Your eyes water due to a lot of reasons like dust, allergens, dry eyes etc. But if it happens every time you apply makeup, it’s most probably reflex tears. That’s right. It’s the water that your eyes ooze out in response to ward off any irritant. It can be a super annoying problem to deal with. It can ruin your makeup and leave your face looking patchy *ugh*. Since redoing your makeup several times is not an option, we decided to look for ways to put an end to this problem, once and for all.

Here are some makeup tips you can follow to avoid watery eyes and keep your makeup looking on fleek. Take a look.

 

Don’t apply eyeliner on the waterline

Don’t apply eyeliner on the waterline

You know who’s really the culprit here, don’t you? As soon as you put mascara on your lower lashes or line your lower waterline or blend an eyeshadow over the lower lid, your eyes start to water. This is because along the waterline are the meibomian glands which prevent evaporation of the water in eyes. So, go for fuller upper lashes and liner on your upper lid instead.

 

Use only clean makeup tools

Use only clean makeup tools

Your watery eyes could be a result of irritant and bacterias that come in contact with eyes when you apply makeup. Using clean makeup tools will help. Make sure you clean your makeup brushes and sponges on a weekly basis to keep bacteria at bay.

 

Switch to setting sprays

Switch to setting sprays

Using powder concealers and setting powders are bad news for you when you have watery eyes. The water breaks the powder product down and makes it look patchy and streaky. Rather, use liquid or cream base makeup and lock it with a setting spray.

 

Keep the water from rolling down

Keep the water from rolling down

Every time your eyes tear up while applying makeup, stop, breathe and tilt your head up. Don’t close your eyes and try not to blink. Do this until the tear dries up and settles. Once your eyes are not watery anymore, carry on with your makeup.

 

Undo the mishaps with a cotton swab or tissue

Undo the mishaps with a cotton swab or tissue

If all fails, simply keep a cotton swab or tissue handy. Roll it over the lower lids and inner corner to quickly soak up the water so it doesn’t trickle down and ruin your makeup.