Whether you’re a fan of a bold cat eye look, or more partial to just lining the waterline, eyeliner is a staple in many a beauty bag across the world. It’s National Eyeliner Day today, Wednesday 29 July, so we’ve pulled together five of the best eyeliners that will elevate any beauty look.
1. The liquid
Many a makeup-lover’s biggest fear is the liquid eyeliner, or rather, the botched application of a liquid liner. Despite striking fear in the hearts of everyone, everywhere, nothing will ever come close to the crisp line from a liquid liner – guess we’ll have to keep practising!
Check this one out: Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid eyeliner $34, sephora.com.au
Feeling festive?: Lush liquid eyeliner in ‘Venus’ $30, lush.com.au
2. The pen
Liquid eyeliner’s friendlier, more user-friendly cousin is the pen liner. With a similar formula but an easier applicator, ‘felt-tip’ liners are perfect for creating precision lines in no time at all.
Our go-to: KVD Vegan Beauty tattoo liner $30, sephora.com.au
Another favourite: Benefit roller liner $24, Myer
3. The gel
This one calls for a steady hand! Gel liners, when applied with a flat-tip brush, can create beautiful lines that glide onto the skin and don’t budge – until you want them to, of course!
For a matte look: Anastasia Beverly Hills waterproof crème colour $35, mecca.com.au
No need for a brush: Hourglass mechanical gel liner $29, Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica
4. The pencil
The eyeliner pencil is perfect for creating a smudged or smokey eyeliner look, and can also be used for lining tight around the waterline. A true hero of the makeup bag, a kohl eyeliner pencil is a must-have. Line the waterline with a white pencil to make your eyes pop.
For the ultimate smokey eye: Flower Beauty ‘that’s so kohl!’ eyeliner $9.99, Chemist Warehouse
To make the eyes pop: Fenty Beauty flypencil in ‘bad bride’ $33, sephora.com.au
5. The stamp
Relatively new to the beauty world, eyeliner stamps and stickers have been gaining popularity amongst those who don’t possess a steady hand (me), or those who aren’t confident in the application of a crisp wing (also me). Simply stamp or stick on the wing where you want it, fill it in, and go!
One to try: Haus Laboratories eye armor kit $53, hauslabs.com
For a more colourful look: The Quick Flick eyeliner stamp in ‘pink wink’ $35, thequickflick.com.au