Mary Kay Waterproof Eyeliners - Review

by - Wednesday, March 13, 2024

*This post features PR gifted items
Create beautifully lasting looks with our most loyal liners. Rain or shine, this long-lasting eyeliner glides smoothly along the delicate skin on eyes and stays in place for hours. The waterproof, smudge-resistant formula gives you permission to wear looks that are expressive and bright or simply soft without worrying if your eyeliner will fade, transfer or disappear. A built-in sharpener ensures that your liner is always on point, while supersaturated shades deliver intense color payoff in a creamy, soft matte finish. Live your life — get caught in the rain, dance all night and laugh until you cry — our liners last!
I adore a good retractable eye liner, they're hard to find actually. Most are just a big pile or soft smudgy line that won't sit still for the life of them, even when they claim to be waterproof. I really hate when I put a liner on and an hour or two later I have a big smudge under my eye. 

Which brings me to Mary Kay's new Waterproof Eyeliners. They're really are waterproof, plus to make it even better, they're retractable, so you never need to pull out a sharpener.
swatches of mary kay waterproof eyeliner
These beautiful liners come in a typical automatic retractable style, with a tiny sharpener on the end for creating an extra sharp tip. The liner itself is incredibly creamy with rich deep colour. It's so creamy in fact, I was shocked they could claim it was waterproof. The creamy texture is just so beautiful for a smooth, tug free application. Not to mention, the perfect formula for smudging out for Smokey looks. There is no upper lid transfer, which happens to me more than I would like to admit. It dried down after a few minutes to a truly waterproof liner. You could t smudge it if you tried. That being said, you're going to need a good makeup remover to get it off (I recommend Mary Kay's,  they just reformulated it and it's the best you can buy).
Me wearing Mary Kay Waterproof Liner in Brown. Brows are Mary Kay Precision Brow Liner in Dark Brunette and Lips are Mary Kay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Must-Have Mauve
The liners come in four colours, Black, Steely (a grey tone), Brown and Blue. All are matte and I have been rocking a lot lately. I really enjoying Brown, it has been my go to for an easy everyday look. I apply it, tight line my upper lashes, smudge it out into a shadow, and then reline and just a bit more smudging. I end up with an effortless smokey brown eye with just one product. I haven't actually enjoyed a liner like this in a long time.
What also very impressed,  to me at least is, they also launched a Waterproof Lipliner. They are pretty much the exact same but in 12 lip shades. They way they stay put is so impressive. 

  • They are truly waterproof 
  • They are richly pigmented 
  • They glide on smooth
  • They smudge well then set
  • Little sharpener built in
  • None I can think all!
  • Oh maybe I would like a few more shades in time...I would love to see an emerald green.
Overall, I am in love, and that's really hard for me to believe. Years ago I had tons of liners that were like this but from Stila and everyone said how great they were. I always thought they were a let down. They'd smudge, I couldn't retract them, they were a mess. But people loved them and said they were waterproof,  and I just dispised them. These Mary Kay ones on the other hand are actually everything those Stila ones were not. I never thought I'd find a liner I'd love like this. I want to scream it from the roof tops 'check these liners out!!'. Yeah so, they're good. 

You can purchase Mary Kay products at or through your local Mary Kay Beauty Consultant

*Products were sent from PR for review purposes. I was under no obligation to post about it. All views and opinions are my own.

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