One could make an argument that a pencil eyeliner is the white shirt equivalent of your makeup routine. Whether you prefer subtle or full-on, a quick slick along the waterline has the clever knack of pulling all looks together in a matter of seconds. And while pencil eyeliner is a staple inside more or less everyone’s make-up bag, it’s increasingly difficult to find one that doesn’t budge or go weird and goopy in the corners of your eyes – literally the worst thing. If purchasing the right eyeliner feels like a crapshoot to you, we’ve got your back.
To make sure you never get stuck with another subpar product again, we’ve perused the internet for gel, kohl, and easy-glide liners with perfect 5-star reviews, so you can wing, shade, and tight line to your heart’s content. You’re welcome!
From drugstore to high-end and precise liner pens to glitter-filled options, read on to see our picks.
It’s a soft gel that glides smoothly across the lash line and comes in over 8 different shades, from matte blue to a shimmery golden. The pencil eyeliner gives the bold pigment of a liquid liner, but it’s way easier to apply. Not only is the eyeliner perfect for beginners, it’s also under Rs.500. A win-win if you ask us.
Charlotte Tilbury came out with a handy two-in-one eyeliner pencil that had quickly become a best-seller in the makeup category. You can use the classic black side to define your upper lash line and then flip over to use the white end to highlight the inner corners of your eyes. The liner is as good for a feline flick as a smudgy smokey eye.
If you’re looking for a smudge-proof pencil eyeliner that won’t break your bank account, you can’t go wrong with the Wet n Wild Kohl Eyeliner in black and brown. Both of these shades are super pigmented and glide smoothly, and it’s just Rs. 195, which makes it a drugstore gem.
Okay, so you’re not into full-on sparkle, but how about a little golden shimmer? Yep, we’ve found glitter eyeliner for everyone this season. For beauty mavens, the onset of the festive season presents an opportunity to experiment with new eye makeup styles and this eyeliner is the perfect intro for high-impact shine.
If you’re a beauty loyalist, you probably know that makeup mavens over Instagram would be quick to recommend Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliner. The formula comes in more than 30 shades, but most reviewers would love the classic deep black and rave that you can wear it all say – laugh, cry, squint – no matter what you won’t ever get raccoon eyes.
This eyeliner is legit going to be your go-to for a night out with your friends. It literally doesn’t move – no matter how many sweaty bars you go to that night. If you prefer a matte eye over a glossy line, this is the eyeliner pencil to call on. The smart formula reacts to your skin’s temperature to create an ink-like effect as soon as it hits your lids.
Add these to your cart to amp up your party look.
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