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Why does this happen? I am pretty sure I'm not touching eyes as I wear glasses - so on the rare occasion I do put it on why do I find it on my face when after a few hours I nip to the loo and wonder how long I'be been looking like a panda...
Second the tubing mascara. I always ended up with panda eyes before I figured this out. I use Clinique lash power, but Estée Lauder double wear mascara is also tubing. There are probably some cheaper ones but I've never tried them. Remove with warm water - eye makeup removers don't work.
I'd never heard of tubing mascara before Sali Hughes wrote about it. Neither of the ones I mentioned are advertised as 'tubing' (in fact when I mentioned it to the Clinique sales assistant she didn't know what I was on about) but they are definitely better for the panda eyes than regular mascara!
Thanks all - will check out the ones mentioned. I have just tried a new revlon one I got for christmas and it was all over my face. Each time i went to loo I had to wipe my face again - so can't be the moisturiser thing. Looks like i will have to go shopping for something new as my old mascara must be from before pregnancy!
I have exactly the same problem as you op mascara transfers to my skin under the eyes. I can confirm the tubing mascaras do work, I've tried the double wear one and the gold no 7, both of which stayed put all day. I wish I'd known about them sooner.
I have this problem. I just bought Mac Opulash & it seems to be fine with no smudging. I still found the Clinique one flaked & also Kevin Aucoin worked ok for a few weeks then flaked. The Estée Lauder one dries out really quickly after a few weeks. I have read mixed reviews on the Blinc mascara. The No 7 one seems to get good reviews. I am not in the UK so can't buy that one.