• From time to time while putting mascara on our eyelashes we can inadvertently get a smudge are a small dot of mascara on our upper eyelid or under our lower lashes. When this happens our natural reaction may be to take our finger and try to wipe away the mascara. This usually ends up making it worse by smudging it further and you end up having to removing face or eye makeup. A neat trick around this is to also leave your concealer and face makeup for last and doing your eyes first. But this doesn't help with eyeshadow on the eyelid. Instead, Assuming you are working with non-waterproof mascara, next time try to wait a minute or two and let it dry. Then with a clean mascara wand, an eyebrow brush or even a toothbrush gently brush the area and most of the mascara will just flake off! Mascara gone and you don't have to got back and fix your makeup! Yay!