The Best Eyeliner Picks
Make Up For Ever Kohl Pencil
This ultra-pigmented pick is infused with jojoba and macadamia oils, so it goes on smoothly and blends easily with a finger or a cotton swab. Results can be subtle or sultry. In 10 shades.
To buy: $18, sephora.com.
Buxom Smoky Eye Stick
Twist up this waterproof crayon and either apply it close to lashes as a dramatic, smudgy liner or sweep it all over lids as a buildable cream shadow. Bonus: There’s a sharpener built into the cap. In eight shades.
To buy: $14, amazon.com.
Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous
This budget-friendly pen is practically goofproof: The felt tip is firmer than a traditional brush, so you can draw a wiggle-free line every time. In three shades.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
Sonia Kashuk Lay It on the Line Eye Liner Palette
Apply one of the five powders dry for a soft daytime look, or dampen it with the enclosed brush for a bolder line. The compact’s mirror makes for easy application anywhere.
To buy: $13, target.com.
Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils
The velvety formula goes on without skipping and stays put all day—even, as one tester reported, through a tearjerker. But it still comes off quickly with a facial cleanser. In six shades. (Liner brush not included.)
To buy: $30, yslbeautyus.com.
L'Oréal Paris Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
Don’t be fooled by how effortlessly this liner glides on: It won’t budge for up to 16 hours. Plus, the formula is nonirritating to contact-lens wearers. In four shades.
To buy: $9, ulta.com.