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How to stop your eye makeup smudging, according to Meghan Markle's makeup artist

By Fiona Embleton

Photo: Ben Beagent

If you want to stop your eye makeup from smearing or travelling down your cheeks this summer, follow our fool-proof tips

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Balmy summer days are hardly the time to attempt a sharp winged liner look. If you’re lucky, the humidity will blur any neat edges before an oily lid causes your cat eye to run. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on eye makeup altogether.

Your eyelids are just an extension of your forehead so if you suffer from an oily T-zone chances are greasy eyelids are an issue, too. Tackling the problem comes down to using products that grip onto makeup and mattify your eyelids in the same way that they would your face when things get slick in a heat wave. For makeup artist Daniel Martin, who created Meghan Markle's wedding day look, the secret lies in a fine layer of skincare underneath primer and avoiding setting sprays, "which are chemical and clog pores."

Ahead the best tips for ensuring your eye makeup is summer-proof – from the best eye makeup remover to the best eyelid primer and more...