12 Waterproof Eyeliners That Last All Day Long
A great eyeliner is a key component of any makeup bag. It could be that you're looking to "draw the cat eye sharp enough to kill a man" just in time for the Taylor Swift concert, or maybe you just want a wing that will last through a full beach day. No matter the occasion, you're going to want to make sure you've got the right product on lock — and that means not just any liner, but waterproof eyeliner. However, although they're great in theory, we've found from personal experience that they don't always do what they claim, which can make finding your holy grail product a little tricky.
The perfect eye makeup look often takes time and patience, so you don't want it to smudge 15 minutes after application, and that's where waterproof eyeliner comes in. Still, it can be hard figuring out which products will actually work as promised. Luckily, we did all the hard work for you.
We scoured the Sephora website for the top-rated waterproof eyeliners according to reviewers, and we've got something for everyone. Whether you're looking for the best felt-tipped tool to draw the perfect graphic look, the best pencil for a smudged out finish, or the fastest-drying formula because you're always on the go, we've got you covered.
Best Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner
If you're looking for a top-rated liquid liner, this Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner has more than 300,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers. Its marker-like tip makes a fine line on your eyes, whether that line is thin or bold.
Best Hydrating Waterproof Eyeliner
This Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil has more than 10,000 five-star reviews from other Sephora shoppers, so it's a definite crowd-pleaser. It's also pleasing on your face as vitamin E alongside jojoba and cottonseed oils offers extra skin softening and moisture wherever it goes.
Best Dual-Ended Waterproof Eyeliner
For those times when you just can't decide between a marker or a pencil, this Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner has one side with a long-lasting, Amazonian clay-infused pencil and the other with a slick, glossy liquid. They can both be used together, or you can kick up a look for nighttime by adding the liquid eyeliner later.
Best Oil-Free Waterproof Eyeliner
Whether you're a first-time cat-eye creator or you could pretty much do it in your sleep, this KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner is repeatedly praised as a go-to — with more than 17,000 reviews and 482,000 loves.
Best Gel Pot Waterproof Eyeliner
If you want a precise line that lasts, a gel pot eyeliner gets you there with a brush instead of a pen. This Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is a popular choice to do just that, with more than 2,500 reviews and 100,000 loves from other Sephora shoppers.
Best Crayon Waterproof Eyeliner
This top-rated Dior Crayon Eyeliner — Waterproof holds up throughout the day, even if you put it on before you take a shower. The only smudging that happens is when you do it yourself (with the other end of this pencil).
Best Fast-Drying Waterproof Eyeliner
The inky-black Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner creates a smooth line on your eyes, thanks to its flexible tip that bends as you draw it on. The bold lines created by this top-rated liner also dry very quickly so you can make this happen even if you have only a minute to put on makeup before a video call.
Best Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner
This Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Eyeliner Pencil slides on like a liquid . . . but smudges like a kohl pencil. So whether you use it to give yourself a dramatic rocker look for a solo concert in your pajamas or put it on because its crushed pearl powder also supports your skin's natural collagen production, it will go on smoothly and last, too.
Best Felt-Tip Waterproof Eyeliner
The KVD Vegan Beauty Ink Liner is meant to last, as the nearly 3,000 reviews can attest. This lasting liner has a felt-tip marker that won't fray or fade . . . which anyone who's used an actual marker can immediately picture.
Best Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner
If you want a glittery liner that lasts, check out the top-rated Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner. There are also shimmery or matte options (if you don't want that maximum sparkle), and this product is a top-rated choice — with more than 2,000 reviews and 165,000 loves — either way.
Best Waterproof Eyeliner For the Waterline
Not only is this product waterproof, smudge-proof, and long-lasting, but it's made with aloe vera extract and vitamin E, which help ensure a pull-free application that helps keep your skin moisturized. Sephora reviewers love using it in their waterline and say that it lasts all day long without the need for re-application.
Best Waterproof Eyeliner Stamp
Looking for an easy way to create the perfect winged eyeliner? The Kaja Wink Stamp Long Waterproof Wing Eyeliner Stamp & Pen has you covered. Sephora reviewers say they love it because it's simple to use, and POPSUGAR editors agree, saying it's perfect if you love a wing with a flicked-up end.