Whether your eyeliner goals include crafting the perfect cat eye or just lasting longer than you do on a night out, finding ‘The One’ is a beauty rite of passage. To fast-forward you to that moment, we’ve rounded up the top eight fool-proof eyeliner formulas, from waterproof and smudge-proof to smoky gels and pigmented pencils, as decided by our BEAUTY BAY customers. Read, bag, then pass on the link. These are the kind of secrets your fellow beauty obsessives need to know about.
Wet n wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner
A liquid eyeliner that glides over the lids for a smooth, long-lasting finish.
“I love this! Such a smooth application, long lasting, doesn’t budge, and the applicator is super flexible and sturdy!” – Yolanda
“Great pigmentation, really easy to use, so affordable and I will be buying again.” – elegg88
Suva Beauty UV Brights Palette
A five-shade, smudge-proof eyeliner palette that’s set to brighten up your eye game.
“Love this, it doesn’t smudge at all, colours are bright and beautiful, perfect for eye liner” – el27
“good value for money- rather than buying 5 single cake liners from suva you get a good range of colours to start with if you want to try graphic liner, really pigmented and super easy to use!” – Annabelle
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner
A pro-level felt tip eyeliner that’s ideal for creating the perfect wing every time.
“Long wearing, blackest black, comfortable to draw , I think I’m a addicted” – Unknown
“I have oily eyelids so a lot of eyeliners end up all but disappearing on me by the end of the day, but this lasts so so well! it’s definitely waterproof, has survived the rain and a good cry session. I can’t fault it, absolutely love it!” – Biff
STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
A highly pigmented liquid eyeliner that offers ultimate control and expert application.
“Fave liner ever, so smooth to apply and lasts the entire day.” – Jenn
“I’ve been searching for a truly matte, easy to apply black eyeliner for ages and I’m so glad I bought this one! The great reviews speak for themselves. It’s easy to apply, quick drying, long-lasting, and with an intense colour perfect for creating sharp, stand-out flicks. Absolutely love it!” – Ffion
By BEAUTY BAY Crayon Eyeliner Metallic Collection Quad
A set of four classic creamy and ultra-dreamy soft eyeliners to define your eyes and create looks that last.
“These liners go on really easily. No tugging and they are really pigmented and a bit of sparkle. They stay put all day too. Really good quality.” – Tracy
“Love these. I now own all of the crayon liners by beauty bay and I love all of them. They are super creamy, very pigmented and ultra long lasting and actually waterproof. They also go amazingly well together with the by beauty bay purple pallete. Would highly recommend.” – Kathy
Linda Hallberg Core Crayon
A multifunctional eyeliner pencil that refuses to budge or smudge.
“This crayon is really dark, smooth and blendable. The best one I’ve tried so far.” – Laila
“Gorgeous liners that are so easy to use and don’t budge! Excellent for waterline and tight-lining! Lasts all day!! Love love love this!!!” – LHFanForLife
Revolution Pro Supreme Black Flick Liner
A black eyeliner pen that enables you to master graphic looks and sharp cat eyes.
“This liner is fantastic value. Cannot fault it at all. Would re-purchase in a heartbeat!” – Laura
“I used to use a liner with a brush tip so it took a little bit of practice with this one as the stick is like a felt tip but so much better and way more accurate! Comes off easy enough when removing makeup but has great staying power when wearing. My eyes can be quite sensitive but this liner is a perfect fit for me!” – George
Maybelline Hyper Precise All Day Liquid Liner
A quick-drying liquid eyeliner that stays put for up to 24(!) hours.
“The best eyeliner I ever got ! The color is mat black and leaves a great look on your eyes. I definitely recommend you to buy this! Has a sharp edge so if you are a beginner helps positioning the line.” – Klerv
“Completely brilliant eyeliner, I use it every day, it’s by far my favorite of all the ones I’ve been able to test” – sososo