Like all beauty buys, eyeliner pencils can be hit or miss — some may go on great, but hours later, disappear or smudge. Then there are those that never quite give you the clean, crisp line you’re looking for. Wearing a “miss” can make eye contact uncomfortable because you're never really sure what kind of mess is on your face. To avoid uncomfortable scenarios such as that, check out 5 lining pencils we've come to love — and trust to deliver amazing results hour after hour!
BENEFIT COSMETICS INSTANT GLAMIFICATION
This liner stays put all day, and works perfectly for smokey eyes — because even the intentional smudging stays put! It won't surprise you when you see your reflection in the mirror half-way through the day, and you won't have to worry about constantly wiping with your finger in fear of evolving into "raccoon eyes".
CHANEL STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF LONG-LASTING EYELINER
Hands down, one of the best eyeliner pencils on the market. If you’re willing to drop around $32, and are in search of the perfect liner, then this is your golden ticket. It goes on smooth and gives an extremely clean line. It stays put all day and doesn’t smudge. To top it off, there is a built in sharpener, so you can sharpen the pencil on the go! Buy it here!
STILA SMUDGE STICK WATERPROOF EYE LINER
A great eyeliner at a good price. It goes on sharp, and stays that way for most of the day. The smudge stick works really well, though occasionally, we did notice an unintentional smudge at the end of a long day — but we didn't lose any sleep over it. Buy it here!
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY SKYLINER HIGHLINER
Marc Jacobs Beauty's gel liners have a soft, crayon tip, and glide on clean and effortlessly. They don't smudge or fade and if you’re looking for a low maintenance product that achieves a dramatic, intense line, this eyeliner is for you. Buy it here!
COVERGIRL QUEEN COLLECTION EYELINER
A nice eyeliner at a great price point. It draws on smooth and has some serious staying power. It delivers a flawless line that won't let you down and comes in a collection of vivid colors. Plus, it's affordable enough that you can splurge on more than one! Buy it here!
JORDANA EASYLINER FOR EYES
A great budget-friendly find that delivers results beyond its modest price point. It creates a nice line on the upper lid that won't budge or disappear as you go about your day, and unlike a lot of eyeliners, you don’t have to worry about this smudging. Buy it here!