6 Tips And Tricks To Prevent Kajal From Smudging
By: Neha Thu, 26 Jan 2023 3:24:36
No matter how flawless your facial makeup is, it is not considered complete until your eyes are not intensely lined. A touch of kajal can make you look brighter and prettier even on a ‘no makeup day’. But what if you end up with raccoon-like eyes every time after applying it? Well, you are not alone. From oily skin to the wrong technique, there are a number of factors that can make your kajal feather and smudge. All you need to do is follow a few simple tips and tricks to put a stop on it. Keep reading to know how to prevent kajal from smudging and have well-defined eyes throughout the day.
# Clean Your Eye Area
Oiliness is the biggest enemy of a flawless kajal look. So, start out by cleaning your face thoroughly, focusing on the area around your eyes. Use a gentle cleanser to wash your entire face and make sure to get rid of any remnant of your eye makeup by using a Q-tip dipped in an eye makeup remover or baby oil. Also, rub some ice cubes around your eyes if your skin is too oily. This will not only prevent smudging by keeping greasiness away but also give your eyes a brighter and more alert look.
# Prep Up Your Eyes
Just like your face, your eyes also need to be prepped before applying any kind of makeup including the kajal. Hence, use a primer or a foundation to prepare the area around the eyes. A primer will give you a good base on which you can apply the kajal easily. Moreover, it allows the pigments of the kajal to stay on the skin for a longer time. If you do not want to use a primer, just pick an oil-free foundation that will also keep the eye region oil-free by creating a nice base.
# Dust Some Loose Powder
Loose powder can help you a lot in eliminating stubborn oiliness from your undereye area. So, before you start applying your kajal, dab some loose powder under your eyes. Also, dust it on the lids as well as around the corners (both inner and outer) of the eyes. This will absorb any excess oil in order to keep your kajal in place for a long time. You can always brush the excess powder off later.
# Pick the Right Product
If you are out to get the boldly lined eye look for the whole day, stop blaming your watery eyes or humid weather. Using the right kajal is also extremely necessary to avoid unexpected spreading of it. Invest in a high-quality one that claims to be long-lasting and smudge-proof. Also, ensure that it is suitable for sensitive skin.
# Master the Technique
Practicing the right application technique is obvious as it can make or break your look. Keep the following points in mind while mastering it:
- Use a sharp pencil to create fine and precise lines.
- Start from the outer corners and make your way inwards.
- Do not apply it to the inner corners of your lower eyelids as it causes the maximum smudging.
- Draw darker lines on the center of the eyelids to create a dark and bold look.
- Apply short and repetitive strokes to control the thickness of the lines.
- Apply two coats or more to create a perfect smokey look.
# Set It with Compact
After applying kajal, dust off the excess loose powder and set the foundation under the eyes with a bit of compact. This will absorb excess moisture in the under-eye region and lock the kajal in its place even on a hot and humid day.