Top 10 Best Long-Lasting Eyeliners That Stay On All Day

Here are the top 10 best long lasting eyeliners of all time; these liners are smudgeproof, budgeproof and offer great color payoff. The list will include different formulations of liners as well as price range to suit all budgets. Say goodbye to raccoon eyes! For the top 10 tips and tricks to prolong the wear of any eyeliners, visit my post on 10 Ways To Make Your Eyeliner Stay Put The Entire Day.


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L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black

Price: Around $10 US
Liner Type: Liquid felt pen
Intensity: Carbon black is very intense, but the liner also comes in black mica and earthen rock brown
Smoothness: Glides easily with no tugging of eyelids
Waterproof? No but very fade resistant and lasts all day
Blendable? Not blendable, dries fast

Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner in Black

Price: Around $7 US
Liner Type: Pencil
Intensity: Very pigmented true black color
Smoothness: Liquid-like smoothness
Waterproof? Quite waterproof, claims all day wear up to 24 hours
Blendable? Very blendable for 15 seconds before the liner sets

Maybelline Ultra Liner Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black

Price: Around $7 US
Liner Type: Liquid felt tip
Intensity: Dark black
Smoothness: Smooth and precise application
Waterproof? Completely waterproof with no skidding or smearing
Blendable? No

L`Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner 24 Hours in Blackest Black 

Price: Around $10 US
Liner Type: Gel
Intensity: Extremely intense carbon black with lacquer finish
Smoothness: Extremely creamy and smooth for easy application
Waterproof? Very waterproof, claims 24 hour wear
Blendable? Not very blendable

Prestige Waterproof Eyeliner in Black

Price: Around $6 US
Liner Type: Pencil
Intensity: Black but not extremely dark
Smoothness: Soft and glides on effortlessly
Waterproof? 100% waterproof
Blendable? Blendable until liner sets

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

Price: Around $25 US
Liner Type: Gel
Intensity: Opaque and jet black that gives the intensity of liquid eyeliner
Smoothness: Very smooth gel texture with great glide
Waterproof?: Water-resistant but not waterproof
Blendable?: Need to blend quickly with product before product sets


MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Price: Around $20 US
Liner Type: Gel
Intensity: Very dark
Smoothness: Extremely silky and soft to provide smooth glide
Waterproof? Quite waterproof although not stated on website
Blendable? Can be blended before it dries to create soft smoky effect

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil in Perversion
Price: Around $20 US
Liner Type: Pencil
Intensity: Perversion is the blackest black, also available in zero which is a less intense black
Smoothness: Velvety soft and
Waterproof? Yes and lasts 24/7 as name implies 
Blendable? Very blendable for first 30 seconds

LancĂ´me Artliner 24 H Bold Color Precision Point Eyeliner in Black Diamond

Price: Around $30 US
Liner Type: Liquid foam tip liner
Intensity: Bold color with wet-vinyl finish
Smoothness: Foam tip allows smooth application
Waterproof? Does not indicate waterproof but will last 24 hours
Blendable? No

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Price: Around $18 US
Liner Type: Brush tip
Intensity: Ink black with high pigment and no streaks
Smoothness: Fine brush tip offers fluid-like application
Waterproof? Yes with no cracking or melting
Blendable? No, sets fast


  1. I can attest to the Milani, L'Oreal Infallible and Urban Decay. :)

    1. Thanks for attesting, they are bulletproof!

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