8 Genius Hacks To Make Your Eyeliner Last All Day Long

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Nov 15, 2021
8 Genius Hacks To Make Your Eyeliner Last All Day Long


Let’s face it, getting your eyeliner to look perfect is no easy feat – you know you have tried everything from tape to business cards to score that feline flick. That said, there’s nothing we hate more than putting the time and effort to painstakingly perfect our set of wings, only for it to go haywire on us within a few hours. Whether the once-crisp line starts to separate and fade, or it smudges like you’ve been crying, it’s a downright annoying beauty problem that we don’t realize until the day is over and the mirror shows what we’ve been missing. 

Fortunately, team POPxo has ample experience in the realm of runny eyeliner, so we’ve put our brains together and pulled some of the best hacks to keep your eyeliner in place all day long. Trust us, there are some mind-blowing tricks you are gonna use from now until forever. 

Thanks To These Hacks, Your Eyeliner Will Look Fresh, All Day And Night Long

Choose The Right Formula

The secret to infallible eyeliner is to opt for a long-wear, waterproof eyeliner. They are your best best. Something like Wheelie Precision Eyeliner And Stylist will do the trick. 

Skin Prep Is Crucial

Cleanse, tone, and moisturise your skin to remove any excess oil from the lids. Opt for a water-based moisturiser to hydrate your skin without making it slippery. Let your eyelids dry before you go ahead with the primer. If you have oily lids, lightly dab excess oil with a blotting paper of a tissue. 

Use A Multi-Tasking Primer

Calling out folks with oily lids: primer is non-negotiable to create a barrier from natural oils. It helps create a smooth canvas for makeup application. With an even base, your eyeliner might skip across your eyelid as you apply, especially if your skin is on the dry side. If you don’t have an eye primer, using a matte concealer will also do the trick. All you need to do is apply a small dot of the primer with your finger and pat it into the lids. 

Use A Powder First, Liner Second

We recommend prepping your eyelids with powder before the first swipe of liner. This is great for additional protection and will ensure your eye area along the lashes is free of excess oil. To do this, lightly dust along the lash line with a small amount of translucent powder to absorb excess moisture or oil, and then apply your long-wear eyeliner for maximum eyeliner longevity. 

For All Day Wear: Layer Between The Lines

Here’s letting you in on a secret: After your first application of eyeliner has dried. Take a small fluffy brush and carefully dust a tiny bit of matte translucent powder over your eyeliner with short inward motions. Next, draw the second coat of liner for extra staying power as well as intensity. 

Take Your Time

Applying consecutive layers of dusting powder and eyeliner is the secret weapon to make sure it stays put. It might be a time-consuming process but it’s totally worth it in the long run when your flick is still on point by the end of the night.

Use A Combo Of Two Eyeliners

If you’re looking for extra intense eyeliner, first draw your eyeliner line with a waterproof eye pencil and then apply a waterproof pen, liquid, or gel liner over it. This really helps keep eyeliner strong along the lash line. 

Lock Your Hard Work Using A Setting Spray

Finally, it’s time to lock in your hard work by using a long-lasting makeup setting spray. Use an ‘X’ motion to spray it across your face. Make sure you keep the bottle 6 to 8 inches away from your face. Keep your eyes closed and fan your face as opening your eyes immediately may cause creasing. 

Trust us, it’ll stay put all day long!

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