20 Best Drugstore Eyeliner 2016
Eyeliner can make any look become striking and stunning, but usually the boldest eyeliners are so expensive! Have you ever been to the make up aisle at your local drugstore? You can be as skeptical as you want but drugstore eyeliners have got everything going for them – they are cheap and you can find some real treasures! Here are our top 20 best drugstore eyeliners!
1How To – Easy Application
Sometimes putting your eyeliner on can be so frustrating, especially when your cat eyes don’t match. Here are some pointers for an easy and smooth application.
- Rest your elbow on a smooth surface: shaky arms make putting your eyeliner that more difficult. Put your pinky finger on your cheek as it will stabilize your hands.
- Paint little dots along your lashline and join them together for a smooth even line, this is a very good tip for liquid liner beginners! Benefit have also recommended painting dashes and joining them together for an even easier application.
- Always remember to pull the skin on the side of your face so you don’t get any gaps in your eyeliner application. Always use a Q Tip to get rid of wonky lines!
- If you can’t get those flicks right, then why not use tape or a bit of card to get the perfect angle and thickness! Sephora have even come out with the Liner Designer to help you get your eyeliner on point!
2Almay Liquid Eyeliner
Considered one of the best liquid eyeliners in 2016! Almay Liquid Eyeliner has a smooth resistant formula which means it last up to 16 hours! Crazy, right? If you have a busy day, running errands, then this is the one for you! It is very cheap, at under $7. This eyeliner is always fresh, bright and always is jet black. You won’t see this one fading! Its super smooth formula is gentle on your eyelid, so your eyes won’t get irritated, it also is perfect for oily skin, as it doesn’t slide off through the day. If you’re looking for the best drugstore liquid eyeliner, this one is our favorite!
3L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner
L’Oreal Paris has a great range of eyeliners and this is the queen of their collection! It lasts up to 16 hours and you have the added bonus of having a sharpener and smudger included. You can have a smoky eye within minutes! This product is so versatile and is incredibly good value for money. You can draw any line with this liner!
4Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Gel eyeliner is another answer to your raccoon eye issues, as the texture is usually thick and creamy. This one is available in three dark colors and the brush is included, and it is ideal to do a cat eye with. Though it may be cheap, lines appear bright and super thick. Is this the best gel eyeliner? We think so!
5Essence Super Fine Eyeliner Pen
This is one of the most cheapest eyeliners on the list as its only at $3! It is perfect for a thin everyday look thanks to its fine tip. It will give you a beautiful casual look in seconds! The thin tip is perfect for gently drawing on the wing of your winged look!
6Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterline Eyeliner
This one doesn’t run or flake! It lasts all day and remains jet black! This eyeliner makes your eyes pop and make you look gorgeous! The texture is smooth with no clumps whatsoever. We recommend using it for your waterline for a sleek rock chick vibe!
7CoverGirl Exact Line Liquid Eyeliner Pen
This eyeliner pen range has 4 dark colors to chose from, the shades range from brown eyeliner to jet black. The pen makes it easy to hold and gives you high precision. You will look like you have just come out of a Hollywood dressing room! Alexa Chung eat your heart out!
8L.A Colors Professional Series Liquid Eyeliner
Many girls raved about this amazing eyeliner! At under $2, it is a miracle product! The flexible tip allows you to draw on all shapes, and try out any eyeliner look. Check out our different eyeliner looks here if you are stuck for ideas! It doesn’t run or smudge, despite the tiny price tag!
9Black Radiance Fine Line Liquid Eyeliner
Radiance’s black eyeliner gives you dramatic bold lines even with its tiny tip! This is another eyeliner that is perfect for smoky eye! It is easy to apply, last longs but it is always easy to remove, because, lets be honest, we hate scrubbing at our eyes at the end of the day.
10NYX Felt Tip Eyeliner In Extreme Black
NYX is a good brand for cheap make up products, and they have the right products for every occasion! Its felt tip liner was highly recommended by all its users, giving you dramatic eyes thanks to its thin tip and it is so simple to apply! With its cheap price, you can top up whenever you need to!
11Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner
The Color Stay Eyeliner doesn’t need replacing or redoing throughout the day. It is the ideal eyeliner for an evening look. Its small tip can give you all sorts of shapes including cat eye and lining the waterline. Additionally, the color is very pigmented giving you a rich color. Its a great eyeliner for beginners thanks to its easy application.
12Milani Eye Tech Extreme Eye Liner
The Milani Eye Tech Extreme Eye Liner has been recommended by many beauty bloggers as it creates straight and even lines with its fluid ink. It is perfect for a pin up style, or a dramatic look. It won’t budge even during the sweatiest of work outs! Its quality is amazing considering its price!
13NYX The Curve Felt Tip Liner
The Curve’s shape is very unusual, it has been made to fit in your hand. It dries quickly and allows easy and quick application. This is the perfect product for liquid eyeliner beginners, as it makes the job so much easier! The color is rich and pigmented, giving you a real jet black eyeliner, and not the faded grey you tend to get towards the end of the day.
14Wet N Wild Mega Eyes Creme Waterproof Eyeliner
This product has been discontinued but it is still available on Amazon – its texture is so thick and creamy, you will forget it is on! The color is so vivid and the pot is sealed so it will never dry out, it is humidity proof too! If you’re looking for waterproof eyeliner, this one is considered one of the best waterproof eyeliners in the market today! We love this waterproof liquid eyeliner!
15L’Oreal Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner
This set has beautiful colors including teal, purple and cobalt. These will give you an incredible vibrant summer look, and they are so pigmented that they will freshen your look up in seconds! They apply evenly and they last all day.
16Iman Perfect Eyeshadow Pencil
This pencil eyeliner comes in various colors such as nudes and bright colors, it gives you an easy application and their brightness stands out on darker skin. This comes as more of a crayon than a pencil so you can only get thick lines. These would be brilliant for a glamorous party look!
17CoverGirl Queen Collection Eyeliner
No smudging, no running, and long lasting! The eyeliner glides on with no difficulty whatsoever! It is angled right where you want to put your eyeliner, making the color thick and rich right where you want it.
18NYX Vivid Brights Liquid Eyeliner
We already gave this eyeliner a little mention in our previous top 20 stunning eyeliner looks, as it is cheap and pigmented. The neon colors are insane and are perfect for a summer festival look. Add a bit of glitter for a wild party look!
19Elf Studio Eyeliner And Shadow Stick
This eyeliner stick works wonders! It can do everything! You have got everything you need for a smoky eye look, with its smoky end and slick eyeliner, you will have the ultimate sophisticated look. Your eyes will look finished and defined!
20Line Stiletto Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner is recommended for beginners as it is easy to handle. It is gentle on the eyes with its flexible tip, so you won’t be poking yourself in the eye! The tip is like a felt tip pen and stays on really oily skin.
21Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner
This eyeliner literally is nourishing as it is made from Shea butter and olive oil, hydrating your skin. Its soft tip gives you every look possible. It glides on smoothly with no clumps of eyeliner.
For the price, the color is intense and the product is thick, leaving you with a look that lasts all day.
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