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Top 10 Gel Based Eyeliners That Are Smudge-Proof [Updated 2020]

Gel Eyeliners are the most comfortable and versatile eyeliners of it’s kind. They are good for both, the dramatic cat-eye look and the subtle look. Their texture is gel-based. They are so soft that you will love them while applying as these eyeliners glide smoothly on your eyelids. They are mostly available in the pot with an external applicator. We have summed up some best picks for you. Have a look and get ready to buy one for sure.

Top 10 Gel Based Eyeliners for 2020 are :

1. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
2. Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner
3. MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline
4. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Gel Eyeliner
5. Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner
6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner
 7. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Darkside Waterproof Gel Liner
9. Hourglass 1.5 MM Mechanical Gel Eyeliner
10. MUA Professional Intense Color Gel Eyeliner

1. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Damn ! this one is iconic. Bobby Brown Gel Eyeliner has proved to be the best gel-based eyeliner. Its Creamy texture gives ease to apply. It has proved itself by giving 12 hours long-lasting stay without smudging. Highly Pigmented, Waterproof, sweatproof. No burning sensation when applied on the waterline. Both dramatic and subtle look can be given to your eyes with such ease and perfection. You will love this product from Bobby Brown. It comes in a wide range of colour options.It can be removed easily with the help of oil-based makeup remover such as oil-based makeup remover. Hands down this award-winning gel-based eyeliner is Author’s recommendation. Must try !

Pros

 • Highly Pigmented
 • Good for sensitive eyes
 • Huge range of colour options
 • Long Lasting
 • Waterproof

 • Applicator is not available along with it.
 • Expensive

Cons

 2. Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner

This flawless Waterproof eyeliner has proved itself by being the favourite gel eyeliner of many make-up artists as it gives quick and bold finish. It gives incredibly fine lines without smudging all day long. Highly Pigmented with creamy texture. Easily glides over your lids. You will love to use this product. Good for sensitive eyes. Highly recommended !

Pros

 • Highly Pigmented
 • Paraben-Free
 • Waterproof
 • Smudge-proof
 • Easily applicable
 • Cruelty-Free
 • Long-lasting

Cons

 • Little expensive
 • Product may dry quickly

3. MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline

Must say, hands down a worth buy product. This flawless eyeliner is available in 14 different shades. It can easily last for 16 hours with such a neat precision. You will love to use this Creamy product as it blends so smoothly over your stunning insta-wings. Girls ! do not stress out if you have oily skin, this fab product is just for you. Use a slanted brush for the best precision. Such an Aww product with incredibly high pigmentation.  Works well if you want Smokey or Winged eyes. Girls ! this eyeliner is best to woo your boyfriend.

Pros

 • Long-wear
 • Ophthalmologist-tested
 • Waterproof and do not smudge
 • Tested by a dermatologist
 • Highly pigmented
 • Easy to use
 • Ultra smooth and creamy
 • Dries quickly after applying

Cons

 • Tightly close the cap of the pot after each usage, as there can be risk of drying out.
 • No applicator provided along
 • Little expensive

4. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Gel Eyeliner

This gel eyeliner from Estee Lauder is so flawless while using and blends well on your eyelids. You can easily gives a smokey effect before it dries on your skin. They are waterproof and smearproof which excellently stays all day long for 15 hours. Gives Neat and even precision like liquid eyeliners. You can easily use this eyeliner on your waterline. It is safe for sensitive eyes also and gives no burning sensation after applying. Must try !

Pros

 • Super pigmented
 • Glides on very easily
 • Long-wearing
 • Beautiful  packaging
 • Does not smudge, fade or smear

Cons

 • Expensive
 • Applicator which comes along with this eyeliner it not for fine lines
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5. Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Liner Matte

This Iconic budge-proof product is available in 5 shades. With so many classy shades like cobalt and mint, you can give artistic winged look. This fabulous product works well as a crisp eyeliner as well as eyeshadow. It’s incredibly long-lasting as it is removed only by the makeup remover once applied. These clay pots have a fabulous creamy texture. It’s finishing is to die for.  Amazonian Formula is good to nourish your skin of eyelids. Set well on oily skin also with a crisp look for all day.

Pros

 • Long-wearing
 • Glamorous Gold Packaging
 • Glides on softly and smoothly
 • Easy to apply
 •  Pigmented Correctly
 • Safe for sensitive eyes and people with contact lens
 • Dermatologist tested

Cons

 • Does not come with a brush.
 • May dry soon if not closed properly after using it.

6. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

This is an extremely waterproof and smudge-proof gel eyeliner which also is also rub proof. Stays long for 7 to 8 hours without fading. Its flawless finish is so soft and attractive which will enhance your look. This unique Marc product is encased with a crayon. This gel-based eyeliner effortlessly glides on your eyes with smooth precision. It is intensely pigmented and available in beautiful 26 shades such as silver, metallic etc. This one is super convenient as it is packaged beautifully as a pencil eyeliner with an in-built sharpener. Best gel crayon eyeliner present in the market.

Pros

 • Extremely Long-wear
 • Easy application
 • Wide range of pigmented shades
 • Not harmful
 • Waterproof and Smudgeproof
 • Built-in sharpener and good packaging

Cons

 • Expensive
 • Cannot be Removed Easily

7. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

This Maybelline gel eyeliner is long-lasting for 24 hours with a professional finish. Good for sensitive eyes and it does not give burning sensation if things got messy. Concentrated pigmentation gives a fantastic dramatic look without smudge. Available in beautiful 4 shades. Glides onto your eyes and dries very soon after applying. It comes intact with a professional brush and gives you a captivating look with precise lines and enhance your over-all personality. You can easily give  winged or cat-eye look to yourself with much ease. In the gel eyeliners, it really proved to be very reasonable with so many qualities. Highly recommended!

Pros

 • Highly Pigmented
 • Affordable with efficiency
 • Smudgeproof and waterproof
 • Inbuilt brush with excellent finish
 • Glides like velvet
 • Long lasting

Cons

 • Cap needs to be closed tightly after using to avoid the risk of drying.

8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Darkside Waterproof Gel Liner

This one is best for over-sensitive eyes or eyes with allergies. Incredibly long-lasting wear even in the gym or during night hours. It comes in comfortable twist-up style and a favourite brand of many youtube beauty vloggers. Great for the summer season as well without the problem of fading and smudging.

Pros

 • Waterproof and smudge-proof
 • Long-wear
 • Good for highly sensitive eyes
 • Easily applicable
 • Smooth texture
 • Pigmented nicely

Cons

 • Expensive
 • Feels heavy
 • Only one shade available

9. Hourglass 1.5 MM Mechanical Gel Eyeliner

This Hourglass gel eyeliner is ultra slim and darkest, which gives such a neat and most precise line. This gel eyeliner promises to give the tightest, softest and waterproof lines on your lids. Perfect for waterline and do not smudge for hours. Available in 3 classy shades. No external brush is needed as it comes in effortless pencil packaging.

Pros

 • Thinnest precision
 • Pigmented
 • Long-wear
 • Waterproof and do not smudge
 • Perfect for tight lines
 • Safe ingredients
 • Not tested on animals

Cons

 • Expensive
 • Less amount of product for the price
 • Pencil is Non-retractable

10. MUA Professional Intense Color Gel Eyeliner

This MUA Professional gel eyeliner comes in 6 shades. Such an effortless product with no tugging required. This creamy texture gives Glossy Finish to your eyelids. Excellent for waterline application. Waterproof, Long-lasting, Blackest gel-based eyeliner.  Best results are seen if you use the built-in MUA sharpener only. One stroke gel eyeliner. Effective for 5 to 6 hours and can be used on the waterline very conveniently.

Pros

 • Decently Pigmented
 • Not so expensive
 • Long-wear
 • Beautifully enfolded  with an inbuilt  sharpener
 • Creamy texture gives effortless application
 • Gives well-defined and neat lines
 • Does not smudge and is rub free

Cons

 • Contains parabens
 • Cap is not tight so dries quickly
 • Frequently needs to be sharpened

Conclusion

So these were few best picks according to our research which is on boom in any drugstore. Choosing the best eyeliner can be a little tedious but if you are clear, what kind of look you want to carry considering your age, skin type, eye colour etc. you can easily select your eyeliner that will work well for you. Gel eyeliners are good for cat eyes mostly but are also good for a subtle look. They have soft texture so can be applied easily and are more convenient than liquid eyeliners. They are not travel friendly and dries soon.