Best Budge-Proof Drugstore Eyeliners for Summer

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Every summer, this is exactly how I feel:

How can you argue that global warming doesn’t exist in weather like this? For days like today, where it’s hitting about 95 degrees, I need an eyeliner that’s not going to budge, creep, or drip off.

I’ve collected my 5 favorite budge-proof drugstore eyeliners that have done well by me through hot weather. Watch the video to find out more about them:

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These liners hold up through heat, sweat and rubbing… definitely a must-have for this hot, hot summer.

Best Budge-Proof Drugstore Eyeliners for Summer

Have you found any budget-friendly and budge-proof eyeliners from the drugstore?

This was a collab with Mallory1712, who was the runner up in the Allure Beauty Blogger Awards. She is so bubbly and sweet; check out her video, where she talks about her favorite high-end eyeliners for summer!


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  • Norah Salazar

    I need to look into some of these, they sound fabulous!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    What a great list. I want to try the NYX liquid.

  • Kim Porter

    Great list. The nyx liquid makes my eyes burn

  • Noelle

    Oooooh that NYX liquid!

  • Jessica W

    Great list! I need to write these down and keep an eye for them next time I’m at Walgreens or CVS.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Great picks! I always have to use a gel liner from MAC or Bobbi Brown, I need to check out these ones from NYX for sure!

  • Phyrra

    I need to try the coastal scents liner!

  • Margo @ PrettyPandaMakeup

    My go to is the NYX liquid liner! All time HG :) Glad you like it as well!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    How bizarre! I usually have sensitive lids and it doesn’t irritate mine.

  • beautybymissl

    I haven´t tried any of these. So far my favorite has been Vivo Cosmetics liquid liner.

  • Sheila Arkee

    I need to try the Coastal Scents liner!

  • Kimberly

    I learned a lot about no melts while living in Florida! Anyone that lives there and wants to wear eyeliners needs to read this!

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    I totally need to try that Coastal Scents liner and that NYX one. I dont own many drugstore liners, but I totally am re-thinking that as these sound awesome. And I love love love that they are waterproof. Great read!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    Great finds!

  • Laura

    these all sound so perfect!

  • Anastasia

    What a great selection of eyeliners! I agree with you about NYX liners, they are wonderful!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great suggestions. I should try NYX!

  • Nidia Doherty

    Great list – I have to check the stash and see if I have any of these. Also, gurrrrl, your hair is fab-u-lous in this video. I hope you swung it around your boyfriend, maybe take him dancing.

  • Honeygirlk

    AWESOME LIST. I am a huge huge fan of the 12 Hour Made to last pencils from Jordana… I own each one and they are so fabulous even for a pop of color on days I don’t want to be dramatic. 😉 Another great one is the new NYX Shadow Pencils… similar to the JESP but they are waterproof and do not budget a bit. 😉

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    very nice post!!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I love the Rimmel scandaleyes liners, they do not move!

  • Beauty by Arielle

    This is a great video! I absolutely think Coastal Scents counts :) they are dirt cheap.

  • Miranda Mendoza

    ‘Twas a rare, good-curly-hair-day occasion. Believe me, I’ve been trying to get it to look like this again and fail!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    I would never be able to take the Florida humidity!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Oh this was helpful, thanks! My go to brand for waterproof liners is Smashbox. Both the eye pencils and gel liners never disappoint!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I saw the video the other day and love it :)

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    Great choices!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    Love all of your picks…but I especially love Jordana for a cheap liner pick.

  • Pam Cake

    With my hooded eyelids I’m constantly on a quest for a cat eye liner that won’t transfer to my upper lid. Even with primer it still happens. Ran right out and bought the NYX liner and BLAMMO… finally a liner that stays where I put it from 7am until 7pm. It greys out a little but my upper lid is pure. Win!

  • Miranda | Slashed Beauty

    I’m so glad it worked well for you! It’s definitely my fave of the bunch– I even keep a few backups :)