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Some eyeliners wear better than others; I have the best luck with creamy, slightly matte pencils over anything shimmery. MAC’s Chromagraphic Pencils do well on my water line in particular! But the length of wear definitely depends on just how watery my eyes are on a given day!

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Sadly, no. It lasts maybe five minutes then loses color. My eyes are too easily irritated and watery.

Out of all the pencils I’ve tried over the years, the Physicians’ Formula eyeliners last perfectly in my water line until I’m ready to remove them. They have fantastic staying power, great pigmentation (love the blacks in particular) and they’re so cheap.

I can’t even get them to stay on my lower lash line for few hours without smudging. The waterline is just plain out of the question. πŸ˜›

(I think my sister stole all of the waterline lasting powers. She’s been wearing it for years, and I’ve yet to ever see hers smudge!)

Never, they either disappear into thin air or migrate to my lower lid. I’ve had the best luck using Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner set with black powder eyeshadow so far, but it’s too much work for my liking. (And I don’t look THAT great with my waterlines lined, boo for small eyes >: )

No.matter.what. No eyeliner will stay on my waterline. Additionally it closes up my eye, regardless of technique. But yeah- they alllll wash away..

MAC fluidline lasts very well on me – it’ll mostly stay put until I remove it (and it’s great for when I want to line just the upper waterline since it doesn’t transfer to my lower).

The one chromagraphic pencil I have (NC15/NW20) usually stays on for a very long time too. Feline kohl power lasts reasonably well for me also, but it depends on how watery my eyes are that day – sometimes I need to touch it up, sometimes I don’t.

Regular MAC eye kohls don’t stay on my waterline at all. Neither do Urban Decay 24/7 pencils (with the exception of Yeyo, which lasts very well for me).

I don’t usually line my water line, but I did use a Pearlglide liner from MAC the other day and it stayed perfectly for me. Kinda made me want to do it more often! Except that it irritated my eyes a bit πŸ™

They usually don’t, but I’ve recently found a very, very good one. The Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliners are both fantastic and cheap. They don’t budge!

I haven’t found a liner that would last on my water line… πŸ™ Dior’s waterproof eyeliner has been the best so far, lasting around 2 hours.

No, it always dissapear or it runs on my lower lid, I am so curious to read other peoples reccomendations because it really gets on my nerves.

I have a very watery… waterline, so anything a bit creamy fades within a couple of hours. I’ve had the best luck so far with Chanel Le Stylo eyepencils- they’re good to very good, but not excellent. I’m still pretty happy with them, even more so as I don’t mind the harder texture at all, but I see why that might be a problem for some.

Nope. My eyes get watery very easily especially in the winter when the temperatures creeps way below zero and there’s cold wind. It always disappears completely from the inner and outer corners. When I stay inside it can last a few hours, but it really depends on the liner. UD 24/7 liners don’t even stick to my waterline, it’s too wet/moist and the liner is too waxy. I’ve had best luck with bareMinerals Round the Clock, Stila Smudge Stick and Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier.

Using eyeshadow as liner on my waterline seems to stay better than any pencil I have ever used. Though Tarte’s shadow sticks also stay stuck pretty well.

Nothing stays pristine, but Urban Decay Zero and Rimmel Scandaleyes black hold up pretty well. I love the look of black eyeliner on people- men, women, old, young, it makes everyone look good.

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