Fine, Neogen Code9 Long-Lasting Eyeliner Coating Serum is pseudo skincare because it’s “serum,” but seriously, just use it as a clear topcoat to seal eyeliner into place. Something my hooded eyes could really benefit from.
It’s marketed for use on brows and lashes as well, but I’ve only ever applied it over eyeliner. Specifically, the gawgeous cream liner you spy in this post: Tarte Fairy Wings.
This serum is optimized for eyeliner anyway with its soft brush and liquidy formula. Just paint on and let dry! Because it’s a bit runny and takes a while to dry, I look down for 30 seconds afterward just to be safe.
Long ago, I tried a couple of different eyeliner sealers that worked well but left a shiny finish. I much prefer Neogen’s version, which doesn’t affect the eyeliner’s matte finish and feels weightless.
In the end, it’s worth a try if you have trouble keeping eyeliner on. Ultimately, I stopped using it because lazy: it’s an extra step that I only needed when I wore the purple Tarte liner, which wasn’t often because purple doesn’t exactly scream “I haz law degree.” I reverted to using my trusty liquid eyeliners (Chacott and Clio) that don’t need help to last all day.
Cons: Takes a while to dry.