The best eye liners are easy to apply, long-lasting, and inexpensive. They're also available in an array of colors and prices. We've rounded up our favorite choices for every skin tone and eye color.
Took off one star because the liner on inner corner of the eye does fade quite a bit, however, the shadow and remaining liner stay in place....I use the stick on my lids and to line my under eye, it instantly brightens my eyes & makes them pop. ...Perfect Quick Eye Look
What it is: A long-lasting, waterproof dual-ended liner and shadow stick that won’t crease, transfer, or smudge. Use it to achieve 30-second eyes.
- Amazonian Clay: Delivers better, longer, truer wear.
- Mineral Pigments: Soothe and soften eyelids.
- Vitamin E: A natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. It is also cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Customize your look according to your mood with this dual-sided, full-size shadow and liner. The velvety-smooth, pigmented shades are infused with Amazonian clay and vitamin E for an effortless, gel-like glide when applied.
Size: 0.019 oz/ 0.55 mL·ITEM: 1177567
Color: Trooper - satin black
Though waterproof, it still smudges on the sides (outer corners of the eyes) and sometimes onto my under eye. Still a great eyeliner though! ...I have an oily complexion and my eyeliner usually melts off to my under eye area by the end of the day; this one does will not; no touch ups necessary.
What it is: An award-winning, waterproof liquid eyeliner with all-day wear and opaque pigment that creates ultra-precise lines inspired by tattoo artistry.
Ingredient Callouts: It is vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Shake before use to keep the ink flowing. Store tip-down so the brush stays saturated. The high-pigment vegan formula is smudge-resistant and lasts all day. Push your artistry to the limit: The ultra-fine brush tip lets you create graphic lines, iconic winged liner, faux freckles, body art and more.
Size: Pencil: 0.001 oz/ 0.03g Liquid Liner: 0.0074 oz/ 0.22 mL·ITEM: 2179083
Color: Black Mini
Best liquid eye liner pen I’ve ever used! So easy to work with- smooth even application and no smudging....However, if you use both liners each day, you will run out of pencil liner extremely quickly.
What it is: A dual-ended eyeliner with a waterproof liquid and a pencil liner, combined in one convenient tool.
- Amazonian Clay: Nature’s most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.
- Mineral Pigments: Soothe and soften skin around the lash line.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also vegan and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This long wear, two-in-one liquid and gel pencil eyeliner creates a wide range of eye looks. Amazonian clay-infused and self-sharpening, this gel pencil glides along the inner eye rim to perfectly define. The slick liquid eyeliner goes on glossy and dries to a semi-matte, opaque finish.
Size: .04 oz·ITEM: 2360808
Color: Classic Brown - soft dark brown
I appreciate that it glides on without tugging on my eye. It will be hard to go back to drugstore eyeliner especially as I am going into my 30s and much more mindful of how kind I am to my eyes....Great everyday liner pencil...Works well on water line as well. Great everyday liner pencil.
What it is: An eye-powder pencil that creates a soft, subtle blendable line.
- Mix of Oils and Powders: Makes liner easy to apply and blendable.
- Soothing Allantoin: Makes liner perfect for delicate eye area.
What Else You Need to Know: A mix of fine opaque powders for a soft, blendable line. Enriched with gentle Allantoin for long- wear, the powder formula can be easily layered up for a more dramatic, smoky evening look. As Charlotte puts it, "every woman needs an eye liner they can depend on."
Size: 0.4 mL/ 0.14 g·ITEM: 2542298
Color: 03 Granite - cool dark grey
Eye Poppin'...The color is just perfect for this brown eyed girl. My eyes pop like never before! So easy to use, and my brows have never looked better- Just awesome!...The brush was fine, and the eye liner, but the brow liner itself fell apart on the first use.
What it is: A three-in-one long-wear liner that has a liquid-ink micro-liner to fill, eyebrow pencil to shade, and brow brush to blend and comb.
What Else You Need to Know: This liner has a hidden brow brush that blends, fluffs, combs, and shapes your eyebrows and a waterproof flat-tip eyebrow pencil that shades and fills in gaps where desired. It also has a sheer liquid-ink micro-liner that fills your brows precisely by creating realistic hair-like strokes for a natural, fuller result.
Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g·ITEM: 2083434
Color: Lucky - dark metallic copper
I don't think I'll use it on my upperlid to line my eyes like I would like to since it's on the lighter side but I will use it for under eye lining....Glides on Eyes Beautifully with Great Color Payoff...I’ve always loved Urban Decay liners - apply well on the eyes and blend out well.
What it is:
A 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in three new shades that pair perfectly with Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette’s neutral to smoky and bright to sultry eye looks.
What it does:
Keep the adventurous vibes going with three fun-loving shades of Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. From a reddish-brown to a dark copper to a deep green metallic, these versatile shades will pair perfectly with any bold eye look you can dream up (each sold separately).
UD’s Born To Run 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils are your globe-trotting go-to. These two new shades and one cult-favorite (Lucky) are the perfect complements to any Born To Run eye look.
i use it to tightline so i’m not sure how it works on the lid but for eye brightening it works really well and stays put
What it is: A waterproof kohl pencil eyeliner that enhances the eyes with intense, blendable color for spectacular smoky eye looks.
What Else You Need to Know: The waterproof eyeliner stays put for couture eye makeup looks that last all day. Combining intense color with a creamy, buildable texture, this formula makes it easy to create a stunning smoky eye.
Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g·ITEM: 2131670
Color: Black Market - rich black satin
The only reason I bought this pretty pricey eyeliner is because I was looking for under eye liner that stay long and won't make black stain to my eyebag. ...Out of the box color for me but I love it. Urban Decay eye liners are the best.
What it is:
An award-winning eye pencil in two new shades that pair perfectly with your Naked Cherry eye looks.
What it does:
Intensify your Cherry eye look with two all-new eyeliner shades in Urban Decay’s award-winning, waterproof formula. Love Drug is a deep, metallic wine shade, and Black Market is a rich, black with a satin finish (each shade sold separately). Both look amazing as winged liner or on your tightline.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This formula is cruelty-free.
Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g·ITEM: 2486686
Love the texture of this eye liner. it's smooth, and lasts. Only drawback if you have sensitive eyes, it gives me allergies....It glides easily around the eye. The shade made my eyes pop so well. I also feel like I’ve never seen this color eyeliner before.
What it is: A creamy eyeliner pencil that blends smoothly without losing pigmentation.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This innovative eye crayon enables a seamless, mistake-proof application to creatively apply, blend, and explore with the pigment before it sets. This eye crayon is long-lasting, waterproof, and eye-safe, with no-transfer for up to 24 hours of perfection. Use this eye crayon to create bold accent eyes for an irresistible presence.
Size: 0.01 oz / 0.34 g·ITEM: 2671014
Color: Khol Brun - brown
Love this eye pencil! So many eye products make my eyes water and this pencil doesn’t. ...I’ve been using this liner for a almost a month and am pretty confident I’ll repurchase it.
What it is: An ultra-clean kôhl eye formula with intense pigments that effortlessly lines, defines, and blends.
- Jojoba: Makes the formula glide with ease.
- Shea Butter: Provides a smooth application.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: This kôhl formula effortlessly glides intense pigment without skipping—even in the delicate inner eye area. Create any look, from dramatic definition to subtle smoke. The pencil can be sharpened.
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