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I need a cheap but good eyeliner pencil.

(23 Posts)
lucysmam Thu 06-Aug-15 09:22:36

Not liquid or gel...I can't for the life of me make those do what I want confused

Where, or what brand, is my best bet? smile

maybemyrtle Thu 06-Aug-15 09:28:03

I have many eyeliner pencils smile My recommendations would be Kiko if you're in London. Gosh in Superdrug are very good too (velvet touch I think). The Essence kohl ones in Wilkos are not bad and really good value.

Ilovenannyplum Thu 06-Aug-15 09:34:49

Rimmel 'Scandaleyes' pencil is very good

Girlsbrigadewashorrible Thu 06-Aug-15 09:38:01

I recently bought a Rimmel eyeliner pencil that I am pleased with. It's called Exaggerate waterproof eye definer but it's just a pencil with a smudging sponge tip on one end. It comes in several colours including black etc but I went for a bright blue as it was for holiday use. HTH.

hollyisalovelyname Thu 06-Aug-15 09:38:45

Maybemyrtle Isn't Essence make up
very good for the price.
Their mascara in the orange tube is super though not quite as good as my Chanel volume one.
I'll try their eyeliner pencil on your advice.

Mrsjayy Thu 06-Aug-15 09:45:06

Superdrug MUA is what i use i very rarely wear make up these days but i bought an eyeliner there for a party and love it been using it a lot

lucysmam Thu 06-Aug-15 09:45:15

No Kiko unfortunately, I have seen their stuff well reviewed.

I'll have a look at Essence in Wilko and Rimmel - I think they have a stand in there too.

lucysmam Thu 06-Aug-15 09:48:06

I don't think I've tried MUA eyeliners MrsJay, I'll drag the girls in there too grin

Mrsjayy Thu 06-Aug-15 09:57:18

The dd loves MUA stuff

OneLittleLady Thu 06-Aug-15 10:25:47

rimmel or mua in superdrug. both are very good, especially the rimmel scandeleyes ones

goldenhen Thu 06-Aug-15 10:51:28

I'd second the Gosh pencils. They're nice and soft and don't tug at the skin.

PretzelPrincess Thu 06-Aug-15 10:52:25

Barry M are amazing! Cheap too and normally on a 3 for 2 in boots.

sugartees Thu 06-Aug-15 11:04:55

Bourjois "kohl and contour" - it's got a sharpener built into the lid. 20 years of wearing black eyeliner every day and this one is my fave, lasts all day smile

knitknack Thu 06-Aug-15 13:06:41

I have both the essence gel liner and the Charlotte tilbury pencil on the go at the moment - I find myself reaching for the essence (£2.30) more than the Charlotte T (£19!)...

PeepPeep Thu 06-Aug-15 13:34:54

I haven't actually tried them yet, but Sali Hughes recommends Top Shop.

hollyisalovelyname Thu 06-Aug-15 18:23:41

Sugartees apparently Bourjois and Chanel are made in the same factory.

sugartees Thu 06-Aug-15 21:45:54

Ooh really? Feel all posh now wink

Bluecheese22 Fri 07-Aug-15 08:53:23

No7 ones are fab for being gentle but have strong colours and good staying power.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 07-Aug-15 11:51:33


Very soft, no drag on my elderly eyes
Love the Metallic ones
Very good price, often on 3 for 2

Not animal tested

Gotta luv a bit of Barry wink

(I found the No7 ones in my Christmas Advent were really hard )

Molinko Fri 07-Aug-15 11:53:09

Also going to say Barry M, particularly the waterproof metallic ones such as "Gun Metal", I'm on my third of that one!

chaiselounger Fri 07-Aug-15 12:06:48

I need soft ones aswell.
Which soft ones do you recommend and are they available locally rather than having to go into London?

hollyisalovelyname Fri 07-Aug-15 12:24:54

No 7 ( without Advent calendar grin) are very soft I found - and I've tried loads of eye pencils. But there are different types in their range so test them on your hand.
If you have sensitive eyes be careful with glittery eye pencils because the glittery bits, though tiny, can irritate the eyes.

loraflora Fri 07-Aug-15 16:04:33

The M&S autograph Kohl pencil is quite soft, and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes.

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