We answer a bunch of your burning beauty questions.
QI love lining my inner rims. How do I prevent my watery eyes from washing it away? Wear gel liner. It’s as intense and tear-proof as liquid (which won’t stick to inner lids), and the semi-solid texture is gentle on the delicate rims, says NY-based make-up artist Mathew Nigara. While gel pencils are easiest to apply, pots (such as Estée Lauder’s, here and M.A.C Fluid Line Eyeliner, 1,000)—which are applied with a brush—stay in place longer. QWhat’s
the best way to wash my back so I can nix my backne for good? Use a long-handled loofah (like the one below) to apply a salicylic-acid cleansing scrub. (We like The Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish, 465). “The extended pouf is key to depositing the anti-acne formula,” says Dr Howard
Murad, MD, UCLA.
I apply eye cream just underneath my eyes or on my upper lids too? “It depends on the formula, so read the usage directions,” says NYC derm Diane Madfes. In general, fast-absorbing gels and lotions can go on both areas. The oils in heavier creams, however, could migrate into your eyes, causing irritation and swelling, so use those on the under
eye area only.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body
Polish, 465 Estée Lauder Double Wear Gel Eyeliner in Midnight Blue, ` 1,499
Nyassa Rectangular Back
Loofah, ` 200
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Roll-On
Yeux, ` 890
Clinique Superdefence Eye Cream SPF 20, ` 2,250