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10 Common Makeup Mishaps

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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.

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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.

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