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Okay, let’s talk about eyeliner.

Eyeliner has a way of completely transforming your eyes. Whatever your eye shape is, eyeliner can make them bigger/smaller/longer/rounder/wider/etc. It is insane how different you can look with and without eyeliner.

Personally, I do not use eyeliner on a daily basis. I’m still trying to perfect my eyeliner skills. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of eyeliners, and I have to say that I like liquid liners the most.

However, a lot of people have questions when it comes to eyeliners. Namely… how do I make my eyeliner last? Well, I have some tips for you!

1) Prime

It is very important to first prime your eyes before using any kind of eye product, especially if you have oily eyelids, like me. Primers helps your eyelids to remain relatively oil-free. It also prevents your eyeshadow from creasing and helps the colours to become more vibrant. In the case of eyeliners, primers help your eyeliner to stay put and decreases the chances of it smudging. Personally, I recommend the Twofaced Shadow Insurance, or the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Both works very well, and I love the texture of it.

2) Conceal

Eyeliner stays better above the creamy texture of your concealer. If you do not wish to use concealer on your upper eyelid, you can even choose to use a creamy eyecream, which would give the same effect. Setting your concealer with a good setting powder would also help the eyeliner to remai smudgeproof. My favourite concealer at the moment would be the Revlon Photoready concealer. It has a very nice colour tone that matches my skin perfectly, and it is very nice and creamy!

3) Long lasting

This is a no-brainer – in order to ensure your eyeliner stays all day, you need a good quality product! A good waterproof eyeliner would do the trick! You have to understand though, waterproof does not equate to smudgeproof! A lot of people have this misconception that waterproof eyeliner is supposed to withstand everything! But that’s not true. A part from tears, our eyes produces oil as well. And while the eyeliner may be resistant to the tears, it might not fare well with oils! My favourite waterproof eyeliners are the Dolly Wink liquid liner and the K-Palette 24h waterproof liner!

4) Set

Another good way to ensure that your eyeliner doesn’t move is by setting it with a powder. You can use a matte black eyeshadow (I recommend MAC’s Carbon), or whatever matte colour that matches your eyeliner. Alternatively, you can also set it with translucent powder. Just take an angled or flat top brush and gently press the powder on top of your eyeliner to hold it in place!

I hope these tips help you a little! So go on and line away!