Eyeliners are the essence of your eye makeup. And just like every other makeup product, it is not easy to find an eyeliner that meets your every need. Here is a list of the best eyeliners categorized according to their types to help you find one that suits you best.

Liquid Eyeliners

  1. Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner

maybelline-hyper-glossy-liquid-linerTrue to its name, this is one of the glossiest eyeliners out there. This highly pigmented liner lasts long and doesn’t wear off easily. The brush has very fine bristles that give you the kind of finish that you desire. It also dries up quickly so you don’t have to worry about any smudging.

  1. Lancome Grandiose Eyeliner

This liner gives a smudge-free matte finish. And if you are new to eyeliners, this one is a blessing in disguise. This has the most precise applicator that gives you a perfect stroke each time. And if you have a long day, don’t worry as this one will stay on for hours and is also waterproof.

  1. Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner

3-illamasqua-precision-ink-eyelinerThis is again, a glossy eyeliner that’ll remain glossy all day long. A felt tip with a long handle makes application very easy and also, you can master the wing. Since it’s highly glossy, you have to give it a couple of seconds to dry but once it’s on, you are sure to be complimented for the most beautiful eyes in the room.

  1. Nyx Liquid Eyeliner

4-nyx-liquid-eyelinerThis eyeliner appears glossy when you apply it but becomes matte when it dries out. It has a thin precision brush that gives you the look that you the ultra-fine and exquisite matte finish that you desire. This is a makeup artist must have. As an added bonus, this eyeliner lasts all day.

  1. Colorbar Color Intense Liquid Eyeliner

5-colorbar-color-intense-liquid-eyelinerThis liner comes in unique and vibrant shades and if you love experimenting with different eye looks, you are sure to fall in love with this range. The liners are highly pigmented and stay on for a reasonable amount of time. It also can be removed easily with your favorite makeup remover at the end of the day.

  1. L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Luminizer

6-loreal-paris-super-liner-luminizerThis eyeliner is easily available and comes in interesting sparkly shades. It has a nice thin applicator, which makes it easy to apply. Also, this liner has an ideal consistency and stays on for a good 8-9 hours. Click here to buy this!

  1. Lakme Fantasy Shimmer Eyeliner

7-lakme-fantasy-shimmer-eyelinerThis eyeliner comes in a variety of shades and is the perfect choice tis festive season. The shades also come with tiny glitter particles that give your eyes that ‘twinkle’. The shimmer is just right, it’s neither too much nor too subtle. It dries out really fast and stays on for a long time as well.

  1. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner

rimmel-glam-eyes-liquid-eyelinerrimmel-glam-eyes-liquid-eyeliner1This eyeliner comes with a long precision tip brush that releases the right amount of liquid to help you line your eyes exactly like you want it. If you are an amateur you can be sure that there will be no mess-ups. This dries up quickly and lasts all day long.

  1. Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner

9-maybelline-line-stiletto-ultimate-precision-liquid-eyelinerThis liner has a thin felt tip that makes it easy to apply. It does not get flaky even after hours of application. This is the ideal liner for that subtle everyday look as well as the winged cat eye drama queen look.

  1. Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner

10-collection-fast-stroke-eyelinerThis liner claims to be waterproof and comes it the trendiest bottle ever. The intensity of the colors is deep and it will give your eyes the much-needed extra drama. The liner gives a matte finish. It comes in three shades. Buy it for the chic packaging.

Felt-Tip Eyeliners

  1. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

1-kat-von-d-tattoo-linerClaimed to be the magic wand of eye makeup, this liner is everything that a girl needs. It is highly pigmented and boasts of a 24-hour staying formula for those insane days and sleepless nights. And also around 325 thin bristles come together to make the most coveted brush tipped eyeliner pens in the world.

  1. Yves Saint Laurent, Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils Shocking

2-yves-saint-laurent-eyeliner-effect-faux-cils-shockingThis is one of the best eyeliners out there. It lasts long and it glides on effortlessly. The pen is very light and is so easy on the hands. This dries pretty quickly, lasts all day and does not appear cakey. What else do you want in an eyeliner right?

  1. Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

3-tom-ford-eye-defining-penThis dual ended eyeliner is a must have for every girl out there. One end has a fine calligraphy tip while the other has a brush. This liner delivers ultimate precision and makes fluid strokes easily. Whether you want a thin subtle line or a thick dramatic cat eye, this pen will do it for you.

  1. DHC Liquid Liner

4-dhc-liquid-linerThis liner has a sleek and long felt tip that is sure to give you the desired look. Some also say that the tip of the pen is more of a brush than a felt tip. Once you use this, you will agree that this is without a doubt one of the best eyeliner pens out there. It lasts all day and is smudge proof.

  1. Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner

5-eyeko-fat-liquid-eyelinerThis liner is perfect for the cat eye. However you can draw a thin line with the tip of the liner. The color is rich and is extremely easy to apply. The liner stays on all day and doesn’t smudge. But I wouldn’t recommend crying and then rubbing your eyes.

  1. Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Liquid Eyeliner

6-kevyn-aucoin-the-precision-liquid-eyelinerEven though it’s called a liquid liner, it is a felt tip pen. It gives you the natural look that makes this ideal for everyday wear. This liner dries quickly, lasts for up to 10 hours and comes off easily with a mild facial cleanser. The mascara from the same range is also great.

  1. L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim

7-loreal-paris-super-liner-perfect-slimWith one effortless stroke, this liner highlights your eyes with its precision tip. The tip is really thin and can be used for both a thin line and a thick wing. The pen has a grip for a perfect hold. It does not smudge, once it dries. And it lasts all day long and can be removed with a mild makeup remover or cleanser.

  1. Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Eyeliner

8-benefit-theyre-real-push-up-eyelinerIf you are already a pro at cat eyes and dramatic wings, you should get this. Immediately. This liner is for the pros who know what they are doing. It is a must have for all makeup artists. It is smudge-proof, lasts around 8 hours and glides on smoothly.

  1. Bobbi Brown Ink Liner

bobbi-brown-ink-liner1This liner is ideal if you want a thin line and a natural look. However if you draw a thick line, this one tends to smudge after 5-6 hours. But if you need this one only for a quick outing, it is perfect. And a thin line will be smudge proof and will last all day.

  1. Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner

10-hourglass-calligraphy-liquid-eyelinerEven though this liner is on the slightly expensive side, it lasts at least six months. So there’s value for money. It’s matte and lasts all day. Also, the packaging is really cute.

Gel Eyeliners

  1. Clinique Brush On Cream Liner

1-clinique-brush-on-cream-linerThousands of women swear by this liner. If you buy this once, you are sure to buy this again. Even the fussiest pickers can’t resist falling in love with this wonderful liner by Clinique. It dries out as a matte shade and you can confidently go for any eye look with this one. It lasts long and is waterproof. And the small brush will be an ideal part of your travel kit.

  1. Laura Mercier Crème Eyeliner

2-laura-mercier-creme-eyelinerThis liner is highly pigmented and just a little bit is enough to give you the look you desire. It lasts a long time and comes in 5 shades that cater to every look you desire. It has the precision of a liquid liner and the silky finish of a gel.

  1. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

3-bobbi-brown-long-wear-gel-eyelinerThis liner is waterproof and lasts all day. True to its claims, it does last up to 12 hours and is also humidity and sweat resistant. And the best part is that this liner is available is 14 shades. It’s a blessing in disguise for all those who love experimenting with their eye makeup.

  1. MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Gel

4-mac-fluidline-eyeliner-gelLong wearing and smudge proof, this eyeliner is one of MAC’s best products. If you are a fan of MAC, this liner will not disappoint you, so go ahead and buy it. This liner is also waterproof.

  1. NARS Eye Paint

5-nars-eye-paintThis liner has a matte finish. In spite of being quite creamy, this is not overly fluid. Available in 12 shades, you should buy them all if your wallet permits. Some of these shades can also be used just to highlight and shade. It is also highly saturated and claims to last up to 18 hours. It also dries down pretty quickly.

  1. Urban Decay Super Saturated Ultra Intense Waterproof Cream Eyeliner

6-urban-decay-super-saturated-ultra-intense-waterproof-cream-eyelinerThis gel liner comes in the cutest pot ever. In comes only in black and you will find that it is out of stock in most stores. It claims to have triple black pigments for the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable. It also has jojoba oil, which provides moisture. So if you have extremely oily eyelids, you should probably apply this over mattifying eye primer or eye shadow.

  1. Becca Ultimate Crème Eyeliner

7-becca-ultimate-creme-eyelinerThis liner by Becca is a three-in-one liner that can be used as a liner, an eye shadow or an inner rim liner. With three-in-one benefits, this can be brushed on for smooth, dramatic strokes, smudged for a smoky effect, blended over lids for an intense shadow or it can be simply traced over the waterline. And it takes at least 30 seconds to dry but they claim it’s because they want to give you time to decide how you want to wear it.

  1. Stila Smudge Pot

8-stila-smudge-potThis gives you the everyday not-too-much drama look that’s Au Naturel. It appears matte and does not transfer to the upper lid even after 7 or 8 hours of application. So this is a good buy for all those of you with oily eyelids.

  1. Barry M Black Gel Eyeliner

9-barry-m-black-gel-eyelinerThis comes with a hidden brush in the lid, which is the perfect tool for application. It also lasts long but the product itself won’t last more than 3 months. So, if you are sure you can make the most use of this within 90 days, go for it. Click here to buy this!

  1. e.l.f Cream Eyeliner

10-e-l-f-cream-eyelinerThis gel-based eyeliner is pretty long lasting but does not claim to be waterproof. The formula is opaque and it glides on smoothly. It appears matte when it dries out. If you have oily eyelids, it is better to apply this liner over eye shadow.

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