9 Waterproof Eyeshadows And Liners That Never Budge



Summer is when we do some of our best work – in the beauty department. The bronzers come out in full effect. Bold, bright shadows get their moment. Highlighters, illuminators and other megawatt shine products sparkle in sunset selfies and it’s that time of year when we’re basically just feelin’ ourselves. Unless we’re sweating, that is.

Summer can get hot AF, which is why we need waterproof shadows and liners to keep up with our life. From chunky metallic sticks and thin-tipped cat-eye creators, to blend-able pigment pots and liquid-to-matte singles, these water-resistant formulas allow us to set it and forget it, makeup-wise.

Because there’s nothing worse than spending three hours perfecting a Pinterest-inspired eye, only to have it run, smudge, bleed, and wipe off shortly thereafter.

Behold eight long-lasting essentials you can add to your kit stat.

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener, $24


Considering one of these bad boys is sold every 10 seconds, we’d say its efficacy is pretty legit. Powered by Ring Light Technology’s light-reflecting smart pigments, this waterproof cream-to-powder formula makes eyes pop with the perfect wash of color, in shimmery shades like white pearl, champagne, and rose gold.

BH Cosmetics Eyelights Waterproof Eye Color, $5

You can’t beat this bargain price or these highlighter hues, for summer. Swipe on Chill Pill (vibrant blue-purple), Fresh (electric yellow), Gal Pal (punchy orange) or Gnarly (bright teal), for pool party days that turn into nights, when you want your eyes to keep up with you. Pro tip: Layer a few shades for endless iridescent effects.

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow Pot, $8

It’s called Color Tattoo for a reason. These seven pots come in dreamy, icy hues and won’t fade, for glam-and-go style. Swipe on the super-saturated pigments for a day-to-night beauty beat you don’t have to constantly touch up.

Diorshow Pro Liner Waterproof, $33

Dior’s waterproof mascaras are some of our favorites around for buildable, full-volume fringe that won’t flake off – no matter how wet you get it. And these neon, limited-edition Pro Liners are just as stealth at staying put. Choose from Matte Orange or Matte Lime and go as thick (or thin) with your lines as you want.

Huda Beauty Life Liner, $25

huda beauty life liner

This life-proof eyeliner will see you everything and anything summer has to throw at you! The dual-ended eyeliner with a liquid tip one side and pencil on the other is the ultimate eyeliner multitasker! The liquid end ensures 48 hours of wear, so naturally, it’s waterproof, smudge-proof and fade-proof.

Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse Stylo Shadow Stick Matte Metallics, $25 each

These chunky sticks are a dream to work with. Available in 11 shades ranging from neutral to bold, you won’t have to deal with the dreaded lid crease after a few hours – or a dip. With wear lasting up to 24 hours, they’re ultra-creamy, highly-pigmented, blend-able and waterproof. P.S., when the tip gets dull, un-screw the sharpener on the other end to refine the point.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color, $18

When you want smoke show eyes that stay put – even with next-level humidity and balmy temps – reach for Anastasia’s power weapon. This two-in-one, opaque, black gel-cream shadow doubles as a liner and won’t smudge.

Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Matte Eyeshadow, $21

With a name like melted chocolate, you might expect this eye shadow to do just that – all over your face. On the contrary, it’s a non-drying liquid-to-matte formula that delivers waterproof, crease-proof color for 24 hours. It even has primer built-in, so you can skip that step. Although don’t say we didn’t warn you about the addictive, hunger-inducing chocolate scent!

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner Micro Tip, $22

This Micro Tip is the no-smudge, no-mess, no-fuss answer to tightlining and defining. Available in Intense Black and new Dark Brown, it’s super easy to get the ultimate feline flick whether you’re a beginner or a pro. Simply dot and dash and create precise strokes. Pro tip: Use the tip of the pen to fill in between lashes for natural definition and a fuller lash line.

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