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Top 28 Best Japanese Waterproof Eyeliners in 2021 - Tried and True! (KATE, Ettusais, and More)

When the seasons change to warmer, humid months, your eyeliner needs to as well. In order to make sure we look good 24/7, 365 days a year, cosmetics companies have come out with tons of waterproof eyeliners. So much that it can feel like it's nearly impossible to decide between them all! 

That’s why we ordered the 28 most popular waterproof eyeliners from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:


  1. Smudge Resistance
  2. Removal
  3. Finish
  4. Application

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese waterproof eyeliners.

Experts featured in this article

Devan Jesmer
  • Last updated: 06-07-2021
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Top 12 Best Japanese Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners

Now to introduce the 12 best Japanese waterproof liquid eyeliners available online. They were ranked by how well they did on our tests and given an overall grade ranging from 1.0 to 5.0. Some of the prices have been converted to dollars from the original Japanese price for easier viewing.

1
Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep 1

Heroine MakeSmooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep

$8.35

JapaneseヒロインメイクSP スムースリキッドアイライナースーパーキープ01
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal4.0
Finish5.0
Application4.0
Overall Score5.0
2
Japaneseケイト アイライナー スーパーシャープライナーEX
Smudge Resistance4.0
Removal4.0
Finish5.0
Application5.0
Overall Score5.0
3
LB Power of Eyeliner Liquid 1

LBPower of Eyeliner Liquid

$10.89

JapaneseLB パワーオブアイライナーリキッド
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal2.0
Finish5.0
Application5.0
Overall Score4.0
4
msh Love Liner Liquid Eyeliner 1

mshLove Liner Liquid Eyeliner

$19.99

Japanesemsh ラブ・ライナーリキッド
Smudge Resistance4.0
Removal5.0
Finish3.0
Application4.0
Overall Score4.0
5
Maikohan Liquid Eyeliner 1

MaikohanLiquid Eyeliner

$13.01

Japanese常盤薬品工業 舞妓はん リキッドアイライナー
Smudge Resistance4.0
Removal1.0
Finish4.0
Application5.0
Overall Score4.0
6
AVANCÉ Joli et Joli et Waterproof 1

AVANCÉJoli et Joli et Waterproof

$18.98

Japaneseアヴァンセ ジョリ・エ ジョリ・エ リキッドアイライナー
Smudge Resistance2.0
Removal5.0
Finish5.0
Application5.0
Overall Score4.0
7
Naris Up Love Caution Liquid Eyeliner 1

Naris UpLove Caution Liquid Eyeliner

$5.92

Japaneseナリス化粧品 ラブコーション リキッドアイライナー
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal2.0
Finish3.0
Application4.0
Overall Score3.0

Compare the Best Japanese Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners

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Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep 1

Heroine Make

2
KATE Super Sharp Liner EX 1

KATE

3
LB Power of Eyeliner Liquid 1

LB

4
msh Love Liner Liquid Eyeliner 1

msh

5
Maikohan Liquid Eyeliner 1

Maikohan

6
AVANCÉ Joli et Joli et Waterproof 1

AVANCÉ

7
Naris Up Love Caution Liquid Eyeliner 1

Naris Up

Name

Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep

Super Sharp Liner EX

Power of Eyeliner Liquid

Love Liner Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid Eyeliner

Joli et Joli et Waterproof

Love Caution Liquid Eyeliner

Features

This Eyeliner Blew Us Away on All Fronts

If You’re Looking to Draw a Super Thin Line, This is the One

Quick-Drying and Won't Budge in the Face of Water, Oil, and Friction

A Pretty Good Waterproof Eyeliner That's Easy to Apply

Won’t Smear or Lose Color, Even at the End of the Day

Gives You a Natural Look and is Easy to Remove

An Extremely Long-Lasting Choice

Price$8.35$13.07$10.89$19.99$13.01$18.98$5.92
JapaneseヒロインメイクSP スムースリキッドアイライナースーパーキープ01ケイト アイライナー スーパーシャープライナーEXLB パワーオブアイライナーリキッドmsh ラブ・ライナーリキッド常盤薬品工業 舞妓はん リキッドアイライナーアヴァンセ ジョリ・エ ジョリ・エ リキッドアイライナーナリス化粧品 ラブコーション リキッドアイライナー
Smudge Resistance5.04.05.04.04.02.05.0
Removal4.04.02.05.01.05.02.0
Finish5.05.05.03.04.05.03.0
Application4.05.05.04.05.05.04.0
Overall Score5.05.04.04.04.04.03.0
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Liquid Eyeliners That Didn't Make The Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Couldn't Live Up to the Waterproof Promise

Couldn't Live Up to the Waterproof Promise

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner 24h WP started fading, leaving its surface full of cracks and gaps when we sprayed it with oil or water. The formula was also watery and took a long time to dry.


When we wiped Flowfushi Mote Liner Liquid with a tissue and rubbed it with a cotton swab, it started coming off in flakes. It also took a long time to dry, so color will likely transfer onto hooded and monolids. Overall, the color did not stay.


Daiso Espoleur Eyeliner was vivid and the brush easy to use, but it just did not live up to the waterproof name.

The Eyeliner Doesn't Last Long

The Eyeliner Doesn't Last Long

D-UP Silky Liquid Eyeliner WP doesn't smear, but it just disappears after a while, which means you'll have to retouch it often. The brush is also quite soft, and you have to pay close attention during application, or you may end up with an uneven line.

Hard to Use and Smudges

Hard to Use and Smudges

The kingdom Liquid Eyeliner S couldn’t stand up to water, oil, or friction and smeared immediately. The formula was also watery and took a long time to dry, and when we blinked, product transferred onto other parts of our eyelids. It also left behind gaps and was hard to work with.

Top 8 Best Japanese Waterproof Pencil Eyeliners

Now to talk about the best waterproof pencil eyeliners. Some of the prices have been converted to dollars from the original Japanese price for easier viewing.

1
Japaneseコーセー ヴィセ リシェ クレヨン アイカラー
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal4.0
Finish4.0
Application4.0
Overall Score4.0
2
Spring Heart Long Lasting Eyeliner 1

Spring HeartLong Lasting Eyeliner

$5.44

Japaneseコージー本舗 スプリングハート ロングラスティングアイライナー
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal4.0
Finish3.0
Application4.0
Overall Score4.0
3
dejavu Lasting Fine S Pencil 1

dejavuLasting Fine S Pencil

$11.58

Japaneseイミュ デジャヴュ ラスティンファインS ペンシル
Smudge Resistance4.0
Removal2.0
Finish4.0
Application4.0
Overall Score4.0
4
Japaneseエテュセ クリームアイライナー
Smudge Resistance3.0
Removal3.0
Finish4.0
Application5.0
Overall Score3.0
5
Japanesemsh ラブライナー ペンシル
Smudge Resistance3.0
Removal2.0
Finish3.0
Application4.0
Overall Score3.0

Compare the Best Japanese Waterproof Pencil Eyeliners

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ViSee Crayon Eyecolor 1

ViSee

2
Spring Heart Long Lasting Eyeliner 1

Spring Heart

3
dejavu Lasting Fine S Pencil 1

dejavu

4
Ettusais Cream Eyeliner 1

Ettusais

5
msh Love Liner Pencil 1

msh

Name

Crayon Eyecolor

Long Lasting Eyeliner

Lasting Fine S Pencil

Cream Eyeliner

Love Liner Pencil

Features

A Versatile Eyeliner That's Perfect for Dewy, Expressive Eyes

Comes Out to a Smooth, Consistent Line That Lasts for Hours

Sets Incredibly Quickly and Doesn’t Smear

Remarkable for How Easy It is to Use

An Elliptical Tip That's Perfect for Creating a Cat-Eye

Price$25.54$5.44$11.58$10.89$13.07
Japaneseコーセー ヴィセ リシェ クレヨン アイカラーコージー本舗 スプリングハート ロングラスティングアイライナーイミュ デジャヴュ ラスティンファインS ペンシルエテュセ クリームアイライナーmsh ラブライナー ペンシル
Smudge Resistance5.05.04.03.03.0
Removal4.04.02.03.02.0
Finish4.03.04.04.03.0
Application4.04.04.05.04.0
Overall Score4.04.04.03.03.0
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Pencil Eyeliners That Didn't Make The Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

The Tip Was Too Soft and It Smudges Horribly

The Tip Was Too Soft and It Smudges Horribly

Addiction Eyeliner Pencil might've gone on smoothly with a deep, vivid black color, but it smeared in the worst way possible. Plus, it never fades, so if you use it on your waterline, you'll end up looking more like a zombie than a panda. You also won't be able to draw thin lines with it.

Wears Off At the Slightest Nudge

Wears Off At the Slightest Nudge

Though dejavu Lasting Fine a Cream Pencil went on smoothly, it faded with just the slightest touch—which means you'll be touching up your makeup all day. You also have to use eye makeup remover to take it off, even though the packaging says you can use a normal facial cleanser for it.

Needs Time to Get Used to

Needs Time to Get Used to

One eyeliner that we found difficult to use was the THREE Mesmerizing Performance Eyeliner Pencil. When we tried to blend it out with the included brush, we ended up erasing the eyeliner altogether. Until you get over that learning curve, you’ll probably end up with odd gaps in your makeup.

Top 10 Best Japanese Waterproof Gel Eyeliners

Finally, we have the best Japanese waterproof gel eyeliners. Some of the prices have been converted to dollars from the original Japanese price for easier viewing.

1
Japanese資生堂 インテグレート スナイプジェルライナー
Smudge Resistance4.0
Removal3.0
Finish5.0
Application5.0
Overall Score5.0
2
Japaneseディーアップ スーパーフィットジェルライナー
Smudge ResistanceA+
RemovalB
FinishA
ApplicationA+
Overall ScoreA+
3
Japaneseマジョリカ マジョルカ ラインマニア
Smudge Resistance3.0
Removal5.0
Finish5.0
Application4.0
Overall Score4.0
4
Fasio Powerful Stay Gel Liner 1

FasioPowerful Stay Gel Liner

$12.97

Japaneseコーセー ファシオ パワフルステイ ジェルライナー
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal1.0
Finish4.0
Application4.0
Overall Score4.0
5
Japanese井田ラボラトリーズ キャンメイク クリーミータッチライナー
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal3.0
Finish3.0
Application3.0
Overall Score3.0
6
Super Quick Melty Gel Liner EX 1

Super QuickMelty Gel Liner EX

$8.59

Japanese常盤薬品工業 スーパークイック メルティジェルライナー
Smudge Resistance3.0
Removal2.0
Finish4.0
Application4.0
Overall Score3.0
7
Rose of Versailles Gel Pencil Eyeliner 1

Rose of VersaillesGel Pencil Eyeliner

$10.69

Japaneseベルサイユのばら オスカルジェルペンシルアイライナー
Smudge Resistance5.0
Removal2.0
Finish3.0
Application3.0
Overall Score3.0

Compare the Best Japanese Waterproof Gel Eyeliners

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Integrate Snipe Gel Liner 1

Integrate

2
D-UP Super Fit Gel Liner 1

D-UP

3
Majolica Majorca Line Mania 1

Majolica Majorca

4
Fasio Powerful Stay Gel Liner 1

Fasio

5
Canmake Creamy Touch Liner 1

Canmake

6
Super Quick Melty Gel Liner EX 1

Super Quick

7
Rose of Versailles Gel Pencil Eyeliner 1

Rose of Versailles

Name

Snipe Gel Liner

Super Fit Gel Liner

Line Mania

Powerful Stay Gel Liner

Creamy Touch Liner

Melty Gel Liner EX

Gel Pencil Eyeliner

Features

Easy to Use for Pros and Butterfingers Alike

Comes Out in a Vivid Color That Lasts All Day

For Those That Want to Look Wide- and Bright-Eyed

An Eyeliner that Sets the Second It’s Applied

Smudge-Resistant and Waterproof

Adds Dimension to Your Eyes

Water- and Sebum-Resistance is Spot On

Price$11.41$13.07$10.35$12.97$9.99$8.59$10.69
Japanese資生堂 インテグレート スナイプジェルライナーディーアップ スーパーフィットジェルライナーマジョリカ マジョルカ ラインマニアコーセー ファシオ パワフルステイ ジェルライナー井田ラボラトリーズ キャンメイク クリーミータッチライナー常盤薬品工業 スーパークイック メルティジェルライナーベルサイユのばら オスカルジェルペンシルアイライナー
Smudge Resistance4.0A+3.05.05.03.05.0
Removal3.0B5.01.03.02.02.0
Finish5.0A5.04.03.04.03.0
Application5.0A+4.04.03.04.03.0
Overall Score5.0A+4.04.03.03.03.0
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Gel Eyeliners That Didn't Make The Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Won't Last Until the End of the Day

Won't Last Until the End of the Day

As soon as we blinked, kingdom Gel Eyeliner started peeling. It was also weak to friction and all we had to do was brush our eyelids with our fingers for it to start smearing. If you don’t want to look like a panda, it might be best not to fill in your lashes with this one.

Difficult to Remove and Leaves Gaps

Difficult to Remove and Leaves Gaps

excel Color Lasting Gel Liner skipped over skin, leaving behind creases and gaps and it was difficult to use. It also wasn't resistant to water, yet was extremely difficult to remove. You definitely shouldn’t use this eyeliner if you have sensitive skin.

Wet, Sticky, and Smudges

Wet, Sticky, and Smudges

No matter what you do, Cezanne Gel Eyeliner's weakness to friction and oil will have you smudging your makeup, even if you barely touch it. It will probably transfer onto hooded and monolids. And the vivid color of the eyeliner makes the smudged even more obvious. Plus, it felt wet and sticky as it was going on.

How We Tested The Japanese Waterproof Eyeliners

How We Tested The Japanese Waterproof Eyeliners

We gathered 28 popular Japanese waterproof eyeliners from Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme and tested them for their smudge resistance, removal, finish, and application.

Test ①: Smudge Resistance

Test ①: Smudge Resistance

First, we made sure all the eyeliners were actually water- and smudge-proof.

We swatched the eyeliners onto a board meant to simulate human skin. We then ran the board under a shower for 10 seconds and looked at how much each eyeliner faded. 


We also sprayed the samples with artificial sebum and rubbed at each with a cotton swab to test for oil- and friction-resistance. We then graded each eyeliner on a five-step scale from 1.0 to 5.0.

Heroine Make Does Not Budge in the Face of Water or Oil

Heroine Make Does Not Budge in the Face of Water or Oil
Heroine Make is known for being long-wearing, and now we can see why. We sprayed it with water and drizzled it with oil, but it stayed a deep black. It showed us that smudge-proof products really do resist oils.
However, there were quite a few products that didn’t make any claims about being smudge-proof but didn’t fade with sebum. Labeling can be helpful, but just remember to take everything with a grain of salt.

Test ②: Removal

Test ②: Removal
Next, members of our editing department looked at how easy each eyeliner was to remove.

We applied all the products onto our arms and then wiped them off with a makeup remover sheet. We considered how easily each eyeliner came off and the amount of stress removal put on our skin. We then graded everything on a scale from 1.0 to 5.0.

Eyeliners Formulated to Come Off With Hot Water Can’t Be Beat

Eyeliners Formulated to Come Off With Hot Water Can’t Be Beat
Film eyeliner, the kind meant to come off with warm water, really was easier to remove—true to its claims. It peeled off just like an old sticker, reducing stress on the skin and the risk of hyperpigmentation.
In particular, Flowfushi’s Mote Liner and Heroine Make SP’s Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Super Keep came off only after a stroke with the makeup remover wipe, so you don’t need to worry about irritating the sensitive skin around your eyes. It’s also perfect for those days where you just want your makeup off so you can climb into bed and go to sleep.

Test ③: Finish

Test ③: Finish

Next, we had a makeup artist apply the waterproof eyeliners on a volunteer from our editing department. We looked at how vivid the color was and how smooth the line was and then graded each product on a scale from 1.0 to 5.0.

Ones that Dried Quickly Didn’t Crease or Smear, Leading to a Crisp Finish

Ones that Dried Quickly Didn’t Crease or Smear, Leading to a Crisp Finish
Eyeliners that dried immediately–we could blink right after application and there would be no smearing–earned on 5.0 on this test. Now, gel and pencil eyeliners usually take a while to set. However, if you go out of your way to find a quick-drying formula, it’ll be far easier to get a nice, clean line out of them.
In particular, KATE’s Super Sharp Liner EX stood out because of its finish. It took less than three seconds to dry, and there were no creases, gaps, or smudges.

Test ④: Application

Test ④: Application
Finally, we looked at application.

Specifically, we checked whether the eyeliners applied smoothly, whether there was any pain upon application, or whether it was more suited for use by a professional or an amateur. We then rated each product on a scale from 1.0 to 5.0.

Tips That Let You Change the Thickness of Your Strokes are Easiest to Apply

Tips That Let You Change the Thickness of Your Strokes are Easiest to Apply
If it had a flexible tip and could produce lines of varying thicknesses depending on how much pressure we were putting on the barrel, the eyeliner did well on this test—no matter if it was liquid, gel, or pencil.
As for liquid eyeliners, we liked tips that had resilience to them, but were still flexible enough to bend, shrink, and expand at will. In addition, shorter brushes made for a steadier barrel and easier application. 

For pencils and gel liners, we liked elliptical tips. Less product came into contact with our skin, which made for a smoother application and thinner line.

How to Choose Japanese Waterproof Eyeliner – Buying Guide

Here, we want to introduce three things you should look out for when picking out a Japanese waterproof eyeliner.

Consider Finish and How Long-Lasting the Eyeliner is

Broadly speaking, eyeliners are either liquid, pencil, or gel. They might all be waterproof, but the form an eyeliner takes will have a big effect on its longevity and finish.

Liquid and Gel Help Draw Attention to Your Eyes and Last in Summer

Liquid and Gel Help Draw Attention to Your Eyes and Last in Summer
If you need something that’s not going to budge, look for liquid or gel eyeliner. Liquid and gel liners adhere closely to skin, so they’re perfect for hitting the waves or the sheer humidity of summer.
Both types are vivid in color and throw your eyes into sharp relief. However, you can achieve thinner lines with liquid eyeliner, which is what you want if you’re going for a more natural look.
This longevity is also somewhat of a double-edged sword. If you make a mistake during application, it’s difficult to go back and fix it. You want some skill and experience before picking up these super long-lasting eyeliners, at least to a certain extent.

Pencil Eyeliner Comes Out to a Natural Finish

Pencil Eyeliner Comes Out to a Natural Finish
Even in the world of waterproof eyeliners, pencil eyeliners are a bit more prone to smudging than gel and liquid. However, they’re still more than enough for a day out in the city or at work; if you want something to use on a day-to-day basis, then go with a pencil.
There are eyeliners that you have to sharpen like a traditional No2 pencil; others have refillable cores that you can twist out. Pencil liners are relatively easy to use, which makes them more beginner-friendly

Even if you mess up, you can blur, erase, and adjust the line to a certain extent. They also come out to a softer, more natural finish.

See if It’s Been Identified as Smudge-Proof

See if It’s Been Identified as Smudge-Proof
You can be sure waterproof eyeliner will be water- and sweat-resistant, but we can’t say the same about oil. Therefore, if you secrete a lot of sebum around your eyes or are physically active, you want an eyeliner that is both waterproof and smudge-proof.

Waterproof and smudge-proof eyeliners will likely last you all day, saving you the hassle of constant touch-ups.

Check How to Remove the Eyeliner

Check How to Remove the Eyeliner
You might be worrying that waterproof eyeliner will be a pain to remove, but this isn't always the case. Generally speaking, there are two ways you can remove waterproof eyeliners (which, of course, depends on the particular formula): with warm water or with eye makeup remover.

In Japan, eyeliner that comes off with warm water is referred to as a “film type” eyeliner. It doesn’t react to sweat or lukewarm water, but, as soon as it comes into contact with warm water (around 100℉), however, it slides right off. This makes it gentler on the skin.


Everything else, you probably have to take off with eye makeup remover. These tend to be the most long-wearing, but they can be rough on sensitive skin.

Check How to Remove the Eyeliner

When choosing between eyeliner that comes off with warm water and eyeliner that doesn’t, first think of how much your skin can take. Also consider how much time you’re willing to put in at night to take off your makeup and how long you need your eyeliner to last.

Check Out These Other Great J-Beauty Products

Check Out These Other Great J-Beauty Products

There are plenty of other Japanese skincare and beauty products out there for you to try! We've tested them all, gathered information from experts, and created handy buying guides for you to reference if you're looking for more.

Summary

Waterproof eyeliner really shines in spring and summer, which call for a little extra staying power. And, as we grow more conscious of what makeup does to our skin over time, more and more cosmetics companies are coming out with products that give us beautiful, smudge-proof finishes, but are also gentle.

Next time you’re out looking for an eyeliner that’ll get you through the heat waves of summer, we hope our tests and buying guide help you make an informed decision on the best product for you.

Author: Rio Sasaki/Translation: Jasmine Li


Take Off That Stubborn Eyeliner With An Expert-Recommended Cleansing Oil

If you have an eyeliner—or any other makeup product—that can be pretty stubborn to get off, then you should probably be using a cleansing oil. Consider this deep-cleaning J-beauty product recommended by aesthetician and beauty blogger, Devan Jesmer!

Expert's
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DHCDeep Cleansing Oil

6.7 oz.

$27.98

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