No-Budge, (Truly) Waterproof Eyeliner

So I did my first wedding makeup last weekend. There were two water-based elements I was up against: Cloudy with a good chance of rain and happy with a good chance of tears. I had a waterproof pencil liner, but I didn't have the most faith in it (more on that in an upcoming blog). I asked if anyone knew of a waterproof liquid liner that really holds up. Wendy, whose blog I will link below, responded that Milani Cosmetics makes a great liquid liner. She wore it on vacation: I forget what the actual events were, but it sounded like she did the equivalent of an Iron Man and it was still on at the end.


I bought the Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner for the bride. A few days later, I bought some for myself and tested it out of curiosity (yes, I know it's typically done the other way around). Since I didn't have tropical conditions to try it in, I tried to replicate it a little with a hot shower. I didn't wash my face, but I definitely let it get saturated under the water. When I got out, the liner was on and hadn't budged. I imagine the bride was cursing me out a bit trying to get it off, but hopefully on her wedding day it held up.

The product retails at $7 and is sold at most drugstores and at You don't have to be heading into extreme weather conditions to benefit from this: If you're someone like me with an oily t-zone and eye makeup that doesn't hold easily, this product will last and look freshly-applied all day. Despite the bullet-proof nature, the eyeliner does come off in a few wipes with a good eye makeup remover.

The ever-helpful Wendy's blog is


  1. I told you it was a truly no budge waterproof liner. I'm glad it worked out for you and the bride. And thank you for the mention.

  2. That sounds amazing. I now want to try these. Thanks Erica and Wendy.

  3. Milani is such a great brand. I fall in love with it more and more after trying a new product. I haven't tried the Infinit, but I have used their Eye Tech pen liner and that one is awesome, so now I will for sure be trying this one out! And I love the color range for those fun looks. Thanks for the review!


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