How to Get Eye Makeup to Stay Put

Woman applying eyeshadow.

After spending valuable time perfectly applying your makeup, it can be extremely frustrating to find that, after just a few hours, your hard work is already looking smudged and faded. To keep this from happening, OROGOLD has rounded up some helpful tips and tricks on how to get your eye makeup to stay put for the whole day.

Keep any Oil-Based Moisturizers or Facial Oils Away from Your Eyelids
Each and every one of us has a number of tiny oil glands situated at the eyelash line, meaning that your eyelids are able to produce oil on their own. If you use facial oils, or moisturizers that contain oils, OROGOLD recommends keeping these away from your eyelids, as the excess oil will only cause your makeup to slide off prematurely. If using oil-based products is unavoidable for you, the next best thing would be to make sure to wash your face thoroughly in the morning, so that you have a clean slate for your eye makeup to work with.

Build a Base
Before beginning to apply makeup to your eyes, it is important to build a base for this to grip on to, as this will help it to stay on for much longer. While primers are usually great for this, most formulas contain oil, which will not help your makeup to stay put. Luckily, there are other great ways to build a base, such as dabbing a small amount of concealer onto your eyelids, or even using a dust powder at the beginning to absorb any excess oil. Another trick that is popular with many makeup artists is to use an eye pencil on any areas that you plan to apply eyeshadow, picking a shade similar to that of the color you plan to use later. The texture of the pencil acts as a sort of grip for the eyeshadow to hold on to, keeping it from slipping off.

Woman applying eye pencil

Press the Color In
Once you have created your base, either with a concealer or an eye pencil, you will then need to work with some color. Rather than sweeping this onto your eyelids, OROGOLD suggests pressing it into the base that you have created, as this patting motion will give it a much longer-lasting effect.

Don’t Forget to Set
Setting your makeup is a crucial step that many tend to forget about, but it is one that gives your makeup some extra hold, essentially tying it all together. OROGOLD recommends using the same powder blush or bronzer that you will be using on the rest of your face, gently dusting your whole eye area with this.

From smudges to creases to faded patches, eye makeup can be difficult to manage throughout the day. However, by ensuring that you have created a good base to layer your makeup onto, and by remembering to set all of your makeup before leaving the house, any products that you use should last for hours, and will only come off when you decide that you want to remove it.


Best Eye Shadows for Fall

Eyeshadow makeup along with brushesFall is a time to accentuate your eyes with all of the wonderful colors seen in nature. All around us, we are reminded of the beauty nature provides in the form of color throughout the fall season. From browns, greens, golds, and beyond, ORO GOLD Cosmetics would like to delve into the best eye shadow colors this season has offer and share them with you.


Gold Shadows

There’s something magical and festive about gold eye shadows. It seems as though they are introduced in the fall months, and they don’t wear out their welcome until after New Year’s Eve has come and gone. Gold eyeshadow has the ability to brighten and accentuate the eyes, while looking nice enough to wear anywhere for any event or occasion. Pair a nice gold eye shadow with a nice deep brown liquid eyeliner for a standout look that will scream in the most subtle voice, “I look fabulous!”


Green Eye Shadows

Green hues always look earthy and natural, and can really work wonders for hazel and amber colored eyes. Application of green shadow can be tricky, and should only be applied to the actual lid itself under the eyelid crease. Going over the crease can cause the shadow to look overdone, and that’s not the look any of us are going for. Be sure to blend well, and use a smoky charcoal grey or black liner, as well as a smudged line on the bottom lashes for an easy yet classy look in a snap.


Eggplant Hues

Eggplant purple shadow lends a hand to the perfect smoky, sultry look adored by women everywhere. This fall, give the smokey eye a new spin by using eggplant colored eyeshadow to provide you with a mysterious, sexy look. Pair this color scheme with jet black creamy eyeliner for optimum blending capabilities. In no time, you will look just as good as the stars!


Silver Colors

Much like gold eyeshadows, silver hues add something magical to the fall season. Use them alone, or in conjunction with another more full bodied color to create a look that’s all your own. Made famous this season by Fall Fashion Week, silver shadows brighten and illuminate the eyes, complimenting eyes of every shade. Use with a liquid or gel eyeliner in black, blue, or plum to get a bold, fashionable look.


Learn Proper Application Techniques

By sporting any one of the above colors this fall season, you will be sure to look your absolute best. Research some tutorials on proper makeup application, and you’ll be on the road to creating your own rock star look just like the stars.

Be sure to splurge on good quality cosmetics, and your skin will reward and thank you for it by allowing you to put your best face forward.