We have all had the same terrible feeling at some point, when an otherwise perfectly drawn cat-eye eye line application gets ruined by smudging onto our upper eyelid. What’s worse, the water proof or smudge-proof eyeliner we thought we’d bought has let us down, again. It doesn’t last long enough or it can’t handle any blinking. It is annoying and frustrating, and it happens to all of us best of us. But, you can minimize these eyeliner mishaps by using a truly waterproof product that works! And if you thought it sounded too good to be true and that they don’t exist, well they do and they work great. We’ve tested them out and have a our list of best waterproof eyeliner here for you.
Patrick Starr knows his stuff when it comes to waterproof liquid eyeliner. This One/Size liquid liner goes on very smooth, has a very rich matte finish, and won’t smear or run after application. The elongated tip allows for extra attention when going for a distinct eyeliner finish, and will inspire you to get creative with your application. It also very durable, and will last all day and on into the night without faltering, and can be used as a supplement to other primer and eye shadow products.
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This eyeliner comes in three different finishes: pearlescent , satin and matte. And with its array of different colors, it is no wonder this one made our list. Dior liquid liner provides amazing flexibility for serious eyeliner artists, and it is easy to use. At over $30, Dior is a little pricier than other liquid liners, but we think it is well worth it. Still, it is a bit of spurge, so keep it in your kit and break it out when you really want to stay dry and make an impression. We love the felt tip and its ability to create sharp, crisp lines and fun designs.
Kevyn Aucoin Liquid
This liquid eyeliner is as black as my morning coffee (even blacker!) and this one delivers on its water proof promise. Some liquid eyeliners don’t work when drawn over eyeshadow or base, especially the ones with a satin finishes. But by using a series of short, smaller dashes or slashes instead of one single continuous line, you can help create the cat-eye effect without compromising the line.
Sometimes the ink just doesn’t work for you, and if you’re one of those people who prefers the pencil, then the Kulfi is worth a shot. It is super soft, goes on smoothly and looks great. And, it is smudge proof, water proof and comes in a lot of great looking colors. Some added vitamin E and aloe vera feels great on your skin, and you won’t need any stretching or pulling to make it go on right. You will love this soft and versatile pencil liner.
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Killer Liner Gel Pencil
A must-have for any makeup enthusiast, this water-proof eyeliner is incredibly easy to use and glides on smoothly, making it perfect for creating a variety of different looks. The gel formula is rich and pigmented, providing a bold and intense line that lasts all day, without any smearing or smudging. The pencil is also incredibly versatile, allowing you to create anything from a subtle, natural look to a dramatic, smoky eye. One of the things I love most about this eyeliner is that it doesn't smudge or smear, even on my oily eyelids. I also appreciate that it's waterproof and long-lasting, so I don't have to worry about touch-ups throughout the day. The fine tip of the pencil allows for precise application, making it easy to create a sharp and defined line.