For years throughout my teens I wore pencil eyeliner on my lower waterline and it either went away by the end of the day, or completely smudged.
Thus started my hunt for the perfect pencil liner
(still looking by the way... recommendations welcome!)
But here is a trick I learned to make you look like less of a raccoon to the rest of the world while the liner hunt continues
If you are out during the day and notice your liner has smudged, instead of wiping at it with your fingers ( which can causes wrinkles!) use a mini hand cream and a cotton bud to remove the smudges as a make up remover for on the go!
Try to pick a mini hand/body cream that is non scented and has minimal ingredients as some people may have sensitive skin around the eyes.
( I just had the one in the photo as it was lying around.
It does not bother my eyes)
Grab a cotton bud and add a bit of the lotion to the tip. Rub the lotion into the tip with clean finders and saturate it.
You are then able to use the cotton bud to remove the smudged liner.
The lotions are emollient enough to remove the residual make up and leave a clean and hydrated surface!
A con is it can remove some of your under eye concealer, so I try to keep it very close to the lash line when I do this trick.
If you are not a person to carry around cotton buds ( I do not in general) I usually can use my clean fingers if I enter a bathroom.
Also if your work offers hand lotion in the restrooms, it can lead to easy touch ups!