There’s nothing quite as embarrassing as going out in eyeliner, having a ball and then nipping to the toilet to be faced with major smudging staring back at you. How did this happen? When did I rub my eyes? And most importantly, why did nobody tell me?!
As you obviously can’t trust anyone anymore, I’ve tried eyeliner after eyeliner to compile a list of suitable ‘night out approved’ products, because if you want something doing and all that…
1. Jouer Slim Creme Eyeliner in Matte Brown
The perfect handbag eyeliner, Jouer Cosmetics Slim Crème Eyeliner (in matte brown may I add) is fantastic for smooth application and convenient touch-ups. With a built-in sharpener and super-fine nib, worry no more about blunting or breakages with this mess-free and precise solution. Hands down my favourite thing about it however, is its colour, my go to when I want definition without the heaviness, I find a brown is a nice happy medium – subtle and effective but soft and different.
2. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner in Intense Black
THE best at perfecting my wings, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black draws thin, buildable lines with precise detailing. Highly-pigmented, this jet-black pen has a fine, flexible tip for maximum control with quite honestly an un-natural neatness.
3. Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eyeliner Pencil in Plumeria
A reliable classic, Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil Plumeria is a simple pencil that softly lines, defines and lasts. In a purple burgundy shade, pair with a bold or simple eye look for a sultry, autumnal eye that won’t smudge or bleed with strong winds and the occasional snow shower.
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colour
A makeup bag essential, Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Crème Color is something you need in your life right now, and if you already have it – buy another just in case. Not only an AMAZING eyeliner, it works wonders as an eyeshadow for a wash of long-lasting colour. Made with a smudge-resistant and waterproof formula, I use it as a smoky eye staple and I don’t know how I’d go on without it.
5. Laura Geller Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil in After Midnight
For when I’m feeling a bit fancy, Laura Geller INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil After Midnight is a highly-pigmented black with a pearlescent shimmer. Super soft, it almost glides along the lash or waterline and due to its strong, bold colour, seems to last forever!
6. Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner
One of the best in the (complex) world of eyeliners, Eyeko never let me down. My favourite from the collection however, Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner. A thin, waterproof pen, not only does it last all day and night but it boosts my lashes?! Formulated with WIDELASH™, after using it for around 15 days my lashes looked thicker and even longer which is great as it means I don’t have to rely on false lashes for the rest of my life.