Ugh. Seems a small problem in the big scheme of things, yet it can really be an annoyance, for sure.
For me, it goes under the category of life clutter.
And if you know me, you know I don't like clutter.
Messy eye makeup, like clutter, can add to the small annoying things that add up and zap our energy.
Although, I have not had smudgy eyes for some time now, it is not completely foreign to me.
And, let me tell you, I am a serious candidate for it.
You see, I get teary eyed.
It's just the way I roll. So, if anyone is destined to have smudges, it is me.
So, I thought I would explore eye clutter with you.
A la Marie Kondo. 😉
Because I know this is an irritating fact that all of us eye makeup-wearing-fabulous women have had to deal with at one time or another.
1.Be sure to wash your face in the morning so that there are no extra oils hanging around.
2. Apply your eye creme.
This seems contradictory doesn't it?
After all, I just told you to clear the extra oil from our face, now I am telling you to add it back on. "Make up your mind, will ya", I can just hear you saying.
Yet eye creme is very important for preventive measures in the long run.
We want it all!
The trick is to be sure to use a lightweight creme in the morning, and don't over do it. (Slather it on later that night!) and then... Wait
3. Wait for the eye creme to absorb before applying your makeup.
Go drink your green smoothie while you wait.
4. Apply your powder concealer.
I am a huge fan of powder concealers.
I truly believe that my eye makeup stays put better than ever now that I have replaced my cremes with powder concealer & correctors.
5. For extra insurance, dust your mineral powder foundation on your lids.
In fact, dust extra under your eye area as well.
By powdering around your eyes, ever so lightly, any product that falls while marking up your eyes, will get caught in the powder, making it easier to wipe away.
Sweep excess powder away again when you are all done, with a big powder brush.
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Tip: Pay attention to the way your skin folds in your eye area.......does your crease touch your lash line? Is that the problem?
When you do smudge, where exactly is it happening on your eyes?
That specific area is where you need to alter your makeup technique.
Speaking of mascara, here is a wonderful way to nourish your lashes naturally.
Running out the door?
Need a quick fix?
Use the powder tricks above and be off with you!