Best eyeliner for tight lining
I have tried a number of the more popular pencil eyeliners and all of them have seriously smudged on my lower lash line and even further in some cases. I have oily eyelids, but have not had trouble with eyeliners on my lashline doing the same, but I also tend to use liquid there. I am afraid to do that same on my tight line, but I also need to tight line because I have really short eyelashes and they need all the help that they can get. I also live in the south, so heat and humidity is an issue.
I have tried MUFE Aqua liner, Urban Decay 24/7, Tarte EmphasEYES, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil and Stila Smudge Sticks. All of these have smudged like crazy and this is starting to drive me crazy too.
I can't get pencil or creams to stay on me. The best luck I've had with tight lining is to use a darker powder instead of a pencil or cream. Bare Minerals has a wide range of liner shadows that work, I just don't know if they carry them at Sephora anymore. They definitely have these colors at boutiques and online.
On my eyes, it doesn't even need to be a true black. I have successfully used Black Emerald, Bon Bon, Marina, Coffee Bean, and several purples that I can't recall off the top of my head. I use a soft liner brush and press the color into the lash line. It goes on evenly since there's no wax to get stuck in between my lashes, and it lasts all day.
Just to show you Black Emerald...here you go (looks like a dark green on my screen).