These Are the Only Eyeliners That Won't Budge When You Sweat This Summer

Is it just us, or does purchasing the right eyeliner feel like a crapshoot? You can walk down the beauty aisle, money in hand, perusing the shelves, reading every description on every product before settling on one that you hope won't smudge when the temperature rises. The truth is you never really know if you'll get a return on your investment until you take it home and try it for yourself, and by then, it could be too late. To make sure you never get stuck with another subpar product again, we tried them for you in the dead of summer. Ahead, shop the 17 best smudgeproof eyeliners, from pencils to liquids, that you won't regret spending your hard-earned money on.


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Best Liquid Metallic: Deck of Scarlet Dual Drama Liquid Eyeliner

Best Metallic Pencil: Dior Diorshow Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Best Drugstore Pick: Nyx Professional Makeup Epic Wear Liner Stick

Most Versatile Formula: KVD Beauty Super Pomade Vegan Eyeliner, Shadow and Brow Pigment

Best Pencil: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil


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Best Applicator: Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner

Best Matte Liquid: Benefit Roller Liner Matte Liquid Eyeliner

Best Kajal: Victoria Beckham Beauty Satin Kajal Liner

Best Felt Tip: Haus Laboratories Liquid Eye-Lie-Ner

Best Cream Liner: Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner


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Best Bang for Your Buck: Milk Makeup Kush Liquid Eyeliner

Best Liquid: Bite Upswing Longwear Eyeliner

Best Clean Formula: NakedPoppy Clean Liquid Eyeliner

Best Liner Duo: Valentino Twin Liner

Best Neutrals: Patrick Ta Major Dimension Precision Gel Liner

Best Latinx Brand: Treslúce Beauty Intenso Liner

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