Is there an eyeliner out there for aging eyelids that’s easy to apply and won’t smudge? I find liquids impossible to apply and the pencils I’ve used aren’t permanent enough.

11 Answers

  1. barbavonct@aol.com wrote on :

    AVON has Ultra Luxury Liners that go on easy-no tugging or pulling, and stay on for the shocking price of 1.89 each. Choose from eggplant, dark brown, khaki, midnight blue, charcoal or black. http://www.youravon.com/bbeard And, AVON has a guarantee: If you’re not 100% satisfied you can exchange or return any item and get your money back.

  2. Laura Borud wrote on :

    Even the “longest” lasting liner ends up where I don’t want it within an hour but then is almost impossible to remove it all so I have given up on liners and am now doing what Susan Hersh is recommending. I haven’t dipped the brush in water yet, may try it but probably not due to contamination fears. Although I’ve been told as we get older go darker recent experience tells me otherwise! Play around, experiment, get to know make up counter gals and let them make you up.

  3. Susan Hersh wrote on :

    I agree liquids are too difficult to apply & also can make your eyes look older because the color is too heavy/dense or thickly applied.

    Bobbi Brown has two eye shadow colors that I use ONLY for eyeliner. Smoke #24 or Chocolate #39. These colors are universal for any eye color. You will need a slant eyeliner brush to apply.
    1) First dip brush in water.
    2) Take wet brush & dab into powder eye shadow.
    3) Wipe on tissue the excess BEFORE you apply.
    4) Apply directly on lash line starting from outside corner working in towards nose.
    5) Stop before you reach inside corner of eye by nose area.
    5) The color will last until you take off w/ make-up remover.

    For pencil options: You might want to check out Laura Mercier kohl eye pencils, as they are soft, easy to apply & will last all day. Always sharpen pencil w/ each application for sanitary purposes & to freshen up the color.

    You may want to view Meet The Experts Long Lashes a video that demonstrates mascara & eyeliner application at:
    http://www.susanhersh.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/MeetTheExperts


    • Kathryn Enders wrote on :

      Thanks Susan, the video was really helpful and I love your website!!

  4. Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

    Revlon colorstay eyeliner pencil will stay on but is a bit hard to remove . I have had luck with Cliniques brush on cream liner it drys very quickly and really lasts

    • Kathryn Enders wrote on :

      Thanks Loraine, both brands that I can easily try out.

  5. Kari Solyntjes wrote on :

    I love the Giorgio Armani and Trish McEvoy waterproof eyeliner pencils. They are very creamy so they are easy to apply, but they stay put all day. The colors are limited – Trish’s is just black, and Armani is black, brown and green.

    • Kathryn Enders wrote on :

      Thanks Kari, I walk into a cosmetic dept. and my eyes glaze over, it’s just too much to wade through so your suggestions will help.

  6. traceybrown wrote on :

    I have a new drugstore favorite — it’s CoverGirl Liquiline Blast. They are so soft and they last. I also love Laura Geller pencils because they are slightly more powdery than waxy, making them easy to apply.
    Because I love eyeliner and it’s generally all I wear, I always “prime” my eyelid first. Too Faced (Shadow Insurance) and Urban Decay (Potion) both make them. My new favorite is Urban Decay Potion in nude. It’s matte and skin-like, thereby diminishing any darkness and redness on the eyelid and giving it a fresh look. They are generally for eyeshadow, but they work fabulously for eyeliner too. Primers keep your color in place without smudging. So my eyeliner stays put until i take it off at night.
    Another alternative to traditional eyeliner is using your eyeshadow for liner. All you need is a stiff slant eyeliner brush. click the link to see the type of brush I am referring to.
    I hope this helps.

    • Kathryn Enders wrote on :

      Thanks Tracey, the brush looks interesting. Will look into the other products as well.

    • traceybrown wrote on :

      I think you will love the brush option. If you do go this route be sure to tap off excess shadow before applying it. Otherwise you can end up with “fall-out” under your eyes. And who needs added dark circles????
      You will also be able to experiment with different colors from your current eyeshadow collection.
      I also use this brush to fill in eyebrows with powder color.

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