Liquid eyeliner and I have a love/hate relationship. OK, maybe just eyeliner in general. Over the last 10 years, I’ve come to the conclusion that regardless of how many tricks I try, eyeliner and I are always going to have a tumultuous relationship. I even have a hard time figuring out ways to keep eyeliner from smudging throughout the day. I’ll admit, I’m an eye-rubber. I spend most of my day in front of a screen, and even though I wear glasses, I wind up rubbing my eyes — and by proxy, I wind up with raccoon-like eyes.
As you can imagine, this is a problem. Not only because I wind up looking like a nocturnal animal, but because on the miraculous days when I actually do manage to get my eyeliner right and I haven’t had to use a billion Q-tips to clean up the smudges left behind, I want it to last. Rather than avoiding eyeliner altogether (because even if it frustrates me, I still aspire to Adele-like eye makeup), I took my woes to makeup artist Tara Sutter. Aside from having done my makeup for several special occasions, Sutter’s own eyeliner game is on point. She assured me that I wasn’t alone in the eyeliner game, and that there are plenty of ways to prevent your eyeliner from smudging away throughout the day.