April 24, 2012 at 8:57 pm #167579
Anytime I wear eyeliner it transfers to my upper lid after a little while. It only happens on one eye, as that eyelid is somewhat lower than my other one. My eyeliner just ends up transferring in a perfect little arc! Ugh, so annoying.
I use Urban Decay primer potion and it is awesome with keeping my eyeshadow in place but I’m having no luck keeping the eyeliner from moving. Any suggestions?April 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm #167593
just to be clear, are u looking for the liner to stay only on the water line and not transfer to your tight line or upper lash line?April 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm #167599
I have this problem with eye liner pencils that are supposed to be smudgey and smokey. I find setting them with an eyeshadow helps. UD 24/7 liners set after you apply them and I have more success with those not transferring. Hth.April 25, 2012 at 6:47 am #167613
2910lovebirdz – it’s my eyeliner from my upper lashes that transfer up above my crease line.
divasinger5 – thanks for the tip. So basically you just go over the liner with a similar colored eyeshadow? Sorry, still a beginner in the world of makeup.
I’ve been looking at UD liners and wanting some but I’m trying to talk myself into splurging, I hate parting with my money!!April 25, 2012 at 7:24 am #167614
NYX does a pretty good dupe of the UD liner.
Here’s my routine:
Foundation, concealer etc and brows all done — I line my lower water line in a flesh color, then my upper waterline in black, then I line my upper lashes (very thin line!!!) in a black waterproof liquid liner and let it dry. Then i proceed to apply eye shadows, then mascara
The thin black line adds depth to any shadow you apply and between it and the black waterline – I have “bracketed” my lashes so they look dark at the base. For me it’s enough definition (I have large eyes) but another liner can also be used (and I have used a second liner at times).April 25, 2012 at 8:51 am #167631
Hannah, I have the same problem since my eyelids are slightly hooded. I use waterproof eyeliners (i.e. Makeup Forever, MAC has a good one… not sure if it’s waterproof but it stays!) or a waterproof claypot (Tarte claypot). I found most claypots…. MAC, etc, still transferred so when I tried the Tarte one and it only slightly transferred, I applied, as Sandy suggested, a small amount of shadow in the same colour and voila! No transfer. The MUFE waterproof eyeliner is amazing though if you prefer a pencil!!!!April 25, 2012 at 8:55 am #167632
I’m going to go in a slightly different direction and suggest you buy an Asian brand eyeliner. Given the folded hood more common within Asian cultures a lot of Asian brands produce eyeliners specifically designed to not transfer from your upper lash line to your crease, even with a days worth of rubbing/blinking. You can grab a lot of great Asian brands off eBay for relatively cheap, of course depending on if you’re aiming for a lower cost brand or a high end one.
I have the same issue as you, and this is the only thing that works for me. Setting eyeliner with a little powder is a good trick, but I find that if I’m wearing lid colours that contrast with the liner (say, a neutral or bright look with black liner) the powder I use to set the liner still ends up transferring in a noticeable way during a days worth of eye movement/blinking.April 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm #167714
Yes mam. I go over the shadow with a powder of the same color using a small angled brush.
You may be able to find a drug store pencil that sets up and doesn’t smudge. Try Revlon Colorstay or Loreal Hip. I’ve used the Loreal Hip gel liners and they set nicely. Chances are the liners should do the same. <3April 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm #167719
Thanks so much to everyone for your ideas.
I did try to set my eyeliner with powder this morning and no luck, it still transferred, although not as bad as before.
I’ll definitely have to try some of the different eyeliners mentioned, ya’ll have given me plenty to experiment with!
Thanks again!April 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm #167757
I recently saw a video by Wayne Goss (search “gossmakeupartist how to apply eyeliner like a pro) that demonstrates how to use a push liner brush… This technique is good for hooded eyes, because it allows you to apply the liner right into the lash line, rather than slightly above, which can lead to transfer… You can use this type of brush with a dark eyeshadow, cake liner, or even a cream/gel liner (but I would choose a waterproof/long-wearing formula)… Then, to make the lash line look even thicker, you can line your upper waterline with the same colour to pull it all together
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