Best Smudge Proof Eyeliner & Mascara


I’ve gotten this question quite a few times & I’ve been promising a blog post with product recommendations & tips, and here it is!

Splurge & Steals for Eyeliner

  • Best Gel – MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack $15
  • Best Pencil – MUFE in Black $18
  • Really Good Pencil – Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner $19
  • Really Good Gel – ELF in Black $3
  • Really Good Liquid – NYC in Pearlized Black $3

Splurge & Steals for Mascara

  • BEST Regular & Waterproof – Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes $19
  • Really Good – MUFE’s Smoky Lash & Aqua Smoky Lash $22
  • Really Good – Clinique’s High Impact Mascara $14
  • Really Good – Rimmel London’s Sexy Curves $8 

*Due to L’Oreal & Avon testing on animals, I will no longer recommend their products, including mascaras.

5 Tips to prevent smudging:

1. Brush a little setting powder on your lids & lashes before your primers to absorb any excess oil

2. Use an eyelid primer on your top lid and under your eyes

  • Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lid Primer $20 (samples available with most website orders)
  • Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion $17-$22

3. Use a lash primer before mascara

  • Smashbox’s Layer Lash Primer $17
  • Clinique’s Lash Building Primer $14
  • Hard Candy’s 1000 Lashes Primer $8

4. Try using tube mascara such as “Blinc” are a great alternative to traditional mascara! It’s a preferrence, some love it yet some hate it. Depends on your sensitivity & overall comfort. 

5. Use waterproof liners and mascaras

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xo – Jules

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