Waterproof eyeliner is a must on your wedding day. Not everyone needs waterproof eye makeup for daily life, but there are tons of benefits to using it on your big day. The weather is one consideration: If it's hot and humid or rainy, waterproof eyeliner will be necessary. The second condition to consider is your emotional state. Most brides might find themselves tearing up during the ceremony, the speeches, or their dance with their father. In these cases, it's imperative that you have the best waterproof eyeliner for your wedding day.
Depending on what type of liner you like best, there are many choices in the waterproof category. If you prefer a softer look, gel or traditional pencils are your friend. If you're more of a liquid liner type of gal—especially if you enjoy a winged or "cat-eye" look—there are a couple of great choices of liquids that will stay the day. Here, four options that will last through all of your happy tears.
If you're most comfortable with a user-friendly pencil, which can be sharpened into the perfect point for careful application, we suggest this creamy pencil from Laura Mercier. Available in four shades and completely smudge-proof, this pencil can even be applied on the waterline. The formula even promises 12-hour wear and "tear-resistant" staying power.
Laura Mercier Longwear Crème Eye Pencil, $25, lauramercier.com.
Twist-Up Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Want the feeling of a pencil with the convenience of a twist-up? This automatic gel eyeliner from IT Cosmetics comes in ten shades, goes on smoothly, and lasts forever. As an added plus, this product is infused with hydrolyzed silk, collagen, peptides, and antioxidants for anti-aging benefits. The liner is rich in colors and has a fatter tip that can be smudged quickly before it sets for 12-hour wear.
IT Cosmetics No-Tug Waterproof Anti-Aging Gel Eyeliner, $22, itcosmetics.com.
Classic Liquid Eyeliner
If you're used to using liquid eyeliners, you can't go wrong with this top-selling waterproof formula from Stila, which allows for both thin, precise lines and thicker, more dramatic looks. The pen is easy to use and creates a completely seamless look.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner, $22, stilacosmetics.com.
24-Hour Liquid Eyeliner
This matte black gel formula is waterproof and promises 24-hour-wear, if you're the type of bride that will be partying all night and not washing your makeup off until the wee hours of the morning. The innovative tip will allow you to get liner close to the lash line and get that perfect winged look.
Benefit They're Real Gel Eyeliner Pen, $24, benefitcosmetics.com.