Beauty Makeup 10 Best Drugstore Waterproof Eyeliners For Perfect Eyes All Day Budget-friendly eyeliners that won't smudge, budge, or run. By Erin Lukas Erin Lukas Instagram Twitter Erin is a Brooklyn-based beauty editor and has been with InStyle since 2016. She covers all facets of beauty for the site. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on November 25, 2022 @ 05:43PM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Sam Deitch/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Regardless of the time of year, you want an eyeliner that is easy to apply and stays put, without running or fading by noon. In the summer, you are battling sweat, humidity, and mid-afternoon thunderstorms thrown into the mix, making it really hard to keep your eyes smudge-free. In the colder months, you are battling seasonal colds and wind, which means your eyes will water more or your may rub them. That's why waterproof eyeliners exist. Much like a bottle of wine, water-resistant eyeliners are one makeup product that doesn't have to be expensive to be good. Whether you swear by liquid liner or a kohl pencil, there are a ton of affordable options that you can pick up during a drugstore run. The best part? All of our favorites are under $11. Keep scrolling for the 10 best drugstore waterproof eyeliners that won't budge, no matter the weather. We Tested 33 Eyeliners — These 11 Will Give You The Most Precise Lines Imaginable 01 of 10 Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Courtesy Buy Now When you've finally mastered the cat-eye, you want it to stay on for as long as possible (just in case nailing it was a total fluke). This gel pot is your best bet: It stays smudge-free for up to 24 hours. 02 of 10 L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Courtesy Buy Now If you're new to wearing eyeliner, start with L'Oréal's gel pencil. The creamy formula glides on effortlessly and can be used for drawing thick or thin lines. 03 of 10 NYX Retractable Eyeliner Courtesy Buy Now The ultra-fine tip of NYX's pencil makes it perfect for defining your waterline. Priced at a budget-friendly $5, this waterproof eyeliner comes in nine shades. How to Ease Yourself Into Bright Makeup Trends With Colorful Eyeliner 04 of 10 e.l.f. Cosmetics Intense H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen Courtesy Buy Now Similar to how a felt-tip pen keeps handwriting from looking too messy, this eyeliner keeps lines clean and precise. It applies color smoothly without any flakes or feathering. 05 of 10 CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner Courtesy Buy Now Nothing says "badass" quite like intentionally smudged eyeliner. That being said, even though this dual-ended CoverGirl eyeliner has a built-in smudger, once you soften up your line you don't want it melting further down your face. Luckily, the jet-black formula is completely waterproof. 06 of 10 Almay Top of the Line Eyeliner Courtesy Buy Now When you've spent a few extra minutes doing your eyeliner, you don't want the attention to be on your red, bloodshot eyes. Skip irritation by reaching for Almay's eyeliner. The water-resistant formula is infused with gentle ingredients like vitamin E, which nourishes and protects the eye area. This Eye Cream Is One Of the Few Products That Doesn't Irritate My Eczema-Prone Eyes 07 of 10 Essence Superlast Eyeliner Courtesy Buy Now Thanks to the tapered tip of Essence's liquid eyeliner, you can easily apply a cat-eye in a single stroke. For a more dramatic finish, use the brush to trace the shape of your wing, then go back and fill it in. 08 of 10 L'Oreal Flash Cat Eye Waterproof All Day Liquid Eyeliner Buy Now For those that want a cat eye that stays put — this eyeliner should be your go-to. It comes with a wing stencil for a fail-proof cat eye to help you achieve the perfect wings. The precision tip on this liquid eyeliner also ensures a straight line, while the formula promises a waterproof formula that won't budge. You're Never Too Old to Learn How to Do a Cat-Eye 09 of 10 Maybelline TattooStudio Waterproof, Long Wearing Eyeliner Pencil Buy Now The gel eyeliner pencil allows you to achieve a smooth line or a smudgy look — and promises all-day wear. This formula is rich in pigment and has over 12 shades to choose from, from classic black to deep teal. It glides on easily and doesn't fade. 10 of 10 Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner Buy Now Priced under $6, this kohl liner is waterproof, but also a good choice for those with contact lenses or sensitive eyes.