How To Prevent Kohl-Rimmed Eyes From Smudging

Written by Sanya HamdaniNov 30, 2023
How to prevent kohl-rimmed eyes from smudging

Kohl-rimmed eyes are one of the easiest and most gorgeous eye makeup looks. Kareena Kapoor Khan can vouch for this; after all, it is her signature look. It looks particularly stunning when paired with traditional outfits. However, this eye look is challenging to keep in place. To prevent your tightline and waterline from smudging and giving you raccoon-like eyes, you need to learn the correct way to apply your kohl or eyeliner.

Here’s a step-by-step guide that’ll help you smudge-proof your tighline and waterline.

How to prevent kohl-rimmed eyes from smudging

Step 01: Begin by sharpening your pencil; it is essential to have a pointed tip to prevent smudging. Sharpening also removes any bacteria that may be sitting on the top layer of the pencil. Alternatively, you can use a twist-up pencil that does not require sharpening, such as the Lakme Eyeconic Kajal. This waterproof and smudge-proof product is perfect for creating kohl-rimmed eyes.

Step 02: Before applying the kajal to your waterline, take a Q-tip and roll it over your waterline to dry the area and prep it for the lining.

Step 03: Place one finger below the waterline area and pull it down gently. Line the rim using an eye pencil. Then hold the top lid with a finger and line the upper rim too.

Step 04: If your kajal smudges or there’s a mistake, clean that with a Q-tip too.

Step 05: Repeat the process once again if you want a darker and bolder look like Kareena’s.

Main image courtesy: @therealkareenakapoor

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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