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waterproof is a must, long lasting, very pigmented. I dont really need smooth since i use it on mostly my waterline it gets smooth from the water

I look at how opaque it is, first and foremost. If I have to keep dragging/smudging it along my lash line, it’s going in the trash. Then longetivity. I put make up on for work and when I’m taking my lunch, I don’t want to look like a raccoon!

Creamy, yet not smeary is super important. I detest liners that drag, skip, or pull. I also detest liners that smear or transfer. Pigmented, twist up is ideal. Plus points if it comes with one of those tiny tip sharpeners at the end.

Long lasting, easy to apply, i hate pencils that are so stiff that they drag. Also ones that sharpen well, so i dont have shards of wood in my product, vivid colours.

I have been tring different brands of eyeliner. Finally, I found Chanel that is better for me. And color is my style too.

I LOVE Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil in the color Perversion (released in the 15th anniversary collection) It is creamy enough to glide on, and blend but it is stays ALL DAY (& is waterproof!). And I have REALLY oily eyelids, it’s the only eyeliner that does not crease. That eyeliner is my holy grail, and what I look for in other eyeliners šŸ™‚

Very soft and creamy but not break easily.
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I give up on waterproof.. Even the famous UD pencil liner is not really waterproof on me.

Exactly the same things as you, Christine, including the twist up packaging. I feel the same about shadow pencils – I love UD’s 24/7’s but HATE sharpening them both for the mess and the waste.

My perfect liner would go on smooth and creamy! The color would be very opaque and long lasting. It also won’t smudge and be affordable and easy to locate such as Urban Decay zero!

Stays on the waterline for a really long time, very pigmented, doesn’t smudge, goes on smoothly.

I also prefer twist up. Glides easily (partularly in my waterline. Long lasting. Smudgable when first applied but then stays put. Preferably waterproof. I like ulta’s pencils as well as UD 24/7

I hate pencil liners because on the Tyra Banks Show a specialist said it causes wrinkles faster because of the tugging on the skin and the skin of the eye is so sensitive but she did say if you do use pencil always pull the skin tighter from the corner then apply it. But I’ll use Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero. I like other colors but I’ll use a fluidline before a pencil so I really don’t invest in them

The main thing is opacity and no smudging. Usually if I wear liner in my waterline, I set it with shadow in my lashline so it won’t travel sound (thanks kandee johnson!)… so it’s generally an issue of opacity. UD liners don’t smudge at all, while Stila kajal liners are REALLY pigmented but they are more prone to smudge. I prefer the opacity of Lancome le krayon khol, and there is minimal smudging.

My perfect eyeliner must be creamy (no tug/no pull) and long-wearing. I swear by Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Origin eyeliner in Black Night Organics. Unfortunately for me, they are getting harder to find in the drugstores. I am currently using two with one unopened back-up. They do have them on their website, so I will order a couple more before they decide to discontinue them….which always happens to me.

Ease of application, color saturation and staying power. That’s why Urban Decay 24/7 is the only pencil liner I ever use.

I just want it to glide on, last all day and then remove easily with soap or makeup remover. I hate it when an eye liner is too hard and it skips when you try to apply it.

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