Summer Eyeliners That Really Stay On


(Photo: Stacy Leigh; Makeup: Samantha Lennon; Model: Saglara)

Eyeliner can be a challenge during any season. However, in the summer, it can become a messy, smudgy nightmare… unless, of course, you purchase a waterproof, water-resistant, or stay-put formula and know how to use it.

Eyeliner usually comes in either kohl, liquid, gel, or waterproof formula. Kohls are usually smudgeable while waterproof is designed to not move. That’s why the latter is my preferred pick lining during hot weather months.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil: I can’t imagine any summer without Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils. These are creamy, last forever, are waterproof, and come in a variety of colors from lush tropical hues to deep metallics to lovely neutrals. There are 41 sexy shades to choose from. My tip: Blend for about 30 seconds and then allow the liner to dry and set. It won’t budge.

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils are specifically meant for use on the inner rim of the waterline. This creamy, demi-matte pencil lays down waterproof color that lasts all day. I’m really loving the nude color, which is available for all skin tones and wakes up your eyes and your look.

Fiona Stiles Ultra Smooth Waterproof Eye Defining Pencil: I only recently discovered Fiona Stiles and am so impressed (ok, obsessed) with the brand and collection. The Ultra Smooth Waterproof Eye Defining Pencil swipes on smoothly while delivering intense color. It’ll last for 14 hours without transferring. That basically means you can apply then go about your day without worrying about a messy liner situation.

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner: Ditch your sharpener… but stay sharp! This waterproof eyeliner self-sharpens — thanks to a built-in sharpener— every time you twist the cap off. It’s inspired by Smashbox pros who sharpen before every use on set.

Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen: Some of us prefer liquid liner. But is it possible stay this course, even in the sticky, humid, moist summer? Yes, it is. Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen allows for either subtle or dramatic and glam eyes, thanks to this waterproof liquid liner pen.

Laura Geller Inkcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner: I am also a huge fan of gel liner. Sometimes it comes in a little pot and used with a brush or it can be packaged as a pencil, like Laura Geller’s INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil. You will be able to line with precision thanks to this baby!

Samantha Lennon, Makeup Consultant & Artist
“Your Makeup Artist”

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