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    Sep 19, 2019

    11 Long-Wearing Eye And Brow Makeup Products

    Your next holy grail product might just be on this list.

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    Although factors like eye shape or skin type can yield varying results, these eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, and brow gel picks are notably high-performing and long-lasting. Here's to not wearing your eye makeup under your eyes!

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    The original version of Stila's Stay All Day felt tip liner is a true cult fave, and the long-lasting formula consistently lives up to the hype: it's a highly-pigmented true black, it applies smoothly, and it stays put once it's set. Now that same waterproof, sweat-proof, virtually smudge-proof liquid liner is available as a super fine "micro tip" pen for even more precise application. Tiny nib, big flick energy.

    Price: £16.00.

    2. NYX Epic Ink Eyeliner

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    This liner pen is a cheaper dupe for Kat Von D's tattoo liner and actually has a less watery, more buildable formula. It's also a solid product in its own right: the vegan, waterproof ink has real staying power and the flexible brush tip allows you to draw both thin and thick lines, depending on the angle and pressure you use.

    Price: £11.50.

    3. Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eyeliner

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    Not a fan of liquid liner? This creamy, gel-like formula comes in retractable pencil form and includes a sharpener to help create more defined lines, as well as a smudging tool for a softer, more natural look. Reviewers say the product is waterproof to a point: if you tear up and rub your eyes, it may transfer but otherwise it's a long-lasting and very affordable staple.

    Price: £3.00.

    4. Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

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    Gel eyeliner requires a bit more effort and skill than pen/pencil liners. Whether you're trying it for the first time or just looking for a long-wearing, inexpensive option, you can count on this little pot of rich black pigment from Maybelline. Hot tip: the liner comes with a small brush but if you want a sharp cat-eye, you might want to buy a thinner, fine-tipped brush.

    Price: £5.00.

    5. Revlon ColorStay Crème Eyeshadow

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    This cream shadow has great colour pay-off and a smooth, blendable formula, available in a variety of shades and four finishes: metallic, matte, pearl, and satin. It comes with its own little brush applicator but can also be applied with fingertips. Reviewers say it's genuinely waterproof and lasts all day.

    Price: £6.99.

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    If you love glitter eye looks but hate dealing with loose glitter, this Stila liquid eyeshadow is The One. The doe-foot applicator makes it easy to paint the super glittery, richly-pigmented colour onto your lids. Once the formula dries, it really does stay in place even if you're out dancing (and sweating) all night long. Available in several colours in both metallic and non-metallic finishes.

    Price: £24.00.

    7. L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara

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    Does your mascara run in the outer corners of your eyes by the end of the day, causing that dreaded panda-eye effect? Not with this L'Oreal false lash effect mascara! It has a uniquely shaped brush that does feel like it "sculpts" your lashes and the no-flake formula gives you both definition and length, plus it holds a curl well!

    Price: £10.99.

    8. Bourjois Volume Reveal Mascara

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    This affordable Bourjois volumising mascara is sleekly packaged with a built-in magnifying mirror on the side of the tube. Reviewers are impressed by its great coverage and no-clump formula, and say that it remains waterproof through tears, rain, and even swimming!

    Price: £5.70 - £8.10, depending on shade.

    9. Etude House Curl Fix Long Lash Mascara

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    This one goes out to my fellow straight-lashed pals. After using your eyelash curler, simply apply this mascara and marvel as your lashes actually maintain their curl instead of immediately drooping. The plastic brush lifts and separates like a champ and is small enough to catch your tiniest lashes. The waterproof formula, which contains lengthening fibres, is almost entirely smudge-proof and in fact stays on so well that you'll definitely need an oil-based remover to get it off at the end of the day.

    Price: £13.50.

    10. WUNDERBROW Long Lasting Eyebrow Gel

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    This Wunderbrow gel can be applied with either an angled brow brush for a defined look or a spoolie for a more natural effect and once it's on, the pigment and hair-like fibres stay on for at least a full day. Customers report that the brow gel is buildable, very waterproof, and long-lasting but advise using a light hand when applying. Available in five different shades, this product is also cruelty-free and vegan.

    Price: £19.95.

    11. L'Oreal Unbelieva'Brow Longwear Brow Gel

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    A similar product at a lower price point is this L'Oreal brow gel, which comes with a doe-foot applicator, an angled brush, and a spoolie so that you have all the tools you need to get perfectly-groomed brows. Reviewers say the gel is easy to apply and has serious staying power.

    Price: £12.73 - £12.99, depending on shade.