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By SOUTHERNLIVING.COM/Brennan Long
Updated: Dec 18, 2017 @ 3:49 pm
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There are very few products that have earned a permanent spot on my vanity. From magnetic falsies to sparkly cheek tints, I will give just about anything a whirl. But when it comes to eyeliner, I am terribly stubborn. Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner has been a constant companion through life's most important (ahem, teary) moments, and I wouldn’t dare stray from perfection.

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From funerals and weddings to family reunions in the South's signature humidity, this eyeliner does not budge. I learned about this wonder product from my older sister who dances professionally. She relies on the waterproof eyeliner to carry her through rehearsals and performances under bright stage lights. After hearing her rave reviews, I tried it for myself and I haven’t bought another brand since.

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Not only does this product last through long days at the office and nights at the theater, but it’s also easy to use. By some makeup magic, Stila combined the bold precision of a liquid eyeliner with the approachable application of a pencil. I am far from a beauty expert, but I can confidently draw a sleek, solid black line on my upper lids even on the busiest mornings. While there's no need to reapply before evening cocktails, this liner quickly washes away with the swipe of a cotton pad soaked in micellar water.

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The $22 price tag ($19 on sale; nordstrom.com) makes this product one of the more expensive tools in my beauty routine, but it always outshines its cheaper competitors. On a recent trip to Miami, I realized I had left my beloved Stila pen at home. I raced to the drugstore to find a temporary replacement and by noon I had full-fledged raccoon eyes. I haven't made the same mistake again.

Do yourself a favor and order one of these eyeliner pens for the hectic holiday season. After hours of shopping, baking, and rocking around the Christmas tree, you will thank your lucky stars that your makeup hasn't moved.