Available in black, charcoal, brown, and eggplant. Gel liner produces dark, crisp lines. One jar lasts about 6 months with daily use. Gel glides on smoothly and remains intact through rain and sweat. Included brush is soft and gentle on eyes.
Gel pot and brush application can be tough to master for beginners.
Truly all-day staying power, rain or shine. Self sharpening design. Available in black, charcoal, cocoa, aquamarine, and violet. Colors are bold and vibrant. Can be easily applied to the waterline as well. Pack of 2 sits at a low price point.
Some find the eyeliner difficult to remove.
Pack of 1 or 2, comes in black, earl grey, and deepest ocean. Eyeliner glides on smoothly and is self-sharpening. Fine tip end makes perfect cat eyes or use the smudging end to create a smokey look. Stays in place all day without setting spray.
Eyeliner doesn't hold up well on oily skin.
Available in black or brown. Fine felt tip produces precise lines. Glides on smooth and dries in seconds. Gentle on sensitive eyes. Stays in place all day, even in the pool. Wipes off painlessly with a little makeup remover.
Has a shiny finish that doesn't appeal to everyone.
Angled tip makes winged eyeliner easy, even for beginners. Includes smudging brush for the smokey eye look. Available in onyx, graphite, fig, and evergreen. Glides on smoothly and stays in place even on oily skin.
Product doesn't last quite as long as the other liners.
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There’s nothing worse than watching your once perfectly applied eyeliner stream down your face at the first sign of water. Whether you’re in the pool, at the gym, or stuck in the rain, waterproof eyeliner is the best way to keep your cat eyes pointed and your smokey eyes smudged. A number of drugstore brands offer waterproof pencil, liquid, gel, and cream eyeliners that are comparable to higher-end options. Remember, since waterproof eyeliner sticks to the skin so effectively, it can be quite difficult to remove. A waterproof makeup remover and a damp cloth will help wipe away your eyeliner without pulling and irritating your skin.