There are a few women amongst us who swear upon the name of an eyeliner! Well, jokes apart! All that I am trying to state here is the importance of an eyeliner in the beauty regimen of a woman. Needless to say, eyeliners are one of the most adored cosmetics of women and why shouldn't they be? Eyeliners help define the shape of one's eyes and make them look all the more attractive and glamorous. The only downside of eyeliners is that they tend to smear off sooner than our expectations. Some of them even vanish within a few moments of their application! Honestly speaking, not all eyeliners can stand moisture in the eyes and hence, they tend to smudge off the eyes, which is an absolute nightmare for anyone! All in all, it is important for us to ensure the enduringness of eyeliners, by selecting the best one that suits all kinds of eyes. Well then, what to do to find a perfect eyeliner that doesn't smudge?
When you are searching for the best eyeliner, you need to concentrate on several basics of the selection. You need to evaluate the things that make your eyeliner smudge, in the first place. For example, find answers of a few questions like - 'Are you finding it difficult to find an eyeliner that stays on after a rigorous workout session?', 'Are you having a tough time getting rid of those 'raccoon eyes' when you have a brisk walk in the rain?', 'Do you want an eyeliner that stays on all day, so that you can attend an evening party right after office?' Well, you see! It is very important to determine what is the purpose and exposure level of the eyeliner, on a daily footing.
Best Waterproof Eyeliner
A waterproof eyeliner is the best when in comes to an eyeliner that doesn't smudge. Right? Well, not exactly! A simple waterproof eyeliner may surely protect the eyes from water and save you from ruining your entire eye makeup too. But, you need to make sure that it also repels the sweat and moisture which is present around the eyes. Hence, find out an eyeliner that serves this purpose of its usage. The key to do that is to look at its label, before you actually purchase it. The purpose and type of eyeliner is specifically mentioned on it.
Depending on their texture, there are four basic types of the eyeliners, which can give you a defined or a softly-smudged look. These types are - waterproof liquid eyeliner, wax-based eye pencil, powder-based eye pencil, soft-gel eyeliner and kohl eyeliner (soft powder). All these types are great but they make your choice all the more difficult.
Best Eyeliner for Your Skin Type
Well, the best way to solve this problem is to get to know your skin type. Pencil eyeliners, especially the powder based eyeliners tend to get crinkled on dry eyes. Hence, people having dry eyes must always go for the waterproof liquid eyeliners. But, it is certainly not the case with people having an oily skin, as the liquid eyeliner may drip down due to the excessive oil secretion on the eyelids. Hence, such people should try the pencil and/or the powder-based eyeliners.
For better results, you may try any one of these products - L'Oreal Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner, Make Up For Ever Waterproof Eyeliner, Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, BADgal Waterproof Black Eyeliner Pencil, Oceanic Indelible Gel Eyeliner, Maybelline Unstoppable Smudge-Proof Waterproof Eyeliner, Lorac Front of the Line PRO Waterproof Eyeliner, etc.
It is very important to make sure that you select other waterproof eye makeup products to complement the effects of the eyeliner that you have chosen! Try a waterproof 'glide on eyeliner' for the waterlines of the eyes. Now that you know what you need to do to find an eyeliner that doesn't smudge, it's time for me to give you some friendly advice! Well, as a simple way of protecting your eyeliner from getting smudged, all you need to do is apply a powdered eyeshadow of the same shade onto the eyeliner line. You don't need to draw another line of it, just dab it with the tip of the eyeshadow brush on the eyelash line! Trust me, it works!
You also need to be really careful about eye makeup removal, as it is one of the most tedious jobs. Always use a good quality eye makeup remover and never forget to use a cleanser subsequently! And this was all that I could tell you about eyeliners that don't smudge. There are simple tricks to make the eyeliner stay longer which you can learn with practice!