While in recent months I've had excellent luck with every Stila product that I've tried, that wasn't always so. However, even back in the day their Liquid Eye Liners always performed well for me. When in New York, a fabulous makeup artist at Sephora insisted I needed Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black on my eyes and in my life (for the cat eye that won't smudge).
What Sephora says about Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner:
What it is:
An easy-application, waterproof liquid liner that stays on all day and night.
What it does:
This easy-glide, quick-dry precision liner stays in place until you say when—no smudges, feathering, or running. The thin, marker-like tip is easy to use, even for the beauty beginner, and delivers any look (from a thin line to a bold, dramatic stroke). It goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!
This liner has an amazing applicator that is just firm enough, yet just pliable enough to give you a seamless line. Even a novice will have an easy time with this style. The pigment of the Black shade is dark and saturated enough to be perfect with one swipe. You can use the point for a thinner line or the side of the tapered applicator for a thicker one. These liners from Stila are definitely long-lasting and waterproof. They will not come off until you use your makeup remover and tell them too.
For applying liner I like to hold my eye taut and dot right up against the lash line, then trace it. Also, you must shake these tubes up before you use them so that the color remains true and not patchy.