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Your ultimate, perfect eyeliner

(41 Posts)
IncidentalAnarchist Tue 26-Sep-17 19:49:54

I think I've tried most eyeliners under the sun!

Liquid ones don't seem to have enough pigment - tried stila (probably the best), Kat Von D, Charlotte Tilbury etc

Pencil liner - probably perversion by Urban Decay is best for pigmentation but good god it doesn't last more than 3-4 weeks!

Besides which they all seem to end up panda-ing my eyes by 5pm

I've now read reviews of the Marc Jacobs gel pencils and the liquid eyeliners. They're ££ but I'm happy to pay for good pigmentation and a lack of smudge! Has anyone tried these or have I missed any other decent ones?

girlwhowearsglasses Tue 26-Sep-17 19:52:49

Rimmel. Has a long brush. Simple and been using since approx 1993. I've tried loooooads.

You need a steady hand though

friendlyflicka Tue 26-Sep-17 19:55:05

I find the best is to use some good quality powder eyeshadow with a very fine brush, dry. I use a dark brown Chanel one. I have never found a pencil liner I really like that is fine and dark enough. And I have grown out of liquid although I find YSL the best for that.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Tue 26-Sep-17 19:55:22

I love my Bobbi Brown gel one in a pot. The BB one is also the only one I have tried with a thin enough brush. It stays put!

Blackbutler86 Tue 26-Sep-17 19:56:36

I like my liner super black and the best one I've found is soap & glory smoulder kohl, it also come with a handy sharpener in the lid.

minniebear Tue 26-Sep-17 19:57:15

I second Bobbie Brown gel eye liner. Make Up Forever and Mac also do lovely Ines.

RoryItsSnowing Tue 26-Sep-17 19:58:52

L'Oréal superliner- liquid with lots of pigment, never ever smudges. Best one I've ever used.

Crumbs1 Tue 26-Sep-17 20:00:36

Bobbi Brown waterproof pencil is only one that stays put.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Tue 26-Sep-17 20:18:50

Currently loving Mac Technakohl. They are twisty ones, so don't need sharpening. Gave up on Urban Decay for the reason you mention.

Hellywelly10 Tue 26-Sep-17 20:34:03

I use a pencil and set it with powder on top

Holliewantstobehot Tue 26-Sep-17 20:36:41

Avon glimmerstick. Love it. Goes on really smooth and twists out so no sharpening.

TheFifthKey Tue 26-Sep-17 20:37:53

Essence twist up ones from Wilko. £1.50 and I like them better than Glimmersticks! I have them in five colours! So easy to apply and stays on all day.

NashvilleQueen Tue 26-Sep-17 20:38:38

Poundland. Seriously. I buy five at a time.

iggleypiggly Tue 26-Sep-17 20:39:08

Mac PowerPoint. Best thing you will ever buy!

NashvilleQueen Tue 26-Sep-17 20:39:41

NashvilleQueen Tue 26-Sep-17 20:40:27

mamado Tue 26-Sep-17 20:48:25

Nars are amazing

FoodGloriousFud Tue 26-Sep-17 20:53:56

I like the No7 pencil eyeliners.

MeganChips Tue 26-Sep-17 20:55:51

Seventeen Tattoo Me. Very black liquid eyeliner which never moves and absolutely everything else smudges on me.

Plus, it's a fiver.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem1 Tue 26-Sep-17 20:56:13

I like Urban Decays 24/7 pencil in zero!

Housewife2010 Tue 26-Sep-17 21:04:11

DHC is fantastic. It is a superfine brush which looks like a felt tip. You can get the finest line. My friend complimented me on it today.

IncidentalAnarchist Tue 26-Sep-17 21:56:06

I'm going to be trying a load of eyeliners as there seems to be very little consensus!!!

ChardonnaysPrettySister Tue 26-Sep-17 21:59:04

I use Nars Larger than life and while they aren't as precise as the liquid ones they Do.Not.Budge.

Clinique Quickliner intense are nice, bur smearier.

Chicinwellies Tue 26-Sep-17 22:53:23

Bobbi brown waterproof pencil. I get Lots if comments, and it doesn’t budge!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 26-Sep-17 22:56:11

Essence ones are fab!

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