These are the best eyeliners of all time (according to online reviews)

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A sharp eyeliner flick is one of beauty’s best weapons.

And if you want your wing to be as crisp and pigmented as possible, you’ll not only need an easy-to-apply eyeliner, but one that stays put too.

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Such a thing is hard to find, so to help narrow down your search, we’ve compiled the eight best eyeliners from this years Best In Beauty Awards.

Each racking up a healthy amount of votes and sitting within different price brackets (from Mecca to Priceline), go forth and find your match…


Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner

Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner 

With eight (yes eight!!) Best In Beauty accolades under its belt, this Priceline favourite is the go-to for liquid liner lovers who don’t want to pay a fortune to get their flick on. 

As someone with hooded eyes, I have struggled to find an eyeliner that I am able to use, that won’t smudge and can actually enhance my eyes. But I have finally found it! The thin bristle really helps me get close to my lash line and helps me create a beautiful sweep that I can build up if necessary. ” – bh member its_tarni

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

Scoring a 5-star rating from over 100 reviews is no easy feat. Gel lovers, line up. 

I’ve been using this eyeliner for 7 years now and I’ll use it forever. It gives the precise look of a liquid liner but I find it much easier to control and apply. It’s very pigmented so one swipe is enough – definitely no need to layer.” – bh member misscongenialison

Natio Precision Liquid Eyeliner

Natio Precision Liquid Eyeliner

This one completely flew under our radar, but it appears to have a lot of silent fans who deem it worthy of a vote. Looks like the secret is out…

I don’t really have a steady hand but I always try to do a nice winged eye and this pen really helps create that look. It is a fine tip pen so you can create a very thin line if you want a more understated look or you can build upon it to create a more bold look. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner with liquid eyeliner I find this to be fantastic.” – bh member Miss19

Revlon ColorStay™ Eyeliner

Revlon ColorStay™ Eyeliner

Whether you like to keep it classic with black, or switch it up with colour, this liner is pigment-heavy no matter which shade you choose. 

This is very easy to use and stays really well on my oily lids 🙂 I have this in brown and I use it almost every day! It’s lasted over a year too which is pretty worth it considering the cost.” – bh member likeaudreyy

Nude by Nature Definition Eyeliner

Nude by Nature Definition Eyeliner

The sleek rose gold packaging adds a touch of glam to this budget-friendly buy. While the brush may not be perfect, it wins most over with the pigmented formula. 

I have tried a lot of different brands of all price range and I can say the quality of this eyeliner is very good. Some black eyeliners don’t give me the true black colour but this eyeliner gives me the true black I’m after. ” – bh member HelenT

jane iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner

jane iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner

If you’ve never tried a ‘powder’ eyeliner before, you’ve got nothing to fear. With rave reviews about the high quality, easy control and clever design of this eyeliner, the hardest part will just be choosing the colour. 

 The brush itself is quite firm so you can easily produce a dark line or smoke it out depending on what kind of look you’re going for. It looks like a cream but blends into a powdered finish. The blurb says it’s water-resistant and crease-proof which does seem to be the case.” – bh member Skincare Aussie

M.A.C Brushstroke Liner

M.A.C Brushstroke Liner

If you’re in a rush most mornings, the flexi-tip of this liner will help you to have optimal control, meaning less mistakes and cursing in the mirror. 

I love the versatility of the applicator tip, offering up the option of a thin or thicker line just by adjusting how you hold it. The colour glides on easily and does not smudge.” – bh member Sam11

Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner

Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner

Available in both black and brown, Benefit’s Roller Liner offers extreme pigment, which dries down to a matte finish. 

I’m not the best when it comes to using liquid eyeliner but this was so easy to use. It glides on so smoothly and the colour is jet black which really makes my eyes pop. ” – bh member Miss19

Image credit: @heysandylin Have you tried any of these eyeliners?

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  1. I’m currently using up a Benefit Roller Liner. The nib’s a little too long, so I often end up lining my eyeball!

    I’ve always preferred the old-fashioned brush in a mascara-like tube.

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