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Top 10 Colored Eyeliners

The Best Colored Eyeliner For Mastering Any Eye Look

The Best Colored Eyeliner For Mastering Any Eye Look

What we love most about makeup is that it’s fun, and now that colored eyeliners have staged a comeback, we’re pumped! With spring here, we can put away our beloved dark hues and calming neutral shades in favor of these eye-catching bright and vivid colors! We found the Top 10 colored eyeliners by using our data-driven algorithm (of course) and you can bet we’re going to try them all. The entire spectrum of the rainbow is on display with these luxe eyeliners, all in effortless and smooth formulas. Created in metallic, glitter, and matte finishes, you can mix and match these highly pigmented eyeliners from now until the end of summer. Whether you choose rock ‘n’ roll gunmetal, pink glitter, or bright turquoise, you’re going to look knockout gorgeous when you try these on (and by that, we mean even more than usual!). So pick your favorite color and be bold this season! Opening image: sephora.com

Love our 10 Best Colored Eyeliners? Check out our 10 Best Illuminating Primers for more top-ranked finds!

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April 12, 2019

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The Rankings


Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil: Eye, Lip & Brow Pencil

Our Score

BEST FOR: One multitasking pencil that covers all your beauty needs

USERS SAID: “It looked amazing. Since the formula is super creamy, it’s easy to manipulate in order to get the result you want, and it’s super pigmented. I also love that it’s matte for many reasons: it’s wearable as an everyday brow product, perfect for faux freckles, and long-wearing on the lips.”


Colourpop BFF Liquid Liner

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: The ultra-fine felt tip makes application effortless and versatile. Whether you want a full cat eye or prefer something a little more subtle, you have the power to change it up.

FUN FACT: This liquid formula is vegan and cruelty-free.


NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Eye Pencil

Our Score

BEST FOR: Punchy, smearproof colors

WHY YOU NEED IT: The silky soft formula makes this slide-on eye pencil so comfortable to wear and apply. It’s the easiest and smoothest way to get extreme, waterproof color.


Lancome DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL Longwear Eyeliner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The beautifully rich pigmented color that lasts all day (even on oily skin!) is at the top of the long list of things users love about this liquid-pencil eyeliner.

HELPFUL TIP: If you want to create a sultry, smoky look, smudge the line immediately after application.


Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner

Our Score

ABOUT THE BRAND: “Beauty Uncomplicated...SEPHORA COLLECTION is about formulas that really deliver, paired with bite-sized bits of Sephora expertise that make all those options less overwhelming. ”

COMPLETE THE LOOK: The luminous and intense colors pair perfectly with these top beauty and skincare picks from our staff.


Ulta Automatic Eye Liner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Adding a bit of drama to your look

WHAT IT DOES: The pointed tip (that never needs to be sharpened) of this easy gliding eyeliner provides precise application of a smooth, waterproof formula that lasts all day.


NYX Professional Makeup Mechanical Eye Pencil

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This applies super easily, very creamy, with bright light visible color on the water line and it STAYED...I am about to order two more.”

WHY YOU NEED IT: It’s hard to pass up a good deal, especially when the product is this good. Stock up on this moisturizing eye pencil for gorgeous eyes at such an affordable price.


Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Users love the quality ingredients, easy texture, and how well it holds up in crazy hot and humid climates.

COMPLETE THE LOOK: Complement your gorgeous eyes with freshly flushed cheeks thanks to these airy liquid blushes.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Trying on all colors of the rainbow

FUN FACT: This gel eyeliner is cruelty-free and made without parabens or sulfates.


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Our Score

WHAT IT DOES: This waterproof formula is created with 50% moisturizing ingredients for a smooth, creamy application and long-lasting stay.

USERS SAID: "Deviant is an electric blue 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. UD makes such awesome pencils. There [are] so many colors to choose from. They last a very long time and never seem to dry out. I highly recommend all of these pencils. I have a lot of these in my make up collection. [...]"

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