Can Your Eyeliner Handle The Heat? 15 Waterproof Liners That WON'T Budge

Can Your Eyeliner Handle The Heat? 15 Waterproof Liners That WON'T Budge
Max Abadian for Elle

Melted eyeliner? It's basically the opposite of chic, to put it mildly. But don't worry--we've found the best waterproof options around that are sure to stay put, rain or shine. 

Click through for the best, editor-approved waterproof liners on the market!

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    Chantecaille Waterproof Eye Liner ($26)

    The easy-to-blend pencils deliver a full day's worth of intense, smudge-resistant pigment.


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    Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner ($29)

    Even for a beauty beginner, Dior's super-soft Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner is a breeze to apply.

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    Kevin Aucoin The Precision Liquid Liner ($34)

    Though pricey, we love this felt-tip, fast-drying liquid liner for a crisp cat eye.

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    MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil ($16)

    An industry favorite, MAC's enduring pencils come in slightly shimmery and matte finishes.

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    Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes ($19)

    The show-off of the bunch, Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes pencils were tested under water for five hours to perfect their durability, and are available in a dazzling palette of colors.

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    NYC Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil ($4)

    At four bucks a pop, these smudge-proof pencils are worth snagging in every color (especially blue, plum, and teal). They offer just the slightest amount of sheen and look particularly pretty under your lash line.

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    Revlon Color Stay Creme Gel Eyeliner ($10)

    With the included brush applicator, you can effortlessly create as thin or dramatic a line as you want. Opt for the Rio Blue shade in honor of the World Cup this summer.

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    Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer ($6)

    For highlighting your waterline, Rimmel's waterproof eye definer offers intense pigment that stays put thanks to a dryer texture. Try it in Emerald Sparkle, a bold but elegant green.

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    Sephora Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner ($13)

    These no-fuss pencils have an easy-glide texture that blends well and never smears. The self-sharpening feature is a plus, too!

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    Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner ($22)

    The waterproof cream-gel formula is as smooth as mousse, but won't budge until you take it off with remover.

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    Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($20)

    The felt-tip marker pen is precise, easy to apply, and delivers solid pigment. We love the pretty mermaid-like hues of turquoise, cobalt, indigo, and periwinkle.

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    Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eye Liner ($28)

    This long-wear gel pencil goes on the inner and outer eyes seamlessly, and comes with both a complimentary sharpener for defining and a built-in sponge for softening.

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    Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20)

    This creamy cult classic pencil glides on—and won't glide off when the temperatures rise. Bonus: it comes in a host of playful, vibrant colors.


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    Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner ($7)

    If you're looking for a budget buy that packs a punch, this seven dollar drugstore liquid liner achieves a silky-smooth finish in rich tones.

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    Estée Lauder Double Wear Zero Smudge Liquid Eyeliner ($24)

    As the name would imply, this smudge-proof liquid eyeliner works like a charm, even in sweltering weather.


    What’s your favorite waterproof liner? Sound off in the comments!

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