Finding a liquid eyeliner that’s easy to apply, wears comfortably, and lasts all day without fading, smudging, or flaking seems near impossible. The market is inundated with hundreds of products that claim to do it all and more—but rarely deliver. We tested top-rated liquid eyeliners at all price points to truly find the best of the best.
We ended up loving Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner (available at Amazon for $22.00) for its ease of use and truly all-day lasting power, but we also loved the inexpensive NYX Matte Liquid Liner, which requires a steady hand but yields mind-blowing results.
There are so many “best of” liquid eyeliner lists out there, but in testing, we found that a lot of the top-rated liners were poorly pigmented, or smudged and flaked during wear. That’s why it is so important for us to get hands-on and carefully test each product first-hand. To learn how we tested and selected the products, scroll down or click here. Here are the liquid eyeliners we tested, in order of performance