Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Product:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.  Do you like a sexy winged or cat-eye look?  Men do.  This is one eyeliner that can help you achieve that look quickly and easily.

Overall Rating = 3+ stars3.5 Stars – Very Good

Cost: $22.00 (.16 fl. oz.) ($137.50 per fluid ounce)  Price Category: Expensive

Sold By: Stila Cosmetics; Sephora; Ulta.

Container: Plastic tube with marker tip and snap-on cap, outer carton.

Description:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is a fragrance-free waterproof liquid eyeliner.  This has a pointed marker-type felt tip rather than a wand with a brush at the end.

Stila is a favorite brand among professional makeup artists like myself.  Stila is somewhat expensive but some of their products are worth the extra expense.

I mostly use this product for my personal use.  Supposedly, the felt tip can be sterilized after each use with alcohol, but I’m not sure how much I trust that so I don’t typically use marker-type eyeliners on clients.  When a commercial client is furnishing the products, this is the liquid eyeliner I request and I have a dedicated one for each client, so there are no sterilization issues.

Sensitivity:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner  is a fragrance-free product and is suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner does not make my nose run, eyes water, turn red or burn.  I have never experienced any sensitivities from using this eye shadow and I have never had any complaints from clients.

Company Claims:  “Our #1 selling waterproof liquid liner enables you to create a variety of eye-opening effects—from thin, precise lines to thick, dramatic looks. The formula glides on with ease, dries quickly and won’t smudge or run day-into-night.

The fine marker-like tip offers precise application for everyone from novices to pros and results in beautifully defined eyes that will leave a lasting impression.


  • Waterproof and easy-to-use
  • Goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling
  • Lasts all day long!
  • Store horizontally for best performance”

Discussion:  Today is Valentine’s Day!  If you are going on a date with your sweetheart tonight you are going to want sexy, seductive eyes, right?  One of the quickest and easiest ways to accomplish that is with a cat-eye style of eyeliner.

I have used every type of eyeliner ever invented for three decades.  When I first tried the markers, I fell in love with them because they are so easy to use and they make the job of applying eyeliner quick and fun rather than a tedious task.

Colors:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner comes in 15 colors.  I have used the Intense Black on everyone from fair-skinned to dark-skinned clients.  It is a deep rich black that works for all skin tones.

Morning Review:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is in a long, slender plastic tube.  The felt tip is very pointed, slightly stiff, and allows for nice control.

The eyeliner has no fragrance and simply has a light chemical smell that completely disappears once the product dries.  I don’t experience any adverse effects from the scent.  The eyeliner itself is slightly thicker than an ink, but not as thick as a traditional liquid eyeliner.  Once dried, the eyeliner has a slight sheen to it.  I prefer a dull finish and I usually put a thin layer of eye shadow on top to change the finish from a sheen to a matte.

I applied the eyeliner once I was finished with the eye shadows.  It will take a little while for the eyeliner to dry, so be careful not to look up too soon if you have very deep set eyes, or you will get it on your upper lids and mess up your shadows.

This is the eyeliner that I used when I did the evening look with the MAC Powder Eye Shadows that I recently reviewed.

Due to the finely pointed tip you can make the line as thick or thin as you like.  You can also get creative with designs and special effects with the colors.

Evening Review:  After many hours, my eye makeup still looks perfect and nothing has faded, melted, or flaked off.  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner has excellent staying power and performs beautifully.

Overall Review:    The reason I prefer Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner over many other marker-type brands is the tip is very fine and pointed which provides a great deal of control. This tip makes it easy to fill in tiny spots between lashes, and to draw a precise point on the winged-edges of a cat-eye look.

The formula itself outperforms most other brands I have tried.  As an added bonus, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is water resistant.  The company claims it is waterproof, but I would say it is more water resistant than waterproof.  Water resistance is especially important for brides that cry, actors and models under hot lights, and anyone with oily eyelids where makeup has a tendency to melt off.  It won’t run if your eyes water, but note that if you do get it wet and then rub your eyes, it will come off.

Pros:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner has a lot of excellent qualities:

  • Professional quality performance
  • Water-resistant formula
  • Wide range of colors to choose from
  • No sensitivity issues
  • Good for all skin types


  • Expensive
  • I would prefer a matte finish.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is suitable for the following users:

  • All users


Morning Rating = 4 stars4 Stars;

Evening Rating = 4 stars4 Stars;

Average from Other Testers = 4 stars4 Stars;

Value Rating = 2 stars2 Stars;

Overall Rating = 3+ stars3.5 Stars = Very Good.

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Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner With Additional Makeup

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner With Additional Makeup

Ingredients:  Water/Aqua, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Beheneth-30, Sodium Polyaspartate,Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, May Contain (+/_) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Black 2 (CI 77266).

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