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How to Make Your Mascara Smudge-Proof for Oily Skin

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Mascara is a staple in most makeup routines, but for those with oily skin, it can be a challenge to keep it in place throughout the day. Mascara smudging is a common problem for people with oily skin, but there are ways to combat it. So how do you make your mascara smudge-proof for oily skin read on.

  1. Choose the right formula

  2. Use an eyelash primer

  3. Apply the mascara correctly

  4. Set your mascara with powder

  5. Use a waterproof setting spray

  6. Touch up throughout the day

Choose the right formula

The first step in making your mascara smudge-proof for oily skin is to choose the right formula. Look for a mascara that is specifically designed for oily skin or is water-resistant. Water-resistant mascaras are less likely to smudge than regular mascaras. Additionally, avoid mascaras that contain oils or waxes, as they can contribute to smudging.

Use an eyelash primer

An eyelash primer is a base coat that you apply before your mascara. It helps to create a smooth surface for the mascara to adhere to and can also help to lengthen and thicken your lashes. When choosing an eyelash primer, look for one that is oil-free and designed for oily skin.

Apply the mascara correctly

The way you apply your mascara can also affect how well it stays in place. To prevent smudging, avoid applying too much mascara or overloading your lashes. Start by wiggling the mascara wand at the base of your lashes and then gently pull it through to the tips. Apply two to three coats, waiting a few seconds between each coat to allow the mascara to dry.

Set your mascara with powder

Setting your mascara with powder can help to keep it in place and prevent smudging. After applying your mascara, use a small brush to dust some translucent powder over your lashes. The powder will help to absorb any excess oil and keep your mascara from smudging.

Use a waterproof setting spray

A waterproof setting spray is another great way to make your mascara smudge-proof for oily skin. After applying your mascara, spritz a small amount of setting spray over your face. Be sure to hold the bottle at least six inches away from your face and close your eyes while spraying.

Touch up throughout the day

Even with all of these tips, it's still possible for mascara to smudge on oily skin. To prevent this, carry a clean mascara wand and some translucent powder with you throughout the day. If you notice any smudging, use the clean wand to gently remove the smudged mascara and then dust some powder over your lashes to set them in place.


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