A good eyeliner is a make or break product for your entire look. No one wants smudges, flakes, or the dreaded raccoon eye when all you were trying to achieve was a sleek cat-eye or tiny French flick. Regardless of whether or not you plan to be going in actual water or rain, other things can definitely cause your non-waterproof eyeliner to fail you—crying, excessive heat and/or humidity, and allergies are all common culprits of destroyed liner looks.

Aside from wear-time and the ability to withstand the oftentimes unpredictable elements, you also want to find a formula that has an easy to use applicator, super black pigment, and flake-free finish. Sure, this criterion may or may not be a tall glass to fill, but fortunately, we’ve done the work for you and found some amazing waterproof eyeliners that check off all of the boxes. Frankly, we have high standards when it comes to liquid liner, and we’re pretty sure that you do too. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite formulas that will stay put regardless of what you have going on that given day. 

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