How to Prevent Waterline Eye Pencil from Smudging

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We all know it – it is very annoying when your inner waterline smudges down the lids, creating a huge makeup mess. If you are always struggling to keep your inner waterline from smudging and fading fast, then this step-by-step tutorial is perfect for you! It will show you how to make your line stay put with a simple yet amazing q-tip trick. In fact, with the help of a waterproof pencil and a q-tip, you can learn how to make your waterline makeup smoother and more intense in just a few seconds!

Step 1: Before applying any makeup on, creating a flawless base that brightens and enhances your final overall look is an essential first step that shouldn’t be missed. Prepare the whole eyelid and under the eye with either a concealer or eyeshadow primer. Using makeup primer softens the skin, seals the pores, and prepares the skin for the makeup application.

Step 2: Gently swipe a clean Q-tip or cotton swab along the waterline to dry it. This trick will help eliminate some of the moisture underneath your eyes and make the liner last longer.

Step 3: Apply your favourite eye pencil to your waterline. For best results, use a waterproof pencil to keep the liner from running or smudging.

Step 4: Depending on how deep and intense you want the line to be, continue tracing your lash line back and forth until you achieve the desired look. For maximum intensity, apply the pencil at least three times.

Step 5: Blink several times.

Step 6: Look yourself in the mirror and clean up any imperfections with a cotton swab or with a Q-tip.

Step 7: Clean up the area at the inner corner of your eyelid.

Step 8: Apply black mascara on your lashes, put on your favorite lipstick and you are ready to go out!

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