Ask Elle: Flaky Mascara & Concealer for Oily SKin
Hey girl, any advice to avoid flaking mascara? Will primer help that??
It depends on the brand of mascara used, and usually cheaper brands do this. I've found mascaras with fibers (L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes for example) or really wet mascaras can flake.
Try rubbing the tiniest dab of lip balm or concealer between your fingers and rubbing on lashes before mascara. Primer wouldn't hurt. Use a spoolie (I get mine free at Sephora) to brush out any clumps.
Any tips for using concealer on oily skin? Mine never sticks around as long as it should.
By Tina L. Hook
Check for the word "matte" in the concealer description--many stick (looks like a lipstick) concealers have this.
I like thick concealers (ones that come in a stick or palette, as opposed to liquid & in a tube with applicator) for oily skin.
Try using a translucent powder (ELF makes an HD one for $6) to set as well.
I also recommend gel-like concealers, but these are all high-end (try Bobbi Brown).
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