EYELINER 101: The Best Liquid, Pencil, and Gel/Cream Eye Liners [Comprehensive Shopping Guide]

This post is for anyone who has previously asked me the question, "What eyeliners are the best?"As many of you very well know, my favorite makeup products to try are foundations, eyeliners, and nail polishes. So it should come to no surprise that this comprehensive shopping guide is thorough, with lots of options! I love variety, whether it is in finish, color, or texture.. don't we all? I hope you find the reviews helpful, text breakdowns of Top 3 at the end! Enjoy :)

Eyeliners Reviewed:
Lancome Artliner in Noir
Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Liner
MUFE Aqua Liner Waterproof Liquid in Navy
Stila Sparkle Liquid Liner in Electric [and for those asking, the Stila All-Day Pen liner smudges on me]
Lancome Waterproof Artliner in Beach Bum
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner in Woodstock
Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Waterproof Pencils
Lancome Kohl in Love Pencils in Chocolate Affair, Deepwater Blue, and Jade Crush
Chanel Stylo Yeux Long-Lasting Waterproof Pencil in Rose Platine [DCed]
MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner Pencil in Undercurrent
THREE Flash Performance Eyeliner Pencil in 8
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils in Gold [LE]
Inglot AMC Matte Eye Liner Gels in 90 and 77

Makeup Worn:
YSL Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
Cle de Peau Powder Foundation in O20
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil in Natural Grey
Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
Burberry Eye Shadow in Dark Sable
MAC Eyeshadows - Blanc Type and Era
Lancome Color Design Infinite 24H Eye Shadows - Tremendous Turquoise & Boundless Blue
Lancome Artliner in Noir and Hypnose Drama WP Mascara
Tom Ford Lip Colour Shine Lipstick in Quiver

Zoya Pixie Dust in Vespa

Soft Joie from HauteLook


  1. Love this video! I already use bobbi brown gel liner but have started wearing liquids everyday so will have to try the Lancome. I love their products usually but have never thought to try artliner!

  2. Rae, do you use the Giorgio Armani Waterproof Pencils for tightlining as well? And if you do, do you get transfer on your lower lids?

  3. Hi Rae!

    I was wondering, do you ever "tightline" your eyes? I like how tightlining makes my upper lashline look so much fuller, but I have yet to find a pencil eyeliner that doesn't smudge on me throughout the day. Do you think the Armani or the Lancome pencils will hold up?



  4. Hi Rae,

    Thanks for uploading another very very informative video. I'm going to try Lancome Artliner and armani water proof pencil liner. :D
    You look absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Thank you!!!

  5. Very informative & comprehensive video! What kind of makeup remover works best for waterproof makeup? Thank you!

  6. Hi Rae!!
    thanks for uploading this video! I've been into eye liners lately..
    have you tried the Clio eye liners before? they are so good! But I believe they only available in Asia ..

    Btw, I'm having a giveaway in my blog now celebrating my 2 years of blogging. ;)
    thank you! x

  7. are you wearing falsies in this video? Which ones? LOVE YOU BLOG!! :)

    1. I'd love to know as well!! If those are her real lashes, I'm amazed. It looks so nice. Rae, I hope you respond. =)

    2. I'm wearing Ardell Wispies, wear 'em all the time. I only rotate between a few lash styles!

  8. Hey can you take a pic of your wrist's tattoo? It looks so nice!!!!

  9. Hi Rae!

    I'm an avid reader and follower of your blog from Indonesia even though I never comment. I would like to ask you recommendation on liquid eyeliner. 

    I'm an Asian girl with mono lid and a oily eyelids. All along I have been using mac liquid lash eyeliner, which has a pretty good staying power on my lids (almost all day with a little bit of smudging of course). Could you recommend me the eyeliner that you think is good from me? Thank you so much and have good day. 

  10. Have you ever noticed how often you say "I DO think that..."? Thanks for the reviews! I only seem to have oily skin around my eyes, which is weird, so I get a lot of migration at the corners of my eyes. Smashboxx's liquid liner has been my jam for years because I love the color payoff and felt tip applicator best, but the corners definitely fade too often for someone who loves her winged eyeliner! This was really helpful. I'm going to try out the Mac gel eyeliner and probably some of those liquids soon.


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