Suffering from smudged, raccoon looking eye makeup? While eye makeup can dramatically change your look, it is unfortunately too simple to mess it up during the day. A smudged look can leave you looking like you just woke up from a night of having your eye makeup rub off on your pillow while you tossed and turned. To avoid the notorious “raccoon” look, check out these makeup tips to help you achieve that perfect smudge-proof eye makeup.
1. Use A Primer
You wouldn’t apply foundation without priming your face first, would you? Well, the same goes for your eyes! Applying an eye primer (like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) will save you a lot of time and effort in fixing smudged makeup later. A primer is the first step to getting perfect smudge-proof eye makeup!
2. Use Waterproof And Gel Based Makeup
Waterproof eyeliner and mascara are the BEST ways to avoid smudge. After all, that is what they were made for! Another pro tip for smudge-free eye makeup? Use gel based products! Liquid makeup can be amazing, but unfortunately doesn’t last as long (and doesn’t hold up nearly as well) as most gel based products.
3. Makeup Remover Is Your Friend
When in doubt, makeup remover is your best friend. Keeping a little eye makeup remover near your vanity will help make quick fixes possible. Just take a little Q tip with some makeup remover and dab around the edges to clean up any smudges or messy lines!
4. Set With A Powder
We know that most eyeshadows are powder based already, but setting eye makeup (shadow, liner, and everything in between) with an additional layer of translucent setting powder will help keep your look lasting through day and night. To help you on your quest to smudge-free eye makeup try out our favorite translucent powder by Make Up For Ever.
5. Keep Your Makeup With You
This tip is so simple we probably don’t even have to say it (but we will anyway!) – keep your makeup with you! While using a primer, gel based and waterproof makeup, and setting with a powder will help you with long-lasting, smudge-free makeup, sometimes you just need a touch up. To make sure your look is bold and fierce all day long, keep your eye makeup tucked away in your beauty bag for those super quick fixes!
Smudge-Proof Eye Makeup Is Easy
If you follow these 5 ridiculously simple makeup tips, we promise that achieving smudge-proof eye makeup will be easier than you ever thought possible! Which tip is your favorite? Let us know in the comments down below!
Preeti Sareen is a freelance writer and blogger who identifies as a twenty-something girl trying to find herself one piece at a time. She is a lover of beauty, wellness, and all things fitness and loves sharing those passions in her articles on LiveGlam. View all the posts by Preeti Sareen