If your mascara often smudges onto your eyelids or beneath your eyes while applying it, this hack may benefit you. All you’ll need is a credit card or something similar that feels sturdy. According to Ipsy, you’ll simply hold the card behind your lashes while applying so that the extra product doesn’t get onto your face. To do this, you’ll need to hold the credit card with one hand and apply mascara with the other. This could be done for both your top and bottom lashes, but make sure the card is held as close to your lash roots as possible.
An alternative to a credit card is a tissue. In other words, use a soft tissue when applying mascara to your bottom lashes, explains celebrity makeup artist Brandy Allen via Self. In addition, placing a tissue under your eyes while applying eyeshadow could catch any fallout as well. However, keep in mind that the tissue may remove some of the makeup you’ve already applied to your face or eyelids.