5 Amazing Long-Lasting Eyeliners for Your Wedding

Hair & Beauty

Photo: Bela Adler

Whether you've just gotten engaged or are putting the final touches on your winter nuptials, you need a trusty, long-lasting eyeliner to take you through holiday festivities with the in-laws, bachelorette parties, and, of course, the wedding day. We've tested the gamut to bring you our absolute favorites.

Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner:
As the name suggests, this cake formula is perfect for "tightlining" (thinly tracing the waterline of your eyes right at the roots of your lashes). Our tester grabbed her Laura Mercier Flat Eyeliner Brush (we're obsessed with this one because its firm edge allows for precise application) and dipped it into a bit of water to create a paste. She applied the liner in the morning, wore it all day, fell asleep in it, and it looked just as fresh the next morning. $24, available at Laura Mercier

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Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner:
This pen creates a clean, classic look. The color isn't too dramatic or intense, but deposits just the right amount of pigment. "It lines your waterline really well and doesn't come off," our tester says, recommending that you take if for a test run prior to your wedding day. "It goes on best after it's been used once," she says. Our tester wore Espresso, a dark brown shade, but the entire range is awesome. From khaki to taupe, gray and maroon, just about every color looks soft and natural. $32, available at Chanel

Revlon Color Stay Waterproof Eyeliner:
Our tester really loved the versatility of this pencil. It has a thin tip and a creamy, opaque formula that lets you achieve everything from a light, natural look to a dramatic winged cat eye. "I can't confirm the 16-hour claim, but I can tell you it lasted through a full day of Black Friday shopping and my high school reunion that night," she says. $7.99, available at Ulta

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner:
This one's a gel pot that has the glossy look of liquid eyeliner once it's applied. Our tester has oily lids and it still stayed put from morning to night — so it should be perfect for those of you getting married in hot, humid climates. $24, available at Bobbi Brown

NARS Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner:
If you're partial to dramatic, retro eye makeup (read: Brigitte Bardot), you'll love the bold look that this pencil creates. "It glides on really smoothly, but it's not messy at all," our tester says. "Even though I wore a lot of it, it didn't get into the corners of my eyes or smear all over my lids. I wore it for more than nine hours without a touch up!" $24, available at Sephora

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