10 Best Long Lasting Eyeliners in India || Smudge Free and Waterproof

Everyone likes their makeup to stay put and last all day and it is especially true with eye liners and kohl kajals. Smudged eye liners are a pain because they dont just vanish away but leave behind traces which give you raccoon or panda eyes. I have oily lids and dark circles so, I always make sure eye liners I invest in are long lasting and waterproof  to survive hot Indian summers . I have tried and tested many black liners in gel, pencil and liquid form and today in this post I bring to you the best eyeliners in India.

I have tried to keep the list as budget friendly as possible and avoided brads like dior, lancome etc which are highly expensive and not used by most Indians anyway. Still you may find some expensive options in my best eyeliner in India list like Stila because for long lasting quality products you need to spend a bit more.

10 Best Eyeliner in India || Long Lasting, Smudge Free and Waterproof 

#1 Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner

Gel liners are your best bet if you are looking for an eye liner which stays smudge free all day long. Maybelline has some great quality beauty products at affordable prices and their lasting drama gel liner is one of them. I jumped into the gel liner bandwagon pretty recently and this gel liner from maybelline has found a fan in me. I have shaky hands and eyeliner mistakes are very common with me but everything changed with maybelline drama gel liner. this gel liner has a creamy texture glides like a dream and gives a matte black finish. I love the brush that this gel liner comes with, it is small and bristles are fine which helps draw both thick and thin lines. The staying power of this gel liner is again impressive and the real reason I added this eyeliner at the top of the best long lasting eyeliners list. The formula dries fast and stays put on lids for a good 8 hours without smudging or fading. To top it all I have tried this on my waterline and it works like a charm and stays put there too. (my eyes did feel slight irritation for first couple of times when applied on waterline, so sensitive eyes stay away).
Overall total value for money and if you havent tried gel liners yet start with this as it is best eyeliner in india in gel form.
Price: 525 INR Buy here

#2 Colorbar I-Glide eye pencil (Blackout)

Iam not much of a pencil liner person but if pencils are your thing colorbar i-glide range is the best option in indian market. the colorbar I-glide pencil is jet black and glides smoothly on eyes. This can be used on waterline too and it stays put through out the day even on super oily lids. The pricing like most oclorbar products is a bit high but for the quality and lasting power of about 8 hours it is totally worth it. The only problem with this eye pencil is it needs to be sharpened which leads to a product wastage but if you like eye pencils do give these a try. If you are into colored liners these i-glide eye pencils come in 12 different colours and are the best eyeliner in india available in colours and o a bugdet.
Price: 499 INR Buy here

#3 Lakme Absolute Gloss Artist Eyeliner

Indias very own beauty brand Lakme has some really good liners like their 9-5 intense black liner but if you are looking for a really long staying one the lakme absolute gloss artist eyeliner is a perfect pick. The brush is pointed thin for precise drawing of both thick and thick lines and the finish is gorgeous glossy black. If liquid liners is your thing then this is a liner which will work well for festive occasions as it has this glam glossy shine along with lasting all day. This is the best eyeliner in India for special occasions but matte lovers need to stay far away.
Price: 600 INR | Buy here

#4 Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner

Another affordable gem from maybelline, the hyper glossy liquid liner gives a gorgeous jet black glossy finish. Maybelline hype glossy liquid liner isnt exactly waterproof but it lasts all day and is more of an everyday liquid eye liner. The brush is thin with fine bristles which makes application easy. If you are into liquid liners with a glossy finish then this one is for you. More like a budget version of lakme absolute gloss artist eyeliner.
I would recommend this to everyone who loves liners with a glossy finish as it is best eyeliner in India on a budget.
Price: 300 INR Buy here 

#5 Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Quality comes at a price and if you really want something which lasts long and has a dreamy formula you need to spend a bit more. The Bobbi brown long wear gel liner is available in 12 shades and is intensly pigmented. This gel liner has creamy smooth texture ,,glides effortlessly on lids and doesnt budge until removed with an oil based cleanser.
Price: 1450 INR Buy here

#6 Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate

I totally love this kohl from lakme and I feel it works better as an eyeliner than a kajal. Lakme kohl ultimate is jet black, smudge proof and has a creamy formula. This kohl pencil is packaged in a sharp-enable plastic body pencil with a rubber smudger attached at the other end. If you want an intense black smokey eye look this will suit you best. This is best eyeliner in india for women who like liners in pencil form .
See full detailed review here
Price 725 INR || Buy Here 

#7 M.A.C. Pro Longwear Fluidline gel eyeliner - Blacktrack

A cult product from the house of MAC, the fluidline gel liner in backtrack has a creamy texture  and an intense black matte finish. If you are a fan of gel liners then this is a must try as it is popular with many beauty addicts. In addition to being smudge proof it can be used on waterline like a kohl but a brush isnt provided by MAC unlike maybelline gel liner which comes with a brush. MAC is available on Nykaa and you can also but these from your nearest MAC stores.
Price 1400 INR || Buy Here 

#8 Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

There are many felt tip liners available in Indian market but I havent found the perfect long lasting pen liner yet. The colossal pen liner from maybelline works well but the intensity isnt good and it kind of fades easily. If you really want a long staying  felt tip eyeliner then stila stay all day waterproof liquid eyeliner is the best option. True to its name this pen liner doesnt smudge or fade even when it comes in contact with water so it is ideal for summers and women with oily lids. This liner pen has intense jet black colour and dries quickly on lids but removing it off will require cleansing oil and a bit of effort. I was not going to put this eyeliner from Stila in best eyeliner in India list because this is not easily available but it is now sold on amazon India so added it.

#9 NYX Professional Makeup Super Skinny Eye Marker 

For a more budget felt tip liner which last all day you can turn to NYX  Super Skinny Eye Marker. This pen liner has a ultra thin felt tip to help you draw thin lines and you have lot of control to create a precise liner look. It doesnt flake or smudge and stays put all day but also comes off easily with a good makeup remover. This penliner is ideal for beginners who struggle with getting crisp ,sharp lines and doing cat and winged liner is easy peasy too.
Price: 775 INR Buy here

#10 Lakme Absolute Shine Line in Black

Not exactly a long staying liquid liner but if you want an affordable everyday liquid eyeliner which lasts for a decent 5-6 hours, this one is a good buy. I have used this liner for years now and absolutely adore the applicator brush which helps draw precise lines even for someone with shaky hands. The colour of this liner isnt exactly blackest black but it is dark black which is good for everyday wear. If you want an everyday liquid liner which stays for decent time try maybelline hyper glossy which gives glossy finish or lakme absolute shine line which gives matte finish.

More Long Lasting Eyeliners Options to Try

Black eyeliners are available in plenty and zeroing down this list to just 10 was a difficult task. There are more Long lasting eyeliners which you can try. Some of these options arent easily available in India so I have not included them in top 10 list. You can buy all of these online by paying international shipping charges.

#11 NYX The Curve Eye Liner: Innovative design which helps draw better lines. this is on my wishlist.
#12 Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Ink Eye Liner: A long staying waterproof eyeliner with intense pigmentation. Have heard a lot about this but it isnt available in India.
#13 Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner: tarte is another beuty brand I want to try and this liner has some fabulous reviews.
#14 Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
#14 Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner

If I had to choose one I would go with Maybelline Drama gel Liner which is budget friendly and lasts long too. For everyday wear Maybelliner hyperglossy gives fuss free application and lasts 5 hours.

Application tips for liner to last all day

- If you have oily lids even the best eyeliners will smudge or fade in corners but you can make it last longer buy applying pressed powder on your eyelids before applying liner.
- Layering can also help improve the styaing power of your liner. Pencil and gel liners dont give a very finished polished look like liquid liners. If you want your liner to be smudge proof you can apply gel or pencil liner and then add a coat of liquid liner on top for neat crisp look.
- If you are going for a smudged smoky eye look pencil liners are your best  bet. For winged or cat eye liquid and gel liners are better suited.
- If you are using a liner which is waterproof then properly removing it at the end of day will be a difficult task. Dip a cotton pad in makeup remover or cleansing oil and put it on your eyelid and let it rest for 20-30 seconds before sliding it along the lashline. 

Which Long lasting eyeliners do you own? Which according to you is the best eyeliner in india?

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