Do it BIG: Best eyeliners to flaunt this season!

Do it BIG: Best eyeliners to flaunt this season!

Whether you’re adding a dash of magic to your daily style, or can’t get enough of dramatic cat eyes, us girls have to have a good eyeliner in our bags at all times! And you don’t have to pay a steep price for an amazing eyeliner - there are plenty of super-affordable brands that are just as fabulous. So we give you our list of the best eyeliners in India, and tailored to your every need! Best Liquid Eyeliners Best Pencil Eyeliners Best Gel Eyeliners Pen Eyeliners Coloured Eyeliners

Best Liquid Eyeliners to Look Out For

While a lot of eyeliners are used to getting smudged easily, liquid eyeliners give you the perfect colour-lock look for your entire day. In addition to this, the ultra fine tip allows you to create an extremely thin line of eyeliner pretty easily!  

Also Read About Best Coloured Eyeliners


1. Lakme Absolute Shine Eyeliner

Lakme-Absolute-Shine-Liquid-Eye-Liner-best-eyeliner-in-india Bring some mega glam to your peepers with this liquid liner for some instant drama with minimum effort. One of the best liquid eyeliners in India, its glossy finish is sure to give your eyes a glitzy makeover. Pros:

  • Long wand

  • Matte finish

  • Easy application

  • Firm bristles for effortless wings


  • Lasts for only 4-5 hours

  • Not extremely black

  • Causes irritation

Price: Rs 400. Buy it here.

2. Colorbar Precision Waterproof Eyeliner

Colorbar-Precision-Waterproof-Eyeliner-with-Shiny-Silver-Cap-2.5-ml-best-eyeliner-in-india All you need is one stroke with this high-definition liner thanks to its flexible felt tip. It’s perfect for accentuating those gorgeous brown eyes. One of the best black eyeliners in India, you never have to worry about it fading, flaking or peeling for the rest of the day Pros:

  • Smudge proof

  • Made with organic ingredients

  • Dries fast

  • Brush tip enables easy application


  • Wrinkles soon

  • Thick consistency makes eyes feel heavy

  • Not resistant to water

Price: Rs 399. Buy it here.

3. Lotus Herbals Hypnotica Pearl Shine Eyeliner


One of the best affordable eyeliners in India, this one is made from botanical extracts, not only is this liner healthy for your eyes, it gives a hypnotic effect just like the name suggests. Bring some definition and intense colour to your peepers with this high-shine liner you can’t go wrong with. Pros:

  • Good pigmentation colour

  • Great packaging

  • Dries quickly

  • Lasts long


  • Hard brush

  • Not waterproof

  • Non-matte finish

Price: Rs 295. Buy it here.

Glimpse of Best Pencil Eyeliners

Pencil eyeliners are perfect for beginners who are just getting themselves used to the idea of applying an even line of eyeliner on their lids. Not only do they offer easy application, but they also allow you to experiment with the kind of look you’re going for!

1. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

NYX-Professional-Makeup-Jumbo-Eye-Pencil-best-eyeliner-in-india Made from a mix of mineral oils and beeswax, this creamy liner glides on effortlessly without needing to pull or tug at your eyes. One of the best pencil eyeliners in India, this one is available in a wide array of rainbow hues (and black, of course!), what we absolutely love about it is that it also doubles up as an eye shadow. Pretty awesome, right?! Pros:

  • Creamy texture

  • Can double up as an eyeshadow

  • Good pigment


  • Smudges after some time

  • Not suitable for oily skin

Price: Rs 550. Buy it here.

2. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon Eyeliner - 101 Back to B

L'Oreal-Paris-Infallible-Gel-Crayon-Eyeliner-best-eyeliner-in-india What could be possibly better than a pencil eyeliner that has the goodness of gel in it? An intense pigment that is promised to last up to 24 hours, the gel-based pigment ensures that it glides easily on your eyelid! Be it everyday wear or special occasion, use this pencil to make dramatic, long-lasting wings! Pros:

  • Long-lasting

  • Smooth texture

  • Smooth application

  • Vibrant colour


  • Smudges after 9 hours

  • Can cause irritation to sensitive skin

Price: Rs 575. Buy it here.

3. Essence Eye Pencil Waterproof - 01

Maybelline-New-York-Lasting-Drama-Light-Eyeliner-Pencil-best-eyeliner-in-india This eye pencil by Essence features a velvety texture and is perfect for those who are looking for a lush finish that lasts long. Its soft texture enables you to glide it effortlessly across your lids to add extra definition to your eyes. Pros:

  • Smooth texture

  • Waterproof

  • Highly-pigmented


  • Smudges after some time

  • Dries soon

Price: Rs 299. Buy it here.

For the Love of Best Gel Eyeliners

Gel eyeliners are amazing for anyone who’s been using eyeliners for a long time. If you are into creating bold, intense looks, then these are definitely a must-buy!

1. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner

Maybelline-Lasting-Drama-Gel-EyeLiner-best-eyeliner-in-india Get the drama and precision of a liquid liner with the easy of gel with this little pot of black magic. Use an angled brush to glide on this intense, quick-drying and long-lasting liner. It’s great for perfecting those wings! Pros:

  • Smudge-proof

  • Glides easily

  • Intense black pigment

  • Matte finish


  • Not waterproof

  • Not perfect for oily skin

Price: Rs. 500. Buy it here.

2. L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Intenza 36H - Profound Black

L'Oreal-Paris-Super-Liner-Gel-Intenza-36H-Profound-Black If you want the ease of pencil eye liner with the durability of liquid, then you should definitely give this one a try. Not only is it super easy to apply, but you can also blend it into your eyeshadow to create extremely dramatic eyes! Pros:

  • Creamy texture

  • Doesn’t dry easily

  • Satin finish


  • Not smudge-proof

  • Pigment doesn’t last long

  • Brush makes thin lines difficult

Price: Rs. 800. Buy it here.

3. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner - Black Ink

Bobbi-Brown-Long-Wear-Gel-Eyeliner-Black-Ink-best-eyeliner-in-india An absolute original, this award-winning eyeliner offers you the precision of a liquid eyeliner in a gel-based formula. One of the best gel eyeliners in India, not only does it stand strong against humidity and sweat, but it is absolutely perfect women who want the benefit of a liquid liner with a long-lasting effect! Pros:

  • Highly pigmented

  • Smudge proof


  • Not suitable for oily skin

  • Smudges after 12 hours

Price: Rs. 1,450. Buy it here.

Pen Eyeliners for Easy Glide

Pen eyeliners are for those who can’t go without their wings! The felt-tips sported by these pen liners make it easy for you to give your eyeliner the shape you want, thus making them the best eyeliners in India!

1. Maybelline Hyper Sharp Eyeliner

HYPER-SHARP-LINER-best-eyeliner-in-india We all know what a pain it is to find a sharpener to constantly sharpen our pencil eyeliners. Which is why this liner is a must-have. The sharpener inside the cap ensures a perfectly sharp tip for every application. Plus, it’s a pencil with the precision of a liquid liner, making it easier to sketch those sultry flicks. Pros:

  • Easy application

  • Lasts long on makeup

  • Glossy finish


  • Smudges from inner corners after some time

  • Dries up soon

Price: Rs 425. Buy it here.

2. Lakme Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip - Black

Lakme-Eyeconic-Liner-Pen-Fine-Tip-Black-best-eyeliner-in-india This eyeliner with fine tip allows you to style your eyes in more than one way. One of the best pencil eyeliners in India, this one promises you everything. Be it a sleek line or dramatic wings, this eyeliner with felt tip makes it super easy to perfect any look you may have on your mind! Pros:

  • Bold finish

  • Water proof

  • Fine tip


  • Doesn’t last long on oily skin

  • Doesn’t go well with eye shadow

Price: Rs 475. Buy it here.

3. Colorbar Ultimate Eye Liner

Colorbar-Ultimate-Eye-Liner-best-eyeliner-in-india This eyeliner by Colorbar in a sketch pen format glides effortlessly across your lids to give you that smooth finish that you’ve been eyeing for so long! Pros:

  • Excellent pigmentation

  • Satin-like shine


  • Not waterproof

  • Smudges after some time

Price: Rs 550. Buy it here.

Add Oomph with Coloured Eyeliners

For those of you who love to experiment with their look, coloured eyeliners are the thing for you! Be it matte, metallic, or glossy, there is just so much you can do with colours!

1. Lakme Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Eye Definer

Lakme-Kareena-Kapoor-Khan-Absolute-Eye-Definer-Brass-best-eyeliner-in-india If you want to define your eyes in a manner that communicates volumes, then you absolutely have to try this one by Lakme in its Kareena Kapoor range. The soft brown colour will always be helpful if you want to go for subtle, yet defined look. Pros:

  • Smooth texture

  • Blender helps create a smokey look


  • Doesn’t promise long stay

  • Fades easily

Price: Rs 900. Buy it here.

2. Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil

Maybelline-New-York-Lasting-Drama-Waterproof-Gel-Pencil-best-eyeliner-in-india Add some oomph to your eyes with this smooth, long-lasting liner in metallic emerald colour. It’s just what you need to stand out from the crowd and let your eyes do the talking on your next big night out. Pros:

  • Highly pigmented emerald colour

  • Easy application with crayon tip


  • Tends to smudge when rubbed

  • Not waterproof

Price: Rs 470. Buy it here.

3. Kiko Milano Intense Colour Long Lasting Eyeliner - 13 Pearly Violet

Kiko-Milano-Intense-Colour-Long-Lasting-Eyeliner-13-Pearly-Violet-best-eyeliner-in-india This intense colour pencil has a super-soft creamy texture, but that’s not the only reason why we love it. The built-in smudger is great for subtle blending and perfect for when you want to add a smoky effect to your liner. One of the best coloured eyeliners in India, you can choose from a variety of shades that range from matte to metallic. What’s not to love? Pros:

  • Highly pigmented colour

  • Easy application

  • Smooth texture


  • Not waterproof

  • Sludges slightly after a long day

Price: Rs 650. Buy it here. Eyeliners are one makeup essential that hold a massive impact on your look. Where a thin line can make for a petite look, a bold stroke makes a statement. Needless to say, there is a lot you can experiment with. Now that you know our best picks of eyeliners out there, get one that suits you best! MUST-READ: The Difference Between Kajal, Kohl and Eyeliner and When to Use What MUST-READ: No More Lopsided Wings! 10 Eyeliner Hacks Every Woman Should Know This story was updated in March 2019.