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The best eyeliners for every effect and occasion

With all eyes on our eyes, there’s never been a better time to hone the art of eyeliner – from nailing a winged liner look on hooded eyes to dabbling with graphic styles and look-at-me colour, these are the {eyeliner} formulas we’re entrusting our lids to…

We’ll be honest, {make up} hasn’t been at the front of our minds over the last year; it’s only now that things are opening back up that we’re taking stock of the rituals that we used to adore and deciding to delve back into them – eyeliner is one of those rituals. No matter if lockdown cut your love of graphic liner short or if media moments like The Queen’s Gambit only amplified your obsession with 60s-inspired sharp lines, there’s no better time than the Roaring Twenties to experiment with styles, new and old…

Encapsulating the quality that the late Kevyn Aucoin’s cover girls would expect, the {The Precision Liquid Liner} is a foolproof felt tip eyeliner that delivers silky carbon black colour without skipping, smudging, or bleeding—and lasts from day to night. 

Perfecting a sultry smoulder à la Eva Green ou Lily-Rose Depp, La Bouche Rouge Paris’ {Le Khôl Noir} is the key to precise and intense definition. Earning acclaim as the first black eyeliner developed without microplastics, this innovative formula is crafted from 98% natural origin ingredients so you can enhance your gaze without irritating your eyes.

One for the make up minimalists, 19/99 Beauty’s {Precision Colour Pencils} can be used as all-over face colour – we’re talking scribbling on your cheeks, gliding it over your lips, defining your lids or contouring your cheeks! Seeing make up as a form of expression rather than correction, this multi-purpose pencil comes in bold bright and subtle neutral shades that will see you through your every look—we’re predicting colour-pop coral shade ‘Meleg’ will be a hit this spring…

Ideal for watery eyes and tight waterlines, the {Killer Liner 36 Hour Waterproof Eyeliner} from Too Faced boasts intense, matte, no-smudge pigment that glides on in one clean stroke. The bullet itself is the perfect size – it’s small enough for precise, crisp detail work yet thick enough for purposeful smudging too – and the firm, waxy ‘lead’ sharpens effortlessly for an ultra-fine point. What’s not to love?

Looking to enhance the shape of your eyes? Charlotte Tilbury’s {Hollywood Exagger-Eyes Liner Duo} pairs a classic black liner with a nude-champagne pencil, playing with light and contrasting tones to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. Simply accentuate the inner corners and lower lash line of your eyes with the champagne shade, and define the upper lash line with the matte black shade.

For the make up maven who craves the best of both worlds, Clé de Peau Beauté’s {Intensifying Liquid Eyeliner} has two precise, perfected tips – one to draw bold lines and one to fill any sparse or hard-to-reach areas. Equally as covetable for those with sensitive eyes, the innovative formula even includes lid-loving hyaluronic acid to moisturise and care for the delicate skin around your eyes. 


Bethan Robinson

Bethan Robinson

Senior Copywriter

Bethan is a Senior Copywriter at Cult Beauty. When she’s not trying to perfect the ultimate ‘no make up’ make up look — she swears by Saie — or find new skin care to fall for, she’s likely playing video games, making the most of her housemate’s MUBI account or strolling around Victoria Park with a pastry in hand.