AND THE WINNER IS….MAC LiquidLast Liner, 2.5ml, $20
This stuff seriously stays on all day! Although it does not claim to be waterproof, only ‘long-wearing’, I would consider this formula waterproof because even after I shower and wash my face there’s still product left behind. I would recommend using a good eye makeup remover (right now I use the Mary Kay one, mostly because I have like 5 bottles of the stuff left, but it really does a marvelous job). Anyway, I have allergies and my eyes are always watery and MAC LiquidLast Liner really holds up and does not budge, even in the corners! So, it makes for a great cat eye or winged look. Plus, I wear it everyday and have no problems, which says a lot because my skin is really sensitive, especially my eye area. It has a nice true black, almost satin/inky finish that does not transfer or smudge once it dries. I have tried “long-wearing” and “waterproof” liquid liners far and wide (Stila, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs, MUFE…) — this one really gets the job done! It retails for $20 and can be found at every MAC counter.
Drugstore Runner-Up: Wet ‘n’ Wild H20 Proof Liquid Eyeliner, 5ml, $3.99
There are only 2 reasons why this is not the winner…the applicator sucks and it does not dry very well. Other than that this stuff really is waterproof and lasts all day. You have to use a small angled eyeliner brush to apply this, otherwise it will get everywhere and will make your lashes dry to a hard, clumpy mess. You need to try and not get any on your lashes and an eyeliner brush will give you that more precise application. Also, you have to make sure you only apply one thin layer or it will seem like it never dries and it will transfer a line to your upper lid (not a good look). If you have the patience and precision in applying this liner, then it is an AWESOME deal. If you’re already at target or somewhere that sells E.L.F., pick up their angled liner brush for $3, I own a few and use them for my liner and my brows (disclaimer: their products vary, so make sure you grab a few off the shelf and compare the bristle lengths and get the one that seems the shortest and most compact). So, for about $7 you get an awesome waterproof liner formula and the right brush to go with it.
3rd Runner Up/Best Felt Tip Long-Wearing Eyeliner Pen: Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner, $30
That is one hell of a name…OKAY, if you’re like “But Emily, I ONLY want a marker style liner that has a thin felt tip and HATE liquid liner brushes!” then go with the Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen. It is waterproof and lasts a very long time, but if you have really watery eyes it may wear in the corners of your eyes, at least it did wear in the outer corners of my eyes. But, the pen is awesome, comes in pretty packaging and is very precise. So if you hate the brush style liners and want a pen style, this is the one to get. It outlasted the ones by Stila and Kat Von D on me.
I hope this was super informative and that you enjoyed the first post 🙂 I will have more to come, so stay tuned!