An eyeshadow primer works in two ways: It mattifies oily lids, so your shadow and eyeliner are less likely to slide all over your face, and it gives your makeup something to stick to for hours, explains Fiona Stiles, celebrity makeup artist and founder of online beauty shop Reed Clark. Her favorite:
Your rich eye cream isn’t doing your makeup any favors. “The oils in these creams quickly get to work on breaking down your mascara, making you resemble a panda,” says Stiles. Instead, switch to a lightweight, oil-free formula for day and leave the heavyweight stuff for nighttime.
Creamy and waxy eyeliner pencils can get sooty-looking, fast. Switch to a long-wearing gel that stays put until you take it off.
Waterproof mascara won't move until you take it off with a makeup remover. If you don't want to totally give up your favorite tube, brush a waterproof formula on your lower lashes only, says Stiles.
An alternative to waterproof mascara: a smear-free formula that wraps lashes in tiny tubes that come off -- in one piece -- only with soap and water.
Keep creamy eyeliner in line with a setting powder, says Stiles. After you apply your liner, "use a latex wedge to press a little loose, translucent powder right under the lower lashes," she says. One of her go-to powders:
Make all your favorite eyeliners and eyeshadows water-resistant by layering them with a clear, liquid sealant.
Because smudges will happen: Keep travel-friendly makeup-removing sticks in your bag to easily erase makeup smears, stat.
Fake a full eight hours with these easy steps.