The Best Eyeliners for Every Look


Feast your eyes on these six standout eyeliners. From creating the perfect cat-eye to drawing a crisp line, they make acing your liner easy.

1

Cat-Eye

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Lancôme Artliner Precision Point EyeLiner
Unlike traditional liquid liners that contain a felt tip, this one is made with foam to give major control over the liquid. This special construction also increases the product's shelf life. For a foolproof line, take the pressure off by drawing dashes first, then connecting them.

To buy: $30.50, sephora.com.

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2

Colorful Eye

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Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner
If you like to experiment with every color in the rainbow, this liner is for you. With 20 shades to choose from, there’s a hue for every mood and eye color. Just one swipe of the creamy formula delivers impressive pigment payoff that lasts all day.

To buy: $21, sephora.com.

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3

Smoky Eye

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L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
Create a bold smoky eye with just one pencil. The thick, creamy formula comes in three shades—black, brown, and grey—and offers richly pigmented color that can be diffused into a sheer shadow. Create a thick line at the base of your lashes, and then use your finger to smudge it upwards toward the crease.

To buy: $10, ulta.com.

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4

Fixer Upper

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Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Oopsy-Proof Eye Liner Eraser
If just the thought of using eyeliner makes you sweat, you’ll want to keep this pen on hand. It has the same fine tip of a liquid liner but, instead of being filled with ink, it’s filled with clear eye makeup remover. Use it to clean up smudges or to create a fine line—without having to redo the rest of your makeup.

To buy: $5, walmart.com.

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5

Sensitive Eyes

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W3ll People Hypnotist Eye Pencil
This natural liner is (literally) a sight for sore eyes. It uses vegetable oils and waxes (instead of chemicals) to create its creamy texture and rich pigment, so it’s less likely to irritate sensitive or dry eyes. If your eyes are extra fussy, keep the pigment off your waterline to minimize aggravation.

To buy: $18.50, birchbox.com.

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6

Long Lasting Eye

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Ardency Inn Punker Rock On Waterproof Liquid
Inspired by musicians who need their makeup to last under the bright lights, this tough liner can withstand it all. Whether your problem is oily lids or waterworks, it will stay right where you put it. The flexible felt tip creates thin or thick lines while the carbon black pigments deliver bold color.

To buy: $22, urbanoutfitters.com.

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