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Top 10 Drugstore Liquid Eyeliners

Create The Perfect Cat Eye With Any Of These Top-Rated Liquid Eyeliners

Create The Perfect Cat Eye With Any Of These Top-Rated Liquid Eyeliners

Liquid eyeliner is a makeup bag must-have. With the flick of a wrist, you can instantly transition your look from day to night or channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a classic and chic cat eye. Looking to add a new one to your collection? We’ve got you covered. Using our unique algorithm that bases its selections on top beauty resources, best-selling products, and reviews from the biggest makeup junkies, we’re bringing you a list of the best liquid eyeliners you can buy. With a variety of brush styles, shades, and formulas, there’s a perfect liquid eyeliner for everyone. Bonus: Most of the products on this objective list are celebrity makeup artist favorites and are comparable to expensive, high-end liners. Have we mentioned the best part? You can find each one of these gems on the shelf at your local drugstore, and you won’t have to spend more than $10 for any of them. Score! Opening image: @revlon

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August 28, 2018

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The Rankings


Maybelline New York Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The precision felt tip that allows for ultimate control

BEST FOR: Conquering the winged-liner look


Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The ultra-fine tip that makes it easy to create super skinny lines

BEST FOR: A liner that will last through the longest days


e.l.f. Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Hands down the BEST liquid eyeliner. It's easy to correct mistakes, has a rich color, and glides on amazingly.”

WHY YOU NEED IT: For only $3, you’ll get an eyeliner that’s comparable to high-end department store brands.


L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The highly-pigmented, bold shades

HELPFUL TIP: Try it in a trendy fall shade like wild green or intrepid teal


L'Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Sensitive eyes

USERS SAID: “I have bought liquid eyeliners that cost twice as much and nothing compares to this one! Lasts all day, dark black, easy to use. Beautiful!!”


Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The do-it-all formula—This baby is a liquid liner AND a lash enhancer!

FROM THE EXPERTS: After 4 weeks, over 90% of women saw more luscious, glamorous, and defined lashes.


L'Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible Super Slim Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

BEST FOR: An eyeliner with mega staying power

LOVED FOR: The super thin applicator


NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner

Our Score

BEST FOR: A waterproof liquid liner

USERS SAID: “This is the 3rd time I've bought the NYX Epic Ink Liner—it’s just as good as any high-end felt tip liners I've used, if not better, it's got great pigmentation, and it's easy to use for wings or just plain lined eyes. Highly recommend!”


Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner

Our Score

BEST FOR: Creating the skinniest of lines

FUN FACT: This product is an Allure 'Best of Beauty' award winner.


NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The thin brush tip and matte finish

USERS SAID: “This liner is awesome! It goes on glossy and shiny, then dries matte. it works like a more expensive liner but at a fraction of the price!"

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