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How to Keep Eyeliner From Smudging

Put a Stop to Smudged Eyeliner With This Quick Tip

Raise your hand if you wear pencil eyeliner. Now raise your hand if you hate the smudges you get around your eyes from it. Yes, we feel your pain, too. Pencil eyeliner can define your eyes and give them a sexy, smoldering look, but it can also come at the price of getting raccoon eyes sometime around noon. Luckily, there's a little trick that will help solve the smudging. Watch the video now to find out more.

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maya-catz maya-catz 4 years
oily skin makes the line smudge no matter what you do to prevent smudges
Susan-Yara Susan-Yara 5 years
@Amandachalynn, isn't awesome when you find a drugstore brand that works well? I love it. That's good to know about the MAC and Estee Lauder eyeliners. I forgot to mention earlier that I also wear concealer (Milani HD Concealer) religiously around my eyes and I think it also helps the liner stay in place because it almost serves as a primer. That could help too!
amandachalynn amandachalynn 5 years
I used to use MAC, but it never seemed to agree with me. Surprisingly, Revlon Colorstay stuff tends to work better for me. I don't wear eyeliner for the most part, only if I'm going out at night. It still smears on me, but not nearly as bad as the MAC stuff I had and my Estee Lauder.
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
I might try this. I have a gel eyeliner that claims that it is resistant to smudging and finally I got the hang of applying (I'm terribly near-sighted and I don't wear contacts) but have avoided wearing it during the warmer months because of my overly oily skin. I would do a dry run when I am doing errands.
Susan-Yara Susan-Yara 5 years
Hi @VSugar and @Amandachalynn. I definitely think that if you have oily skin, you're more prone to smudging. It's a problem I have for sure. Using the MAC eyeshadow over my liner works for me, but I have also stopped using eye cream during the day. What eyeliner brands are you using? I'm curious to know! Thanks for watching BTW. :)
amandachalynn amandachalynn 5 years
Same with me. I do this all the time, and it still smudges. I think it may have more to do with how much oil is in your skin, and how much moisture is in your eyes.
Vsugar Vsugar 5 years
Um.... I'm sorry, but this doesn't work. I've tried this a few times before, and I totally end up with smudges anyway...
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