Everything you need to know to create dramatic eyes that’ll last into the wee hours—without creasing, smudging or fading.
On your wedding day, no one will give it a second thought if you shed a tear (or even totally bawl) while saying your vows. But avoiding looking like a raccoon afterward—or having your eye makeup fade after hours on the dance floor—takes a little pre-planning. Check out our tips to keep your eyes looking amazing all day, without the hassle of constant touch-ups.
Layer It On
Get in Line
To really define your eyes, don't skip the eyeliner. Whether you go for a pencil or a liquid depends on the eye look you want—just make sure it's a long-lasting, budge-proof formula.
Bold and Precise
To create a cat eye or draw a thin, defined line, go with liquid. Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner has a 0.1-millimeter tip for super-precise lines with serious staying power. If you want to try a more dramatic look, opt for Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner; depending on how you angle the brush, you can create a thin or thick line. Worried about messing up? Don't! "It's almost effortless to get it right in one go because the product doesn't set right away," Ciucci says. And if you do make a mistake? Just dip a pointed cotton swab in eye makeup remover, clean the edge and go back with an angled brush to reapply any eye shadow that was wiped away.
Soft and Sexy
If you're worried about a mascara meltdown thanks to sweat or tears, a waterproof version of your favorite is a no-brainer. But before you quickly swipe a coat on your lashes and call it a day, try these tips to maximize their volume and length. “Holding onto the mascara wand, point the tip of the brush perpendicular to your lashes and swipe the product on with windshield-wiper strokes," Ciucci says. Then, adjust your grip and hold the brush parallel to your lashes before wiggling the brush into the root, and pulling it up through the tips. And since mascara's made to be layered, don't be afraid to apply a second coat to up the drama.