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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Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
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Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

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

M.A.C Powerpoint Eye Pencil

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

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil

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

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Eye Pencil

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

Smashbox ’Always Sharp’ Waterproof Kôhl Liner

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

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes

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

Stila Cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner

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

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyeliner

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

Sumita Color Eyeliner Pencil

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

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

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

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