Top Smudge-Proof Eye Makeup Tips

Carefully applied eye make-up can help draw attention and accentuate a woman's most prominent features. But smudged eye make-up will draw attention for all the wrong reasons. There are a few simple things you can do to have smudge proof eye makeup.  It doesn't take but a minute or two to ensure your look lasts the whole day.

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Start with the 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 a colored eyebrow pencil that can easily smudge. If you need to add a touch of color apply it lightly and use a makeup setting spray to keep it from smearing.

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.  One way to prevent this is touse 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. Start with a waterproof mascara.  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 eye 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.

Use a Makeup Setting Spray

Use it after applying all of your makeup.  Spritz it lightly on your face and let it dry completely before you touch your face, it shold take less than a minute or so.  Makeup setting sprays help to hold your makeup in place, which means less touching up during the day.  It's a great investment because you end up using less makeup throughout the day.  

In summary, proper application techniques and a couple of good products 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. And finally, a makeup setting spray is the finishing touch that will help gaurantee smudge-proof eye makeup.

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