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CoverGirl's New $7 Eyeliner Outlasted a Full Workout, and Here Are the Pics to Prove It


I love exercising. I love eyeliner. Somehow, CoverGirl found a way to intersect the two, making it possible for me to go through an entire workout without smudging or smearing my winged liner.

When I’d first heard that the brand was coming out with a “sweat-proof” makeup line, I thought, “Like hell it is.” It’s not that I don’t have faith in CoverGirl (and its awesome formulas), it’s just that I’ve found very few liquid eyeliners can live up to such a loaded claim. I got my hands on the new CoverGirl Get in Line Active Eyeliner ($7), and decided to apply it right before a workout.

The liner’s formula was thin, but not at all watery, and stark black, while the applicator’s point had a lot of precision. Both aspects allowed me to make the tips of my wings ultra sharp – just the way I like them – and uniform in color. Once I painted on my signature cat eye, I ran out my door and jogged to my morning fitness class.

My workout that day included the following: rowing, box jumps, weighted kettlebell swings, and pistols (if you don’t know what these are, take my word for it, they aren’t easy). I was sweating up a storm, and because my gym doesn’t have mirrors (just a tiny one in the bathroom), I was convinced I either looked like a raccoon or my oily lids had eaten up the liner. I pulled out my phone and turned on my front cam to peek at my eyeliner.

My wings were still pointy and hadn’t budged. Through 55 minutes of me sweating my face off, my makeup stayed put. Amazing. Ahead, check out more images of the liner at work.