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BEST EYELINER: TRUST US, YOU’RE GONNA NEED THESE

BEST EYELINER: TRUST US, YOU’RE GONNA NEED THESE

As they say, never ask a girl with winged eyeliner why she’s late. Also, never ask a girl how many eyeliners she’s tried before finding the perfect one. We’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to: this is our guide to the best eyeliner. Ever.

We know the hunt for the best eyeliner is hard (trust us, we’ve been looking for years), but we reckon we’ve narrowed the options down to the top 10. After all our hard work, it’s only fair that we share the fruit of our labours with you, so keep scrollin’ for our list, whether you’re after the best waterproof mascara or a failsafe liquid eyeliner.

10 of the Best Eyeliners

  1. Eyeko Eyeliner
  2. L’Oréal Paris Eyeliner
  3. Benefit Eyeliner
  4. Sleek Eyeliner
  5. NYX Eyeliner
  6. BBB London Eyeliner
  7. Illamasqua Eyeliner
  8. Ardell Eyeliner
  9. Chantecaille Eyeliner
  10. Stila Eyeliner

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You’ve got the lineup, now it’s time to read our eyeliner reviews before you decide which one to add-to-bag first.

  1. EYEKO SKINNY LIQUID EYELINER
    £16.00 Buy now with HQhair

    EYEKO SKINNY LIQUID EYELINER

    When you say eyeliner, we think Eyeko. The two go hand-in-hand. Cult favourite eye makeup brand Eyeko absolutely kills it when it comes to a longwearing eyeliner that’s gonna apply easily, is highly pigmented, and is totally cruelty-free.

    Our Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner review is gonna shout about the great pen nib shaped applicator that doesn’t dry out for months (is there anything more annoying than an applicator that dries out after a couple of weeks? Can you not.). At the same time, it’s also Paraben-free.

    We also love that the formula’s incredibly moisturising, thanks to it utilising Sodium Hyaluronate. Super sassy eyeliner flicks and great skin? We’re so here for it. Lookin’ for makeup products to compliment your new fave eyeliner? Read our guide to the best mascaras, featuring Eyeko obvs.

    Want more of where this came from? Read our guide to the best Eyeko products, including their mascara and brow gel too.

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  2. L'ORÉAL PARIS SUPER LINER PERFECT SLIM EYELINER
    £6.99 Buy now with HQhair

    L'ORÉAL PARIS SUPER LINER PERFECT SLIM EYELINER

    If we were to sum up the parisian makeup look we’d love to replicate, it’s gonna be winged liner paired with a red lip. It’s no surprise that french makeup brand L’Oréal Paris have absolutely nailed the perfect black eyeliner pen.

    Perfect for travelling, this slimline eyeliner pen draws a pigmented line, and can easily be adjusted by simply pressing harder or applying less pressure.

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  3. BENEFIT BADGAL WATERPROOF EYELINER
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    BENEFIT BADGAL WATERPROOF EYELINER

    If you’re after the best waterproof eyeliner, then we think we might just have found your new holy grail. Benefit Cosmetics have been a go-to forever when it comes to makeup essentials, so it’s no surprise that one of their eyeliners would make our top ten.

    A smokey kohl, this is the best eyeliner pencil if you’re after an extra black formula that’s incredibly versatile. Coming with a smudging sponge at the opposite end, this is perf’ for creating a smokey eye with hardly any products at all.

    Wanna have the best Benefit collection of ’em all? Read our guide to the best Benefit mascara.

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  4. SLEEK MAKEUP LIFEPROOF 12 HOUR WEAR EYELINER
    £4.99 Buy now with HQhair

    SLEEK MAKEUP LIFEPROOF 12 HOUR WEAR EYELINER

    Did someone say 12 hour wear? This is the best eyeliner pencil for highly pigmented color in multiple shades – let’s get a hell yeah. From hot pink to blue eyeliner, we’re so into the shade range that adds a lil colour to a makeup essential.

    Both easy to apply and blend, add this to your makeup stash if you’re after a longlasting eyeliner that’s under a fiver.

    Now you know the eyeliner to get, it’s time to look at updatin’ the rest of your haul. Have a peek at our guide to the best Sleek products you need to try RN.

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  5. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP JUMBO EYE PENCIL
    £5.50 Buy now with HQhair

    NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP JUMBO EYE PENCIL

    We couldn’t do a write up for the best eyeliners without including our fave NYX makeup.

    This chubby eyeliner pencil is a must if you wanna create a smokey eye. Its super creamy formula is easy to apply. Just draw along the upper lash line – you can be messy, no need for it to be neat – then blend out either with your fingers or an eyeshadow makeup brush for a highly-pigmented smokey look. Layer up for a more intense look.

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  6. BBB LONDON SMOKEY KAJAL EYELINER
    £16.00 Buy now with HQhair

    BBB LONDON SMOKEY KAJAL EYELINER

    One of the best brown eyeliners on the market, this BBB London liner is a super creamy formula that glides onto skin with no tugging at all. Blend quickly before it dries to create a super longwearing eye makeup look that will last all day.

    Plus, this eyeliner pencil comes with an in-built smudger on the opposite end, meaning it’s super easy to create a smokey eye makeup look.

    Want to know more about the brand? Read our Blink Brow Bar reviews.

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  7. ILLAMASQUA PRECISION GEL LINER
    £21.00 Buy now with HQhair

    ILLAMASQUA PRECISION GEL LINER

    We know you’ve already added our best Illamasqua products blog post to your bookmarks, but we wanna give this one a shout out all on its own. One of the best gel eyeliners we’ve ever used, the Precision Gel Liner is loved by MUAs worldwide.

    Using an angled brush, pick up the product and apply to the lash line for an incredibly pigmented wing that won’t budge until you use makeup remover at the end of the day. If you get in there before it dries, smudge out to create an intense smokey eye with minimum effort.

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  8. ARDELL WANNA GET LUCKY GEL LINER
    £6.99 Buy now with HQhair

    ARDELL WANNA GET LUCKY GEL LINER

    We know we gave Ardell a mention recently in our party makeup looks roundup, but this gel eyeliner is a go to for those who love a gel product but don’t have the time to use a gel pot and makeup brush.

    Amazing for those on-the-go, this travel-friendly eye makeup comes with a sharpener in the lid meaning you can create a razor sharp wing without any of the stress.

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  9. CHANTECAILLE LES PERLES LIQUID LINER
    £36.00 Buy now with HQhair

    CHANTECAILLE LES PERLES LIQUID LINER

    If you’re after the best luxury eyeliner, then Chantecaille have got your back. Housed in luxe silver packaging, this is an incredibly pigmented blue eyeliner that’ll stay in place all day, and then some.

    Completely paraben and cruelty-free, this the best liquid eyeliner with no guilt attached. Beauty bae, guaranteed.

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  10. STILA SMUDGE KAJAL EYELINER
    £15.00 Buy now with HQhair

    STILA SMUDGE KAJAL EYELINER

    A soft, creamy formula, this kajal eyeliner by Stila is the perf’ addition to anyone’s makeup collection. Available in four shades ranging from a peachy pink to an intense black, these pencil eyeliners are great for creating a smoked out line.

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