Eyeliner can be a tricky thing, and, no, we’re not just talking application-wise. With a variety of kinds to choose from (liquid, gel, pencil, kohl, cake) and a variety of looks you can create with it (winged eye, a pop of color, smoky, natural) the possibilities are endless! With all that decision-making in the way, we’re here to make it a little easier for you guys. We’ve rounded up our favorite eyeliners so that you won’t have to experiment your way to your Holy Grail. Read on and find out our faves!
Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner, P1000, Greenbelt 5
With a specialized applicator that gets this gel liner close to your lash line, you can draw dramatic winged eyes with just a flick of the wrist.
Buy it if…you’re a noob at drawing a winged eye.
Tony Moly Perfect Eyes Long Kinny Gel Pen Liner #1, P498, SM Megamall
Best for girls who can’t be bothered with a separate eye makeup remover, this thin-tipped eyeliner can be washed away easily with soap and water.
Buy it if…you want to spend more time sleeping than removing your makeup.
Etude House Play 101 Pencil, P348, SM Megamall
Not only does this pencil come in a variety of matte, pearly, and glittery colors, you have the option of using it as lipstick and blush, too!
Buy it if…you’re a fan of funky colors all over your face. Hello, glittery cobalt lips!
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen, P740, order from glamourbox.ph
This pencil lives up to its name. Deliciously creamy and blendable when you initially put it on, but once it sets it isn’t going anywhere!
Buy it if…you love lining your lower lash line
Eye of Horus Smokey Eye Goddess Pencil, P990, order from glamourbox.ph
Once you draw your line you have about a minute to blend it out before it sets, after that you’ll get an intense smoky eye that’ll stay artfully smudged for a whopping eight hours.
Buy it if…you’re the fastest makeup blender in the west.
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, P449, department stores
One tip for this gel eyeliner: SAVE THE BRUSH. It’s thin enough to draw the thinnest of lines and you get a new one each time you get a new pot of eyeliner.
Buy it if…you’re on the lookout for a great drugstore option (hint: this one is!).
Happy Skin Eye Am Here to Stay Liquid Eyeliner, P599, Beauty Bar
Formulated with argan oil, this eyeliner helps define your eyes without drying your eyes.
Buy it if…you like a little skincare with your makeup.
Majolica Majorca Linehunter Eyeliner, P650, department stores
Oily lids need not miss out on the liquid eyeliner fun. This one declares itself sebum-proof, which means you won’t be getting panda eyes at the end of the day.
Buy it if…you’re tired of wearing primer. Every. Single. Time.
K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner, P695, Beauty Bar
Don’t let the word tattoo scare you. The tip is so thin, it can draw lines with needle-like precision, instantly upping your eyeliner game.
Buy it if…you want to get a bit experimental with your liner.
Laura Mercier Creme Liner, P995, Rustan's
This liner feels incredibly smooth with its mousse-like texture, but once it dries it’s bulletproof.
Buy it if…you like painting on your eyes. Even if this eyeliner goes on a little wet, it gives you ample time for blending before it finally sets.