In the scorching, sweaty Singapore heat, you need a meltproof eyeliner to keep those panda eyes at bay. We list the best heavy-duty liquid, gel and pencil eyeliners that won't fail
When it comes to eye makeup, you can’t deny the power of an eyeliner – it can transform the shape of your eye in half the time it takes to run a mascara brush through your lashes. But scoring a heavy duty eyeliner that won’t smudge or smear in Singapore’s weather is akin to finding a goldmine. To save you the sweat, we’ve personally tested a ton of eyeliners, and rounded up our favourites that withstand sweat, humidity and even the oiliest of lids (mine!). From felt tips to liquid or pencil versions, these are the best waterproof and smudge-proof eyeliners in Singapore…
Felt tip liners
Maybelline Hypersharp Power Black Liner
If you love nothing more than a razor-sharp, jet-black cat eye, you’ll love the Maybelline Hypersharp Power Black Liner. Delivering intense blackness, the eyeliner has a 0.05mm precision tip for the sleekest of lines, and boasts a smudge-proof and waterproof formula. The proof? I’ve jumped into multiple pools with this and come out unscathed. Plus, at $22.90, you can’t deny that this is a huge steal.
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
You don’t have to love Kat Von D to admit the girl has the slickest cat eyes. Swipe on her Tattoo Liner for invincible lined eyes – the popular eyeliner is fade-proof, budge-proof and smudge-proof. Unlike your average felt tip liners, the brush tip will not fray (is there nothing worse?), meaning you’ll deliver consistently fluid lines.
Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen
The most expensive eyeliner of the lot, Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen comes with two nibs for you to easily customise your look of the day. One end features a fine calligraphy tip, while the other boasts a brush you can easily work into creating the classic sleek liner of your dreams.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
This classic gives the precision of a liquid eyeliner with the extraordinary pigment of a gel formula. It promises up to 12 hours of sweat and humidity resistance, and glides on smoothly. Best of all, it can easily be tweaked with a little concealer should you make a mistake. We’d highly recommend applying with Bobbi Brown’s Ultra Eye Liner brush for precise lining.
Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner
For newbies, this may take a little while to get used to, but we promise it’s worth the learning curve. The cream liner comes in a squeeze tube; to use, simply squeeze a little formula out and glide on to eyes using the sketcher-angled bamboo liner brush. Bonus: It comes with a cushion slide technology, so you can draw as you wish without tugging on the fragile skin around your eyes. We hear it lasts through workouts, but we’d suggest priming and setting with powder before attempting to wear this out the entire day.
Sigma Beauty Gel Eye Liner
If you’re looking for a gel eyeliner with a soft, smokier finish, Sigma Beauty offers this with its creamy, quick-drying and budge-proof formula. Colours don’t come in just the usual black and brown, but also purple and indigo blue.
Pencil and crayon eyeliners
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
While this lacks the precise thin tip of liquid eyeliners, we love the blendability of its crayon texture, and intense pigmentation which stays locked in once you swipe it on. For cat eyes, keep the tip sharp with the built in sharpener. Alternatively, apply it to your lash line then smudge it with your fingers or a brush for a softer finish.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil
These popular eyeliners are creamy and boast intense colour payoff. The formula is velvety soft, and blendable for about 30 seconds before it dries to a budge-proof finish. It comes in a huge array of colours including everything from burgundy and black to gold and shimmering turquoise.
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen
Only got time for a minute’s worth of eyeliner application? With Pixi’s Endless Silky Eye Pen, you can line your eyes with one fluid sweep. Gentle on the eyes, it delivers intense colour and stays put throughout the day, even in Singapore’s insane weather.
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