We Found the Best Drugstore Liquid Eyeliner (and It’s Under )
As anyone who regularly dabbles in a limitless cornucopia of makeup brands, prices, and formulas well knows, it can be next to impossible to find a definitive answer for the “best” version in each category. There are far too many variables: A product can be great for its price but only fine overall or, conversely, an amazing product may not necessarily be worth its splurgy price tag.
Naturally, it’s rare to find a gem of a product at any price than we’ll deign to call the best in class. The “best,” of course, is totally subjective, but when it comes to makeup, it pretty much comes down to products that do what they say. If a mascara claims lasting power and ends up sliding off after an hour, it is most certainly not the best. If a lipstick claims to be moisturizing and leaves our lips cracked and dry, it may very well be the worst.
So when we proclaim that something is, in fact, the best the market has to offer, it’s safe to assume that we’ve taken it for a test drive or ten. This is especially true of liquid eyeliners: A formula that works wonderfully one day may not be so great on another, depending on how shaky your hands are or how oily your eyelids happen to be. So trust us—please, trust us!—when we proclaim thatMaybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyelineris the best in its class.
What, exactly, makes Line Stiletto the best drugstore liquid eyeliner and beyond? Let’s start with the brush: It’s not a brush, but rather a flexible, easy-to-use felt tip that’s positioned in such a way that it’s nearly impossible to get anything other than a smooth, perfectly curved line with just a flick of the wrist. Both the brush and the formula are smooth, so tugging or dragging isn’t an issue. But the real coup is in the lasting power, which is simply unrivaled. The packaging claims 8 hours, but (shhhh) we’ve managed to drag it out for 24. If that isn’t deserving of a standing ovation, we don’t know what is.
Line Stiletto comes in a soft brownish black, for natural-looking lining, and a deep, rich black that’s perfect for the sharp cat eye we crave. For under , you can find this superior liquid liner at any drugstore—or, at least, every drugstore we’ve ever been in. Buy it. Then, when you run out, buy it again.
Video: BEST EYELINERS IN THE WORLD
Compression Socks for Sports
The Totally Disgusting Ways Food Gets Contaminated
How to Light the Advent Candles
19 Lingerie Brands Wed Always Recommend to Our Friends
Urban Decay Launches a Bunch of Vice Liquid Lipsticks You’ll Love
Mindfulness makes you more productive
The 26 Bikram Yoga Poses – A Complete Step-By-Step Guide
35 Pink Highlights Looks
My Husband Has Erectile Dysfunction. Heres How We Got Our Sex Life Back
We Try Before You Buy: The Most Expensive-Looking High-Street Pieces