Personal Shopper: Smudge Free Makeup for Janelle

Janelle writes: "Hi - I'm looking for a good eyeliner & mascara that doesn't smear and makes my lashes super long? Would love to get a good deal or maybe compare over-the-counter vs. sephora brand vs. "best selling/rated" name brand eyeliner/mascara. Thanks!"

Magzilla here. Small world time: our kids are in the same play group! WEIRD! (Not that weird. I told all you moms about our Personal Shopper feature so it's nice to know you ladies are listening.) Knowing your position in a hospital working ridiculous hours, smudge-free makeup is clearly essential. I was able to pull from my personal makeup kit and some other reputable choices that won't break the juice box. See you Wednesday!!

1. Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner ($20): A little pricey but ladies swear by this stuff.

2. CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus ($5): My personal favorite and it also makes a mean cat eye last for days. I have literally slept with this stuff on only to wear it the next day. I know, gross.

3. Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner ($5): You can pick this up in any drug store or Target.

4. E.L.F. Eyelid Primer ($1 WHAT WHAT!!): A light dabbing of primer will make sure the eyeliner stays put through your whole shift. Or date night with the Hubs.

5. Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara ($24): Online only, this stuff is worth every penny.

6. Buxom Lash Mascara ($18): This comes highly reccommended by the ladies here at Outblush.

7. CoverGirl Last Blast Volume ($6): You will never find me without this stuff. I use no other mascara and haven't in five years. Buy it online where it is way cheaper than stores in our area.

8. Bare Minerals Eyeliner Brush ($8): If you have the time, set your eyeliner with a similar shade of eyeshadow using an eyeliner brush. It keeps the moist eyeliner dry and smudge-proof.

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sarah cool

Posted on 06.03.11 at 9:31 AM

Love this stuff for a non-smudging black eyeliner that is still removable with facewash:

Benefit BADgal Liner Waterproof


Posted on 06.03.11 at 1:46 PM

I have been using Mac Fluid Line for year- it's a pot and you apply it with an angled brush. It lastes forever and doesn't smuge or run.


Posted on 06.03.11 at 7:22 PM

On a super cheap note, #4 is actually really fantastic. I use it with their little cream eyeliner pots and CoverGirl's LashBlast Length (The straighter yellow tube.); The stuff won't budge. (I rub my eyes all the time later into the night without even thinking of it and I've never ended up with raccoon eyes with it.) None of it is waterproof or smudge-proof, but you let it set a minute or two and it's good all day. (For me, at least.)


Posted on 06.03.11 at 7:31 PM

Oops, scratch that, it's the E.L.F. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer. (Still, only $3.)

Rebecca V-H

Posted on 06.04.11 at 8:00 AM

Try Aqua Eyes by MakeUpForEver.
It's waterproof and majorly smudgeproof. I work in a manufacturing plant and after a 90+ degree day of rubbing my eyes and sweating, it's still there! I can't say good enough things about it.

I have spent a lot of time trying to find the best waterproof mascara. Most are flaky or clumpy, especially after 8 hours at said job. The best I have found so far is Dior Show in waterproof. I cannot say enough good things about this brush and what it does for my eyelashes - it is makes them really stand out. It's pricey, but worth every penny.


Posted on 07.17.11 at 12:29 PM

Absolutely perfect!! Thanks for all the research and suggestions =)

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