Smudged eyeliner is one of the most frustrating things about wearing makeup. This is particularly irritating because it takes about three times longer to apply neatly but a split second to smudge.

But not anymore! Let us tell you that it is possible to keep your eyeliner in place, and all it takes is a little extra effort. Here are some tricks for locking your eyeliner in place, and preventing any smudging, smearing, or fading...

 

Prime your lids

Prime your lids

The base of your makeup is extremely important when it comes to ensuring its longevity. For your eyeliner to last, you need to first apply a good quality eyeshadow primer to make it last. This will hold the eyeliner in place and prevent smudging for a longer period of time.

 

Use an eyeshadow

Use an eyeshadow

If you notice that using your normal liquid or gel formula wears off after a few years, then this little trick is for you. Top off your usual eyeliner with an eyeshadow of the same colour. This will lock your normal eyeliner in place for the rest of the day and will also give your eyes a slightly smokey effect.

 

Apply a little bit of concealer

Apply a little bit of concealer

Here’s another hack to maximise the use of your favourite concealer. A pea-sized amount of concealer in your under eye area will prevent the eyeliner from running and seeping into fine lines. The concealer creates a barrier between the skin and your eyeliner, so that the formula lasts longer and stays fresh.

 

Give the layering technique a try

Give the layering technique a try

Just like how you layer your lipstick to make it more vibrant and long lasting, try doing the same with your eyeliner too. Simply apply your eyeliner, slightly smudge it out using a brush and then reapply it. This will make your eyeliner really long lasting.

 

Use absorbent sheets

Use absorbent sheets

If you have oily lids, then keep a few oil blotting sheets handy at all times. Using good oil-absorbent sheets to blot the excess oil and grime from around your eye area will increase the longevity of your eye makeup for sure.

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