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I've noticed that some older women such as my self (50+) wear a grey coloured liner that looks more like a smudgy shadow than a sharp eyeliner would look - with a thickish line, rather than a thin sharp one of a standard liner. Does anyone know what I should be looking for?
I've tried all sorts of liners on the upper lid (lower lid is untouchable as my eyes water too much) - liquid, pencil, pens, but they immediately smudge due to my eye condition that makes them puffy and a bit bulgy (not withstanding my cack-handedness ).
Thanks Remus, that looks like a very likely solution! And yes, I did consider eyeshadow on a thin brush, but I don't think my hands are steady enough. Also, the look I've seen seems to be more defined than a brush could create.
Anyway, I'll have a punt at this for £8.00 and report back.
Do you use a primer for eyes? If smudging is an issue and you're not using one I'd definitely recommend it. I love NARS and I have very oily eye lids. Everything smudged or creased before I discovered it.
Interesting you ask that Nabootique. Funnily enough, no. I feel very ignorant about make up, really. It seems there are so many thousands of product types out there that without expert guidance you could be spending a fortune (and time one hasn't got spare) in trying to get it right.
One of these days I'll book myself a make-up tutorial, if I can find a company that doesn't turn you into a grotesque mask, if you kow what I mean.
There's some great videos on YouTube to help you learn. I recommend the Lisa Eldridge ones, she's a makeup artist for celebrities and editorial shoots and I find she explains things really well and her videos are less complicated than others.