I’m on the hunt for the perfect eyeliner — one that won’t smudge and migrate down under my eyes after a few hours of wearing it. What do you recommend for an eyeliner that stays put all day?
What — you don’t like rocking the panda look? Neither do we. After testing out hundreds of eyeliners, we have a pretty good idea of which ones don’t smudge and which ones to save your money on. Here’s a list of our favorites broken down by category.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil ($19) — Ever since our blogger friend Kelly Gould of Gouldylox Reviews recommended this eyeliner, we can’t get enough. It’s the blackest black you’ll ever see, and it applies as creamy as home-churned butter.
MAC Fluidline ($16) — This little eyeliner pot has long been a favorite of many bloggers and makeup artists, with good reason — you get a precise, matte-velvet finish, with incredible control over how thin or thick you’d like your line to be depending on what brush you use to apply it. While many people opt for a thin liner brush, we opt for a slanted stiff-bristled liner brush like this one.
Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen ($22) — If you love the control of a pencil but want the look of a liquid, this eyeliner is perfect for you. We’ve bought this time and again and are in love with the way you can build it up for a thick cat eye or keep it super thin to look natural against your lashes.
To make any eyeliner last longer, we highly recommend wearing a good eyelid primer, which can help stave off eye makeup melt. Some of our favorites — Too Faced Shadow Insurance, bareminerals Prime Time Primer Shadow and e.l.f. Eyelid Primer.
Let us know what you end up getting, and if you like it as much as we do!