If you wear eyeliner every day, then you already know that summer is the season of constant cleanup. You're tired in the morning, so you add a little definition around your eyes with what seems like a touch of liner, and the next thing you know, you're staring into the mirror, horrified at your reflection, wiping away the black, sooty color that has migrated across your oily eyelids and well under your lower lash line all before noon. "Welcome to July," it's saying.
But, eyeliner devotees shouldn't have to go without in the sweltering hot months, or commit to constant mirror checks and countless finger swipes. The easiest solution is switching out your go-to liner for a waterproof formula. Better still, you can have you stay-all-day liner without a trip to the mall, because some of the best, 100% sweat-proof liners come in humble plastic packaging found hanging on the shelves of your local drugstore.
We've rounded up some of the best foolproof drugstore liners to add to your handcart this summer, ahead.
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The little pot from Maybelline stands its ground against some of the most expensive liners on the market. It's creamy, precise, and won't move around when you're taking to the dance floor following your fifth margarita on an especially hot summer night.
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Rimmel's Kohl liner is a go-to when you run out of eyeliner ahead of a Friday night. This summer, when you're running into CVS to restock, stick with the trusted Scandaleyes pencil, but make sure to grab the one with the "waterproof" label for the same great formula, and perfect $3 price tag, with zero chance of raccoon eyes.
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Soft and smooth, there's no yanking or pulling on your lids with this gel-based, super-pigmented pencil, making it perfect for crafting a subtle smoky eye. The staying power is great and it won't resist makeup remover when it's time to take it off.
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From soft black and expresso brown, to brighter shades like sapphire blue and plum purple, each water-resistant shade will hold tight to your lash line through an entire sweaty spin class.
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Another classic, L'Oreal's pencil liner stays on until it's taken off, so the waterproof variety is just an extra precaution.
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Jordana's formula is the liner you want to grab when you're thinking about experimenting with some fun color. The precision brush applicator makes it simple to thinly trace the upper lash line, or layer it on and wing it out for more drama.