Whether it's from sweat, humidity, tears, or just plain oily lids, eye makeup that runs and smudges throughout the day is far from flattering. But before you get completely frustrated, we have tips to help you before you even apply your makeup to ways to touch up on the go. So bat those lashes with confidence, and try out these helpful tips.
1. Start with clean skin. If your eyelids tend to great greasy as the day goes on, then make sure you're starting with a clean slate. Wash your face in the morning, but make sure to pay attention to your lids so you get any of the excess oils from the night before.
2. Apply an eye primer. After your skin is clean and moisturized (avoid eye cream actually on your lids), apply a primer specifically made for your eyes. Ones like Nars Smudge-Proof Eyeshadow Base ($24) and Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion ($20) are formulated to not only prep your lids, but also help your makeup apply smoothly and stay in place.
3. Use waterproof formulas. If your eye shape or oily lids constantly make standard eye makeup crease and smudge, then your best bet is to stick with waterproof and long-wear options. We love the product offerings in the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear range. And CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara ($8) has some serious staying power.
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