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4 tips that make mascara last longer

No more unsightly mascara stains under the eyes! Here we give four tips that make the mascara stay like a mountain all day.

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Does your mascara always leave dark spots under your eyes? There are several possible solutions to this all too common problem. Here’s how to make your mascara last longer.

1. Review your skin care routine

The answer to why your mascara smudges may lie in your skin care routine, according to Byrdie. For example, always make sure that eye cream and other products dry properly before applying make-up – preferably let the skin absorb the products for half an hour before applying make-up.

During the day, you can also use so-called “blotting paper” to remove excess oils from the skin.

2. Clean the lashes

It is also important to apply mascara to clean eyelashes. Female advises to clean the lashes with micellar water on a cotton pad. Please choose a perfume-free cleanser.

3. Try an eye primer

An eye primer not only holds eyeshadow in place but also mascara:

“Primer on the eyes and eyelids is very important,” says Miley Cyrus makeup artist Janice Daoud Marie Claire. “Don’t use concealer or foundation – use an eyeshadow primer as it provides the perfect base and, more importantly, holds your eye makeup in place.”

4. Apply mascara correctly

When it comes to applying mascara, there are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of the product smudging onto surrounding skin during the day:

  • Curl lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara. This reduces the contact between the lashes and the skin under the eyes, which means that less product ends up there.
  • Try not applying mascara to the lower lashes and see if that makes a difference.
  • Apply only one coat of mascara to the entire length of the lashes – if you want more product, apply this to the tips only.

Below you will find the products that make sure your mascara doesn’t smudge – and the mascaras that ensure makeup that lasts all day.

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