Post by BlondeSpiders on Aug 24, 2016 17:18:43 GMT -5
Yes, this probably does belong in the Makeup forum, but it's specifically an Olds issue.
How do you apply your eyeliner when your eyelids aren't as firm as they once were? With a softer crayon I can usually line my eye without pulling on my outer lid to tighten it, but I have to pull it taut for harder pencils. I'm pretty sure tugging on the lids is what made them droopy, and I know I'm making it worse by continuing to do it. It's a vicious cycle! And forget about liquid liners. I dream of a perfect cat's eye, but there's no way with these droopy lids. It's always uneven and "ghosty."
I just use a soft pencil, but I never do cat's eyes so I can't help with that. I don't think anything you do to your eyelids is making them any droopier. Gravity is working on them 24/7, unfortunately.
Post by Mrs.Rad888 on Aug 26, 2016 19:43:21 GMT -5
I'll also second the MAC Fluidlines and Kat VonD liquid liners. I also have droopy lids, plus my left eyelid doesn't meet at the outer corner like my right lid does, so I have to get creative. I know you said that liquid liners are a no for you, but the Fluidlines are more of a gel in a pot that you apply with a separate brush, and aren't as runny or drippy as some liquid ones.
Also, since there are about a million makeup companies out there, I'll bet you could find whatever colors you like in a softer pencil. The Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencils are pretty soft, come in a ton of colors, and last for a long time (assuming you are also using an eyelid primer).
Since we're all olds here, who remembers using a lighter to soften your eye pencils before application? Jet black, of course, even for those fair-complected of us. Ahhh....high school.
Post by BlondeSpiders on Aug 30, 2016 16:51:33 GMT -5
I've heard good things about Kat Von D's liner so I may give it a try. I took a chance on an UD liner when I bought my first Naked palette (the rose-hued one) and I fell deeply in love with that double-ended pencil. It's my perfect go-to for neutral eye looks! I guess I should look into more UD liners; I wasn't sure if they were all made the same (wooden pencil style.)
When Ulta had a Smashbox demo I bought a bunch of their liners and I love the auto-sharpening aspect of the cap. However, these are the ones I have the most issues with, especially the brown. I use the Neptune blue at least twice a week and it's super-smoove.
I have an assortment of crème liners, both Sephora and Clinique. I still run into the same issues; have to pull my outer eyelid out to make a smooth surface. Ah well, I guess that's the price of getting older.