These Waterproof Liners Won't Budge — Really!

We might worry about sweat and humidity mucking up our makeup in the summer most, but the reality is that smudged eyeliner can ruin a good look no matter the season. And unless you are Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, the likelihood of you wanting a liner to smear is low. So, for all your high expectations, this guide will help ensure that doesn't happen.
When you need a liner that will last you through a morning commute or an episode of This Is Us, we've got you. After a ton of digging and store sleuthing, we finally found the sweet spot for long-wearing formulas you can actually trust. Click ahead to see our editors' favorites for every style and budget.
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Like the rest of the L'Oréal Infallible line, these new liquid liners last (and last and last) on the lids — even if you're prone to oil. But that's not even the best part, because the line features a slew of fun shades like teal, green, and white.

L'Oréal Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Intrepid Teal, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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This waterproof liner by Eyeko is creamy, opaque, and designed to withstand an intense SoulCycle session. (Don't worry, we're not judging if you wear makeup to the gym.)

Eyeko Sport Waterproof Eyeliner, $22, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Rich pigment the won't run down your face during sweltering heat? We'll take ten. But the best part is that this formula is as pigmented as a gel pot eyeliner — without all the fuss.

Wander Beauty Slide Liner Automatic Gel Eyeliner, $22, available at Sephora.
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Whether you want a thick cat-eye or just a hit of tight-lining, this pigmented pen glides on smoothly and dries within seconds.

Pixi Lash Line Ink, $14, available at Pixi Beauty.
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This opaque liquid liner never flakes or smudges through the day — even in the hottest weather.

Almay Liquid Liner, $7.99, available at Ulta Beauty.
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Despite this liner's creamy consistency, it holds up all day — and even stays put on our slippery waterlines.

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil, $20, available at Urban Decay.
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If you've ever tight-lined your eyes with a subpar eyeliner, you probably had raccoon eyes halfway through the day. The solution? This super skinny liner from DHC won't budge. It even passed our most grueling test: 12 hours of wear on a humid day.

DHC Gel Pencil Eyeliner EX, $11, available at DHC.
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Stila's liner is not only insanely popular among editors, but it has some pretty stellar customer reviews to back it up. We're fans because it stays put ALL DAY and the pointed tip makes it super-easy to apply. Plus, it comes in 15 colors. (Yes, 15.)

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $20, available at Sephora.
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When Kat Von D calls one of her eyeliners the “Tattoo Liner,” you can trust it’s going to be too legit to quit. This is the deepest black shade of liner we've ever found, and it never fades to gray or green like some formulas do.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, $19, available at Sephora.
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When the temperatures rise, so does our interest in playing with our liner colors — and this blue is our go-to. Check out our favorite ways to wear it right here.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in Diamond Turquoise Blue, $23, available at Sephora.
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Smudgy kohl liners don't exactly have a reputation for being long-wearing, but this formula checks all the boxes. Waterproof, highly pigmented, and self-sharpening? Yes, please.

Givenchy Khol Couture Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner, $27, available at Sephora.
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Serious staying power, a soft but smudge-proof formula that glides on easily, an extensive range of color choices, and the versatility to be used as a precise liner or smudged out as kohl — what more could you want out of a waterproof pencil? Even better: the sharpener encased on the opposite end, so you never have to worry about keeping your line on point.

By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly, $35, available at Space NK.
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A pencil liner that is as precise and opaque as a liquid one? Sign us up. The waterproof formula is creamy, but long-wearing, so you can cut down on touch-ups throughout the hot day.

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kôhl Liner, $21, available at Sephora.
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True to its name, this crayon liner is exactly what you’d hope for from a product that claims to function as a waterproof gel eyeliner in convenient stick form.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, $25, available at Sephora.
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Sweatproof, waterproof, basically everything-proof — this stuff won't budge no matter what you're up to.

NYX Epic Ink Liner, $7.99, available at Ulta.
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This isn’t your average cream liner: It’s intensely pigmented, goes on smooth, and sets immediately with a 12-hour waterproof finish. Plus, the included brush makes it easier than ever to get the perfect line.

Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner, $24, available at Tarte.
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Sephora's summer launch comes right in time: This promises to stay on, even in extreme conditions (hello, heat wave).

Sephora Collection Colorful Waterproof Eyeliner, $12, available at Sephora.
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Although this formula is long-lasting — not waterproof — we can attest that your cat-eye will look as though it was tattooed on.

Burberry Cat Eye Liner and Shaping Shadow, $38, available at Sephora.
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Not only does this formula promise to stay on throughout an entire pool party, but it has a super-precise applicator for the clumsiest of hands.

Wet 'N Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner, $3.99, available at Ulta.
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