PSA: You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to in order to get a quality eyeliner (though if you want to, that’s totally your prerogative!). In fact, your local drugstore stocks an insanely good array of outstanding liners that cost only as much as your morning latte. From thin microbrushes to thick flexible tips and creamy kohls, there is an option out there for you that is both easy to apply and perfectly accentuating. So if you've sworn off sinking money into your cosmetic bag, think again. Check out the top 10 drugstore eyeliners and stash some of that hard-earned money away for a rainy day.
March 27, 2017
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Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
This brush and pot pair turns your lid into the canvas and you into the artist. Reviewers with oily lids particularly love this formulation for its staying power. Pile on as much or as little as you like with the brush—you’re in total control.
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil
WHO IT'S FOR: If you like a subtle smudge, Revlon’s pencil is the one to add to your makeup bag. It’s been a mainstay for years, and for good reason: It glides on easily and the waterproof formula stands up to smearing—and even humidity.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW: This eyeliner is in it for the long haul, lasting up to 24 hours with no blemishes.
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner
Rimmel’s smooth and creamy kohl pencil is a strong drugstore buy for easy wearing, everyday intense color. Waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, heat-proof, humidity-proof and appropriate for sensitive eyes, it’s no wonder it’s an industry bestseller.
L'Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
Reach for L’Oreal’s felt tip liner when you want a classic cat eye. Its felt tip is pretty foolproof and great for liquid liner novices. Since it’s not waterproof, it’s easy to correct mistakes, not to mention a piece of cake to remove at the end of the day.
Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner
The brush on this liquid liner has a nice amount of give, so it won’t tug or drag along your lashline upon application while still delivering a sharp, thin line.
Almay Liquid Eyeliner
Almay comes in ahead of the pack with a formula that promises 16 hours of wear and zero irritate. The liquid is stored in an “inkwell” which ensures the tip applicator picks up fresh pigment each time you go to define your eyes, resulting in an opaque line that just won’t quit.
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