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I look older than I am and have lots of wrinkles/ laughter lines. I love wearing liquid eyeliner but find I have to stretch my eyelids to get it anywhere near perfect and even then it's not perfect. What's the solution? Pencil is ok I suppose but not very theatrical. Anyone here solved this problem?
Have you tried a solid one? Smashbox do a good one with a brilliant brush. They have a lovely palate of them as well. I use Rimmel waterproof, the twist up tube one with a sharpener in the lid. You just need to keep it sharp. I will never stop using black eyeliner. As my eyes wrinkle, I will just put more on. Like Joan Collins.
I use a pencil then set it with eyeshadow. Currently using dr hauschka kohl pencil, then add lily lolo Matt black mineral eyeshadow powder or a Barry m black shimmery eyeshadow on top (gold/copper flecks in it).
I have a lily lolo double ended brush that it great for it- angled narrow eyeliner brush to add the shadow, sponges smudger to press it in/blur the edges a bit.
Sets really well, gives intense colour and doesn't highlight the crepey eyelids so much. Gives that sooty eyed "slept in eyeliner after being out all night" look I perfected in my teens and twenties.
I use the Maybelline liner which is like a pointy felt tip pen. Easy to apply, no stretching required (and I'm way older than you OP) and it doesn't shift til you want it to. I use the dark brown now as it's a less harsh look.
Another vote here for Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner - it's the only one I can use without stretching my eyelid, but you do have to be patient and do it in tiny little stages. I'm early 50s, eyelids a bit crepey and also very greasy.
For a more smudgey casual look I also do the eyeliner pencil with powder eyeshadow brushed over with an angle brush. Currently liking Urban Decay and Clinique High Impact Kajal - both have great last on aging lids.
I can only use pencil. The liquid just runs in my eyes (ok, I am crap at doing it). No crepey but cannot see what I am doing. Make up glasses no good I kept banging the stuff into the glasses. Plus my eyes water like anything. Old age is not for sissies!!