Smudge-proof Makeup Tips and Techniques

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First, wash and hydrate your face. Make sure that your skin care products have fully absorbed into your face before putting on makeup.

1) Prep your skin

Use a primer for your face or eyes that is made for that purpose. Primers give makeup a smooth surface, help it stick better, and make it last longer. 

2) Use a primer

 After putting on foundation and concealer, set them with a light dusting of colorless powder. This helps soak up extra oil.

3) Set your foundation and concealer

For your eye makeup, choose formulas that are waterproof or last a long time, like waterproof eyeliner and mascara.

4) Waterproof formulas

When you put on eyeshadow, use a base or makeup primer to create a smooth surface and make your eyeshadow last longer.

5) Apply eyeshadow strategically

To tightline your eyes, you put eyeliner along the upper lid of your eyes. This makes it look like your eyelashes are thicker.

6) Tightline your eyes

To keep your eyeliner from running, set it with a similar-colored foundation. Use a small brush to put the eyeshadow on top of the eyeliner.

7) Set your eyeliner

When you're done putting on your makeup, use a setting spray to make sure it stays in place. 

8) Seal your makeup

Don't touch your face. If you touch your face throughout the day, your makeup will get smudged. 

9) Avoid touching your face

Carry tools for touch-ups. Even if you use smudge-proof techniques, it's always a good idea to have a compact powder, blotting papers.

10) Carry touch-up essentials

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