Want a waterproof eyeliner that lasts all day but doesn't cost upwards of $15? Here are your best drug store options that perform and don't hurt your wallet.
If you are looking for waterproof pencil eyeliner that will not cost you more than a week’s worth of specialty coffees, here are your best bets. Not only are these products both well under $10, they get overwhelmingly positive reviews based on multiple websites. Because these are some of the more inexpensive options available, there are a few drawbacks here and there. Read on to find out if these could be the most affordable new additions to your makeup collection.
Best Waterproof Pencil Eyeliners you can find at the Drug Store
The NYX Slide On Pencil gets resoundingly positive reviews all over the internet. It glides on just as well as most department store brands and comes in over a dozen colors for those makeup divas out there who want the rainbow at their fingertips. Reviewers most often compare this product to the Urban Decay 24/7 liner and find that it is mostly comparable except for the longevity of certain shades. When you first apply this pencil, it goes on almost like a gel so you can blend and smudge it before it sets after about 30 seconds. These pencils retail at less than half the price of the liner they are most often compared to that you find at department and specialty stores.
The Prestige Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner comes in just a bit behind the NYX product above when reviews are averaged out over several sources. This product retails for less than $6 and delivers just like department and specialty store brands according to reviewers. It glides on smoothly, without pulling or tugging on the eyelid. Color density is good and does not fade throughout the day except for a few reviewers out of hundreds. This liner is a great product to choose in many colors so you can expand the liners in your makeup stash without spending every penny you have. Some colors in this line are said to have less pigment than others so keep that in mind when selecting new shades.
How Drug Store Eyeliners Compare to Department Store Eyeliners
When you are trying to find a waterproof eyeliner that actually works the way you expect it you, be ready for a bit of a hunt. Like finding the right foundation, it can take some time and persistence. The main difference between the products offered at drug stores and department/specialty stores is the pigment levels provided. If you are looking for the blackest of black eyeliners, you may do better trying a more professional line that has a reputation for being used on stage and screen. Two of the brands most known for this type of use are Make Up For Ever and MAC.
If you feel like you have tried all the department store options and still have not found a product that works for you, though, start branching out to the drug store offerings or vice versa. Every person and every eyelid is different thus one product may work better for you than another and the same goes for your best friend who you think is exactly the same as you.