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10 Common Makeup Mishaps

Muddy Waters

There's no shame in shedding a tear or two at the movies or after a bad breakup. But looking in the mirror later to find streaks of mascara running down your cheeks is another story. Mascara often smudges -- or even flows freely -- after getting wet, sometimes even when you think you're wearing the waterproof variety. The effects can be quite noticeable and embarrassing.

For a quick fix, blot the mascara away before it dries and place some tissue under your lower lashes until all your tears are spent. The tissue will catch any run-off and help your lashes dry. If you still have mascara streaks on your cheeks, mix a little water or moisturizer with your foundation and use it to blend away the unwanted color.

To avoid this problem in the future, try skipping the mascara on your lower lashes. They're the ones most likely to cause run-off in rain, high humidity or emotional situations.

Read on to learn about more mascara mishaps.