Hi everyone,

A reader named Anastasia recently asked me the following question: “I’m from Singapore which is pretty hot, so how can I keep my eyeliner from smudging? I don’t want to look like a panda!”

Eyeliner that won’t stay put over time–whether we’re talking over the course of the day or just a few short hours–is a common makeup mishap. This usually happens as the result of long wear time, using the wrong products, or being in hot & humid environments. Since we all encounter this problem every once in a while, I thought it would be helpful to share my answer along with some of my favorite tips for keeping your liner in place.


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To prevent smudging, smearing, streaking, and running, try the following:

  1. Before you apply your liner, first apply a primer.

  2. Opt for a liquid liner. Liquid liner usually stays on longer and won’t smudge and slide as much as a pencil.
  3. If you love a good pencil, I strongly suggest doing step 1 and waiting for the primer to set before applying.
  4. Use waterproof liner, not oil-based.
  5. Use a fixative spray to help set the makeup once complete.

Being such an eyeliner lover, I find these tricks are often KEY! I hope this helps. :D

What other eyeliner issues would you guys like solutions for?

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