How to keep your eyeliner from smudging

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By DonaldJennings

It’s not easy to apply your makeup carefully only to find that your eyeliner is smudged. This can make you look sloppy and unorganized, which can be especially problematic if you are trying to impress others at work.

There are many ways to avoid this. This article contains some of our top tips for makeup artists. Let’s get started.

Choose the right eyeliner for your skin type

You need to choose the right foundation, lotion, and moisturizer for your skin. Eyeliner should also be suitable for your skin. This is particularly true if your skin is oily, as this can lead to smudging.

Another option? Another option? Find the right waterproof eyeliner for you. If you are prone to sweating, or have watery eyes, they will smudge less. They can be difficult to get rid of at night.

Wash your face first

Always wash your face before applying any makeup primers or makeup. You can shower in the morning, but you should wash your face at night.

Excess oils build up overnight on your skin making it slick. Your eyeliner and all your makeup will likely run more easily. You’ll also be more likely to get blemishes if you layer makeup on top.

After rinsing your face, allow it to air dry completely before you apply eyeliner or any other makeup.

Applying eye cream to a woman Use your Eye Cream at Night

Anti-aging eye creams often have lots of oil and extra moisturizer. This is good for your skin but not your makeup. Bases made of heavier creams and lotions can be a disaster. Apply them at night to make sure they work while you sleep.

Ask your makeup artist or esthetician about the best day-to-day face lotions. It should be light and water-based, suitable for your skin type.

A Good Primer is a must

You’re making a mistake if you don’t use a primer for your makeup. Primer ensures that your makeup stays flawless no matter how long it is. Primers can also protect your delicate skin from the elements and makeup.

Apply the cream gently to your eyes. To apply a thin layer, you may use a cotton swab. Let it dry completely. This will create a perfect, even foundation for your makeup. It can prevent your eyeliner smudging.

Make sure you curl your eyelashes first

Even seasoned makeup artists make this mistake. It is easy to smudge your eyeliner if an eyelash curler gets too close to the area where it was applied. It can be a real pain to have to take it off and start over, especially if your goal is to leave the house quickly.

This simple solution will solve the problem: curl your eyelashes and then apply eyeliner. You can also apply mascara afterwards, but you should not use false lashes if you are using eyeliner.

Pay attention to the shape of your eyes

Sometimes, it may not be your actions that are causing your eyeliner smudge but your eyes. If your eyes are hooded and your eyeliner is smudging early in the morning, it’s possible that your lid is rubbing against your eyeliner.

Use a waterproof and strong primer if you are using this method. Also, seal your eyeliner with a set or set eyeliner (see below), and maybe even create a buffer by using neutral eyeshadow.

Eyeliner should not be applied to your inner lids or waterline. Running is more likely if you live near moisture.

Eyeshadow is a great way to finish your eyeliner

This is one of the easiest tricks to avoid your eyeliner smudging. Apply your eyeshadow over your eyeliner. This protects the liner beneath, even if it is very thin.

It’s also a good idea to apply the color over the eyeliner. Don’t worry if you don’t like eyeshadow. Use a setting spray or sealant instead (see below) or, for extra smudgeproofing, use an eyeshadow that matches your skin tone.

Use a Setting Spray or Sealant

You should also use a primer to set your makeup. After applying all your makeup, spray the setting spray onto your skin. Let it air dry completely. If you have never used the spray before, you will notice a change in your makeup’s appearance. Spray the spray on your eyes.

A sealant is a product that helps keep your eyeliner in place if you still have trouble. Sealants work in the same way as setting sprays except that you apply them to specific areas with a brush or cotton bud rather than to your entire face. Sealants are great for trouble areas like the eyelids which can be more susceptible to smudging.

You need something quick? Hairspray can be used to set your makeup. You should avoid getting any spray in your eyes, and you shouldn’t inhale it. Although it is not the best for your skin as it can clog pores, it can be a good option if you are desperate.

Find out what works for you

Your body, skin and face are your best resource. It’s up to each individual to try these different methods and determine which one works best for you. This will allow you to look polished and fresh all day, and night, without the need to reapply your eyeliner.