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Top 10 Eyeliner Pencils

An eyeliner for all occasions!

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.
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May 6, 2014

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The Rankings


Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

Our Score

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


M.A.C Powerpoint Eye Pencil

Our Score

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


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil

Our Score

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


Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil

Our Score

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


Smashbox ’Always Sharp’ Waterproof Kôhl Liner

Our Score

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


Clinique Quickliner for Eyes

Our Score

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


Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner

Our Score

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


Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyeliner

Our Score

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


Sumita Color Eyeliner Pencil

Our Score

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


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Our Score

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

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