Makeup Tips & Tricks Vol. 3: Make Eyeliner Smudge-proof

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

Makeup Tips & Tricks Vol. 3: Make Eyeliner Smudge-proof

Helloo Everyone,
I hadn’t wrote anything on this series in months but today I have a quick tip for something that each one of us face almost everyday... “Smudging of Eye liners/Eye Pencils”. I love creamy liners as they glides swiftly across the lids without any tugging or pulling but more creamier the formula more easily it smudges (with few exceptions) ..Though many claims to deliver smudge-proof formula but to make it last longer, the formula turns harder which is difficult to work with and feels hard on lids…. Gooshh what shall I do now!!

Makeup Tips - Make Eyeliner Smudge-proof using Loose Powder

Some of my all time favorites from Faces Canada Eye Pencils, have fared extremely well being creamy and staying almost smudge proof on my slightly oily lids but I wanted a better performance and make them completely smudge-proof without compromising on the creaminess especially in the upcoming summers where everything melts and nothing stays put on the lids.

My Tip to keep the Liner in place irrespective of temperatures:

  • Using Loose powder on the lids and Under Eye Area –> Dip your fingers in the powder, dab it lightly over the lids and under eye area till the entire thing is covered under a light veil of powder. The powder helps in controlling the oil from skin getting touch with the liner and let it smudge.

Makeup Tips - How to Make Eyeliner Smudge-proof

I have using this trick since 2-3 weeks and it works like magic. The powder made the liner absolutely smudge – proof for 8-9 hours (in AC environment) after which it starts to crease a bit on the lids but still keeps the liner in place with barely any smudging. I checked at least 8-10 times during the day.  rushing to wash room to detect any smearing, closely inspecting eyes but there wasn’t any.. :D. I am super impressed with the results. Now, I can go for a thick liner on lower lash liner without worrying about melting and smearing of it on the under eye area. With this trick, I enjoyed the supremely kohled look on my eyes (both upper and lower lids) whole week.

Makeup Tips and Tricks - Make Eyeliner Smudge-proof

On super oily  lids and in hot humid weather conditions, it might start creasing after 5-6 hours and one would require a re-touch on the lids but shouldn’t be a task as it will take just few seconds and saves from cross checking my eyes every hour for color transferring to crease or under eye area. So, if you  have oily and no kajal or liner stays put even for 3 hours on you Or like flaunt intensely kohled eyes but scared that liner might  smearing all over the under eye area, this simple trick will save you and let you enjoy your favorite looks with creamy/gel liners.

Loose powders have never been on my must have list as they don’t provide much coverage, just a light veil to set the foundation but with the way they have performed to save my liner from smudging, it has become a mandatory product in my makeup bag.

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Hope this  Helps!! <3 🙂

PS: If you are not into Pencil/ Gel Liners Liquid Eyeliner is also a good option for long lasting, smudge proof looks as they usually don’t smudge and glides smoothly

If you have any other Makeup issue that you would like me to solve for you.. just send it across! Happy to Help.. 🙂

Which is you favorite trick to keep the liner in place? Are you more of a liquid or Gel liner Girll!! 😉
Share your thoughts in comments below

If you try this tip and it works for you dont forget to share .. tag me on Instagram/ Twitter @Poonam_BMM  or use Hashtag #BeautyandMakeupMatters  will be happy to see the results on you 🙂

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jhilmil D SahaApril 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM - Reply

    This is such an useful tip dear…definitely going to be helpful for everyone.

  2. Lisha@HeartBowsMakeupApril 10, 2014 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    oooh that is a great tip hun! I shall try this as well. Gorgeous picyysss :*

    • poonamApril 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM - Reply

      Thanks Lishh.. <3

  3. RashmiApril 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM - Reply

    Great tip dear…thx for sharing…will try it for sure…:-)

    • poonamApril 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM - Reply

      Thnks Rashmi.. 🙂

  4. SimeraApril 10, 2014 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Wonderful tips hun.

    • poonamApril 10, 2014 at 9:56 PM - Reply

      Thanks Simera.. 🙂

  5. SwatiApril 11, 2014 at 2:20 AM - Reply

    Powder works great to prevent smudging, I also like to sometimes go over the liner with an eyeshadow 🙂
    Keet these posts coming Poonam 🙂

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 8:31 PM - Reply

      Yeahh.. I was happy to see the way loose powder controlled oiliness without making my skin look saggy as it does with pressed powder.. it definitely improved the liner’s performance.. 😀

      Thankss a lott Swatii.. u r such a sweetheart.. <3

  6. D's MomApril 11, 2014 at 10:01 AM - Reply

    Very helpful tip Poonam 🙂

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:59 PM - Reply

      thnkkk uu.. 🙂

  7. pragyaApril 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    hey Poo even I tend to use black eye shadow to set my liners generally!! very nice tip baby…thanks for sharing!! 😀

    • poonamApril 14, 2014 at 12:01 AM - Reply

      that is great too.. but for coloreed liners.. i prefer loose powder.. 😀

  8. HeenaApril 11, 2014 at 2:05 PM - Reply

    Super Useful Tip! But Liners Still Smudge on my Lower Lash Line..Super Oily Skin! :-s

    And Haha! Washroom Trips To Check! 😛 😀

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:54 PM - Reply

      aaaahh.. 🙁 .. thnakfully only upper lids are oily.. so it helped!!

      yeahh.. first thing I do is check my eyes.. 😉

  9. Natasha (Nats)April 11, 2014 at 5:02 PM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this tip.. will try it 🙂

  10. ManasiApril 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    Nice tips dear 🙂

  11. subha boseApril 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM - Reply

    Awsome tip.

    • poonamApril 13, 2014 at 11:18 PM - Reply

      Thanks Subha.. 🙂

  12. ManishaApril 14, 2014 at 8:50 AM - Reply

    Nice trip. I am gonna try this out especially in these summers

    • poonamApril 14, 2014 at 10:48 AM - Reply

      heheh.. thansk Mani.. 🙂

  13. Saniya@beautynbuzzApril 16, 2014 at 2:40 AM - Reply

    M a gel eyeliner girl..nothing lasts on my lower lash line so I take a black e/s and swipe it over my kohl…that works ALONGWITH the above tip 😉 That’s how oily my under eyes are 😉 Lovely Post Poo <3

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