Tips to Prevent Your Eyeliner from Running
The last thing that you want when you have makeup on is your eyeliner running down your face. Unfortunately, in inclement weather or other conditions this is exactly what happens. A way to prevent this from happening is something that women everywhere have been searching for. Well you are in luck. To make sure that you eyeliner does not run down your face or smudge, just following these simple tips.
Seal it From the Start
One of the best ways to prevent your eyeliner from running is to seal it. Purchasing a sealant will help keep your eyeliner in place. After you apply your eyeliner, place a single drop of sealant onto an angled eye shadow brush. Gently brush the sealant over the eyeliner. Your liner will stay in place all do. No worrying about it smudging or running. Don’t worry about washing it off either, just use your everyday makeup remover an the sealant, along with the liner, will come right off. This works for liquid, gel and pencil liners.
Eyeshadow is Also a Protecting Agent
Another great way to prevent your eye liner from running or smudging is to protect it with eye shadow. Look for a similar shade of eye shadow as your eye liner. Once you apply your liner, dust a small amount of shadow directly onto the liner. The shadow will form a barrier over the liner and will prevent it from moving. This is especially useful for liner that you put on the lower lid.
A great way to prevent your eyeliner from smudging or sunning is to buy smudgeproof liner. These liners come in a variety of brands and colours and are available in large stores or drug stores. They are not foolproof, but work very well. Adding a sealant or shadow over these liners will be an added level of protection. Long-wear and waterproof eyeliners are also a great tool for preventing smudges.
Protect Your Lids
Another great way to prevent the unwanted smudge is by prepping your lids for the makeup. Your eyelids may have a layer of oil or dirt on them that you missed while washing your face. This can cause the liner to smudge or run. If you use an eye base or an eye primer it will give you a smooth surface to work with. This will help keep your eyeliner in place and looking fresh all day long.
Sometimes no matter how much precautionary measures you take the smudges happen. When this is the case, getting rid of the smudges or running eyeliner is needed. The best way to do this is with a cotton swab and a drop of eye makeup remover or petroleum jelly. Gentle rub off the smudged liner with the cotton swab. Use a dab of concealer or a light powder to cover-up any left-over residue.