Stay-put Eyeliner

Anonymous wondered what my favourite eyeliner was and how to prevent any eyeliner from running or disappearing.

My overall favorite has to be the MUFE Aqua Eyes.  It’s waterproof, doesn’t smudge, and and has amazing pigmentation.

To get eyeliner to last, you can do a few things:

  1. Start with a primer.  Just like with eyeshadow, a lid primer will up the staying power of any eyeliner.
  2. Set with powder. Taking the same or a similar shade of powder eyeshadow on a flat, dense eyeliner brush, press it into the line you’ve made (don’t draw it over it).
  3. Use a powder eyeliner. Powder/cake liners undoubtedly last long than cream/pencil liners.  Wet an eyeliner brush before application to enhance the stay-put power further.
  4. Heat things up. Taking your pencil eyeliner, wave it over a flame (I usually just use a disposable lighter) two or three times. Tap the melted excess off onto the back of your hand, let it cool for a second or two, and apply. Not only will you get a gorgeous “kohl”-like application, but you’ll also have increased the staying time incredibly.

Try these tips, and you should be on your way to stay-put eyeliner in no time.

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