I Have an Eyeliner Question????

Updated on January 07, 2009
M.M. asks from Dallas, TX
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Does anyone have any suggestions for an eyeliner that stays put, that does not smear or fade. As you mommies know, the day can get pretty hectic. I need something that I can rely on and that won't fail me. Help!!

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K.S.

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I got permanent eyeliner just over a year ago, and I LOVE it. It is a tattoo, but 2 types of numbing cream are used. It was pain free for my mom and most others I spoke to...I had some discomfort, but it was worth it. Let me know if you want more info.
K.

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A.F.

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Permenant makeup! It's a wonderful thing I recently discovered. I had my eyeliner permentaly put on, and it will never go anywhere EVER again! I love it! Basically they tatoo it on, and it's there for life, and I never have to re-apply again. It cost me for upper and lower lids around $200, and sooooooo worth it!

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P.H.

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Love Dior waterproof eyeliner pencil! I always put a similar color eye shadow over it to set. My kids are grown but I wear it in the pool. I also don't put any mascara or eyeliner on the bottom.

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C.R.

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it's not cheap, but permenant eyeliner is awsome and I never have to but eyeliner again! I am a redhead and don't have any eyes without some eyeliner. I have had mine done for almost 3 years and love it. Just remember it is permanent so make sure you see or get reference before getting it done. Call Sandra Jones with Country Chiropractic and Day Spa in Justin ###-###-####, tell her her daughter friend C. sent you. (she did a great job!)

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L.P.

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Hi M.!

I am a user of MAC cosmetics but I only use the AVON glimmerstick eyeliners, they are the best!! They don't smear and it looks fresh all day long. I love the ones that you have to twist not the pencil. The liner is so soft that it goes on perfectly with no mistakes. I usually stock up when they are on sale like buy 1 get 1 or 2/7.99. One eyeliner usually lasts me about 4 months and I put make up on everyday for work and usually on the weekends.

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J.H.

answers from Dallas on

I recently started using MAC cosmetics. The eyeliner that was recommended comes in a little jar and you apply it with an angled eyeliner brush. Took me a little getting used to applying it, but it stays on all day - no smearing. I've seen a gel one in the drug store before that looked like a similar application (a little jar) that might be a little cheaper and worth a try. MAC is actually quite reasonably priced and I could see one container lasting me easily over a year.

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N.S.

answers from Dallas on

any waterproof eyeliner should do. i use covergirl mostly, although maybelline is also good. it's a pain to get off at the end of the day, but i guess it's better than walking around with smeared eyeliner. just find a good, non-oil based makeup remover. i used that just carrots stuff and it works fine.

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S.N.

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Hi M.- I use and sell Mary Kay. I always get compliments on how fresh my make up is at the end of the day. May I recommend you try the eye primer, it will keep not only your eyeliner on all day, but also any eye make up that you use. I hope this helps.

S.

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K.B.

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Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner was recommended on the beauty message boards to be the best all-day eyeliner. I am using it now and am very happy. I have tried all the other major brands Revlon, Max Factor, etc. and especially in the summer here eyeliner doesn't stay on that long. I got it on line at $18.00 for a small jar that will last a year.

K. B.

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S.H.

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I recently got a couple of colors in Stila's Smudgepots. I have really enjoyed them and they do not budge all day!

C.C.

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I use Estee Lauder and love it.

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B.K.

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I LOVE the Mary Kay brand of eyeliner...it's not too expensive but it works great! It goes on smoothly (no back & forth to get it to show up) & stays put all day long.

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B.C.

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I don't sell Mary Kay, I promise...so I'm just telling you as one who likes good makeup. The Mary Kay eyeliners are great. And I've always been willing to pay for good products and have used many expensive things over the years. I just really like the MK stuff these days. And I LOVE that I can email my consultant with what I need, and she shows up at my house with it, usually that evening.

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J.F.

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I have oily skin and have always had trouble with my eyeliner and mascara melting.. My Mother-in-Law gave me some Mary Kay when she started selling and I am hooked..I used another brand when I ran out one day and it went everywhere.. Check out the website..

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S.E.

answers from Dallas on

I love Almay liquid eyeliner. I had the same problem and it made a huge difference. Now I need to figure out a smudge proof mascara

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L.A.

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Hey M.,
I have 2 eyeliners that I use now I had the same problem along with mascara that always ended up under my eyes at the end of the day. I like the liquid eye liners they really last but if you don't like those or have never tried them the Mary Kay eye liners are really awesome. They go on so smooth you don't have to tug and pull on your eye to get it on. Also it is important at night what you use to take off your make up. The oil free eye make up remover from Mary Kay has conditioner in it that prepares your eyes for the next morning's application.
I am a consultant and I would love to give you a free make over and let you try the eye liners out to see if you like them before you buy anything and get some pampering at the same time. If you are interested send me an email and we can get together for some girl time. [email protected]____.com or www.marykay.com/larchibald2 is my website.

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K.W.

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Hi M.,
Not because I'm a Mary Kay Consultant but they honestly DO have the best eyeliner. I have so many customers who swear by it. If are interested and you dont have a consultant I would be more than happy to service you. Mary Kay has a 100% guarantee (you dont LOVE IT, give it back!) and "try before you buy (I have samples of just about everything) so there is nothing to loose. Let me know if I can help. www.marykay.com/kwartell ###-###-####
Have a blessed day,
K.

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B.W.

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I use a cake eyeliner with a flat eyeliner brush (spray brush with water to wet it. The brand is Laura Mercier. It stays put and doesn't smudge. I never really got the hang of liquid eyeliners--good luck.

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S.W.

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I dont' sell Mary Kay (my husband works there so we get a good deal on makeup and now it is the only thing he will let me buy!) With that being said- I've had no problems with my mary kay eyeliner smudging or wearing off, mascare the same. They also make a water resistant one- but I think they only offer it in the summer.

i love that it goes on smoothly and most are pre-sharpened so you dont have to deal with eyeliner shavings. I would look up a consultant in your area.

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J.D.

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i used to have the same problem! now i use an eyeliner pencil-much better than the liquid. once i line my eyes with the pencil i go over it with a shimmering black eyeshadow by covergirl-it lasts all day and has a beautiful dramatic effect-everyone constantly compliments my eyes!

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M.D.

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I like MAC eyeliner but its like $18! I found a very nice 2nd by Revlon & its only about $8 at Target. So I got it in several different shades!

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J.G.

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Avon has a great waterresistant eyeliner brand called glimmersticks that usually cost around 2-4 desponding sales going on may be cheaper. I personally use this myself and I am a manager at a restaurant so I really need something to last all day long without smearing. I love it! My husband and I sell Avon as well so if you would like to contact us just give me an email back and well see what we can do to help you out @ [email protected]____.com or you can visit our [email protected]____.com/arbygarrett.

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J.R.

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I highly recommend gel eyeliner by Bobbi Brown. I have been using it since July and love it!! It takes a little practice at first because you apply it with a brush. I have gone to bed with it on and in the morning it is still there til you take it off. Good luck I hope you find some thing you like.

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J.C.

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I just recently started using MAC makeup and love the eyeliner. I've got the pencil - pearlglide eyeliner I think is what it's called. I love it because it doesn't sweat or budge and is super easy to apply. I've been using a purplish color, so I can't say if black would stay put the same way, but I'm assuming so. It is a little pricey - like $14 I think. Good luck. Here's to no more racoon eyes! :)

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C.M.

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I only read through a few of these but I didnt see anyone mention this.. I brush my eyeliner on.. it is a softer look and it seems to really stay on. I have a HUGE problem with my makeup staying on.. An hour after I do it.. you cant even tell I put anything on.. but.. my eyeliner never fades.. I have been using MAC black eye shadow.. but I have tried different brands when I need a lighter color or something.. get a REALLY thin brush - for eyeliner ...

hope this helps..

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B.S.

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I had the same problem and recently switched to a liquid liner. It takes a little longer to put on, but worth it on the days I need it to last. I just went to a waterpark with my kids and it never ran or smudged. The one I use is from the inexpensive teenage line, Jane (Endless Eyes Liquid).

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R.

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I heard a recommendation by Victoria Snee in one of her beauty buzz blurbs on Mix 102.9 regarding eye liner. She suggested gel liner. She did recommend a certain brand but I can't remember what it was. It might be in the archives on the radio stations website.

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V.J.

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I would like to recommend the eyeliner by Mary Kay. I am an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, but I use the products faithfully and I love the eyeliner. I use the black and it gives the eye a wonderful definintion.

Check out my website and let me know if I could be of assistance to you. www.marykay.com/vnelljackson

V. Jackson ###-###-####

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K.A.

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I haven't skimmed much of the other responses, but I've used almay, maybelline, and revlon liquid liners, and they all last.

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K.F.

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I also have my eyeliner tattooed on and it is so worth it. Never have to mess with it again! Even when you just roll out of bed you look like you have make up on. If that is not an option for you I would try Revlon Colorstay eyeliner, that is what i used before. It doesnt smudge or smear and it is fairly cheap.

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G.C.

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I went to Ulta and asked the 20ish salesgirl for advice, after all they are the ones who stay out partying all night, I figure if makeup can hold up to clubbing it will work for me. She gave me Urban Decay brand eye makeup primer. It goes on under your eyemakeup and it works great.

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