'Sandbagging' Is The Secret To Smudge-Free Eye Makeup

Not as offensive as it sounds!

YouTube/Wayne Goss

Everyone has experienced having smudged liner on their lower lash line at least once. Though you swore you used a pencil that was “smudge-proof” and “waterproof”, sometimes, the pencil just ends up on your under-eye area—a place that does not need attention.

So what do you do when your ~*budge-proof*~ liners don’t work anymore? Try sandbagging. We know, we know. It doesn't sound pretty, but hear us out here.

Continue reading below ↓

The technique is used to lock in cream products and prevent them from smearing and smudging. It’s like how sandbags are used to prevent floodwaters to get into a house—you create a barrier. It’s best for keeping creamy kohl pencils on your waterline or your lipsticks just on your lips. It’s *kind of* similar to baking, only this one doesn't offer as much highlight.

To do it, you’ll need loose powder and a wedge spongepress it against the area that is right below your lower lash line. Here’s celebrity makeup artist Wayne Goss demonstrating it:

The Kardashians' go-to makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, also swears by this technique and uses it to seal in lipstick. Here’s a photo of him doing it to lock in Kim K’s lippie:

Totally trying this out!

Follow Retty on Instagram


Sorry, no results were found for