I Have Tried Over 50 Black Eye Liners - Here Are My Favourites

Jyotika Udeshi , 30 Oct 2018
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Source: Shutterstock

If I had to describe my signature style to someone, I would definitely mention my cat-eye. Without that tiny, black flick, my lids seem naked and incomplete. Since I’m obviously quite obsessed with my eye makeup, I’ve tried several eye liners over the years. Here are 7 of my favourites.

1. Maybelline Drama Gel Liner

This liner was my constant companion during college. The water-resistant formula has gotten me through several humid days and tears. Plus, the fact that I was doing my makeup with a brush made me feel very adult-like and fancy!

Maybelline Drama Gel Liner | Source: Maybelline
Source: Maybelline

2. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

This cult-favourite liquid liner is my desert island pick. The inky, glossy finish is unlike any other and truly lasts all day, whilst the marker-like tip works for both thin flicks and graphic designs. What more can a girl really ask for?

Source: Stila
Source: Stila

3. MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner

When I really want to go all out with my eye makeup, I use this pencil to tightline my waterline. The soft nib doesn’t bother my eyes and gives them the definition they need.

Source: MAC Cosmetics
Source: MAC Cosmetics

4. NYX The Curve

A couple of years back, I went on vacation only to realise that I had left my beloved Stila liner at home. So, I rushed out to the nearest store and picked up this NYX liner. Luckily for me, it turned out to great! The ergonomic looks weird but is really comfortable to work with and delivers a pigmented formula. In fact, I recommend this liner to every makeup newbie.

NYX The Curve | Source: NYX Cosmetics
Source: NYX Cosmetics

5. Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner

This gel liner is one of my newest purchases, but one that I already love. The creamy texture doesn’t tug at my lids and goes on smoothly. If I’m looking for a matte finish, this is the liner I turn to.

Source: Bobbi Brown
Source: Bobbi Brown

6. Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

On days when I’m feeling a bit down, I swipe on this liner. The thin, yet flexible applicator allows me to draw on the crispest and most precise wing. Coupled with the fact that it provides a budge-proof, high shine finish makes this liner a winner in my book.

Source: Rimmel London
Source: Rimmel London

7. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Kat Von D’s award-winning liner came highly recommended to me from several beauty experts. After trying it out, I can safely say that they were absolutely right! Super pigmented and waterproof, this formula stays in place until you need it to come off. I accidentally slept with it on (don’t shoot me!) and found that it had lasted all night, without smudging or flaking.

Source: Kat Von D
Source: Kat Von D

Have you tried any of these out?

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