On a pretty regular basis, I'm asked for a waterproof eyeliner recommendation. It's never an easy answer because I think people have different definitions for "waterproof". For me, waterproof means it won't break down at all if submerged in water. I can't think of hardly any products that can hold up to that. Don't get me wrong... I think a number of products are "water resistant", meaning they can stand up to watery eyes, or only become partially compromised if submerged in water. Well.... I think I've finally come up with some liners that are actually waterPROOF. Meaning... get them wet, even rub on them- and they won't budge or fade.
Left to Right: Everlast (black), Nonstop (navy), Unlimited (dark brown), Timeless (metallic charcoal)
I'm talking about the Milani Infinite Liquid Liners. As you can see, I have these in a range of shades... all of which seem to have equal staying power. There are 8 shades total, and they cost around $7.00 apiece, depending on where you get them. These are the type of makeup products that you might not like when you first use them... but at the end of your day, I think you'll realize you love them. Why? Because they're still there!
Let me further explain- when you first apply the liner, you'll notice that the texture isn't a thin ink-type feel like most liquid liners. I'd say this is more like chocolate syrup. It's shiny and kind of thick, and once you put it on, it will take one or two minutes to fully dry. When I first used it, I thought- "well, here's a product that just won't work for me! Too goopy! Won't dry fast enough!"
Liner right after it's applied...
You might even think this is supposed to be a "wet look" liner, but I assure you, it will dry matte. (Of course the metallic silver will still have a metallic finish). Here's my advice for dealing with this product's minor shortfalls...
- Think it's goopy? Use the opening of the tube to get the brush tip thoroughly cleaned off so you can use it.
- Think it takes a long time to dry? Just be patient. Put it on and then pluck your eyebrows or something.
Liner when it's dry
Why is this a product worth working with? It will last and last. It will actually be quite stubborn when it comes to taking it off. Not only can this liner conquer water (easily), but it also put up a good fight against several makeup removal techniques, including Almay Eye Makeup Remover, Mary Kay Eye Makeup Remover, Olay Daily Facials Face Wash Cloths and Vaseline. For example, my Olay Daily Facials take off pretty much any other kind of eye makeup. With these liners, there are always some remnants. And it doesn't come off in a way that streams black down your face- it moreso comes off in flakes when you start removing it. My Mally Makeup Remover was the only removal product that seemed to take it off with some ease. Remember- with any stubborn eye makeup, hold the cotton pad or cotton ball over your eye to let the remover begin to break down the product before you carefully rub... it's important to be really gentle with the eye area.
In a nutshell, this liner is not coming off until you make a deliberate effort to take it off. It's not everyday that I need waterproof, but for the days I DO need waterproof, it's very important. Hopefully this answers the question once and for all... what's the best waterproof liner? :)
The reason this blog got posted today was because of those who voted on the Beauty Broadcast Facebook Page! I plan to do more of this in the future- letting you choose which blog or video gets posted on a particular day. Thanks for your votes! And yes, I'll still review the Sigma Dry & Shape in a future blog! :)
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