It doesn’t get much more classic in the makeup world than a crisp, clean-edged cat eye. It’s a go-to for many of us that may not have time for a full-on eye makeup look, but still want a little something extra. Since achieving that flawless swoop takes not only surgeon-like dexterity, but also the right equipment, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite liners that are sure to give you that envy-inducing WOW factor.
A make-up bag wouldn’t be complete without the addition of a great liquid liner. If you’re new to the use of a liquid, consider The Curve by NYX the best intro ever. With its ergonomic design that fits seamlessly into the hand, application couldn’t be more effortless. ($15, Drugstore.com)
If you’ve used Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara, you can probably imagine how amazing their eyeliner is. Not only does this liner come in pen form with a flex tip for easier application, it’s also completely waterproof – lasting up to 24 hours without smudging. Available in 5 colours. ($24, Sephora.com)
Revlon’s ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner is my go to for all-day wear with minimal drying time. One of my favorite aspects about this product is its versatility. Wear your line thick or thin, or even play with various colors and shapes on the eye for a bit of an edge. ($5.99, Target.com)
For an eyeliner that offers the ease of a pencil and the sharpness of a liquid, Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Liner is hands down one of the best. This creamy formula is not only water-resistant, but also offers a rich, dark hue that will last from work through happy hour drinks. Use with an angled brush for the perfect line. ($28, Illamasqua.com)
L’Oreal Paris’ Infallible makeup products are among the best drugstore items I’ve ever used, and their Silkissime Eyeliner is no exception. The formula lasts up to 16 hours, and glides on smoothly to easily create an even line. With a price point at $8.99, and department store quality, this liner is definitely a must try. ($8.99, Target.com)