Eyeliners are a basic necessity for any woman who wants to make her eyes appear bigger, bolder, more dramatic, or who simply wants to make her eyes stand out. With the vast variety of eyeliners in the market today, the decision making process can be quite tricky. But first, what kinds of eyeliners are the best? From pencil to liquid to gel, there truly are a lot of options to choose from.
Best Eyeliner Pencil
Eyeliner pencils are perfect for creating a soft look, but they have just as much potential to create the perfect edgy look. Pencils are best used for the lower lashes and the waterline, which is something liquid or gel liners should not be used for. Should you choose to invest in a pencil eyeliner, the best one all around is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil. The pencil is creamy and glides effortlessly and truly does stay put and doesn't budge until you are ready to remove it. It is excellent for enduring hot and humid climates.
Best Luxury Liquid Eyeliner
Liquid Eyeliners are an absolute must to create the dramatic but classy look so many women wish to achieve. Think Cleopatra and Audrey Hepburn, how would they be able enchant us without their elegantly dark rimmed eyes? The best liquid eyeliner overall is the Guerlain 'Divinora' Liquid Eyeliner. Not only does the bottle captivate you with it's unique charm, but it comes with a magic wand-- the golden brush applicator. The brush is designed like a calligraphy tool for the ultimate precision, it is thin enough to fill in the tiny spaces between your lashes, and smooth enough to add layers of the perfect black liquid to achieve a flawless application.
Best Gel Liner
Days of the dreaded raccoon eyes are gone thanks to gel liners. Gel Liners are the innovative alternative to the traditional powder liners that glide on smoothly and stay put until you voluntarily remove them. Although gel liners need to be applied with a brush, you will get the hang of drawing your lines especially when you see the liquid-liner results but the easier kohl-pencil like application. The best all around gel eye liner is the Stila Smudge Pots. This adorable little pot duos as an eyeliner and a shadow, so it is sublime for creating the show stopping smokey-eyed look. Just apply Stila's Kitten shade (a nude pink shimmer) to line the entire eye and highlight under the brow bone, then dab the soft Black Cat over your lids, and finally line the eye with the inky Black shade.