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Eye-mergencies & What To Do About Them!

We all know that when it comes to creating a look the eyes are a vital part. Unfortunately, the eyes can be the most challenging part to get right as well, especially when there are so many problems that can occur around that area of the face. That is why to help you out, I have come up with the post below on the most common eye-mergencies, and what you can do to solve them, allowing you to continue to look your best. Just read on to find out more.


Red eyes


Red bloodshot eyes are certainly not attractive, and unless you are going for Halloween look are best avoided at all time. However, to resolve a red-eye issue, you need first to find out what is causing it.


Frequently, red or bloodshot eyes are a result of allergies. This is because the small allergen particles in the air get into the delicate eye and can cause itching and sometimes even a gravelly feeling. Of course, it’s only natural to rub our eye are when this reaction course and this leads to sore and red eyes that neither look or feel their best.

Happily, in most cases, allergies can be managed if not completely cured. Oral antihistamine treatment can be a good choice as these can reduce the allergic reaction that your body is having to a particular stimulus, as can cutting out that stimulus altogether. Something that means staying away from flowers and grass if you have hay fever, or going for a hypoallergenic cat if dander is what is setting you off. Using an air filter in the home or office can also reduce the frequency of allergens in the air too, and so lessen allergic symptoms like as red eyes as well.


Although it’s also worth noting that sometimes red eyes can be a sign of something more serious. For example, one of the symptoms of the highly contagious condition conjunctivitis, which is an eye infection, is redness in this area. Also, glaucoma and uveitis can also be signaled by a reddening of the white of the eyes, something that means if you have redness that seems unusual or won’t shift, it is a good idea to see your doctor as soon as possible.


Exhausted eyes


With the average person checking their smartphone around 85 times a day, it is hardly surprising that a common eye-mergency is tiredness and exhaustion. Of course, add to that all the computer and TV screens that we use as well, and it becomes clear that tired eyes are an issue that affects most people at one point or another.


Happily, there are some actions we can take to combat this issue. First off, drops are a great choice to keep eyes hydrated and looking and feeling their best. Then there are special eye exercises that options recommend that we can do to prevent eye strain and maintain the health of the eye and the areas surrounding it.



Also, if you are looking for more advice on how to reduce the appears of tired eyes then you will find a wealth of information by clicking on the previous link. Just be sure to take plenty of breaks as you read it because preventing your eyes from becoming too tired in the first place is half the battle!

Hooded eyes

OK, so hooded eyes aren’t actually an eye-mergency at all. In fact, they are just one of the many different eyes shapes that we can have as human beings. Of course, some eye shapes are way easier to make up than others, and those of us with hooded eyes can face some particular challenges in this department.

To that end, educating yourself on the right application of shadow, liner, mascara, and even eyebrows can really help elevate your look. In particular, try to avoid emphasizing the bottom of the eyes, so don’t add liner or shadow there. Also, aim to create a false crease with a darker shadow, and you can even extend your eyebrows up and out with a pencil or powder to achieve a more flattering look on a hooded eye. Oh, and if your eyes aren’t hooded, but you’d still like some advice on perfecting your makeup, don’t worry as there are plenty of other tutorials of different eye shape out there too!


Nope, I’m not talking about the threat of a nuclear winter or the popular RPG computer game! In fact, what the eye-mergency is about here is that powdery stuff that ends up on your cheeks after applying your eyeshadow! The problem being that if you have already done the makeup on the rest of your face, you will have to wipe it off and start all over again!

Now the most obvious of solutions here is to do your eye makeup first and leave the cheeks and the rest of the face until the end. Then any fallout can be easily cleaned away. However, you don’t have to change up your entire makeup routine to avoid this problem if you don’t want to, because there are some other answers well.

One is to find a low fall out eyeshadow that minimizes this issue, and then combine this with adding loose or baking powder liberally under the eye as you apply the shadow. This will then form a protective barrier that catches any loose shadow particles, meaning they can easily be brushed away without affecting the makeup underneath.

Mascara smears

Sometimes, whether the tube says waterproof and no smear or not, it can only take a few minutes for our mascara to make its way down our face. A situation that leaves us looking like we have just had a good cry, or that we are on our way to a fancy dress party where the theme is Pandas.

In fact, in a similar fashion to the fallout eye-mergency above, smeared mascara means we have to wipe it away and redo our entire face! Something which isn’t too convenient if we are out of the house, at work, or in the middle of a gym session!

Happily, I have been researching this issue intently, and have some strategies that can help to minimize this smearing problem. One is that you invest in a good quality mascara, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to this type of eye makeup product!

Secondly, your issue may be that you’re not waiting long enough for your makeup to dry before applying your mascara. What this means is that as soon as your lashes touch areas of wet skin, they are going to leave a big black mark! To that end, give yourself a while before you finished off your look with mascara, by brushing your teeth in between that and the last of your other makeup application.

Lastly, if you have tried the above and it’s still not working you have one of two choices. The first is to use a waterproof topcoat which will seal your mascara on to your lashes, something that can be helpful if you use a product that you love everything about apart from the smearing.

The second option is to swap to a tubing mascara which actually adds small fibers to your lashes and seals them on making it very hard for it to rub off, and so it will be less likely to smear. However, the latter option may not be suitable for everyone, as tubing mascara is known to create problems for sensitive eyes, something that may leave with another eye-mergency to deal with if you aren’t careful!

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 12 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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