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Old 11-10-2006, 08:28 AM   #1
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Eyeliner that doesn't run--

Hi Ladies,

Just wondering if anyone could recommend an eyeliner that won't leave me with racoon circles?? I have a vanity drawer full of eyeliners, probably every one out there, and they all run. They say, waterproof, won't run, and I still have to do Q-Tip patrol all day.

Now my make-up routine is, some eyeliner on my upper and lower lids, under my eyelashes. I do not line the inside of my eye lid. Mascara, and some lipstick. Very simple, just something to make me look like I have eyes. I am blonde, green eyes with a fair complexion. I don't use foundation, never have, so it's not the cause of the so called smears. I do use a light dusting of pressed powder over my eyes before and after I apply the mascara and eyeliner. It isn't the mascara that is running, I have just worn that, and all was well.

Now I don't moisturize around my eyes in the morning, only at night. And still, racoon eyes.

I am 36 and still searching for that eyeliner that keeps it's promise of not running.

Thank all so much in advance.

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Old 11-11-2006, 06:43 AM   #2
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--


I got on here this morning looking for eyeliner tips. I'm blonde/green and I love eyeliner. I do love to line the inside of my eyes, but ANY pencil ends up giving me racoon eyes. It didn't when I was a teen and I don't understand why. (I'm early 40's now). We used to take a black Maybelline eyebrow pencil and hold over a heat source until it was just soft to line our eyes. Eyeliner pencil was a rarity then, so we made our own! I wouldn't even mind it smudging if it did so artfully!

That said, I have been on the hunt for the perfect waterproof eyeliner pencil for years and still haven't found it. The best pencil I've used is Revlon Colorstay.

If I want to wear eyeliner all day (I'm a HS teacher) I use Maybelline ULTRA LINER in Taupe. It is liquid with a brush and takes a bit of practice, but I've used it for years when I really wanted to make sure that my makeup stayed on without fail. I really even preferred the non-waterproof formula, but they don't make it anymore. They changed the formula recently, and I like it better, but it doesn't seem to be quite as waterproof. The taupe is really a medium brown, and is not as harsh as black or dark brown. You can take a bit of dark eyeshadow and blend around it and it looks softer. It's about $7 and you can get it even at the grocery store. I try every kind, but I always keep this around.

Good Luck.

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Old 11-11-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--

Try using eye shadow to line with instead. I use a chocolate shadow put on with a flat eyeliner brush.

Old 11-11-2006, 06:47 PM   #4
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--

I totally sympathise

I have the Lancome waterproof eyeliner and it's grainy AND it smudges
I lucked out this time with Lise Watier waterproof and it's better
not perfect but much better

Old 11-12-2006, 06:59 AM   #5
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--

I just had to go and look to see what I use, lol. I don't wear much makeup but I do use mascara and a little eyeliner. Clinique Quick Eyes is what I have and it does last me all day at work.

Old 11-12-2006, 08:06 AM   #6
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--

Pump up semi permanent eyeliner. It stays EXACTLY where you put it, until you wash it off. Comes off clean. Comes in pen form so it's a breeze to put on.

Old 11-12-2006, 09:25 AM   #7
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--

Thanks everyone, I love the suggestions.

Old 11-13-2006, 06:26 PM   #8
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Re: Eyeliner that doesn't run--

I always had "racoon eyes," even with waterproof eyeliner. I discovered She Laq by Benefit Cosmetics, and I swear I'll NEVER go without it. It's a liquid you apply with a brush over your eyeliner and mascara, and it seals it. It really really really works!

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