What's the best liquid eyeliner money can buy? Well, we're about to fill you in, because we've narrowed down the best liquid eyeliners of 2016.
Liquid eyeliner is most definitely a make-up essential in the LOOK office; it has the power to make eyes look wider, sexier and more awake – it’s magic! Which is exactly why we’ve taken the time to round up our top 10 eyeliners; whether you’re after the best waterproof liquid eyeliner or the best liquid eyeliner pen, it’s all here in our edit.
And don’t worry if you’re just getting started – we’ve narrowed down the best liquid eyeliners for beginners, too, to help you get started.
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But then comes that burning question: How to apply liquid eyeliner? Well, with different formulas such as kohl pencil, gel, pens or liquid, and a number of colours to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. But if you’re trying to recreate a cat flick, or want to frame your eyes with a super slim line, then liquid eyeliner will give you the freedom to get creative.
Still worried your unsteady hand will result in a wobbly line? Well, worry no more. Many applicators are now much thicker, allowing for ease of use and highly pigmented colour.
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If you’re looking for a liquid eyeliner for beginners, L’Oreal’s Superliner Perfect Slim and Benefit’s Push-Up Liner pen have made applying seriously simple. And if you’re still after that perfectly precise cat-eye, try our secret cheat; hold a credit card up to the outer corner of your eye and angle it up towards the end of your eyebrow. Draw a dot where you want your liner to begin and end, and join them up using the card as a guide.
If you’re after something a bit more fun, there’s a ton of coloured liners on the market to choose from too. From matte to glossy, they’re something different from your everyday black, and with the upcoming festival season, they’ll make the perfect addition to your summertime makeup bag.
So whether you want flirty feline flicks or colour-pop peepers, have a browse of our gallery for the very best on the high street – there’s no excuse not to get arty with your eyes. Get clicking to find you new BFF eyeliner, right here right now!
NARS Eyeliner Stylo, £20.50
This super pigmented pen gives a perfect sweep of colour that lasts all day
MAC Liquidlast Liner, £16
This non-smudge, long-lasting eyeliner comes with a precise brush for super smooth application, which means you can't go wrong with putting it on…
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner, £5.99
This ultra thin brush means you’ll never mess up your liquid eyeliner again… Score!
Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Liner, £5.29
This affordable classic is a firm favourite in the LOOK office, thanks to its super inky result and easy-to-control nib.
Tarte Tartiest Double Take Eyeliner, £18
Why is everyone talking about Tarte's liquid eyeliner right now? Well, because it has a waterproof eye pencil on one end and a waterproof liquid liner on the other… Double the function, double the fun! Even better, the liquid liner glides on and leaves you with a velvety smooth flick that you can really be proud of.
L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim, £6.99
This inky black shade works a treat for defining the lashline, the spongy nib is flexible enough to glide along your eyes for a smooth flick.
Ciate London Chisel Eyeliner, £16
This clever eyeliner gives you a ready-made flick thanks to it's slanted, chisel-shaped tip. The formula is long-wearing and won't smudge or fade throughout the day.
Sisley So Intense Liner, £39
This super easy to use felt tip pen is perfect for creating a feline cat flick. Plus, it's rub resistant and doesn't flake! We're sold.
Korres Liquid Eyeliner Minerals, £11
This liner is formulated with tonic volcanic minerals, giving you the blackest of black liner. The liner brush is easy to control and the liquid dries in quick fast time, so no more fiddling around trying to achieve the perfect flick.
Dior Addict It-Line The Classic Signature Flick, £25.50
Dior’s luxe liner gives a gorgeous glossy line that is super glam, swipe it on for a night out to amp up your peepers.
Benefit They’re Real! Push Up liner, £18.50
Gel liner made easy! This pen comes with a plastic tib that hugs the lashline for a flawless flick.
Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner Pen, £6
The felt tip applicator of this eyeliner pen makes for a super sturdy one-stroke application. Control the pen to create either a fine wing or a thick, dramatic liner.