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    The Most Budge-Proof Liquid Eyeliner Is Under $5, What Are You Doing

    Trust me, I'm an adult goth.

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    You probably don't know who I am, but you should trust me on the subject of liquid eyeliner because I have been wearing it daily since I was, like, a zygote.

    Like, I went through mitosis wearing a cat-eye.

    This is me as a high school senior serving you crispy emo hair and what had become my ~signature~ smokey eye.

    I don't take my dog out for so much as a shit without making sure my liner is snatched first.

    So suffice it to say, I know eyeliner by now. And i've tried just about every black liquid liner under the sun, from drugstore to designer.

    Kat Von D, Lancome, Almay, Allure, Stila

    But what's the one clear victor among a sea of valiant competitors as far as value and quality?

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    Here are some things I did that my $3.99 Wet N' Wild waterproof eyeliner has courageously withstood, remaining opaque, sharp, non-greasy, and laid:

    ✔️ Swam in the ocean

    ✔️ Worked out at the gym

    ✔️ Threw up at the movies

    ✔️ Passed out face-first into bed/the couch/a bathroom rug

    ✔️ Cried during just about every animated movie I've seen as an adult

    ✔️ Got kicked in the face in mosh pits

    ✔️ Mistakenly ate a clump of wasabi thinking it was avocado

    ✔️ Bi-monthly existential crises

    I even passed out in public once after smoking too much of that devil's lettuce before class, and while I might have been a mess, my liner sure wasn't!

    I also used it on the tails of my eyebrows back in the day!

    HOWEVER, because this eyeliner is so budge-proof and will only come off when you damn well want it to come off, it may be a better product for people who are comfortable applying liquid liner.

    The felt-tip applicator can be a bit tricky for newbies, and it is not easy to fix mistakes without taking a great makeup wipe to your eye for a complete re-do.

    But if you're a cat-eye OG like masself, come claim what is rightfully yours, queen.

    Get the Wet N' Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner from Ulta for $3.99.

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