only apply one coat of mascara to the lower lashes to minimise smudging.
- If you prefer applying more than one coat, wait until it has completely dried before applying the second.
- Keep to a maximum of two coats and separate lashes with a lash comb after each coat.