I have been trying different eyeliners for about a month now and I can't find anything that doesn't start to run after a couple of hours. I have used pencils, cream and cake eyeliners. As far as initial look goes I LOVE the cream eyeliner, but that one is the worst for running/streaking on my lower lids. I have even used eye concealer and eye primer to try to prep the area. Does anyone have some suggestions as to what I can do so that I am not running to the powder room every half hour on my big day. I only have 2 more wks to figure something out!
I've always had the same problem, especially when I wear my contact lenses (which is most of the time). I bought a small angled brush and use eye shadow to line. Whatever colors I happen to be using that day, I usually use a darker shade to line, and have stopped the running. A lot of shadows can also be applied wet, you just dampen the brush and apply. That gives you the ease/glide of a cream type liner, with the staying power of a shadow. Hope this helps, and Good Luck!
Have you tried Prestige brand liners? You can get them at Walgreens or CVS. The pencils cost about $3 and liquids are $5. Both work great for me and stay better than anything else I've tried. I really like the liquid because instead of a brush, it has a pointy thing (felt tip maybe?) that you put it on with... it comes in a little inkwell.
I also like to use eyeshadow as liner like pp's have said. It's a more subtle look, so it's all in what you're going for. Sometimes the shadows can tend to fade, esp. on the bottom.
I do the same thing Mrs.V suggested...use powder eyeliner wet, then go over it with dry. It's last a long time. Also, I try to work it down between my eyelashes. It looks great, makes your eyelashes look thicker and doesn't look like a lot of liner.
You can dry putting a powder shadow over your cream liner, but it might still melt.
Also, if you do your liner first, you can clean it up with a damp Q-tip if it isn't even.