Today we have a special treat from Sara Ban of Review.com who did the heavy lifting for you to find the best eye liner.
THE BEST EYELINER A REVIEW FROM THE EXPERTS
Although we dress up our eyes differently (cat eyes, au naturel, smokey eyes), there are several very important features we all want our eyeliners to deliver. And these features are what help us determine the eyeliner we can’t live without.
We have our own deal breakers, but we wanted to see what everyone else thought, including the professionals. Our main questions when starting our research were: What makes an eyeliner the best? How do you know what type of eyeliner is right for you? And which is most loved and coveted by the masses?
In the end, top choice was clear: If you’re looking for a full day and night without mirror checking for smudging or raccoon eyes, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is the holy grail of eyeliners.
The winning features of the best eyeliner are jaw-dropping long wear, gorgeous pigmentation, smooth application, and an uncanny ability to withstand water, sweat, accidental rubbing, and The Bridges of Madison County- level tears.
The 6 Overall Best Eyeliners
- Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
- stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
- Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
- Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
- Almay Amazing Lasting 16 Hour Eyeliner
- Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
How we chose the best eyeliner
We spent over 30 hours analyzing eyeliner reviews and pouring through pages from 31 different publications, both print and online. We consulted with a cosmetic chemist and formulation expert with over 25 years of experience on what components make a great eyeliner. We also teamed up with a 20-year makeup artist master to get the lowdown on application. Then, I tested all the best eyeliners on my own face.
In our quest to find the best eyeliner, we focused on black, everyday eyeliner since this is what most of us use most frequently. What we discovered during our research was that many women also use brown-black or brown eyeliners for a more everyday casual look, so we changed our criteria to ensure the best eyeliners also offer a more subtle brown version.
After hand-generating a comprehensive product list of over 70 products, we whittled down the list to 18 of the best eyeliners based on a proprietary formula of positive reviews, comments, awards, recognition, and social-media mentions. This strategy was used to get to a manageable amount of top products so we could move to the testing stages.
For the full review and a guide on how to choose the best liner for you visit, The Best Eyeliner A Review, here.
Whichever one you choose remember that a liner is a finishing touch to your look. It needs to be a pleasure to apply and should go on smoothly so that you can create the perfect outline to highlight your beautiful eyes.
What’s your favourite type of liner?