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10 Best Budgeproof Eyeliners for Achieving the Perfect Cat Eye

Get that wing right!
10 Best Budgeproof Eyeliners for Achieving the Perfect Cat Eye
IMAGE Benefit, Shiseido, Tom Ford
Get that wing right!

Makeup trends come and go, but a perfectly drawn cat eye is forever en vogue. Take it from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Ariana Grande, who have proven that eyeliner can be an upgrade to your everyday look. The number of ways you can wear your eyeliner is endless! Think graphic shapes on your lids, a smudged lived-in vibe, or even avant-garde—these are looks that you can easily achieve, granted you choose the right liner.

Winged flicks are known to be difficult to achieve—blame it on your unsteady hand or the struggle to find a good formula. But fret not, because ahead, we list 10 of the best eyeliners available on the market that'll make your lined eye dreams come true:

1. Shiseido MicroLiner Ink

This skinny eyeliner delivers highly-pigmented, smudge-proof, and matte formulation. It feels weightless and reacts to your skin's temperature. The formula transforms from solid to liquid when applied, creating a flexible yet precise application on your lids that can last up to 24 hours. It's available in five shades inspired by the ink sticks used in traditional Japanese calligraphy.

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SHISEIDO MicroLiner Ink, price unavailable, SM Megamall

2. Sephora Collection Retract Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

Sephora Collection's Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner has a 4.3-star user review on Sephora.ph; it's loved by its patrons for its budge-resistant color, easy-glide, and creamy texture. It features a built-in sharpener and a smudge tip, making it an all-in-one must-have eyeliner to create your daytime or nighttime look.

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil, P570, Sephora.ph

3. MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner

This liner has remained a top choice amongst makeup artists and it’s not difficult to see why. This kohl pencil deposits intense color especially formulated to provide opaque coverage and has a long staying power. Aside from a sharp flick, you can also use it to create an intense, smokey finish when smudged and blended on the lids.

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MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner, P1450, Lazada

4. Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

Tom Ford's Eye Defining Pen will give you a seductive winged eye with its dual-ended liquid liner formulated in the blackest shade of black. Enjoy smooth, fluid, and precise application using its fine calligraphy tip on one end and a brush on the other.

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TOM FORD Eye Defining Pen, P3250, Adora Greenbelt 5

5. Benefit Roller Liner

If you're after a glide-on, natural-looking fine line to define your eyes, Benefit's Roller Liner is the product to hoard. This matte liquid liner features a fine felt tip that's easy to control as you aim to create sharp lines that won't drag across the lids. It dries almost immediately and lasts for up to 24 hours without fading or smudging!

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BENEFIT Roller Liner, P1460, Central Square Mall

6. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner

This cult-fave liquid liner has kept many beauty lovers satisfied with its long-staying power and promise of ease of use. And with its thin tip, intense pigment, and smooth formula, this pen can help even the rookies achieve the perfect flick without trying too hard.

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STILA Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner, P1150, Rustan's

7. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Here's another cult favorite eyeliner you shouldn't miss out on. Kat Von D's ultra-precise brush tip will make winged liner application feel like a piece of cake. What's more, this vegan liner can give you that iconic cat eye that will stay put all day long, too, with its smudge-resistant formula and highly pigmented hues.

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KAT VON D Tattoo Liner, P1233, Sephora.ph

8. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner is not something you should sleep on, especially if you're after creating a dramatic winged flick that is highly pigmented, applies smoothly like a liquid liner, but has the staying power of gel formula—it's waterproof-, sweat-, and humidity-resistant, too.

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BOBBI BROWN Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, P1950, Rustan's

9. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Get the benefits of a gel pot eyeliner in Marc Jacobs' crayon eyeliner that promises to deliver intense bold color and 12-hour waterproof wear. It boasts of a super malleable formula that helps it glide across your lids, while leaving equal parts of shimmer and matte finish on your eyes. Just remember to work quickly with this product because once it sets, it's budgeproof all day!

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MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, P1530, Sephora.ph

10. Hourglass 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

Perhaps one of the thinnest and softest waterproof gel liner you'll find on the market, Hourglass' 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner offers precise and easy application you can easily rely on when tightlining your lashline or perfecting your winged flicks. It has a creamy formula that stays put all day and resists transfer when worn even all day long.

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HOURGLASS 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner, P1140, Sephora.ph

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