10 Best Eyeliners for Makeup Beginners
These will make the cat-eye flick easy to achieve!
(SPOT.ph) We know how intimidating the thought of putting on eyeliner can be. After all, you don't want to spend too many precious minutes doing and redoing that highly coveted cat-eye when you know you're already late for work. Talk about a waste of time (and eyeliner!). But have no fear because help is here. Here’s a list of 10 fool-proof, easy-to-use liners you can use to really bring out those gorgeous peepers.
Eye Candy All Day (P249) from Pink Sugar
Pink Sugar has a gorgeous pencil eyeliner that's perfect for anyone new to the cat-eye game. These pencils are retractable and compact, so you can always take them with you whenever you don’t have time to apply eyeliner early in the morning. And did we mention how the formula is meant to be waterproof and oil-resistant? Perfect for any girl who wants to avoid looking like a raccoon by the end of the day. The best part? This liner won’t break the bank!
Eye Kohl Pencil (P1,590) from MAC Cosmetics
If you’re only just starting your descent into the world of eye makeup and liners, then you’d want to have a good and versatile pencil on board. One product that will do the trick is MAC’s Eye Kohl Pencil. It may be soft on the eyes, but the color payoff and the matte finish make those defined lines look amazing—and you won’t run the risk of poking your eyeballs by having to press too hard. MAC also has eight shades to choose from, so there’s one for every mood!
Tattoo Liner (P1,233) from Kat Von D
We're pretty sure you were ecstatic when Kat Von D finally became available on Sephora.ph because that means you can get your hands on their coveted makeup products any time you want. And one product we’d definitely keep hoarding is their must-try Tattoo Liner. The formula makes it so easy for the brush to glide on plus you don’t need to worry about making a mess because the tip is just that precise. The best part? Its staying power is off the charts, so say goodbye to smudged eyeliner at the end of a long day!
Velvet Shadow Pencils (P2,490) from NARS
These NARS Shadow Pencils are meant to be used as cream eyeshadow, but they’re pigmented and easy-to-use (and extremely smooth), nobody would even notice that you used an eyeshadow crayon as an eyeliner! The stick just effortlessly glides onto those lids, so you don’t need to worry about dragging the liner or seeing skip lines. And because it’s meant to be an eyeshadow stick, it’s blendable so you can use a finger to rub off any booboos—or create a smoky eye makeup look.
They’re Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen (P1,500) from Benefit
If you’re not that ready to get in on the liquid eyeliner game, go for a gel liner instead. Benefit’s They’re Real! Gel Eyeliner Pen makes a great buy for anyone who wants to get that flawless wing without all the effort. The tapered silicone tip makes sure that application is soft and precise, so all it takes is a flick of the wrist to achieve that fierce cat-eye.
Goddess Pencil (P990) from Eye of Horus
As its brand name suggests, Eye of Horus has got some pretty amazing products to help you achieve and flaunt that feline flick. If you’re not sure where to start, we’d recommend the Goddess Pencil, perfect for completing that smoky eye without all the hassle. Both waterproof and smudge-proof, the pencil itself is made with sophisticated waxes like beeswax, Carnauba wax, and Candelilla wax, and is infused with the power of organic Moringa oil—so you can be sure to get a smooth application that’s essential for anyone new to the makeup game.
EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner (P399) from Maybelline
Maybelline’s EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner might seem a little intimidating, what with having to dip a brush into the jar of gel eyeliner, but it’s surprisingly easy to use, even for beginners. The product goes on smoothly and the brush lets you draw thin and thick lines with a lot of precision. For its price, this gel liner is pretty much a steal if you want an effortless, long-lasting cat-eye!
Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner (P249) from BLK Cosmetics
BLK promises that you can take your eyeliner game from a morning workout to evening cocktails sans touch-ups with their affordable Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner. Before you balk at the thought of having to wrestle with liquid eyeliner, just give this baby a try. It’s got a tapered tip so you can control the thickness of the lines and it’s loaded with aloe vera so you can keep your pretty peepers in tip-top shape.
Kohl Eyeliner Pencil (P425) from Max Factor
For an eyeliner pencil that’s versatile enough to wear on its own or smudged across your lash line, Max Factor’s Kohl Eyeliner Pencil makes a great option. Unlike a lot of pencil liners, this one just glides across those peepers, so you don’t need to drag or push too hard on those sensitive lids. The color payoff is also very drool-worthy. Since you don’t need a lot of strokes to achieve it, this pencil is guaranteed to last a long time!
Super Liner Duo Designer (P400) from L’Oreal
This eyeliner by L'Oreal might seem a little complicated with its dual tips, but we love having both a pencil liner and a liquid liner all in one. After all, you can use the pencil end to create soft lines to shape your lids before filling them in with the liquid liner. Aside from achieving all kinds of eyeliner looks, the product’s finish is also long-lasting, highly pigmented, and smudge-proof. Considering it’s almost like having two eyeliners for the price of one, this baby’s pretty much a steal!