This Is Why You Should Switch to a Tubing Mascara

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When you're constantly dealing with smudged mascara under your eyes, it may be time to rethink your traditional option for a tubing version. Strong enough to stand the tears of a Beaches viewing (shoutout to Bette Midler), but gentle enough to be whisked away with cleanser and water, tubing mascaras are a happy medium between waterproof and non-waterproof formulas that won't leave any residue around the perimeter of your eyes. Most types like Touch In Sol's ($22; and Blinc's ($26; use an acrylic copolymer in the mix, so while they go on slightly wet, the copolymers constrict and create an encasement around each lash as they dry, kind of like Spanx, which is where the "tubing" moniker comes into play.

Tubing mascaras are available in both volumizing and lengthening options, but we're partial to the latter as they build longer ends faster than you can say "Kardashian lashes." Since they coat all 360-degrees of each hair, you don't have to worry about a patchy application, or any fallout underneath your eyes, which can irritate sensitive skin types. A generous amount of water will help break down the mascara, so struggling with the eye makeup remover and cotton pad combo is no longer needed—just don't be freaked out by the tiny tubes you peel from your lashes over the sink. We promise the gentle formula will leave your natural ones just as they are.

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