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Stop Mascara From Coming Off With These Expert Tips

Dear Deborah,

I have long eyelashes and do not use a curler. Through the day, my mascara comes off, and when I reapply it, it goes clumpy. I am not able to afford an expensive mascara. Any tips for keeping it on? Any tips for keeping it on? Thanks, Courtney

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Hi  Courtney,

For expert advice, I turned your question over to Fabulous After 40 Celebrity make-up artist Sana Young. Here’s what she said

Sana: First let’s try to problem solve. Your make-up is probably coming off because of too much oil. Are you using an eye moisturizer that has too much moisture in it and it’s breaking down the mascara? Do you wash your face well, so it is clean of all natural oils both morning and at night? Are you applying eyeshadow before the mascara? Or a primer on the lids?

  • Are you using an eye moisturizer that has too much moisture in it and it’s breaking down the mascara?
  • Do you wash your face well, so it is clean of all natural oils both morning and at night?
  • Are you applying eyeshadow before the mascara? Or a primer on the lids?

All these things can cause oil to build up on your lashes causing mascara to slide off.

If you are any of these things,  stop immediately. If you are not doing these things and still having problems, I would suggest this Mascara:  L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in black. It is excellent and affordable.

If that still doesn’t work, then try L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in the waterproof formulation.

If you still have problems, add and an extra coat of high-end mascara to seal it in the L’oreal drugstore brand. My favourite mascaras to seal it in would be:

  • RVB The Makeup- waterproof mascara, found in spas and salons only.
  • Estée Lauder Magna Scopic. Always black in all mascaras.

Some women like to use powder on their lashes before mascara thinking it will help the mascara stick better, but I do not recommend it. I’d rather tackle the oil problem, and I  prefer mascara to be directly on the lashes. It is designed to wear well on your lashes.

As for your mascara clumping when you reapply:

The basic rule is not to pump your mascara wand into the container before applying as this pushes in dust particles and makes it clump and get thicker before its time. When mascara thickens, it is at the risk of looking clumpy even with a single application.

Courtney, I hope that helps- Sana,   Meccage Make-up

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