Best Waterproof Gel Eyeliner for the Waterline

by Linda Robison

This the best waterproof gel eyeliner with the smallest and thinnest) eyeliner gel brush I’ve ever used!

I'm excited about this gel eyeliner because I finally found one that works for me (and hopefully you too).

waterproof eyeliner gel

If you're frustrated with eyeliners and find them hard to use, then you might like this gel liner. It's easy to use, looks natural and best of all it glides smoothly onto wrinkle eyelids. 

Note: This is the eyeliner for contact wearers too!

Love the look of gel eyeliners?

I love the sexy look of gel eyeliners, but always found it hard to use. The same with waterproof liquid eyeliners.

Here's why:

  • First: They dried so quickly, I couldn't fix any mistakes. 
  • Second: Looked too heavy. I want my eyes to stand out, not my makeup. I want my eyeliner to look age appropriate.
  • Third: The color selections were not too impressive. Too dark or too heavily pigmented.

Remember: Wearing very dark or black eyeliner may not always be the best choice for those of us over 40-50. Using black around the eye area is too harsh and can accentuate lines and wrinkles.

Waterproof gel eyeliner pot

Good news! I found a gel liner pot that not only come in gorgeous, soft colors that won't exaggerate lines or wrinkles. But, it's waterproof, waterline safe, and cheap!

You can see a sample color of my favorite eyeliner, Black Orchid at the bottom of the page. However, I don't think the computer screen does it justice. 

For example, the Black Orchid looks like a black eyeliner in the container, but when you apply it, you'll see a beautiful deep purple hue and none of that harsh black color on against your skin tone.😊

I especially love the Blue Angle, Black Orchid, or Chocolate Sizzle. These colors look great on all skin and eye colors.

Click on this link to see the wide range of beautiful colors!

Gel liner for waterline.

Mastering the art of waterproof gel liner: From winged to cat eyeliner styles

I have spent hundreds of dollars trying all types of long-wearing gel liners, without any success. I even tried different styles from winged to cat eyeliner looks, nothing looked good on me. 

Then I realized the problem was in the application!

Since I didn't have much control with the typical liquid eyeliner brush, they always seem too thick and usually looked uneven or crooked.

Plus, I was tired of dealing with runny, smudged eyeliner that disappears by lunchtime?

Then I found a waterproof gel eyeliner that gave me a subtle, understated look. Whether I wanted a bold, winged style, this pot liner is versatile.

Personally, I prefer a thinner, more natural eyeliner look. I think most women over 40 look better with subtle eyeliner makeup.

A gel eyeliner that's easy to apply

This gel eyeliner is super easy to control unlike runny liquid liners and the thin pointed brush allows you to apply any size line you desire – broad or super thin for a barely there look.

I realized this when I tried Stay Put Waterproof Gel Eyeliner by Mommy Makeup, created by award-winning makeup artist, Debra Rubin-Roberts. 

Debra also offers a “How to Apply Eyeliner” tutorial that provides some simple tips for even better application. It’s worth watching.

Now, even though it’s waterproof, you do have a few minutes to wipe and reapply if you don’t like the look.

And, because it’s a gel liner, you have much more control over the application and can even place it deep in between the lash line for thicker looking lashes. 

Also watch tips to apply all types of eyeliners for older women.

Best eyeliner brush

The pointed brush does not fray after many, many applications. I've had mine for almost a year and it goes on as smooth as it did with the first application. 

The eyeliner brush is made from the same high-quality bristles most markup artist use. Also, it won’t absorb gel eyeliner which keeps it clean and hypoallergenic.

Awesome eyeliner colors

Black Orchid long-lasting waterproof liner.

And, finally, there are lots great classy colors to choose from.

Let’s face it ladies, if you’re over a certain age, you don’t want to wear bright, garish eyeliner colors. 

Debra offers the classic colors such as black, brown and gray, but there also other delicious and sexy colors choose from like Black Orchid – which is a beautiful black/burgundy color – and my favorite.

Best waterproof gel eyeliner for tightlining

Tightlining, the technique of applying eyeliner between the lashes (on the waterline), can be a challenge – but not with the right product.

The Stay Put Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is perfect for tightlining, as its unique formula and brush allow for precise application, creating the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes.

Debra formulated this eyeliner so it's gentle to use on the waterline and safe for contact wearers too.

Looking for contact lens & sensitive compatible eyeliner?

So, what if you're not interested in trying Mommy Makeup's long-lasting gel liner?

Then look for gel eyeliner labels or indications, such as:

  • Hypoallergenic: Indicates that the product is formulated to minimize allergic reactions.
  • Ophthalmologist Tested: Ensures that the product has been tested by eye care professionals for safety.
  • Dermatologist Tested: Indicates that the product has been tested by dermatologists for safety on skin.
  • Fragrance-Free: Helps avoid irritation caused by fragrances.
  • Non-Comedogenic: Ensures that the product won't clog pores, which is important around sensitive eye areas.
  • Safe for Sensitive Eyes: Specific indication that the product is suitable for sensitive eyes.
  • Safe for Contact Lens Wearers: Indicates that the product is safe to use for those who wear contact lenses.
  • Waterproof: Ensures that the eyeliner will stay put even when exposed to water, sweat, or tears.

Checking for these labels can help ensure that the gel eyeliner you choose is gentle on sensitive eyes and safe for contact lens wearers, while still offering the waterproof qualities you desire.

You can find many of them on Amazon like this organic BaeBlu pot gel liner. However, I can't attest to how they wear or feel since I haven't tried these.

Note: If you intend on applying the liner on the waterline, it's advisable to steer clear of metallic or shimmer shades, as they may cause irritation to the eyes.

Why is gel eyeliner better than liquid

Of course, this is just my opinion, but in many ways, yes! Gel is better than liquid.

Gel eyeliners offer longevity, pigmentation, and most important to many of us older woman, control compared to their liquid counterparts.

They glide on smoothly without skipping or dragging, especially if you have loose or wrinkled, crinkly skin around the eye area.

And the waterproof formula ensures your look stays intact, even through tears or humid conditions.

Great soft colors for every occasion

Me wearing Mommy Makeup, long-wearing gel liner in Champagne.
Mommy makeup gold smudge-proof eyeliner.

I hate those garish, over-the-top eyeliner colors.

The Stay Put Waterproof Gel Eyeliner offers a range of sophisticated, flattering shades that works for women of all ages.

From classic black and brown, to a golden champagne (great for an everyday look BTW) to rich jewel-toned hues like Black Orchid (which is a stunning black-burgundy), you'll find the perfect accent to complement your eye color, personal style, and the occasion.

 Final take away: Why waterproof gel eyeliner is better for the waterline

I can list at least 8 great reasons why I like this waterproof gel eyeliner:

  1. thick eyeliner gel makes application easy
  2. pointed eyeliner brush is thin and won’t fray for more control
  3. won’t run like most liquid eyeliners do 
  4. brush never dries out
  5. waterproof, smudge proof and, tear proof
  6. lots of great colors to choose from
  7. smooth application for older, aging eyes and wrinkled eyelids
  8. won't irritate eyes and stick to your contact lenses

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