Winged eyeliner has been my favorite thing to do from the moment I began to play with makeup. Sharp, bold wings give me a whole new level of confidence and today I’ll be sharing my five go to liquid eyeliners to create that perfect, intense wing. If you’re here for for affordability, I gotchu. If you’re here to splurge a little, I gotchu too. If you’re looking for an incredible cruelty free eyeliner..guess what. I GOTCHU.
That’s right, the five eyeliners I’ll be sharing go from insanely affordable to splurge worthy. You’ll be able to create an incredible wing that will LAST ALL DAY with each of these AND every single eyeliner I’ll be sharing is CRUELTY FREE. I’ll also be sharing ways to save a few bucks for your next beauty purchase!
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Just an FYI: I have combo skin and my lids are primarily oily. I’ve had so many eyeliners – liquid, gel, pencil – transfer to the top of lid but the ones I’m sharing here have NEVER budged or bled.
Let’s go from the lowest to highest price, just for the heck of it.
Before we get started, tip #1 for saving a few bucks. If you’re an online shopper like me, I HIGHLY recommend shopping with ebates. You get cash back from hundreds of retailers including Sephora and Ulta! Once you sign up for ebates and spend $25, you’ll get $10 cashback!
Back to the eyeliner! These five eyeliners have ALWAYS given me long lasting wings that totally could have sliced and diced all my vegetables I avoid chopping.
Essence Eyeliner Waterproof Pen – $2.99
One of my favorite Essence products FOR SURE! The tip of this is on the skinnier side so if you’re looking for precision, this eyeliner is for you! Also, this is waterproof which is what made me try it out in the first place. It only takes one embarrassing experience in the rain..okay maybe two for me to keep a good waterproof eyeliner in my makeup kit. Nothing like having an flawless cat eye ruined in the rain because I forgot waterproof makeup was a thing.
To save some money remember that Ulta has their $3.50 and $5 off coupons available each week you can use if there are other drugstore items you’re thinking to buy!
Wet N Wild ProLine Felt Tip Liner – $3.99
This eyeliner comes in black and brown – in fact I just picked up a replacement of the black the other day. If you’re looking to save some $$ drugstores almost always have coupons/sales available, plus keep in mind what I said about Ulta coupons above.
I’m going to sound like a broken record when I describe why I love each eyeliner but this one is perfect if you’re into bold wings and graphic liner. The felt tip is on the juicier side and disperses a larger amount of ink if you want to do a thicker wing but it also easy to control if you want something less intense.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Liner – $20
This was one of the MOST recommended eyeliners when I was first started building my makeup kit and is always one of the first ones I recommend when someone asks for an intense eyeliner built for precision.
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Ardency Inn Punk Rock Waterproof Eyeliner $22
I’ve been using this for MONTHS now and cannot describe how well it performs. My favorite thing about this is how deep the color is and how precise I can get my wings each and every time!
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner – $22
My MOST used liquid eyeliner. I have a special place in my heart for Stila’s liquid eyeliner because it was the first ever eyeliner I bought. Also, it’s works SO WELL! It gives me the perfect wing every single time AND it’s waterproof!
BONUS: There is a sixth eyeliner that I have been loving lately. However, I’ve only used it a handful of times which is why it’s here at the end and not a part of the top five..yet.
Elf Cosmetics Intense Black Liner – $4
I shared this eyeliner on my Instagram stories during an unboxing and first impressions/wear test – it’s saved under the “Unboxing” and “Makeup” highlights here!
This has a fatter tip BUT is so easy to create a simple wing! The formula is very pigmented, dries down fast and DOES. NOT. BUDGE. For $4, I do think it’s worth a shot!
Here are swatches of all 6 liquid eyeliners:
Do you spot any of your favorite liquid eyeliners? Let me know what your go to liner is!