The captivating Accidental Tangoiste emailed moi with the following:
I’m beginning to seriously wonder what I’m doing wrong in my use of eyeliner. I got home after an evening out last night to find that once again the liner on my lower lids had settled into every crease, despite the primer I’d used and what I think is a relatively light application.
I generally use a brown pencil–Maybelline, I think–to slightly dramatize the simple brown shadow that I like to use to bring out my baby blues, for evenings. My nights out mainly involve dancing, and I do tend to end up perspiring in a most unladylike manner, so I don’t know, maybe there’s nothing I can do but keep periodically checking it in the restroom.
Hmmm, yes, dancing and perspiring (ladylike manner or not) is always tough on eyeliner.
Here are my top tips for helping your eyeliner stay put:
1) Choose a gel or liquid eyeliner over a pencil. This is probably the best choice to ensure no eyeliner slippage occurs.
2) Make sure your eyeliner is described as “smudge proof” or similar adjectives.
3) If you must use a pencil liner, try freezing it for about ten minutes before application.
4) Then, apply a similarly colored eyeshadow with an angled brush over the eyeliner to help keep it in place.
Anyone else have any tried and true methods that worked for you? Do tell!
And next week, the best smoky eye tutorials on teh internets!