Shop: 15 Budge-Proof Eyeliners to Add to Your Shopping Cart ASAP

Updated 05/04/19
The Best Eyeliners
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Can buying a beauty product solve all your problems? Maybe not—but we know full well how powerful a brand-new lipstick (or perfume, or serum) can make us feel. With that in mind, we present to you our new Shop series—a carefully curated collection of all the buzziest beauty products to feast your eyes on, maybe lighten your wallet with, and definitely feel great about. Our market editors will be scouring the interwebs and our favorite retailers to bring you the noteworthiest new beauty gems before you see them everywhere else. So go ahead and shop—you deserve it.

A sweep of eyeliner can magically transform your look from sleepy to striking in a blink of an eye. Whether you're going for a bold smoky eye or a subtle line to pump up your lashes, the correct tools are essential for achieving the look you crave. Shop our roundup of must-have eyeliners, from liquid to pencil to charcoal, for the ultimate beauty pick-me-up.

Tattoo Liner Mad Max Brown 0.019 oz/ 0.55 mL
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Mad Max Brown $20
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This best-selling liquid eyeliner has an innovative brush tip for easy and precise application. 

Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Jazz(Berry) 46 0.01 oz/ 0.5 g
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Jazz $25
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Choose from one of three finishes (shimmer, matte, or satin) to reveal smooth, 12-hour, waterproof color. 

Oeil Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner - Rouge Louboutin
Christian Louboutin Oeil Vinyle Luminous Ink Liner in Rouge Louboutin $75
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Inspired by the brand's iconic patent-leather shoe, Louboutin's Oeil Vinvyle Luminous Ink Liner is the perfect finish to your eye makeup look.

Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Teal 0.016 oz/ 0.5 mL
Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Teal $22
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Don't be intimidated by liquid eyeliner. This easy-to-use pen has a tip that won't smudge, pull, or run.

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Mainline 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Mainline $21
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We can attest that this liner really does glide when you apply it. With over 30 vibrant shades, this creamy pencil is perfect for blending.

Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner 04 Blue
Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner $12
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Add this to your beach bag. This waterproof mascara really is long-lasting. 

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Caviar Ink 0.1 oz/ 3 g
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Caviar Ink $27
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Practically made for a cat eye, this award-winning eyeliner won't fade all day. 

Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Cuz I'm Black 0.019 oz/ 0.55 mL
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Cuz I'm Black $20
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Rihanna does it again. This pen blends the intensity of a liquid liner with the glide of a gel in one long-wearing, water-resistant formula. 

The Feline Flick Liquid Eyeliner Panther 0.03 oz/ 1 mL
Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick Liquid Eyeliner Panther $30
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This felt-tip pen makes lining eyes a breeze. 

Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil Blitz Brown 0.042 oz/ 1.2 g
Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil Blitz Brown $25
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If you're looking for a bolder color and look, these pencils are for you. Choose from a shimmer or matte finish and pile on for a dramatic smoky eye.

Quickliner for Eyes Intense Intense Plum 0.012 oz/ 0.28 g
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense Intense Plum $18 $17
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Available in 10 rich shades, this quickliner offers a richly pigmented shade instantly. 

Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Cocoa Lacquer 20 0.016 oz/ 0.5 mL
Marc Jacobs Magic Marc'er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Cocoa Lacquer $30
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Looking for a subtle way to punch up your lashes? This pen was inspired by the classic calligraphy pen and is perfect for drawing the finest lines.

Long-Lasting 12 HR Wear Eye Liner 06 Dark Brown
Sephora Collection Long-Lasting 12 HR Wear Eye Liner $12
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This under-$20 option is ultra pigmented and creates strong, long-lasting lines.

Artist Color Pencil: Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil 508 Total Taupe 0.04 oz/ 1.41 g
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil: Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil 508 Total Taupe $18
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This subtle liner is perfect for highlighting your eyes, lips, and brows all at once. 

Sex Kitten Liquid Liner Black 0.047 oz/ 1.4 mL
Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Liner Black $20
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Achieve a bold cat eye look that lasts all day. 

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