We’ve all been there before. After spending hours in a makeup chair or in front of the mirror creating the perfect makeup look for a big event only to notice a few hours later the perfect smokey-liner you slaved over is now half way down your face.
Rather than letting it ruin your mood, here are five simple tips for women of any skill set to keep your favorite liner looks from smudging.
It’ All About That Base, ‘Bout That Base
If you’ve never used an eye primer before, it’s time that you met your new best friend.
Just as facial makeup primer creates a solid base on the skin to keep makeup looking fresh all day long, eye primer will ensure your favorite products will stay in place no matter what. After applying, set the primer with a translucent powder and continue to apply your favorite eye looks.
Keep the Look on and Moisture Out
For stubborn oily skin or situations where moisture may be present, consider using a cosmetic grade sealant to keep your favorite makeup in place. Water is your worst enemy when it comes to keeping your makeup fresh, so be sure to remember this little tip next time you find yourself in a sticky situation.
Eye Shadow For the Win
If you’re a lover of the smokey eye look, this next tip’s for you.
After applying your favorite gel liner, give your look some staying power by finishing it with some matching eye shadow. This will help create a smokey eye look that will not only stand out but also last all day and night.
Layering is Key
Ladies, never underestimate the power of layering when it comes to your look.
Layering your liner will not only help improve the wear time of your favorite makeup, but it will also enhance your desired effect.
Use a pencil liner to first trace the outer rim of the eye, and then finish with a liquid liner to get the job done. (Jerome Alexander’s Long Wear Gel Liner is the perfect tool to transform your look!) You’ll thank us later!
Set The Look With Setting Spray
Last but not least, always remember to set the look with setting spray! Setting sprays help to create a barrier between your skin and the outside elements. Happy blending!
Once you have mastered these tips, click here for everything you need to know when it comes to maximizing your look using a beauty blender!