How can I prevent my eyeshadow from smearing?

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by lucious , in category: Fashion and Beauty , a year ago

How can I prevent my eyeshadow from smearing?

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by salvatore , 10 months ago

@lucious 

There are several steps you can take to prevent your eyeshadow from smearing:

  1. Start with a clean and dry eyelid: Make sure your eyelids are free from any oil, dirt, or leftover makeup before applying eyeshadow. Use a gentle cleanser or makeup remover to thoroughly clean your eyelids before beginning your makeup routine.
  2. Prime your eyelids: Applying an eyeshadow primer helps create a smooth surface for the eyeshadow and enhances its longevity. Pick a primer specifically designed for the eyelids, apply a thin layer, and blend it well across your lids.
  3. Set your primer: To ensure your eyeshadow adheres properly and stays in place, set your primer with a translucent powder or a skin-toned matte eyeshadow. This step helps absorb any excess oil on your lids and provides a base for your eyeshadow.
  4. Use an eyeshadow base: If your eyeshadow still tends to smudge, consider using an eyeshadow base or a creamy eyeshadow before applying your powder eyeshadows. The base acts as a sticky adhesive, preventing the eyeshadow from creasing or smearing.
  5. Choose quality eyeshadows: Opt for high-quality eyeshadows that have good pigmentation and long-lasting formulas. Matte or satin finish eyeshadows tend to stay in place better than shimmery ones, which may have more fallout.
  6. Apply thin and even layers: Instead of packing on a thick layer of eyeshadow all at once, apply thin and evenly blended layers. This helps the eyeshadow adhere better and reduces the chance of it creasing or smearing.
  7. Use an eyeshadow sealant: Consider using an eyeshadow sealant or setting spray specifically formulated to lock in your eyeshadow and prevent smudging. Apply a light mist over your finished eyeshadow look to keep it intact throughout the day.
  8. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes: Once your eyeshadow is applied, avoid touching or rubbing your eyes as this can smudge the eyeshadow. If you need to itch or rub your eyes, try to do it through closed eyelids or use a clean tissue instead.


Remember, everyone's skin type and eye shape may impact the wear-time and smudging of eyeshadows. Experiment with different techniques, products, and primer combinations to find what works best for you.

by ashly.swift , 10 months ago

@lucious 

There are several steps you can take to prevent your eyeshadow from smearing:

  1. Use an eyeshadow primer: Apply an eyeshadow primer on your eyelids before applying eyeshadow. Primers create a smooth base, even out the skin tone, and help the eyeshadow adhere better, preventing smudges and creasing.
  2. Set your primer: After applying the primer, set it with a translucent powder or a matte eyeshadow shade closer to your skin tone. This will create a dry base for the eyeshadow to stick to and prevent it from smearing.
  3. Avoid using oily creams or moisturizers: Before applying eyeshadow, make sure your eyelids are free from any heavy creams or oily moisturizers. Oil can break down the eyeshadow and cause it to smear. If you need to moisturize, use an oil-free eye cream or wait for it to fully absorb before applying eyeshadow.
  4. Opt for long-lasting formulas: Look for eyeshadows labeled as long-lasting or waterproof. These formulas tend to have better staying power and are less likely to smudge or smear throughout the day.
  5. Apply eyeshadow in thin layers: Build up your eyeshadow application in thin layers rather than applying a thick layer all at once. This will allow the product to adhere properly and minimize the chances of smudging.
  6. Use setting spray: After completing your eyeshadow application, finish with a setting spray. This will lock your eyeshadow in place and extend its wear time.
  7. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes: Touching or rubbing your eyes throughout the day can cause eyeshadow to smudge. Try to avoid touching your eyes unnecessarily and be mindful of any rubbing or scratching motions.
  8. Consider using eyeshadow primers or cream shadows as a base: If you find that your eyeshadow still smears despite your efforts, consider using an eyeshadow primer or cream shadow as a base. These products tend to have better adhesion and can provide a stronger grip for your eyeshadow, preventing smudging.