No matter how many makeup products we own, the good ‘ol kajal will always remain every desi girls’ first love! When it comes to glamming up in a saree or salwar suit, nothing adds definition to the eyes as a kajal does. While there are obvious downsides of wearing a kajal (they tend to smudge, A LOT!), you might never be able to move on from them completely. And you don’t need to. Not when you have us by your side.

Simply follow these simple tips to prevent your kajal from smudging. These easy hacks will help set your kohl in place and keep it from budging even on hot days. Check out the tips below…


01. Clean the eye area properly

Clean the eye area properly

It is important to prep your skin before applying makeup. It will help your makeup glide on smoothly and keep it from creasing. Use a cotton pad soaked in micellar water like the Simple Daily Skin Detox Oil Be Gone Micellar Water to eliminate greasiness and mattify the lid area. If you have an oily skin type, applying an ice pack on your lids before the kohl application can help!


02. Prime the lids

Prime the lids

It’s essential to prime your lids even if you aren’t planning on applying eyeshadow. A primer creates a smooth base for the kajal to glide on and also keeps it from budging. Simply take a makeup primer like the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer and dab it all over the eyelids. It forms a protective barrier between the skin and makeup, thus preventing the skin’s natural oils from mixing with the kajal and causing it to smudge.


03. Set with powder

Set with powder

The best way to prevent your kajal from spreading it by getting your hands on a smudge-proof and waterproof formula. The Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal is one of our faves! You can now use black eyeshadow on the kajal or dust some translucent powder over it to keep it from budging. For touch-ups during the day, carry a Q-tip or a wet wipe to clean up any unfortunate smudges without re-doing your liner.