11 of the best waterproof eyeliners that won't budge — even on the hottest summer days

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Keep your eye makeup in place even in the sweltering heat with these waterproof eyeliners. (Getty Images)

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Summer is in full swing, and that calls for days at the beach, hanging poolside and sweltering temperatures. If you're someone who chooses to complete your beauty looks with a flick of eyeliner, then you'll know the struggles that come with finding one that holds up to the heat.

For those summer date nights or those day-time errands, waterproof eyeliners will go a long way to keeping your looks in place this season. Whether it's a classic cat-eye, statement graphic liner or bright and pastel hues, there are plenty of colourful and long-lasting liquid, pencil and gel eyeliners to choose from to get you though the day.

Scroll through for our top picks for 11 smudge-proof liquid and pencil eyeliners you can count on.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca
Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca

This long-lasting gel eyeliner in a crayon form delivers intense colour and 12-hour waterproof wear. It easily glides on the skin, and is available in shimmer and matte finishes.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $17 (originally $34)

Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca
Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca

This creamy eye liner pencil is smudge-proof and waterproof, and comes in a rainbow of colours and finishes. It includes a built-in sharpener for an ultra-precise line and a smudge tip for a perfect smoky eye.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $17

KVD Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner

KVD Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca
KVD Beauty Tattoo Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca

This award-winning, waterproof liquid eyeliner is an all-day wear option that allows you to create ultra-precise lines inspired by tattoo artistry. It also has a high-pigment vegan formula that is smudge resistant and lasts all day.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $28

e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeliner Pen

e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeliner Pen. Image via Walmart.ca
e.l.f. Cosmetics Eyeliner Pen. Image via Walmart.ca

This budget-friendly, smudge-free eyeliner is also long lasting and glides easily for very fine to bold lines. You can use the pen with a light touch for thin lines or a firmer touch for thicker lines.

SHOP IT: Walmart, $4

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NYX Professional Makeup Eyeliner Epic Ink Liquid Liner

NYX Professional Makeup Eyeliner Epic Ink Liquid Liner. Image via ShoppersDrugMart.ca
NYX Professional Makeup Eyeliner Epic Ink Liquid Liner. Image via ShoppersDrugMart.ca

This intensely pigmented, waterproof eyeliner lets you create black liquid lines effortlessly. Using the pen, you can control the thickness of the lines by pressing down the eyeliner just a touch.

SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $13

Maybelline Tattoo Studio Eyeliner

Maybelline Tattoo Studio Eyeliner. Image via ShoppersDrugMart.ca
Maybelline Tattoo Studio Eyeliner. Image via ShoppersDrugMart.ca

Delivering smooth strokes and intense colour, this waterproof eyeliner glides on seamlessly. The classic pencil eyeliner delivers rich pigmented hues, precise definition, and a 36-hour finish that lasts from day to night.

SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $12

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Eyeliner

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Eyeliner. Image via ShoppersDrugMart.ca
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Eyeliner. Image via ShoppersDrugMart.ca

Better Than Sex Waterproof Eyeliner is a unique combination of brush fibers and a rich, intense black formula for a precise liquid eyeliner.

SHOP IT: Shoppers Drug Mart, $29

stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. Image via Sephora.ca
stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. Image via Sephora.ca

This quick-dry precision liner stays in place offering no smudges, feathering, or running. The thin, marker-like tip is easy to use and is a great option for the beauty beginners since it helps you create a thin line or a bold, dramatic stroke.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $29

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. Image via Sephora.ca
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. Image via Sephora.ca

Formulated with hydrating vitamin E, jojoba oil, and cottonseed oil, this waterproof eyeliner pencil comes in matte, satin, and metallic finishes. It glides on smoothly, blends easily, and dries to a long-lasting finish.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $30

Smashbox Always Sharp Longwear Waterproof Kôhl Eyeliner Pencil

Smashbox Always Sharp Longwear Waterproof Kôhl Eyeliner Pencil. Image via Sephora.ca
Smashbox Always Sharp Longwear Waterproof Kôhl Eyeliner Pencil. Image via Sephora.ca

This hyper-pigmented kohl offers colour-rich results with a long-wearing, waterproof, and non-flaking formula. The built-in sharpener gives a precise tip with every twist of the cap, and the pencil performs like a liquid liner.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $28

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! 24-Hour Waterproof Eyeliner

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! 24-Hour Waterproof Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca
Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! 24-Hour Waterproof Eyeliner. Image via Sephora.ca

Benefit Cosmetics' rich, creamy, waterproof eyeliners glide on smooth and set to a transfer-resistant matte finish. It features an automatic, no-sharpen tip and a built-in smudger for smoky eyes.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $30

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