Skip Nav
DIY Beauty
The Simple 4-Step Trick to Make Your Lipstick Last No Matter What
Beauty Trends
The Korean "Jamsu" Beauty Trend Is the Key to Perfectly Matte Skin
Donald Trump
Donald Trump Is No Longer on a Mission to Make America Smell Great Again

Smudged Eyeliner Fixes

Eyeliner Smudge Solutions



YouTube star and beauty guru Michelle Phan is all about beauty, and she always has a trick or two up her sleeve. This week, Michelle helps us make raccoon eyes a thing of the past:

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!"

Meet cellulite's worst enemy: coffee

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 and 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.

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 one 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.

What other eyeliner issues would you guys like solutions for?

Kisses from Italy!!

<3 Mish

More stories from Michelle Phan:

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
CalidaA CalidaA 4 years
I have monolids with tiny folds, so I always have trouble keeping eyeliner on. What brands or specific eyeliners do you use/recommend?
Pomegranate Lime Margarita Recipe
How to Keep Your Shopping Habit Under Control
How to Make Chocolate Skulls For Day of the Dead
Coconut Flan Recipe
Greek Goddess Halloween Makeup Tutorial
1-Pan Greek Salmon Recipe
Tropical Candy-Corn-Inspired Popsicle Recipe

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Beauty
X