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In my classes we use workable fixative to seal the color pencil or pen and ink work we've done. Once your project is complete you can use any water based sealer. Min-wax with the blue label either spray or brush. If you use an oil based product on waxed based color pencil it will dissolve the wax and destroy your art work. So stick with the water based finishes.
There are also grade of waxed based color pencils out there. Student grade are the cheapest and have more wax than pigment in the pencils. Then there's a standard pencil like Prisma or Fiber Castel and they are good every day use pencils. But if you want to work with some intense color pencil. Iknor makes a woodless professional grade pencil that's wonderful to work with. They only come in 12 or 24 count boxes and they can be found at Micheal's or Hobby Lobby in the art department. These pencils have no shell of wood around the color they are all color so they last ten times longer. They have the most pigment to wax and will lay down color much faster and will let you build up color fast too. It's all we use in my classes. I have both Prisma and Fiber Castel and use them with my Iknor pencils.
Stick with the water based finishes for your color pencil work you'll not have any issues with smearing.