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Listed / 05.06.14

The Ten Best Eyeliner Pencils

An eyeliner for all occasions!

What do baby blues, beautiful browns and gorgeous greens have in common? They all look better a little dressed up. The best eyeliners dress up and more: they create precise lines and definition that lasts the test of time, and can also be smudged for a smokier look. Our comprehensive, research-based list brings you the crème de la crème of pencil eyeliner perfection. Browse through to find neutral, metallic, and bright eyeliners galore and feel free to swipe, smudge and repeat.

Best Eyeliner Pencils - Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear EyelinerPin It!

The Ten Best Eyeliner Pencils

Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, $24

Loved For: An Allure award winning eyeliner, this budgeproof best comes in 9 dramatic shades

Buy at: Nordstrom, Sephora

  • 12-hour
  • Achieves rich, intense color
  • 0.02 oz.
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - MAC M.A.C Powerpoint Eye PencilPin It!

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MAC M.A.C Powerpoint Eye Pencil, $16

Loved For: Giving you the option to choose your finish: metallic, shimmer or matte

Buy at: Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s

  • Long lasting
  • Smudge resistant
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye PencilPin It!

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil, $24

Best For: The benefits of Bobbi’s gel eyeliner in a handy pencil form

Buy at: Nordstrom, Sephora

  • Lasts 12 hours
  • Smudge resistant
  • Sharpener included
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Estee Lauder Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye PencilPin It!

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Estee Lauder Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil, $22

Loved For: This lightweight formula wears for 12 hours, and won’t feather or bleed

Buy at: Nordstrom, Sephora

  • Lasts 12 hours
  • Includes smudging tool
Price: $22Scoring Strength:
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Smashbox ’Always Sharp’ Waterproof Kôhl LinerPin It!

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Smashbox ’Always Sharp’ Waterproof Kôhl Liner, $20

Loved For: This self-sharpening kohl liner gets the coveted seal of approval from Allure

Buy at: Nordstrom, Sephora

  • Self sharpening
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Clinique Quickliner for EyesPin It!

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Clinique Quickliner for Eyes, $15

Best For: This eyeliner is perfect for sensitive skin, needs no sharpening, and has an attached smudger

Buy at: Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue

  • 0.01 oz
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye LinerPin It!

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Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner, $20

Made For: This highly pigmented, waterproof eyeliner is perfect for those looking for a little shimmer

Buy at: BeautyBar, Sephora

  • Self sharpening
  • Long lasting
Price: $20Scoring Strength:
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Make Up For Ever Aqua EyelinerPin It!

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyeliner, $19

Made For: Fans of not just neutrals, but brights like fuchsia and lime

Buy at: Sephora

  • Waterproof
  • Long wearing, fade-proof and smudgeable
  • 0.04 oz.
Price: $19Scoring Strength:
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Sumita Color Contrast EyelinerPin It!

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Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner, $11

Best For: Its highly blendable, easy to apply formula that lasts all day

Buy at: Birchbox.com

  • Long lasting
  • Smudgeable
Price: $11Scoring Strength:
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Best Eyeliner Pencils - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye PencilPin It!

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, $20

Loved For: Having the most in depth selection of colors to choose from

Buy at: Sephora, Macy’s

  • Waterproof
  • Long wearing and blendable
  • 0.04 oz.
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The Ten Best Eyeliner Pencils

An eyeliner for all occasions!

Replay Slideshow
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - MAC M.A.C Powerpoint Eye Pencil
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Estee Lauder Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Smashbox ’Always Sharp’ Waterproof Kôhl Liner
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Clinique Quickliner for Eyes
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyeliner
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner
  • Best Eyeliner Pencils - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
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