Bargain Beauty: Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Liner Waterproof

A midnight-Black flick along the eyes is a women’s desire all around the world. Some like it thin and feminine, others go for thick and bold. No matter what your style is, to achieve the perfect flick a good eyeliner is a necessity. Throughout the years I’ve tried several products from gel liners to eyeliner pens and liquid liners to simple pencils.

For years I could not go a day without my beloved MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. But once I got a bit tired of the entire gel liner-shtick, I decided to go back to an old love. An eyeliner that actually never let me down, and still has me wondering why I left it in the first place? Of course I’m talking about Catrice’s Liquid liner Waterproof in Don’t Leave Me!

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The Catrice Liquid Liner Waterproof comes in a sleek Black case and Cyan-Blue detailing. There’s nothing you can hate on really. It’s sleek and simple, just how it should be. The tip of the liner is what will make people fall in love with it. It’s a super precise and thin felt tip that works amazingly with the curves of your eyes, and creates the prettiest flick in just seconds. The tip is stiff, but still flimsy enough to work with, it’s just perfect really.

The formula of the liner itself is a hit or miss I’ve experienced throughout the time of me using it on myself as on models and clients. It truly is midnight-Black and a little bit goes a long way. It dries quickly and is super easy to work with.

But I’m afraid it’ll be a miss to some because of its claim to be waterproof. Does it last all day? Yes, mostly. Will it stay on if you have a hardcore crying session? No. Nope. Nein. Nee. And that brings me to its longevity on a whole: the liner lasts for hours without even thinking about doing a touch-up. But if your eyes are on the oily side, I’m afraid a touch-up is necessary. Especially the inner corners tend to have faded by the end of the day, at least for me.

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But what makes this liner oh-so-fantastic is how easy it’s to work with and above all, its retail price. This liner sells for only €3,89. I don’t know about you, but for me that makes all the flaws this liner may have fade away. For €3,89 I’m totally fine with a little bit of fading on the inner corners and a not-so-waterproof-as-promised formula.

Below I used the liner to create some fun flicks:

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I think this Catrice liner is absolutely amazing. The formulation may not be as waterproof as promised, and it might fade away on the inner corners at the end of the day, but for a retail price of €3,89, such ease of using it, and the amazingly precise felt tip, it’s definitely worth a shot if you ask me. I really like it, and I think you may as well. And let’s be honest for €3,89 you really have no excuse for not trying it, haha. Oh and I’d like to thank Sharon from Looksbysharon for reminding me how amazing this was.


Catrice Cosmetics is available at Dutch drugstores.

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22 Responses to Bargain Beauty: Catrice Cosmetics Liquid Liner Waterproof

  1. Luna says:

    Omg! I had this for a long time and loved it so i always wondered why nobody said something about it!

  2. Klarieke says:

    Ik gebruik deze ook al zó lang! Ik vind de niet-waterproof versie eigenlijk nóg beter. Hij loopt wel uit met 1 klein druppeltje, maar hij droogt zóó mooi mat op!

  3. Wen. says:

    De niet-waterproof versie vind ik persoonlijk beter en blijf ik opnieuw kopen! Die is naar mijn idee wat zwarter en geeft een mooier effect.

  4. Johanna says:

    Oh… I want one of these!!! Nikkie, do you know if I can buy it online somewhere? I live in Sweden and catrice is not available here… Unfortunately… :/ I have a Big problem with my eyes, they get so watery when I go outside and my liner always gets ruined and if I don’t use a waterproof liner a get black all over my lids and it’s driving my nuts!!!!! I love liquid liner (I have gel liners that are great, but I prefer liquid liners for an every day basis)

  5. Ieva says:

    I adore Catrice Cosmetics, going to Germany tomorrow, gonna have a full rave on this brand. :3 Love that you noticed it, it caught my attention after your review as well. ♥

  6. joy says:

    Oh dat ziet er echt goed uit inderdaad!
    Normaal gebruik ik altijd de gel liner van Catrice maar ik vind het ook wel handig een pen eyeliner te hebben voor on the road situaties… Thanks for the tip en ik ben btw echt fan van die onderste foto!

  7. Amelie says:

    Seems like a very good eyeliner, but I need hardcore-waterproof eyeliner, so I’ll skip this one

  8. Anouk says:

    Door de vilten tip droogt deze heel snel uit! Ik vind de Catrice Ultra Fine Ink Eyeliner een stuk fijner, deze heeft een kwastje. En is ook goedkoop! ;)

  9. Michelle says:

    Altijd een gokje, eyeliners. Met name de hoeveelheid smudging. Nu mag deze dus niet waterproof zijn, maar zo te lezen issie beter dan sommige andere liners. Dus deze tip is heel erg welkom! Ik heb al eeuwen geen eyeliner gebruikt maar nu krijg ik zin om dat weer eens te gaan doen… :)

  10. Hasina says:

    Hé, dat is Macha wat ziet ze er flawless uit

  11. Nikki says:

    Klinkt echt goed, misschien maar eens aanschaffen!

  12. Ziggy Lo says:

    I use this liquid liner only because it is cheap. If you don’t like shiny liner I wouldn’t recommend this- it looks quite shiny, in my opinion. Although I have oily lids, I never had a problem with it staying on all day long- however, when you try to remove it, it clumps and sticks to my eyelashes (I use jojoba oil to remove my makeup). The applicator is quite nice, as Nikkie said. Anyone have any recommendations for a matte black liquid liner with a similar applicator to Catrice?

    • Denise says:

      Not completely similar to the catrice one aplicationwise but you could try the essence liquid ink. That one dries up matte ;)

  13. Janneke says:

    It seems like a great eyeliner.

  14. saskia says:

    and Mascha for being a great model ;)

  15. Thoureya says:

    Awesome drugstore product with great pigmentation quality ! Thank you Nikkie:)
    You should try Essence waterproof black eyeliner It’s very similar to Catrice’s :)

  16. nenacecilia says:

    Ik had hem ook, maar eerst in de niet-waterproof versie. Die vind ik eigenlijk leuker, want de waterproof blijft glimmen (en nat lijken), dus ga ik er even met een potloodje over om hem mat te maken :) Maar hij is inderdaad super!

  17. Caro says:

    I really love the make up you did on Mascha! And now I want to try this eyeliner…

  18. Paula says:

    Ik gebruik al zo’n 3 jaar de non-waterproof versie, ik draag bijna elke dag eyeliner en ik kan niet meer zonder deze Liquid Liner!

  19. Corinne says:

    Ik hou ook echt van de catrice eyeliners! Zo budgetvriendelijk maar erg goede kwaliteit!

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  21. linda says:

    Dear Nikkie, I just bought this eyeliner for the reason it is waterproof. I always draw a line of 0.50 cm thickness and guess what it felt like, eyelash glue! I still have it on today and the skin above my asian eye intend to be glued on each other. Guess it doesn’t work for asian eyes, boohoe! Gr, Linda from Belgium

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