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Top 10 Waterproof Eyeliners

The Top Eyeliners For Withstanding Sweat and Water

The Top Eyeliners For Withstanding Sweat and Water

Nothing ruins a look faster than when your carefully placed eyeliner starts to melt onto your upper lids or into your under-eye concealer all because it gets a little warm outside. So, before the summer really hits we want to propose a few solutions. We used our unique algorithm to seek out the best waterproof eyeliners that won't ruin your beauty look at that upcoming pool party. Because we don’t think you deserve to live in fear of flaking or smudged makeup. This list is comprised of gorgeous, saturated eyeliners, designed to last from morning to well into the night. With liquid formulas, creamy crayons, and luxurious pencils, you’re going to want to snatch up all of these options. In colors like your basic black, fun metallics, and interesting brights, there’s practically a new shade for every day of the year. Playing with makeup is fun, especially in warmer months when pops of color become the norm so don’t be afraid to rock a bold eyeliner this summer! We’ve got you covered with these Top 10 waterproof eyeliners. Opening image: @MarcJacobsBeauty

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May 2, 2019

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The Rankings


Lorac Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Controlled and accurate application

LOVED FOR: Users love how this formula doesn’t transfer or fade, even on hooded lids, but is easy to remove at the end of the day.


Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I had to try this eyeliner after my mom raved about it. She was not wrong, this eyeliner is awesome. Doesn't budge (I notoriously get the eyeliner raccoon eyes by the end of the day), and it's a super smooth application, not chalky or difficult to get a nice clean line.”

WHAT IT DOES: The fade-resistant, waterproof, and highly pigmented formula glides on smooth and won’t go anywhere until you say so. Even better, this multitasking stick can be used to create a thin line or layer it for long-lasting eyeshadow.


Tarte Tartiest Clay Paint Eye Liner

Our Score

WHERE TO WEAR: Swipe on this creamy matte liner in the morning before work and watch as it takes you all the way through your dinner plans without a single smudge or flake.

ABOUT THE BRAND: “Launched in the heart of New York City, tarte is a smart, colorful brand offering healthy, eco-chic beauty products that truly work. Tarte’s cruelty-free, high-performance beauty is infused with pure, invigorating ingredients, and all tarte products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, and synthetic fragrances.”


Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner

Our Score

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Finish up your gorgeous eye with a defining clear brow gel.

FUN FACT: This waterproof pencil automatically sharpens itself before every use.


Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Precise application, even if you’re new to liquid liner

WHAT IT DOES: This dramatic liner has a cult-like following for its precision, serious pigment, and cruelty-free formula that lasts all. day. long.


Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: Replenishing our makeup supply can get expensive, but at this price, Sephora makes it easy to stock up on the whole rainbow of colors!

HELPFUL TIP: After applying your line, use the smudge tip on the other end of the pencil to perfect your look.


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: In addition to stunning and long-lasting color, this velvety-soft, waterproof pencil gives skin a dose of hydration, nourishing eyes with 50% moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil and vitamin E.

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Give your skin a boost of moisture with a spritz of refreshing rose water throughout the day.


Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Users love the super pigmented color, true staying power, and incredible easy-to-use pencil application.

FUN FACT: This formula is vegan and paraben-free.


Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: Goes on smooth for your choice of bold, dramatic lines, or a more subtle look that lasts all day, smudge-free.

USERS SAID: “This is my favorite product on Earth! I have bought this countless times and although I have tried other liquid eyeliners, this is my favorite one and I always end up going back to it. It's my holy grail liner!”


Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Bold 12-hour wear

USERS SAID: "This is seriously the best eyeliner I have EVER used and I am an eyeliner snob. I usually use it only on my waterline and it legit stays on all day and does not move. Definitely waterproof, sweat proof, everything proof. I've gone to the the pool and beach with this eyeliner on, went in the water and the eyeliner was still on. I've also got my sister and friends hooked on this. This product lasts pretty long too."

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