9 elite liquid eyeliners we highly recommend
Honest reviews, straight from liner lovers
By Team BeautyCrew
May 26 2021
Oh liquid liner, how we love you. There’s just something about the inky finish and razor sharp edge that a liquid formula offers that sets it apart from its pencil and gel liner counterparts.
Generally the tool of choice for the more advanced eyeliner fans, and a must-have for anyone who loves a winged moment, liquid eyeliner (when done right) can create the most striking of eye makeup looks.
But besides mastering the technique (read up on all our expert tips here), your product of choice definitely holds the power to make or break the end result.
So, since a wonky, smudged liquid line is never a good look, we’ve pulled together a list of the cream of the jet-black crop...
Australis Make Me Matte Liquid Eyeliner
A matte, vegan-friendly formula that allows for mess-free application every time, you can trust it'll stay put for hours on end; not bad for that bargain price.
Charlotte Tilbury The Feline Flick Liquid Eyeliner
Any liner that graces Megan Fox's lids is no doubt a winner; her feline flicks are flawless every damn time. Well, Charlotte Tilbury just revealed that this is the very jet-black felt tip pen she uses to create Fox's crisp, clean wings.
Maybelline New York Eye Studio® Master Precise™ Liquid Liner
When precision is required, reach for this liquid liner. Its ultra-fine tip is easy to control and allows you to place your liner super close to the lashline.
Rimmel London Glam’ Eyes Professional Liquid Liner
A great drugstore buy, this liquid eyeliner has a fine brush applicator and a transfer-resistant formula that locks your liner look in for the long haul.
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
You can create both thin and thick lines with this liquid formula, and it comes in a brown shade for a soft, everyday look, or a richly-pigmented black for a striking finish.
Tarte Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner
Both ends of this eyeliner are winners, but if it’s a liquid liner formula you’re after, you’ll love how smoothly this one goes on without tugging, as well as the semi-matte finish it dries down to.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Eyeliner
The quick-drying, long-lasting formula is richly pigmented and matte, making it a perfect choice for creating bold eye makeup looks. The thin brush also makes it easy to apply a precise, fine line in one stroke.
The Quick Flick
With a precision tip for lining the eye on one end and a wing-shaped stamp that ensures you nail the feline flick every time (on both sides!) on the other, this is no doubt the easiest eyeliner you'll ever use.
L’Oréal Paris SuperLiner Perfect Slim Eyeliner
This formula is the perfect choice for liquid liner newbies; the slim, flexible tip lets you get nice and close to the lashline and makes the application experience a total breeze. Oh, and did we mention it's pigmented as hell?