15 Eyeliners: Find the Perfect One for You
If eyes are the windows to the soul, then eyeliners are the window sills. But in a sea of pencils, pens and pots, picking the right one for you can be a little overwhelming. So, we’ve matched makeup personalities to eyeliners to help you with your ocular window dressing.
Pencils: The Multitasker
Pencils are perfect for the person who values versatility in their beauty products. The high concentration of pigments found in pencils means, once applied, they can either be left as a hard, singular line or diffused into a softer, smokey look by smudging it with a Q-tip (or a clean finger).
Tip: Rim the upper and lower inner lids for a more dramatic look.
Pots: The Master
Putting on makeup should be fun and what was more fun than painting in elementary-school art class? Potted gel liners require the use of a small makeup brush and your fine motor skills, which means the results can either be dramatic or disastrous. If you’re confident in your hand-eye coordination, a liner brush really does create a big and bold look that can’t be recreated by any other eyeliner type.
Tip: Makes sure the line dries completely before opening your eye to avoid the eyeliner transferring to your eyelid.
Pens: Mover and Shaker
Eyeliner pens are pretty much gel liners in the convenient shape of a pen, which means they’ll give you the same smooth line without any of the hassle of using a brush—the downside is that the size and shape of your line is limited to the shape of the felt tip.
Tip: Use the tip of the pen to make dots in between your lashes for the illusion of an even thicker line.
Get up close and personal with each one of these pencils, pots and pens (and their prices) in the gallery below:
Anna Sui Eye Liner Pencil WP, $20, murale.ca
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $27, sephora.com
Dior Diorshow Art Pen, $32, thebay.com
Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black, $16, sears.ca
ILLAMASQUA Precision Ink in Abyss, $28, thebay.com
IMAN Perfect Eye Pencil in Ebony, $15, sears.ca
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lacquer 24H Gel Liner in Blackest Black, $12, well.ca
Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee, $29, holtrenfrew.com
Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen in Blacquer, $36, sephora.com
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder, $19, maccosmetics.com
Nars Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates, $32. murale.ca
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black 950, $9, well.ca
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, $23. sephora.com
Stila Smudge Pot in Black, $26, murale.ca
Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking – Bold Felt -Tip Eyeliner Pen, $37, sephora.com