The number one complaint I always hear about eyeliner is that it never stays put. Halfway throughout the day it either wears off or it manages to find it’s way down your face. I’m going to let you in on a little trick to help your eyeliner stay put!

  • First and foremost the type of eyeliner you use is key. Try using an eyeliner that is either waterproof or long lasting. Waterproof is extremely important if you’re going to tight line your eyes (line the water line) as the product can wear off very easily if it isn’t waterproof.
  • Try to dry off your bottom water line prior to lining it. If you have sensitive eyes you want to be extremely careful doing this. Gently pull down on your bottom lid so that the water line is no longer touching your eyeball; then with either a Q-Tip or a tissue blot your water line to remove any wetness. With your bottom lid still pulled down apply the eyeliner. Let it sit for a few seconds and then simply let go of your lid.
  • Set your eyeliner! Regardless if you’re using a pencil, gel, or liquid eyeliner you should set it with powder. Think about it…you use powder to set your foundation so why wouldn’t it work to set your eyeliner? Grab your fave eyeliner brush and dip it in an eyeshadow that matches the color of your eyeliner. Sweep the eyeshadow over your eyeliner and voila you have just set your eyeliner! Pretty easy beasy if you ask me.

Personally, I love using eyeshadow to set my liner because I can fix any mistakes I may have made during the initial application. I also think the eyeshadow helps to enhance the liner. If you don’t have an eyeshadow that matches your eyeliner you can use the powder you use to set your foundation, but you want to use a very light hand while doing this so that you don’t ruin the intensity of the liner.

I hope you have found this quick tip to be helpful. Please let me know if you have tried this trick and what your thoughts are about it. Also, if you have any other tips for getting your eyeliner to last all day I’d love to hear from you!

About The Author

Tara Rufo is a longtime Blast Magazine contributor and one of the editors of Bombshell.

3 Responses

  1. gladys

    Hi! I found your article interesting as I was looking for some good tips on how to set eyeliner and make it last longer. :)) Just wanna ask if it will be okay if I set my eyeliner with pressed powder. What do u think? :DD

    • Tara Rufo

      Hello Gladys. Although I did mention it in the blog and other women do use pressed powder to set their liner I personally avoid using it. Eyes are really sensitive and the pressed powder could irritate them causing your eyes to tear up. This in turn can cause your eyeliner to run which will completely defeat the purpose of using the powder in the first place. Also, when using a brush to set the liner be sure to use a soft bristled brush and a very delicate hand. You can dab the shadow onto the liner or slowly and carefully apply it in one solid motion.

      I hope this helps!


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