Want to make your eyes pop even more? Get an eyeliner and start linin’!

If there’s one makeup product that’s tricky to apply, correct, or remove if you do it wrong, it’s the waterproof eyeliner. But then, we all love them all the same.

Eyeliners can be tricky to apply but once you’ve got your own rhythm down, you’ll definitely love putting on eyeliner. And if you want your eyeliner to last the whole day or night, a waterproof variant has got your back.

So, if you want your eyeliner to stay with you from the house to the office, to the restaurant or bar, here are some of the best all day waterproof eyeliner that won’t leave you alone and your wallet empty.

Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner

Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner

I think we can all agree that Maybelline is one of those brands that’s trusted by millions worldwide and they just have a ton of products that you can choose from

This eyeliner, however, is one of their products that takes the cake. It’s a liquid eyeliner that doesn’t smudge and stays on for up to 12 hours. Anything past 10 hours always has my approval.

Its 0.4 mm brush felt tip gives precise and sharp lines so there’s little to no room for mistakes. It’s a true black which makes it great for dramatic looks.

Pros
  • Sharp and precise brush tip
  • Felt tip
  • Easy to apply
  • True black
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Stays on for up to 12 hours
Cons
  • Takes time to dry after application

Maybelline Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner – 2 Count

Maybelline Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner - 2 Count

Just because it comes in 2 pieces! The same goodness and greatness are in this eyeliner!

Pros
  • Sharp and precise brush tip
  • Felt tip
  • Easy to apply
  • True black
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Stays on for up to 12 hours
Cons
  • Takes time to dry after application

Mia Adora Immovable Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Mia Adora Immovable Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

This one from Mia Adora is in a pencil form, which is perfect for those who aren’t fans of liquid eyeliners.

It is in a pencil form but it is a water, smudge and budge-proof eyeliner, which makes it ideal for water lining. It’s waterproof so should you sweat, cry, or get rained on by the day, you will still have your eyeliner on. (wink)

It applies easily and glides on like a dream. It comes with a sharpener so your eyeliner is always on point!

Pros
  • Easy to apply
  • Glides easily
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Budge-proof
  • Comes with a sharpener
  • Cruelty-free
Cons
  • Lasted only 8 hours on me
  • You have to build it up if you want a true black pigment

Migi Cosmetics Velvet Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Migi Cosmetics Velvet Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

You get 3 pens in the price of one!

This liquid eyeliner comes in a felt tip which is what most people (including me) prefer because of its ease in application.

The formula is waterproof and smudge-proof. It lasted quite a long time, but not that long on me. It applies easily and dries quickly.

Its felt and tapered tip makes it easy to apply and the ink glides easily on the lids. There’s no pulling or tugging. Natural and bold looks are both achievable with this eyeliner.

Pros
  • Easy to apply
  • No tugging or pulling
  • Dries fast
  • Waterproof
  • Smudge-proof
  • Felt tip
  • Easy thin or thick lines
Cons
  • Didn’t last that long
  • Not the blackest

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer

How ‘bout a break from the regular black? I myself love brown eyeliners for a more natural look.

This eyeliner from Rimmer will give you that rich brown pigment at an ultra-affordable price!

It is waterproof and wears for up to 10 hours but lasted for only 8 hours on me. It’s not smudge-proof though, because it can be smudged to create soft brown smoky eyes through a smudger that it comes with.

It’s creamy, buildable, and easily applies on the lids. The rich brown color won’t disappoint either. It also comes with an easy twist-up sharpener.

Pros
  • Rich brown pigment
  • Creamy and easy to apply
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to smudge
  • Super affordable
  • Comes with a smudger and sharpener
Cons
  • Didn’t last the longest

Different Types of Eyeliners

1. Gel

Gel eyeliners contain more wax than other types. This formula is usually waterproof because of the high concentration of wax which sits barely moving.

If not in a pencil form and rather in a pot form, this eyeliner is best applied with an eyeliner brush. I prefer the tapered one over the angled one. It can be applied both to the lids and the waterline, although it can be tricky with the latter.

2. Cream

Cream eyeliners can both be waterproof or not. But most of the time, they are made not to be smudge-proof because they are meant to be smudged to create a smoky look. They can be similar to a cream eyeshadow, except they are a little bit thicker.

These eyeliners come in a pencil form or pot.

3. Liquid

This is the trickiest to apply among the three types. But the liquid eyeliner gives you the most beautiful cat-eye in my opinion. If you want a dramatic or simple eyeliner look, you can achieve both with this eyeliner.

These eyeliners are meant to be waterproof and smudge-proof. They last long and have an intense color pay-off.

There are 2 types of liquid eyeliners: brush tip and felt tip.

Brush tip is a really fine and narrow eyeliner that’s tapered at the end. It comes off in a handle where you dip it in the main component.

Felt tip, as the name suggests, has a tip that’s felt. It’s comparable to a Sharpie tip, but thinner, tapered, and a little bendable (although some aren’t). They are attached directly to a pen and they’re a little easier to use than brush-tip eyeliners.

Conclusion

I love eyeliners. They can dress up a look and even dress it down. The point really is to add definition to the eyes.

I’ve had my fair share of eyeliners in my life and have tried all formulas. Among all types, I prefer pencil formulas and liquid (felt).

Pencils because they’re the easiest to apply so if I’m in a hurry, I can quickly line my eyes with little to no mistakes. Liquid formula because they last the longest and felt tips make the most amazing cat-eyes, again in my opinion.

What are your favorites?