12 Smudge-Proof Eyeliners Perfect For Those With Oily Lids

Budge-proof cat-eyes, served!

This article was first published on 27 December 2020. 

Softly defined eyes are gorgeous, but winged eyes are even better. The satisfaction of having two identical feline flicks is breathtaking because drawing them on is hard work. You need precision, calmness, and the best smudge-proof eyeliner for oily lids out there!

Do you want to get perfectly smooth and clean feline flicks? Besides constant practise (which is fun, too!), you will need the perfect eyeliner. So to find out which liners we love, and you surely will too, keep reading below for our 10 favourites ranging from drugstore to mid-range to high end!

1. KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner

KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner styled shot

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While felt tip eyeliners are more common, the clean precision of a brush tip is growing in popularity because it is just as amazing. KVD Beauty’s liquid brush-tipped eyeliner will give you control, precision, and pigmentation with just one swipe! Whether you want jet black lines or soft brown ones, this liner won’t budge and smudge on the hottest of days, so you can surely have flicks on fleek all day and night! It comes so highly rated that it has an average rating of 4.1 stars across more than 20 thousand reviews on Sephora.com. Sounds good to you? It's available on Sephora.sg.

2. Maybelline Eye Studio HyperSharp Liquid Liner

Maybelline Eye Studio HyperSharp Liquid Liner when worn

SGD19.90 (Photo from: RoxanneChia)

For those who are still starting out with their makeup collection, you will love Maybelline’s liquid liner! Not only is it extremely affordable, but its tip is so thin (0.1 mm, to be precise) that you won’t have any problems drawing on layers upon layers of wings! Through thick and thin liner looks, this product will take you there! You can find this trusty smudge-proof drugstore eyeliner on the Maybelline Singapore website and Watsons e-shop, where it's been receiving some love for its value for money.

3. MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Fluidline Eyeliner And Brow Gel

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Fluidline Eyeliner And Brow Gel styled shot

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If we could only pick one gel eyeliner, it would be MAC’s Fluidline. Not only do they have an amazing range of colours to suit all your liner needs, but their formula is incredibly smooth and pigmented! Just take your trusty angled liner brush or pointed liner brush and draw whatever your heart desires, and what the magic happen. It also comes highly recommended among reviewers on MakeUpAlley.com, a review forum for makeup lovers, as it works well with all skin types. It's available in Singapore through the brand's official Lazada store.

4. Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner

Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner styled shot

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If you have a hard time with pens and brushes, then you are going to adore this innovative eyeliner from Benefit — the They’re Real Push-Up Liner! It’s a gel eyeliner that looks like a pen, but can deliver clean-cut wings with its angled applicator! And once it dries and sets, it’s not going anywhere! Just be mindful of how much product you twist up because you don’t want to waste a drop of this product, a tip that has been shared by verified buyers on Amazon. If you're convinced to try it for yourself, you can get it from the brand's official website.

5. K-Palette Real Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner

K-Palette Real Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner when worn

SGD19.90 (Photo from: HazelCruz)

Brush-tipped liners are really having a moment right now because they don’t fray, and they deliver pigment much more than their felt counterparts! If you really want an eyeliner that won’t go anywhere and give you raccoon eyes by the end of the day, K-Palette’s liquid liner will be your new best friend! Its quick-drying formula will ensure that it resists everything from sweat to oil, making it a holy grail for a lot of reviewers on MakeUpAlley.com. You can shop this drugstore option on the Watsons Singapore e-store.

6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil styled shot

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The best tool to draw on winged eyeliner when you’re not always sure is a pencil. There are so many versions of pencil liners now, but our favourites are still Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On eyeliners because of its buttery smooth formula that gives excellent pigmentation, and of course, sets and doesn’t budge all day! If you want to do a little tracing with your feline flicks before going in with a gel or liquid liner, these pencils will be great for that. It's available on Sephora.sg, where it has an average 4.2-star rating.

7. Stila Stay All-Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Stila Stay All-Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner product shot

SGD34 (sephora.sg)

True to its name, this smudge-proof eyeliner from Stila is a great option for folks with oily lids. The formula dries down quickly and will not budge or smear even if you sweat, cry, or exercise. It's also ultra-pigmented so you can easily apply your winged liner in one stroke. Its fine felt tip is great if you want a clean, crisp liner look but you can also use it to create bolder looks too. Reviewers on Sephora US even say that the brand must never discontinue the product. We think the 4.4-star rating from over 11 thousand reviewers on the site backs up the product's holy grail quality. It's currently available in nine shades on Sephora.sg.

8. Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner product shot

SGD49 (sephora.sg)

Another splurge-worthy smudge-proof eyeliner is the Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner. It has a waterproof formula that promises to last up to 24 hours, making it suitable for hot and humid climates. Aside from its lasting formula, it also has a soft, skinny Flexi-Art tip that you can use to create ultra-fine or dramatic lines. On the brand's website, the eyeliner has a near-perfect score — it's rated at 4.8 stars as of writing — from hundreds of satisfied users. It's also constantly sold out on Sephora.sg so keep your eyes peeled for when they restock this cult-fave.

9. Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner product shot

SGD33 (sephora.sg)

Fenty Beauty's sole liquid eyeliner comes with a hyper-saturated, water-resistant liquid formula that combines the colour pay-off of liquid liners with the smooth glide of a gel formula. It dries fast into a satin-matte finish that doesn't fade or transfer. Its triangle-shaped packaging also makes it easy to grip while the super flexible felt tip makes it easy create the perfect cat-eye. Need to have it in your stash ASAP? You can find it on Sephora.sg where it has a 3.7-star rating from over three thousand reviewers.

10. shu uemura Calligraph:Ink Liquid Eyeliner Pen

shu uemura Calligraph:Ink Liquid Eyeliner Pen product shot

SGD29 (sephora.sg)

Inspired by Asian calligraphy brushes, the shu uemura Calligraph:Ink Liquid Eyeliner Pen has a pointy tapered tip made of different bristle materials that creates the same elasticity of a calligraphy brush. What makes it the best smudge-proof eyeliner for oily lids is the water- and sweat-proof formula that contains a Japanese lasting polymer that holds up to the sebum and oil our skin naturally produces for up to 18 hours. In fact, 70% of reviewers on MakeUpAlley.com said they'd repurchase the product so it certainly seems to be an underrated product. If you want to try it for yourself, you can shop it on Sephora.sg.

11. Dior Diorshow 24H Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Dior Diorshow 24H Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

SGD40 (sephora.sg)

This waterproof eyeliner glides onto the lids without any tugging and dries down to a budge-proof stamp. It comes in 12 colours, with neutral options like black, grey, and brown, and also those that are a bit more fun like green and blue. It also has a smudger on the other tip if you want to play around with your liner. Shop it on Sephora.sg.

12. Tarte Maneater™ Liquid Eyeliner 

Tarte Maneater™ Liquid Eyeliner

SGD34 (sephora.sg)

This 'triple black' eyeliner gives a smooth, opaque finish that lasts up to 12 hours without budging or fading. This product also has castor oil and glycerin which ensures the skin, especially around the lash line, retains moisture and gets essential fatty acids for healthy hair growth. Grab a piece on Sephora.sg.

(Cover photo from: Ashley Piszek via Unsplash)

Pair these eyeliners with these lifting mascaras to complete your eye look.

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