Of the 10 shades, several have a sparkling finish that makes your eyes an even more magnetic feature, and the vitamin-packed, super-smooth formula allows for a precise yet dramatic tightline. "This liner is good for blending and creating those 'I woke up like this' effortless looks," says makeup artist Jami Svay of the Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. "It's not a hard pencil and the creamy texture makes it awesome for waterline application.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencil already has an impeccable reputation as a long-wear liner that spreads beautifully along the lash line and sets for hours on end. (Allure staff editor Jihan Forbes has been loyal to it for a decade. ) But if you've been wearing it only outside of your lashes, you're missing out — its vitamin-packed, waterproof formula is the perfect way to add color (so many colors) to your waterline.
And after the formula sets in just 30 seconds, it hydrates and conditions your lashes with ingredients like jojoba oil, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid. "If intensity is what you're looking for when creating a smoky eye, go for Pat McGrath's Permagel Ultra Eye Pencil," says makeup artist Tamara Delbridge. "Its smooth application makes applying liner foolproof. " This one's particularly famous in the beauty community for its no-budge formulation, and it sits on your waterline without migrating all day long.
Available in 15 colors — Bronze Beam is pictured here — this waterproof pick is almost shockingly silky for something so budge-proof, and the high pigmentation means you won't have to go over your waterline over and over for full coverage. "When shopping for the best liner for the inner rim of waterline, I look for a product that doesn't bleed or run, is long-wear, and has a bold pigment," says makeup artist Denika Bedrossian. "The Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon is creamy, has great pigment, and is incredibly water-resistant.
Jillian Dempsey's Khôl Eyeliner, available in four colors, comes equipped with its own smudger, rendering it perfect for your travel kit. "This choice is great if you have sensitive eyes," says Svay. "It's waterproof, and ingredients like organic jojoba oil and shea butter make it really easy to glide on the waterline.
These non-irritating eye pencils promise to stay put on the wettest part of your lash line. https://t.co/uz4HpuODhr— Allure (@Allure_magazine) August 18, 2020