Makeup Must-Haves: Best Waterproof Eyeliner Brands in India

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Nothing stays intact like the waterproof eyeliner does. Waterproof eyeliners aren’t just for the monsoons, but are a also a preferable option to wear in face-melting humid heat. Again, if you’re someone who gyms or swims a lot, a waterproof eyeliner is must-have for you too. If you don’t like the glossy shine of the waterproof liquid eyeliners, you can certainly go for waterproof gel eyeliner which gives a subtle matte finish with the long-lasting formula. After combing, testing, and trying, here’s our list of the best waterproof eyeliner brands in India.

In this post you will learn:

  • The types of waterproof eyeliners out there?
  • 3 reasons why (and 3 reasons why not) to use waterproof eyeliners
  • A curated list of the best waterproof eyeliner brands in India
  • How to remove waterproof eyeliner

Types of Waterproof Eyeliner in the Market

Waterproof eyeliners come in 3 kinds:-

Like any other eye makeup product, waterproof eyeliners have their own set of benefits and disadvantages.

Table: 3 Reasons Why You Should Use a Waterproof Eyeliner (And 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t!)



Waterproof eyeliners don’t smudgeWaterproof eyeliners are difficult to remove
Waterproof eyeliners last longWaterproof eyeliners gives a shiny finish which you may not like.
Waterproof eyeliners are best for rainy days, the gym, swimming, and tear-jerker events like weddings and farewells. Waterproof eyeliners leave a stain even after removing


Found the best waterproof eyeliner that suits your style? Go through our post on 7 EYELINER TRENDS TO TRY and experiment!


Trending Waterproof Eyeliner Colours for 2018

Black waterproof eyeliner can be a staple for the weekdays. Weekends, though, are a good time for some experimentation with coloured waterproof eyeliners. Popular brands like Lakme, M.A.C, Maybelline, and Revlon have introduced a waterproof eyeliner range, and have a variety of color options available. Some of our favourite picks include the M.A.C. Liquidlast Liner Blue Me Over, the Maybelline Lasting Drama waterproof gel pencil in Amethyst, and the Lakme gel eyeliner in Olive Green.  


Want to experiment with a coloured eyeliner? Browse through our post on COLOURED EYELINER LOOKS to get ideas!


The Best Waterproof Eyeliner Brands in India (With Prices!)

Here’s our curated lists of waterproof eyeliners with prices from popular brands, covering all pocket sizes. You can use this list as a guidebook for choosing the best waterproof eyeliner for yourself.

Lakme Waterproof Eyeliner  


The Lakme waterproof eyeliners range includes liquid eyeliner and gel eye pencils.

Eyeliner TypeEyeliner NameAvailable ColoursLakme Waterproof Eyeliner Price
Lakme Waterproof Liquid EyelinerLakme Insta LinerBlackRs. 110
Lakme Waterproof Liquid EyelinerLakme Absolute Shine Line EyelinerBlack, Grey, Shimmer Bronze, Sparkling Olive, Liquid GoldRs. 400
Lakme Waterproof Liquid EyelinerLakme Absolute Gloss Artist Liquid EyelinerBlackRs. 600
Lakme Waterproof Liquid EyelinerLakme 9 to 5 Black Impact Liquid eyelinerBlackRs 250
Lakme Waterproof Eyeliner PencilLakme Absolute Forever Silk EyelinerElectric Violet, Blacklast, Blue CosmicRs. 450
Lakme Waterproof Eyeliner PencilLakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal Eye PencilBlack, Silver Slate, Prussian Blue, Ash Brown, Royal Purple, Bronze RustRs. 750 to Rs. 850 (depending upon colours)
Lakme Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner penLakme Eyeconic Liner Pen Block TipBlackRs. 475
Lakme Gel Eyeliner (pot)Lakme 9 to 5 Gel KajalBlackRs. 400


Maybelline Waterproof Eyeliner


One of the most popular and affordable brand in India, Maybelline has myriads of waterproof eyeliners, most of which are available in India.

Gel Eyeliner TypeEyeliner NameAvailable ColoursMaybelline Gel eyeliner Price
Maybelline Waterproof Eyeliner PencilMaybelline Colossal Kajal 24Hrs Eye PencilBlackRs. 180
Maybelline Waterproof Liquid EyelinerMaybelline Gigi Hadid Liquid eyelinerBlackRs 499
Maybelline Waterproof Liquid EyelinerMaybelline Master Precise Liquid EyelinerCobalt Blue, Forest Brown,


Rs. 550
Maybelline Waterproof Liquid EyelinerMaybelline Hyper Ink Glitz Liquid EyelinerBurgundy, Gold, Green, Sapphire, BlackRs. 425
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner (Gel Pot)Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel EyelinerBlackRs. 525
Maybelline Waterproof
Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel EyelinerSilken Turquoise, Polished Amethyst, Lustrous Sapphire, Glazed Toffee, Sleek Onyx, Smooth Charcoal, Glossy Emerald, Soft Nude, Striking CopperRs. 470
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner PencilMaybelline Gigi Hadid Gel EyelinerBlackRs. 350

Need a list for the best waterproof eyeliner pencil and liquid eyeliners too? This post on BEST EYELINER BRANDS in India should help.

M.A.C Waterproof Eyeliner


Long-lasting wear of the best quality makes the M.A.C. range waterproof eyeliners a must-have.

Gel Eyeliner TypeEyeliner NameAvailable ColoursM.A.C Gel Eyeliner Price
M.A.C Waterproof Eyeliner PencilM.A.C Pearlglide Intense EyelinerPetrol Blue, Black Swan, Designer Purple, Lord it up- Bronze, Undercurrent-TealRs. 1450
M.A.C Waterproof Eyeliner PencilM.A.C Pro Longwear EyelinerBlack Ice, Devotion-deep army green, Mountain Air-vibrant blue, Definitely Black, Night Trail-deep navy blue, Rich Experience-true brown, Powerline- muted goldRs. 1450
M.A.C Waterproof Liquid EyelinerM.A.C Liquid Last EyelinerBlack, Blue Me Over, Naked Bond (golden), Late Night ( dark green), Misty Me (silver), Rich &Robust (purple), Coco Bar (Brown)Rs. 1950
M.A.C Waterproof Liquid EyelinerM.A.C Fluidline PenRetro Black, Indelibly Blue, Vintage BrownRs. 1950
M.A.C Gel Eyeliner (pot)M.A.C Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel EyelinerNavy Blue, Deep Smoked Violet, Shimmering Dirty Taupe, Deep Deep Brown, Deep Dark Flat Brown, Deep Ocean Blue, Intense Black, Soft Black, Deep Metal GreyRs. 1450
M.A.C Gel Eyeliner (Pencil)M.A.C Rebeleyes Gel EyelinerBlackRs. 1950

Revlon Waterproof Eyeliner


Another brand that offers a variety of products when it comes to waterproof eyeliners. Below is the curated list of best waterproof eyeliners from the brand Revlon.

Gel Eyeliner TypeEyeliner NameAvailable ColoursRevlon Gel Eyeliner Price
Revlon Gel Eyeliner (pot)Revlon Colorstay Cream Gel EyelinerBlack, Brown, Plum PruneRs. 500
Revlon Waterproof  Eyeliner pencilRevlon Colorstay Eyeliner PencilJade, BlackRs. 700
Revlon Waterproof  Eyeliner pencilRevlon Eyeliner PencilBrownRs. 265
Revlon Waterproof Liquid EyelinerRevlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Eyeliner (Wheel-tip)BlackRs. 1095
Revlon Waterproof Liquid EyelinerRevlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen (Felt-tip)BlackRs. 895
Revlon Waterproof Liquid EyelinerRevlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Triple EdgeBlackRs. 950
Revlon Waterproof Liquid EyelinerRevlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen Ball PointBlackRs 950
Revlon Waterproof Liquid EyelinerRevlon Colorstay Waterproof Liquid EyelinerBlack, Blue, BrownRs. 840
Revlon Waterproof Liquid EyelinerRevlon Classic Fabuliner Liquid EyelinerBlackRs. 580


Need some help with applying an eyeliner? Read our post on BASIC EYE MAKEUP STEPS.

Last Words on Choosing the Best Waterproof Eyeliner for Your Makeup Kit

While waterproof eyeliners are great for a hot and humid climate like India’s, taking them off can get tricky. You can use oil-based makeup removers to remove waterproof eyeliner. Micellar water is another great option to remove waterproof eyeliner. Coconut oil, and olive oil are effective some natural alternatives you can use.

In case you’d rather trust a professional with your makeup, for special events that is, you can always hire a party makeup artist to get you ready in your home’s comfort.

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