I have oily lids and hooded eyes but I like eye liner pencils. So this is what happens: On my upper lids it travels UP to my crease to leave a ‘cut-crease’ kind of line and on the lower lids it travels down to give me racoon eyes.
Try sealing it with a primer or powder, nothing works!
My only choice liquid liner, but pencils are so convenient! So my quest to SEAL that line has been going on for YEARS!
Till I stumbled upon the ELF Eye Primer Liner Sealer in Target.
The primer I am ho-hum about but the Liner sealer on the other end I LOVE. It took me a while and few Youtube videos (praise and rants ) to figure out HOW to use it but I have tailored it for my needs.
The way you are supposed to use ELF Liner Sealer is, dip brush in Eye shadow powder and apply it to your eyes like a liner. And it doesn’t move. I have done that and it stays pretty good. But I think for an effect like that you might as well invest in a gel liner or use water.
But because I like the convenience of eye pencils this is how I use it.
Apply eye liner pencil. Then lightly dab the sealer ON top of the line you have drawn. The sealer does burn a wee bit, so make sure you dont have excess sealing liquid on the brush. Dab along sides of the bottle of take off excess.
The brush is a stiff white brush. The instructions say “wipe brush off after use” I did, after I dabbed it into an eye shadow,but it stains anyway. Just so you know.
The Makeup Forever Aqua Seal I bought it in HK just to try something that I could buy in HK, instead relying on my trips to the US.
I don’t like it ATALL ! At HKD 250 its bloody awful. Granted it’s rubbish for the way I want to use it, but we don’t get ELF in HK “so what do you want me to do Hong Kong?”
It’s a pain to use.
A pain get it onto the brush.
It doesn’t come with a small container or anything, so you have to scramble around for some thing to pour a drop onto. Then it dispenses more than you wanted, so you waste it. It’s sticky and as you pour it out it dribbles, arrgh a MESS !
Anyway this Bobbi Brown brush is a liner brush that frayed on me in about 2 secs, so I use this one to play with the Aqua Seal. I hold brush tip to mouth of dropper and wet it.
I dabbed it onto my liner and look what happened. It smudged. It crept upto my hood. It then made the liner flake off.
Look the liner does stay put dont get me wrong. But the smudging of it initially and the transfer I do not like. But most of all what I don’t like is the inconvenience of the product.
Drips and dribbles as you pour and makes everything sticky.
ELF does its job and easy to use.
ELF you win.