Carefully applied eye make-up can help draw attention and accentuate a woman's most prominent features. But smudged make-up will draw attention for all the wrong reasons. What are some easy ways to prevent eye makeup from smudging?
Start with the Eyebrows
Darker eyebrows will stand out more prominently than fair-haired women with pale eyebrows. Prepare eyebrows by brushing them into place, removing any stray hairs with tweezers and trimming them into shape using cosmetic scissors if necessary and tidy them up even further. Use clear eyebrow gel or clear mascara instead of applying eyebrow pencil to eyebrows that can easily smudge.
Keep Eyeshadow in Place
Many brands of eyeshadow have a habit of coming off before the end of the day, and some will also disappear into the crease of your eyelids. If you are in the habit of regularly touching your eyes, eyeshadow will slip off. Switch eyeshadow brands if this happens to you and buy an eyeshadow primer. Apply the primer to help keep the eyeshadow in place longer without having to touch it up and try to remember not to touch your eyes.
Prevent Mascara from Smudging
Mascara is particularly prone to smudging, especially if your eyes water after chopping onions or even during vigorous exercise. An easy way to prevent mascara from smudging is to apply a thin layer of mascara to just your top eyelashes. Let the mascara dry and then apply a second coat if necessary. Or use clear mascara to accentuate your eyes without adding color that will noticeably smudge or run.
Apply Waterproof Makeup
Athletes and swimmers know the benefits of waterproof make-up, as they can continue with their sporting activities without interference. A good brand of waterproof eye makeup will help you to get through the day with confidence. But just remember to remove all traces of make-up by the end of the day. Otherwise, you will end up with clogged pores, and a spotty complexion when you wake up in the morning.
Proper application techniques can help keep eye makeup in place for hours. Be gentle with your eyebrows and apply a clear eyebrow gel or clear mascara. Use a primer to keep eyeshadow in place and to prevent it from creasing. Apply mascara on the top of eyelashes. Waterproof make-up is recommended get on with your day-to-day activities without having to worry about touching up smudges. Use clear eyebrow gel or clear mascara instead of applying eyebrow pencil to eyebrows that can easily smudge.