1. Keep your face’s natural oils in check
First and foremost, you must ensure that you’ve washed your face really well before beginning to apply any makeup. Why is this so important? Well, if your face is oily, your makeup’s more likely to smudge—the same goes for your eyeliner. To make sure your face doesn’t get extremely oily during the day, use a lightweight setting powder, so that your face’s oil doesn’t spread and ruin your eyeliner.
2. Primer’s a must
Using a good-quality primer before putting on eyeliner will keep your eye makeup looking neat, and fresh all day long, and will also manage to help you get that smooth, vibrant look you crave.
3. Apply matte foundation on your eyelids
After putting on some primer, you could also apply some matter foundation to your eyelids. Matte foundation sticks to your skin, and so you’re eyeliner will stick to it too, and will be less likely to smudge or fade.
4. Avoid moisturiser around your eyelids
There’s no doubt that moisturiser’s absolutely necessary for your face. However, if you can, you should avoid applying moisturiser on your eyelids if you plan to do any eye makeup. As moisturiser’s a little oily, it could result in your eyeliner smearing faster.
5. Water-resistant eyeliner is your best bet
Water-resistant gel liner, or liquid liner is great for perfect, precise application, and will last longer. We love the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner that will help you achieve any look you want, even the most perfect cat eye. It’s also super long lasting which means that it can take you from day to night without smudging.
6. Layer, and layer
You could either apply multiple layers of eyeliner if you trust your application skills and can make sure you do a neat job, or, you could apply an additional coat of really dark eye shadow over the line of your eyeliner to make sure it stays on longer, and remains dark throughout the day.
7. Use translucent powder over your eye makeup
This is a great trick to make sure your eyeliner doesn’t fade or smudge. After putting on your eye makeup, take your eye shadow brush, dip it into a bit of translucent powder, and gently rub it over your eye makeup. This is a great, foolproof way of making sure your eyeliner stays on for as long as possible, and looks completely fresh.
8. Seal the deal with makeup setting spray
After you’ve completed your masterpiece, i.e. your eye makeup, grab some makeup setting spray and spray it over your eye makeup so to ensure it doesn’t budge and turn into a piece of abstract art.