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After spending all that time ensuring that your eyeliner is even on both sides, the last thing you want is to see it all smudged and messy at the end of the day. 

This calls for smudge-proof liners. They usually have transfer-resistant formulas that can withstand sweat, humidity and even some tears, making sure that your efforts do not go to waste!

How do you keep eyeliner from smudging?

How do you keep eyeliner from smudging?

The most crucial thing to do would be to prime your eyelids with an eye base, primer or even eyeshadow. It is important to ensure that the eyelid isn’t oily, and having a primer to help the liner ‘grip’ onto the skin can ensure greater longevity. 

If your eyeliner transfers easily, then you can consider setting it with an eyeshadow of the same colour. By experimenting with different eyeliners as well to find a formulation that suits your eyelids, also remember to give your eyeliner time to dry or set.

Invest in these best eyeliners that will keep your eyes looking captivating all day long.

1. Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil

Best rated/overall eyeliner

Price from RM97.20

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM97.20 shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM108.00

Precise, easy to use and well-known for its long-wearing formula, this eyeliner pencil comes in a variety of shades to help you add boldness and liveliness to your eyes. It is creamy enough to smudge out for a smoky eye effect, but once it sets then it will hold on your lids, lash line and waterline.

2. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Liner

Best cheap smudge proof eyeliner

Price from RM7.88

shopping_cart Guardian Malaysia RM7.88

Intense, smooth and creamy, this is a no-brainer for anyone who just needs an affordable eyeliner to throw in their to-go bag. Rimmel’s Waterproof Kohl Kajal Line is not only affordable, but its waterproof formula can also withstand sweat, humidity and a long night out!

3. Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Best drugstore eyeliner

Price from RM39.90

shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM39.90 shopping_cart Watsons Malaysia RM43.90

This gel eyeliner is quite well-loved for its oil, smudge and water-proof formula. Intense and glides on smoothly, it comes with a brush that is fairly easy for beginners to apply with. But of course, you can experiment with various brushes to get your own preferred eyeliner style and effect.

4. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang! Pencil Eyeliner

Best eyeliner pencil

Price from RM105.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM105.00

Select from four rich, smooth and transfer-proof shades with this non-sharpening eyeliner pencil. Benefit Cosmetic’s BADgal liner will set into a matte finish and not budge for up to 24 hours. Although smudge-proof, you can use the built-in smudger for either a softer or smoky effect.

5. Too Faced Better Than Sex Easy Glide Waterproof Liquid Black Eyeliner

Best liquid eyeliner

Price from RM90.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM90.00

With a unique dual fibre brush tip, this liquid eyeliner glides easily on your skin and gives a smooth, flawless line each time. There is just enough firmness to give you control without any stiffness or tugging on your skin. You’ll be getting clean and sharp lines that stay on all day long.

6. Pat Mcgrath Labs Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil

Best gel eyeliner

Price from RM115.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM115.00

A richly pigmented formula that is even silicone-enriched for extra smoothness, this gel eyeliner comes in a convenient pencil form that lets you swipe on your eyeliner in next to no time. It comes in 5 shades which includes a metallic blue that can withstand the test of time, sweat and oily lids.

7. MAC Cosmetics Technakohl Liner – Brownborder & Photogravure

Best kohl eyeliner

Price from RM87.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM87.00 shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM87.00

Soft, creamy and versatile, this kohl eyeliner does not need sharpening but still produces a thin and precise line. The formula is made quick-drying while offering a long-lasting smudge-proof application even on oily lids. It comes with a few deep brown and black shades as well as a light, off-white shade that can be used to enhance the waterline for a natural look.

8. HOURGLASS 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

Best black eyeliner pencil

Price from RM81.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM81.00

Whether for tightlining, drawing on your waterline or creating the most dramatic winged eye look, this eyeliner pencil can be your ultimate go-to. The thin tip maximises control and precision, allowing you to apply the soft and waterproof formula exactly where you want it to be.

9. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Best waterproof eyeliner

Price from RM89.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM89.00

These creamy shades will apply soft and cushion-like at first, but after 30 seconds they will set into a long-lasting, budge-proof finish. It even features a moisturising formula that can stay waterproof. The hues are rich, pigmented and great for dramatic eye looks.

10. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Best long lasting eyeliner

Price from RM99.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM99.00

With a best-selling formula and a variety of deep shades, this liquid eyeliner is a staple even for the pros. The fine, marker-like tip allows the waterproof formula to glide on smoothly, making it easy for beginners to use as well.

11. Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner

Best for oily eyelids

Price from RM93.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM93.00

One of the most awarded eyeliners on the market, this vegan formula will stay on all day long. Kat Von D’s liquid liner is richly pigmented, smudge-proof and water-proof, making it suitable for oily lids and watery eyes.

12. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Best for hooded eyes

Price from RM103.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM103.00

Not many formulas can compare to this gel eyeliner, which not only comes in a huge range of colours and finishes, but is also richly enhanced in minerals. Made with vitamin E and rose canina seed extract, the liner protects the delicate eye area. 

However, the star of the formula is definitely its staying power. As long as you allow it to set, you can rest easy knowing that it’ll stay transfer-free for up to 12 hours.

13. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

Best for waterline

Price from RM89.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM89.00

This is a creamier take on Urban Decay’s famous eyeliner formula, which lets you apply it just as easily and comfortably on your eyes. The formula is matte, long-wearing, waterproof and pigmented, made especially for using on your waterline or tightlining your eye rims.

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