I Couldn't Do a Cat Eye Until I Tried These Liquid Eyeliners

Zara Kenyon

There’s a reason the cat eyes of Alexa Chung, Audrey Hepburn and Adele are so revered—any woman who’s applied liquid eyeliner knows that flawless wings are no easy feat. You know the drill by now: You get the outline right, you fill it in, the line goes wonky, you add more liner to even it up and before you know it, you’re reaching for the makeup remover. Liquid eyeliner is never going to be the easiest part of your makeup routine, but there are some clever products out there that take the fiddliness out of feline flicks. But before you start perusing our gallery of the best liquid eyeliners, first you might want to check out which eyeliners are best for your eye shape. Once you’ve done that, all you need to do is choose which eyeliner is your favourite.



Below, we reveal the very best liquid eye liners—from ergonomic pens to an actual eyeliner stamp—that are revolutionising how we apply liquid liner and placing the wings of Adele within our clutches. Take it from someone whose typical makeup “station” is the 7:10 a.m. train to London: There are some truly impressive innovations out there that don’t require three tries (and elbowing fellow commuters in the face) to get right.

Keep scrolling for our round-up of the 15 liquid eyeliners that make perfect wings achievable.

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