The Internet claims this is the best waterproof eyeliner

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Hot showers, eight hours sleep… it stays put through it all

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / February 01 2018

There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror and realising that your eyeliner has a) completely buggered off, or b) left you looking like a raccoon.

Snagging a long-lasting budge-proof eyeliner is no easy task, but one Reddit user has done us a solid with a glowing recommendation that had us adding to cart immediately.

According to Redditor Okra_, the NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner is one of the best long-lasting eyeliners around, and can, as it seems, survive anything.

Okra_ shared her experience with the $18 liquid liner on the Makeup Addiction subreddit, exclaiming “It is absolutely AMAZING and stays put through everything!”

“I know you’re not supposed to keep your makeup on overnight (and I’m normally good about it) but I’ve fallen asleep multiple times drunkedly at a friend’s place or had unexpected adult sleepovers (lol) and when I wake up the next day everyone (including me) is absolutely amazed at the fact that it still looks PERFECT every. single. time!!!”

A pretty damn good review, huh? We were already seriously impressed; then THIS happened.


A snap from Instagram user @sikigaai went viral, showing a split photo of her winged eyeliner with the caption, “Hope I survive just like my eyeliner did in the hot AF shower.”

When asked by her followers which eyeliner delivered the impressive waterproof results, it was none other than the Epic Ink Liner, further proving that this uber-affordable liquid eyeliner has some serious staying power.

As you can see, her flicks are still completely on point. And we are completely on board.

Word on the street has it that Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is another great long-lasting option that gives similar results. Its amazing waterproof formula makes it the perfect weapon that’ll stay put during exercise, swimming and tearjerker movies. A reviewer on here wrote, "I am super impressed! I've been out all day and it's been hella hot and I've returned home to find it's still on. So I am through the roof about this!"

Lancôme Grandiôse Liner has also received a big tick from the Internet, with reviewers specifically impressed by the unique wand and long-lasting formula. A reviewer on here wrote, "The colour is intensely black and stayed on my lids all day. And that is a tall order. Eye products slip and slid on me so it is very difficult for me to get an eye liner I like let alone love. Application is easy too and the tip does not tug and mess up the application."

Other Internet cult favourites include Revlon ColorStay Exactify Liquid LinerMAC LiquidLast Liner, Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (which, according to this review, is completely smudge-proof - even after a swim).

Now that you know which product to use for a budge-proof winged eyeliner, here’s all the tips you need to master your flick.

What’s your favourite liquid eyeliner? Did it make the cut? Let us know in the comment section below. 

Main image credit: @patrickta

Inset image credit:@sikigaai; @revlon; @stillacosmetics; @lancomeofficial

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.