By Damilola Faustino
You have taken time to makeup yourself and before you put finishing touches to it, your eyes start to water, wiping off your concealer, blush, and highlighter. This can be quite frustrating. Watery eyes can make a perfect eye makeup turn into a mess, but there is a way out. If you tend to get teary, here are some makeup tips for you:
Apply eye drops before making up
Using an over-the-counter eye drop can ensure that your eyes do not get teary except you naturally cry. This said, make sure to choose a drop without preservatives and that isn’t targeted to redness.
Ensure your brushes are clean and your makeup isn’t expired
Sharing makeup could cause an eye infection which can lead to tears. Additionally, make sure that your makeup isn’t expired. Change your mascara every three months. Liquid makeup is more likely to spoil than powders, so if it doesn’t smell right, throw it out.
Do not line your waterline and lower lashes
Putting eyeliner in the inner area between the lashes and the eyeball can make watery eyes worse. If you do the former, the makeup can wash into the eye and clog it, making the eyes drier and more likely to tear up. Also skip the lower lash line because if you happen to tear up, gravity is going to pull the tears downward ruining your eye makeup.
Tilt your chin up
If the tears start during makeup application, tilt your chin up and look upward. Try not to do too much blinking, which will send the tears rolling down your cheeks.
Keep tissues nearby
Inevitably a tear or two will escape. So be prepared by keeping a tissue right under the eye to catch every droplet before it can ruin your makeup. The tissue acts as the blotter, and as you’re tearing, all the tears are going to the tissue thus protecting your makeup.
Avoid powder under your eyes
Powder allows your makeup to last longer, but this is not good if you’ve got watery eyes. The powder will actually absorb the water as it runs down your face, creating streaks in your makeup. Setting spray is a better option if you’re looking to set your makeup because tears will sit on top of makeup and blot away easily without leaving tear tracks.
Remove your makeup at night
To avoid continual eye irritation and wateriness, make sure to remove all the makeup from around your eyes at night.
Now go on and slay!
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