5 best eyeliners to try
Amplify your eye colour and create a glamorous gaze with these must-have liners
By Aimée Leabon
Maria Claire Contributor / April 11 2016
From a classic wing to the graphic interpretations seen on A-Listers and the international runways, eyeliner always makes a chic statement. “What was once a red carpet staple is now a cool girl go-to look,” explains makeup artist Elsa Morgan. “Celebrities like Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie wear it in some form every day – it’s no longer reserved for special occasions.” Here are five of our favourite eyeliners that are a cinch to use.
Maybelline New York Master Kajal Khôl Liner in Pitch Black
Khôl liner is “great for smudging along the inner rim or lash line”, says Morgan. “These are the easiest to apply and you can move the liner around with the pad of your finger.”
L’Oréal Paris SuperLiner Perfect Slim Eyeliner in Intense Black
The fine felt tip is perfect for precise definition when you’re on the go. “This is great to throw in your handbag,” says makeup artist Elsa Morgan. “The pen glides along your lash line and you can do a feline flick easily.”
Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner in Electric Blue
Coloured liner was a fixture at fashion shows and this bold hue intensifies blue eyes. “Choose a liner that is the same colour as your iris, or use a contrast colour to make them pop,” suggests Morgan.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow + Liner in Smokey Topaz
Apply gels quickly – once they set, they won’t budge. “Gels give the most control when applied with a brush and are generally waterproof – perfect for lining the waterline,” says Morgan.