Top 10 Long Wear Eyeliner

Get a look that lasts with the best eyeliners around...

Get a look that lasts with the best eyeliners around...

Nights out on the town can easily go on for much longer than you had originally planned for, and it can be quite a shock to gaze upon your reflection after hours of fun to find your mascara and liner dripping and smudged. We feel that if you take the time to craft the perfect liner look you deserve to have your efforts rewarded. To that end, you can trust these top ten long-lasting eyeliners that'll go for at least twelve hours without a smudge. To make our picks we turned to our BFF, our algorithm! It combs through the top-selling products, those with the best user reviews, products loved by industry professionals and more to bring you picks you can count on, so you can have more time to focus on crafting the perfect cat eye.

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August 27, 2015

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Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eyeliner
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Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eyeliner

Get the comfort and ease of a pencil combined with the deep noir, velvety black of a crayon in this liner has has all the drama of a liquid version. Vitamin E and jojoba oil make for a smooth texture that'll last. 

Sephora Collection Long-Lasting 12hr Wear Eye Liner

We love Sephora's own line of cosmetics, and this long-lasting eyeliner is certainly no exception. Get a look that is worthy of a professional makeup artist given how easy it is to draw on clean, precise lines that won't budge for 12 hours. 

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

You could run a marathon and still boast a perfectly lined eye with this hardworking little number. This liner has a tip that won't fray, so you can get the dramatic look Ms. Von D sports down to the last drop. 

Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Push-Up Liner

Are you a 24-hour party monster from time to time? Then this is your liner. The pen applicator glides on like a dream, giving you a look that hugs your lash line and stays put for the entire day.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Talk about water soluble: This pencil is created with 50% moisturizing ingredients. Available in a wide variety of hues, this eye pencil glides on easily and stays soft and creamy for about 30 seconds after application, letting you blend easily before finalizing your look.

stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Forget the thick of it – you'll need to keep your hand steady with this one. The thin precision tip of this liquid liner allows for expert application that glides on without smudging – perfect for defining your dramatic look. 

Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

This Allure award-winning eyeliner is available in 9 dramatic shades and comes with a built-in sharpener and retractable applicator. The rich color glides on like a dream and stays put for twelve hours of continuous wear. 

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyeliner

Totally waterproof, this one would never dare smudge or fade. Make your eyes pop with these nifty liners that glide on but not off. We want to try the turquoise for some blue rhapsody, but you certainly shouldn't limit yourself – after all, there's 25 phenomenal shades up for grabs. 

Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting EyeLiner

Ready for an idea that's totally on-point? The unique twist tip on this liner never requires sharpening, and it even comes with a sponge to craft a smoky look for suitably dramatic evenings. 

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Think of this one as a one-pot wonder. A user favorite, Bobbi Brown's gel liner gives you enough time to get your look just right before it dries and sets in place – perfect for crafting the perfect look for your night out.

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