After a long day of applying makeup, the last thing you want to see is smudging, fading, or flaking. No way, I’m not going to watch it—except maybe at the end of the night when I’m on my way home. Then I’ll skip it because there’s less makeup to remove when I wash my face before night, right?
I don’t think I need to inform you that the items you use have a big impact on how long your makeup lasts. Primers, setting sprays, and setting powders are all useful. Long-lasting formulas can be beneficial (if chosen wisely since labels can lie). If in doubt, choose waterproof.
Consider a waterproof eyeliner. Many of these can now withstand not only hours of wear but also sweat and tears. You can walk outdoors into a full blast of humidity while wearing some of these products, and your eyeliner will stay put like it’s bonded to you. Are you persuaded yet?
And, because I know many of you are on a budget (especially if you’re trying out a new formula for the first time), I researched some of the best cheap waterproof eyeliners on the market. You won’t have any trouble selecting the ideal one for yourself. Check out some of the best eyeliners below.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eye Liner Pencil
I adore gel formulas. And an extra-long-lasting gel formula? Please sign me up. It’s also smudge-proof.
Physicians Formula Eye Booster Waterproof Ultra-Fine Liquid Eyeliner
This waterproof liquid eyeliner dries rapidly and has a deep black colour. As an added bonus, it has a lash-boosting compound.
L’Oréal Infallible Never Fail Original Mechanical Eyeliner
The mechanical pencil eyeliner stays put for 16 hours and leaves intense, creamy color. It also has a built-in sharpener.
Maybelline Hyper Easy Liquid Pen
My Who What Wear colleagues told me that this is the liquid liner to use if you’re a newbie. It doesn’t skip or slip, and the hexagonal shape of the pencil gives you a good, stable grip.
Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner
Here’s a tried-and-true pencil liner with long-lasting advantages (up to two hours to be exact). Because the recipe is creamy, it applies smoothly. There’s also a sharpener and smudger built in for blending.