4.26.2013

Troubleshooting Mascara Problems Tips & Tricks


Hey you! What are your weekend plans? It's my sister's 18th birthday (omg! tears!) and my family is headed to the beach for the day. I can't wait! In the meantime, I'm back with another video! I'm sharing tips and tricks to fix those mascara problems, like smudges, clumps, and even help for oily lids. Every time I make a video, something is wrong with me--it's the nerves of filming. This time I broke out in a rash on my neck, so that's why I'm not wearing a necklace (check out Instagram for a pic).
  • Awkward Disclaimer: I had a cold, had on zero makeup, and had just gotten back from a 5-hour drive, so I was looking rough.
  • I really pronounce "oil" in one syllable. It sounds like "bowl" minus the "b" but I knew that would be hard to understand, hehe.




Oily Lids
  • Try an oil-free primer under the eye. I used one from Pixi.
  • Drier formula mascaras
  • Waterproof mascara--if you don't want to use it, just try it as a top coat or on the tips.
Smudges
  • Clean your mascara wand completely and then reload.
  • Avoid putting mascara on the tips--just brush on the roots and up
  • Tilt you head back when applying.
Clumps
  • Remove excess product before you apply to avoid clumps
  • Brush a clean spoolie through your lashes after applying mascara
FOR MORE TIPS, PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO!

Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave and be well. Love, Elle

34 comments:

  1. This is great!!! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Pip

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  2. i really enjoyed watching this video, elle! thanks for all the tips! i love wearing mascara, but i always have problems with smearing. ;)

    p.s. for your videos, i think it would be great to mix it up! :)

    <3, Mimi
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  3. I am totally impressed by your mad video skills! I think you should mix it up, because I like seeing both personal and beauty videos.

    Also, I always have a hard time with mascara because one of my eyes has thicker eyelashes than the other -- and it always seems to clump. I'll have to try your tips!

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  4. Thank you for this tuitorial Elle!
    Caroline
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  5. thanks for the tips! it takes awhile to put a mascara on for perfect lashes sometimes.

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  6. Nice tips on removing clumps :) Oh and yes, I've been wanting to brush my mustache :D

    You are TOTALLY easy to understand. After living in England and dealing with northern english accents, you are a breeze!

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  7. Very very nice tips. You don't look rough at all, Gorge!!! On the same note, I think I have found the perfect mascara from benefit! Thanks for sharing your makeup knowledge pretty lady!!


    Kisses,
    Bex
    Personal Style Blog

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  8. You sing! What a lovely voice you have.

    I like it when you mix beauty and personal subjects. That makes your blog feel more real (i.e., from a person) and less like a magazine.

    These mascara tips were great: I've always had trouble applying it.

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  9. Thanks for the tips, sweetie! And have a fantastic birthday celebration! x

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  10. Thanks Elle, these were such useful tips as I am not that mascara savvy.

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  11. Great tips! Hope you have a great weekend and Happy 18th to your sister!

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  12. You give the best beauty tips.

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  13. It is so important to use a primer! Great video Elle! Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to your sister!

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  14. yay for birthdays and weekends at the beach! have fun and be safe. :)

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  15. Great tips - I always struggle with clumps so thank you!!

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  16. Thank you so much for these very helpful tips. I think a mix of beauty and personal sounds great. I like your vlogs very much, you're a natural in front of the camera.

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  17. Your hair always looks so amazing! What do you ask for when you get it cut?

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  18. lashes ALWAYS MAKE the look!


    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  19. You crack me up! What primers do you suggest? I get raccoon eyes. For videos, I say mix it up.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  20. These tips are great!!! Thanks, dear. :-)

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  21. I like the new video format! It's probably easier on your hands. Makeup tips are great, but mixing up some personal videos would be fine, too.

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  22. the 'tilt your head' trick is quite handy...I'm always looking down in a slanted mirror, similar effect 。◕‿◕
    *MlleWanderlust *

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  23. Love your vid, I like both personal and beauty mix videos from you. By the time I notice my mascara has smudged or is above my eyelids its already dry haha, so I do the brush it off Technic. I nominated you for an award on my blog btw, xoxo.

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  24. Wow..first time watching ur video. you are a pro!! Keep the channel both beauty and personal - you are so good at vlogging!! Thanks for the tips! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog
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  25. great video!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  26. thank you for these tips! I am having problems with clumps recently since I'm trying out new mascaras. Your video is soo cute and funny!

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  27. Hey girl! So I'm poking around your archives trying to learn more about cleaning mascara wands to avoid clumps. Is wiping the wand on a tissue still what you recommend over soap & water? And what type of tissue do you use? Just any type? I ask because in my head when I think about doing that, it seems like some of the tissue would get caught on the mascara wand and leave tiny white paper flakes. I hope that makes sense. Almost like if you try to clean glass with Windex and a tissue instead of cleaning glass with Windex and a paper towel. Where the tissue leaves behind bits of itself. I think I'm overexplaining now, ha! Anyway, fill me in! Is this still your go to method?

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