Eyeliner even if it smudges all over your face?

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Eyeliner even if it smudges all over your face?
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Mon, 07-21-2014 - 4:20pm

My friend wears eyeliner all the time (I don't). I told her the other day it was all over her eyelid. She said she has a hard time finding one that stays. Ok. But then I wouldn't wear one at all. So my question to you guys is whether you would keep wearing it and constantly fixing it or just stop? I've seen some horrendous eyeliner jobs, so there are people out there that just shouldn't wear it, but if you're good at putting it on, and it just doesn't stay, that's what I'm wondering about. 

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Registered: 06-16-1998

I would just stop. How does it get smudged, does she rub her eyes? When I wear eye makeup (including pencil liner that is made to smudge to soften the line) I make a point of not touching my eyes, and it stays where its supposed to.

I think there are some that don't smudge, they are probably waterproof and you need to be able to get the line right the first time. My dd wears a thick cat-eye type of line and it never looks smudged. She uses an expensive liquid liner pen that she buys from Sephora, when you pay more you might get a product that gives better results.

 

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Registered: 08-25-2006

Yea, if I was not able to find one that worked, for what ever reason, I would probably just use a dark powder instead.  

Liquid, like E said, is the best option but it does take practice.  You can also help "set" the liner with powder eye color over it with the right brush.  

I take it you are trying not offend your friend. Wink

Serenity

Serenity
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Tue, 07-22-2014 - 11:26am
My eyeliner used to smudge too. But I've been using a mix of concealer and powder to set everything in while using a drugstore bought liquid eyeliner (I swear by Maybelline's Line Stiletto!)
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Registered: 11-09-2011

serenity1986 wrote:

I take it you are trying not offend your friend. Wink

Exactly. ;) 

Thanks, everyone. THat's what I was thinking and I just don't know why she would continue wearing it. She does look good with it, but it just sort of wears/smudges. Maybe for her birthday I'll give her a gift card to Sephora. She can use it for whatever, but maybe she'll look for a good eyeliner! Maybe I'll ask her to help me pick out one. ;) 

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Wed, 07-23-2014 - 10:59am

I've never had a problem with eyeliner smudging - probably because (a) I never touch my eyes and (b) I never use eyeliner under my eyes - after a certain age (ahem!) it draws attention down below the eyes instead of to the eyes themselves - it's the worst makeup offense I see in women my age (50ish).  I use Ultra Liner from Avon - super cheap - or Estee Lauder - not so cheap - both work just fine.