Do you suffer with smudged mascara under the eyes on a warm day? Does it flake off and go clumpy?
As a Makeup Artist, one of the most commonly asked questions from clients and followers is “why does my mascara smudge under my eyes?”
To be the honest, there is a very simple solution to combat looking like an Alice Cooper tribute act by the end of the day… and it is as simple as switching your usual mascara to a waterproof version.
Waterproof mascara is a super easy way to reduce (and hopefully eliminate) the chance of your mascara transferring on to your skin. It makes sense really but not all waterproof mascaras are great.
Now, I have found finding a “favourite” mascara quite a struggle over the years. Sometimes they’ll have a great wand but doesn’t add much volume, or maybe the volume is amazing for the few applications but then after a short while the formula starts to go clumpy. Clumpy eyelashes have only one place – and that’s on a runway of a fashion show or a magazine cover, where makeup is created for an editorial look. Twiggy obviously rocked the clumps as well in the 60s! It’s not a look we are looking to replicate for our day-to-day look. After lots of mascara disasters in the past I now have a shortlist of my favourites and there is one to suit every budget.
From the purse-friendly Maybelline to the rather delectable Tom Ford (why is Tom Ford packaging so enticing?? I want one of everything in the makeup range just because it looks fancy). So whether you are buying on a budget or wanting to drench your lashes in some luxury, all of these recommendations are high performing and fabulous for adding some drama to your eye makeup.