The latest liquid liners that will up your eye makeup game
Get ready to fall in love with liquid eyeliner all over again
By Lucy Adams
marie claire Contributor / February 21 2018
Liquid eyeliner has held a special place in our hearts since cat’s eye flicks were cool (so, forever), even if they demanded the steady hand of a surgeon to make the line straight and even. But today’s upgraded formulas, brushes and designs make liquid liner application easier than ever. So, what are you waiting for? Get in line!
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen Triple Edge
How do you like your eyeliner? Do you jump between wanting something thin, medium or thick? Revlon’s ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen Triple Edge allows you to draw on three levels of thickness with the one product, depending on which edge of the triple-tipped applicator you use.
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Emerald
The thought of wearing green eyeliner may have you a little intimidated, but this jewel-toned option will deliver eye-catching results – and who doesn’t want that?! Still not convinced? Try this: First draw a black line across the lash line, then add your green liner just above it – plus an additional flick at the outer corners. You won’t be sorry.
Dior Diorshow Art Pen Felt-Tip Eyeliner in Catwalk Black
This eyeliner’s gel-like texture makes it easy to draw a line in a single stroke, without tugging. And it comes off cleanly at the end of the day thanks to its rinseable formula.
Too Faced Sketch Marker Eyeliner in Deep Navy
If you feel like taking a break from your everyday black eyeliner, make navy your second in command. Inspired by Japanese calligraphy pens, this Too Faced liquid eyeliner has an inky (and waterproof) formula that makes it easy to glide over your lash line. We’re also big fans of its wet-look finish.
shu uemura calligraph:ink liquid eyeliner pen
You can draw anything from a 0.05mm sharp to 2.0mm bold line with this shu uemura liquid liner. Plus, the formula is waterproof, sweatproof and long-wearing, which gives it three thumbs up from us!
L'Oréal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim Eyeliner in Intense Black
What you’ll love most about this liner is the shape of the packaging, which curves in towards the tip to help you get a better grip. Trust us, it’s a BIG help for ensuring a steady hand.
Urban Decay Razor Sharp Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Retrograde
This eyeliner gets its name from the super sharp line it delivers on your lash line. Retrograde is a dark purple with purple micro-sparkle that looks almost black, but really pops when the light catches it.
Maybelline New York Curvitude™ Liquid Eyeliner
Making life a whole lot easier so you don't have to twist your wrist at an awkward angle in the name of a perfect flick, the Maybelline New York Curvitude™ Liquid Eyeliner is angled towards the tip. Pure genius!
But don't just take our word for it: we recently sent the Maybelline New York Curvitude™ Liquid Eyeliner to our Review Crew® and they awarded it a 4.5 star rating! To find out why they loved it so much, read their reviews.
Now that you have the right tool for the job, check out these winged eyeliner tricks makeup artists swear by.
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Lucy is a beauty, fashion and health journalist, brand consultant and speaker from Sydney, known for her work across a broad array of platforms. Her work has been published in marie claire Australia (for which she was Beauty Director for 9 years), marie claire France, UK, Netherlands, US and China, Women’s Health and The Australia Women’s Weekly. As a journalist, Lucy has interviewed celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Margot Robbie, Aerin Lauder and Miranda Kerr.