The best eye liners, whether gel, pencil or liquid, go on smoothly with no pulling, offer deep, rich colour and best of all they stay in place for the entire day.
With all eye liner pens and pencils you need to apply carefully, and most give you a short amount of time to smudge or adjust before they set in place. All can be removed with normal makeup remover.
1. Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl Liquid Eyeliner Pencil
Charlotte Tilbury’s Rock ‘n’ Kohl Liquid Eyeliner Pencil can give you coverage as deep as you want it so be careful how you apply it as you can end up with bedroom eyes for daytime which may not be quite the look you’re after. Perfect for day if you pay attention and decorative enough to carry around in your bag to add rock chick eyes for evening.
There’s no glitter here, just a pigment rich colour which comes in shades such as Barbarella Brown and Marlene Midnight.
2. By Terry Line Designer
This is a highly pigmented, waterproof liquid eye liner that goes on as thin or as thick as you want it to and stays all day. So create the look you want and then you just take it off at the end of the day.
It’s also available (as well as black) in light brown, purple, turquoise and deep indigo.
3. Wander Beauty Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Available in Smokey Black, Bronzed Brown and Indigo, Wander Beauty’s Gel Eyeliner Pencil glides on smoothly and lasts all day. It’s also reasonably priced compared with some others.
4. Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense
This is an all time favourite of mine. It comes in twelve colours from black to aubergine, amethyst, ivy and clove, goes on very smoothly then you can use the smudger at the other end to create the look you want. And yes, again it lasts all day.
5. Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon
Don’t look for this in your normal cosmetic store. Currently Marc Jacobs cosmetics are currently exclusive to Harrods. But as the service is excellent and the packaging dreamy treat yourself.
These are waterproof ‘gel pot in a pencil’ eyeliners that go on like a dream and stay in place. Most have a slight shimmer. Choose from colours such as Brownout, Peridot, Navy Noir. With 21 colours to choose from and no need to sharpen them ever this may yet become your favourite eye liner.