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Biggest beauty goal: Getting your liner to lock into place. I mean, there’s little point in adding “eye-conic” eyeliner looks to your repertoire, only to have them slip and slide off your lids before your office pantry break is up, right?

If you’re a fellow beauty buff with “kwali” eyelids, try these top professional tricks you can apply to your everyday eyeliner that’ll have it staying put from Singapore dusk to Singapore dawn:

Tip 1. The chief culprit of a fleeting flick is excess sebum on your eyelids, so you’ll want to prime with a powder prior to swiping on your liner. Simply sweep on the tiniest smidgen of translucent face powder along your lash line, patting it up onto your lids for maximum sebum-sopping power.

Switch to your eyeliner of choice (long-wear pencil formulas are fantastic for this purpose, of course) and go about your business as usual.

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Tip 2. Once you’re satisfied, set with another layer of loose powder. Take it from an eyeliner expert: “I find that this extra step goes a long way in clinging onto the creamy consistency of most eyeliners,” says Dollei Seah, creative director of Makeup Entourage.

Because you want to abstain from too much tugging on your already lined peepers, pick up your powder with a small fluffy brush and dust it on without pressure or pressing of any sort.

Tip 3. For well nigh indestructible results, take it up another notch and layer on a water-resistant gel liner in a complementary colour (black-on-black or blue-on-black, for instance).

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Or go for broke by batting for my obsession du jour, Estee Lauder’s extraordinarily exciting new Little Black Liner, $50, which is as effortlessly versatile as its sartorial counterpart. Use the pointy end for needle-thin tightlining, and switch over to the broader paddle-shaped side for a sexy sooty swoosh.

Best bit: The inky formula promises to be smudge- and flake-proof for up to 12 hours – great for greasy lidded girls!

So, to recap. The sequence is as such: Powder, pencil, powder, gel. Sticking to this easy-peasy three-step plan is your best bet for budge-proof beauty. Here’s to keeping your flick on fleek, as the hip young ones are wont to say these days!

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