The Best Drugstore Waterproof Eyeliners for Hot and Sweaty Summer Days
Summer can wreak havoc on your eyeliner. With sweat, humidity, and mid-afternoon thunderstorms thrown into the mix, it's really hard to keep your eyes smudge-free.
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 $10.
Keep scrolling for the seven best drugstore waterproof eyeliners that won't budge, no matter the heat index.
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Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
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.
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner
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.
NYX Retractable Eyeliner
The ultra-fine tip of NYX's pencil makes it perfect for defining your waterline.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Intense H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen
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.
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner
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.
Almay Top of the Line Eyeliner
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.
Essence Superlast Eyeliner
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.