So while I rearlise there are bigger issues in the world than my panda eyes but it was really starting to annoy me. My main issue was at work, at the weekends I don’t really have make up on long enough to notice and I generally rush around less but at work after battling through my journey to work, 3 meetings and various heating/ air conditioning changes I’d go to the bathroom at lunch and there would be more mascara under my eye that on my lashes.
It made me feel messy, old (from a distance it just looked like really bad bags) and I felt like when I tried to tidy it up I was dragging tissue along my under eyes which is a big no no.
So what did I do……
Firsty I looked at the product I was using, I really liked my mascara (B. Beautiful from Superdrug) but I needed a water proof one firstly. After a few disasters I settled upon Gosh waterproof in black. I really like this mascara, it’s not clumpy and has a small applicator brush. It goes on really well and I find really lengthens my lashes. I was looking for a smudge proof mascara but I really struggled in Superdrug. Any good suggestions are welcome!
Next I looked at the cause for the smudging so I do have oily skin but also I have very sensitive eyes which often water particularly in the cold and wind. I’ve previously put powder directly under my eye but while I assume this works I don’t like the idea of drying my under eyes out.
What I did start doing was applying an eye primer, I use a primer on face but not generally on my eyes unless I’m wearing eyeshadow and liner. So I applied this under my eye and on my lids to try and reduce the oil on my eyes throughout the day.
Finally and this is the key I believe I started using a lash gel in clear. The one I use is the Body shop brow and lash gel and it’s really good, there is no chemical smell it is thick and supplies really well. What I do is put my mascara on leave it to dry for a minute or 2 and then apply the lash gel on top. It sort of lock in the mascara meaning it smudges less.
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