Smudge-Proof Eye Makeup Tips

Eye MakeUp Tips:

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?

Eye Makeup Step #1: Always Start With An Eye Primer
Eye primer helps create a smooth surface for the eye makeup. Once the primer has dried, you can apply an eyeshadow base that helps make the eyeshadow stick to the skin better. If you don’t have an eyeshadow base, a concealer or foundation will do.
Eye Makeup Step #2: Start With 4 Basic Shades
For beginners, you want to start with 4 basic shades to pull off an everyday natural look. You need a highlighter that is a shade lighter than your skin tone, a matte mid-tone shade, a contour shade that is 2-3 shades darker than the skin and a matte black shade. If you have a facial highlighter, you can use that too.

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

Eye Makeup Step #3: Grab The Essential Eye Makeup Brushes
You will need a small flat eyeshadow brush for application, a small and medium-sized blending brush and a smudger (optional).
Eye Makeup Step #4: Glide Your Flat Brush
Glide your flat brush on the lightest shade and apply this on the inner corner of the eyes. This is where most of the product should be and then you can easily blend outwards after.Make sure to tap your brush before applying to remove excess product.
Eye Makeup Step #5: Here’S A Neat Trick You Can Try
Dip the tip of the brush in water enough to dampen it. Then glide it on the eyeshadow and apply again in the inner-most corner of the eyes (tearduct area). You’ll be amazed at how pigmented it is.
When you’re done with that, use the same color and highlight the arch of your eyebrows.

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.

Eye Makeup Step #7: Contour The Eyes
Using the contour shade, apply from the outer corner while blending into the crease on the outer half of the eye. Please make sure that you don’t blend too high because the mid-tone shade should always be higher than the contour shade.
Eye Makeup Step #6: Mid-Tone Shade
Now on to the mid-tone shade. Use a blending brush to apply the eyeshadow above the crease, blending from the outer corner inwards.
How will you know you didn’t overdo it with the shadow? Hold your brush at the edge of your nose going up to the edge of the eyes. Anything below the line should be clear.
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