In the scorching, sweaty Singapore heat, you need a meltproof eyeliner to keep those panda eyes at bay.
As a self-proclaimed eyeliner aficionado – and someone who’s been praised for her perfect winged eyeliner; excuse my humble brag – it’s safe to say that I’ve gone through enough eyeliners to last me a lifetime. Some had me dreading rainy days and some had me praying long and hard to the eyeliner gods – to no avail. But it’s a happy ending for me as I’ve sussed out the crème de la crème of eyeliners that are waterproof, smudge-proof and Singapore-proof. Add these liners to your next beauty buy ‘cos life’s too short for smudgy eyeliner.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
I stumbled upon this holy grail during a Bangkok trip with a girlfriend and was shocked that her eyeliner didn’t budge even after a long, sweaty day. Safe to say it set my eyeliner standards high. The paraben and sulfate-free formula glides on with ease and the fine marker-like tip will leave you with defined wings. Definitely a makeup bag staple.
$32 (Intense black), available at Sephora
Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
We all rejoiced when Queen RiRi launched her iconic makeup line of 40 foundation shades (forcing others to follow suit), but I was secretly hoping for an eyeliner. At last we got the water-resistant Flyliner longwear liquid eyeliner and I must say, it was worth the wait. Firstly, the packaging is A plus – a chic rose gold tube with a triangle shape liner that’s easy to hold. The hyper-saturated colour is great for all skin tones and together with the tapered precision point, there’s no limit to your lining. I’m already on to my second piece…
$30, available at Sephora
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and Dagger Tattoo Liner
You don’t have to love Kat Von D to admit the girl has the slickest cat eyes. Personally, I feel the trooper black colour could do with more intensity but the popular fade-proof, budge-proof and smudge-proof eyeliner formula won me over. Unlike your average felt tip liners, the brush tip will not fray (is there anything worse?), meaning you’ll deliver consistently fluid lines. The new dagger liner has the same smudge-proof formula but with a precision tip that features a 30-degree slat. Eyeliner novices, this innovative liner pen will make you feel like a pro makeup artist!
$32 (both eyeliners), available at Sephora
Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner
Firstly, major props to the smart two-in-one liquid-pencil packaging. It makes lazy folks like me actually want to fill in those spaces between my lash line and inner rim – you can also afford to skip mascara! The Tartiest double take eyeliner sits high on the list for its intense black colour (plus, there’s a new brown shade!) with a thicker and firmer tip, so you have more control of your wing. The velvety-smooth pencil liner glides smoothly on the lid, so you can easily create a smokey-eye look that lasts.
$37, available at Sephora
Smashbox + Vlada Petal Metal Liquid Liner
For those looking to add a touch of sparkle to your look, this fab collab with Smashbox lip editor-in-chief, Vlada Haggerty is your go-to. The water-resistant and smudge-proof eyeliner takes a couple of minutes to set but once it does, you’ll be saying hello to a pair of stain shimmer lids. Tip: Shake well to get an even rose gold glitter over the intense black shade.
$42 (Black rose), available at Sephora
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