Beauty Banter: How Can I Stop My Eyeliner From Running?

Posted by May 11, 2011 1:52 pm

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Dear Beauty Banter,

I love eyeliner, but can’t seem to find one that doesn’t run by the end of the day. How can I keep my eyeliner from running?

Sincerely,
Gisella from Boston

Dear Gisella,

In order to keep eyeliner from running and smearing, opt for liner formulas that offer stayproof wearability. Estee Lauder Doublewear Stay In Place Eye Pencil and Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils have waterproof benefits, and MAC Liquidlast Liners won’t budge after drying. But regardless of which type of liner you end up choosing, foolproof it even more by painting a very sheer layer of liner “sealer” directly on top. This quick extra step will ensure maximum results so your liner will stay put until YOU decide to remove it. A good one to try is Benefit She Laq.

Sincerely,
Robin Schoen

Robin is an Urban Decay makeup artist – send us more beauty questions for Robin at experience@beautyhigh.com!

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  1. Ann says:

    I don’t use foundation and I have really oily skin. I use a blue pencil eyeliner on only my upper lid that does leave smudges on my lower lid. Ugh! What I find works real well, is to use a favorite color eyeshadow (even dark colors) and I dab the color over the eyeliner and it prevents it from smudging/running. Halfway through the day I gently run a finger over the upper lids to “freshen” up, Otherwise the liner and powder gather at the creases (I don’t reapply). Anyway that’s what I do. PS. I use cheap stuff too. ;)

  2. Kitty says:

    As Ann suggests, a little powder eyeshadow over the top helps a lot, and I highly, highly, highly recommend the product mentioned in the article. She Laq is a life saver. The shape of my eyes/eyelids causes my makeup to smudge in less than an hour even in the best conditions, but the shellac keeps it on my face all night long, even until the next morning when I’m naughty and don’t wash my face before bed after a night out. :)

  3. christine says:

    I use eyeshadow applied with either the point of an eyeshadow applicator for a softer look or applied with an eyeshadow brush dipped in water for a fine line look. I don’t line the inside of my eyes..that’s the only place I would use eyeliner pencil..liquid liner looks so harsh on me.

  4. Yvette says:

    Hi
    How can I get my damaged haie to grow fast? I was using clip in hair exstensions and they broke my hair off in many places!
    thanks
    yvette

  5. Yvette says:

    Hi
    How can I get my damaged haie to grow fast? I was using clip in hair exstensions and they broke my hair off in many places!
    thanks
    yvette

  6. karen S says:

    Tarte brand Amazonian Clay is waterproff but comes off easily. It definatly stays in place after application!! Ulta sells it.. Best i’ve ever used!!!!!

  7. heather says:

    i have never heard of liner sealer. what is that?

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