Looking for a Long Lasting Eyeliner? Try This One!

Long-lasting waterproof eyeliner


“I love when my eyeliner disappears part way through the day!”

“I’m looking for an eyeliner that transfers on to your top eye lid. Do you have any recos?”

“The make-up look I envision on my wedding day is the ‘raccoon eye look’.”

… said no one EVER!

It’s crazy to think that these words would come out of someone’s mouth, right? (My hands are up and I surrender if this ever becomes a make-up trend! haha)

A few months ago, I was using whatever eyeliner I had in my make-up stash because my go-to one, which I purchased in Japan, has recently seen its last days (K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo). There have been days this summer where I have come home looking like a hot mess because this eyeliner transferred on to the top of my eye lids (wait a second, why didn’t anyone tell me? :P).

With that being said, I was on a hunt for a long-lasting LIQUID eyeliner replacement that had the same longevity as the one from Japan. I sought out the opinions of my beauty-lovin’ Instagram friends to see what their faves are (click here). Many good brands were named, such as Stila, Eyeko, Make-up Forever, MAC, Covergirl, Kat Von D and Physicians Formula (thanks IG friends for the recommendations!). Two that really stood out among the rest were Stila “Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner” and Kat Von D “Tattoo Liner” — two eyeliners that have already been on my radar due to its waterproof attribute.

I went to the nearest Sephora and took a closer look at the two. It was a close toss up between the two liquid eyeliners. Both had impressive staying power and high-pigment application, but I decided to grab the Kat Von D “Tattoo Liner” (in “Trooper” aka black) simply because of its bristle applicator (vs. the felt tip applicator of Stila). Although I was previously a fan of felt tip eyeliners, I have been diggin’ the bristle applicators as of late because it doesn’t dry out and fray like the felt tips one do.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Almost two months have gone by since I have been using the Kat Von D “Tattoo Liner” and I am very happy with my purchase. It withstood the hottest of days this summer and left my eyes looking fresh all day. The application is pigmented and smooth with just the right amount of liquid eyeliner running through the fine bristles to easily create your desired eyeliner look. If you are a fan of a slight sheen finish, this is the liner for you!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - Application Result


As you can see, after 14 hours, it had minimal fade. I highly recommend this eyeliner!

Make-up Application Tip: The less pressure you use, the thinner the line. Therefore, light pressure = thin line and heavy pressure = thick line. Play around with it to practice your control and see which look you prefer!

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is available in two shades: “Trooper “- ink black or “Mad Max Brown” – rich chocolate brown. You can find it at  Sephora for $23 CAD.


What is your favourite eye liner? Comment below, I would love to hear!