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A Quick Tip to Lock Lashes With Mascara

There's a time and a place for everything . . . and that includes smudging. A little extra mascara under your lower lashes is perfectly fine with a smoky eye, but if you're only applying that product, it can look unintentionally sloppy. When Sugar staffer Angelica complained that even waterproof mascara smeared under her otherwise bare eyes, I recommended using minerals to lock that in.

Similar to applying powder after a liquid foundation to lock a look, mineral-based powders can be used to stop runny mascara. After applying mascara, take a flat applicator (like Studio Basics Dual-Tip) and dip into a mineral eyeshadow. Lightly run the shadow-covered side across the tips of lower lashes. Because not everyone uses this kind of shadow, I tested it with my mineral foundation. Even though I worried my lashes would look noticeably light at the ends, there wasn't anything out of the ordinary (like smears). Dip, tap, blink, toss, and you're ready to go!


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chaumeout chaumeout 6 years
^^Tina Fey, datchu? Very cool tip, although sometimes I like the smudging. I also like the look of dark eye bags sometimes. *shrugs*
a_mama a_mama 6 years
Even though I have amazingly long lashes, I still use a "tubes" mascara, and I love my E.L.F. mineral everything. Actually, I love most of E.L.F., especially the new studio line!!
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Thanks for the tip, Bella! I certainly need it! I've been using a new mascara I adore, but it bleeds under my eyes and gives me a runny night look I am not aiming for :)
pandacn pandacn 6 years
Can't wait to try this! I've been having this same problem for the longest time.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years
I'll have to try this!
aimeeb aimeeb 6 years
Thanks for the tip!
mscc mscc 6 years
I had the same problem with smudged mascara. I'll try this tip next time.
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