This question was forwarded on to me tonight…
“Where do I find an eyeliner that doesn’t smudge???”
It seems this is a popular question today, so here are my best tips and suggestions for your eyeliner dilemma! First...it's NOT YOU!!! :) The problem with eyeliner pencils (in almost all forms/brands, etc.) is that most of them have a certain amount of WAX in them. The heat from your skin will melt the wax...which causes the smudging, etc... Even as a professional makeup artist, I have struggled to find a pencil that doesn't do the same thing on me! DARNIT!
BUT...you're in luck! There is a solution! A few years ago I discovered my favorite makeup brush of all time...and the perfect use for it. It's an eyeliner/ eyebrow brush. If a makeup brush could change your life...this one just might! You'll want this brush to be angled, not too thick and pretty dense. This is where you should invest. You'll have the best luck with a good quality brush here. Take that new favorite brush, dampen it just slightly (this part gets easier once you do it a few times), tap the top of the brush in an eyeshadow that is the color of liner you want (so black, brown, etc...) THEN...starting on the outside of your eye, line against the lash line until you get the look you want! This works for creating a soft subtle look or for a super dramatic BOLD eye if that's what you're after!! Again...this technique works best with a good quality shadow because it will have more pigment in it, but you must invest in the brush! Also...to protect the eyeshadow you're using from being damaged by the damp brush over time...pick up the color from the corner or near the edges of the eyeshadow pot.
I use this technique on myself and on the majority of makeup looks I do that would require an eyeliner pencil!! It will last longer throughout the day or night and smudge less than a pencil...hands down! :) There are other great eyeliner ideas out there...but this one is the best place to start!! Let me know how it goes!!
Sidenote...do you think it's about time that I put some pics up of that favorite brush of mine?? Haha!! I keep talking about it, and no pics. This weekend's mission - pics and how-to's with makeup brushes!!!