Trends come and go but a subtle flick of liquid liner never goes out of style. However, I think every female on earth agrees with me when I say sometimes they can be a real pain. The two most important factors are mastering the technique – run the liner along the top of the lashes, kicking out only when you reach the outer corner of the eye (which we know is far easier said than done) – and finding a formula and applicator that suits you. As long as both sides look the same, you’re good to go. Here’s a list of some of our fav liquid eyeliners.
The felt tip applicator makes Eyeko’s Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner incredibly easy to apply, plus it’s so skinny that you can start small and build up to create the perfect feline flick.
MAC’s much-loved Liquidlast Liner has a great, budge-proof formula – seriously, you’ll need a good eye make-up remover to get it off – and is available in a truly astonishing range of colors.
Excellent value for an excellent product, Maybelline’s Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner does what it says it does, and does it well.
Great for producing the perfect feline flick, the super-fine flexible brush of Bourjois’s classic Eye Liner Pinceau is ideal for perfectionists who demand total accuracy and precision. Plus, the packaging is pleasingly ergonomic.
A true hero product and a make-up bag staple for many, Rimmel’s Exaggerate Eye Liner has an almost foolproof applicator tip which offers optimum control for minimal mistakes.
An industry favourite, Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner has a budge-proof formula and inky black finish. Use the finest brush you can find for perfect precision.
Dior’s Diorshow Art Pen has a fine tip to get right in between the lashes, plus its buildable colour makes it great for a more subtle daytime look. Great for beginners.
Like a calligraphy pen for the eyes, Topshop’s Matte Liner in Soot is easy to use, has a velvet finish and is as affordable as they come.
Urban Decay’s Perversion Fine-Point Eye Pen is a perfectionist’s dream – precise, controlled and highly-pigmented for a flawless finish that lasts all day.
One of the most budge-proof formulas out there, the fully opaque coverage of Illamasqua’s Precision Ink means that after just one swoop of the brush you’re ready to go.