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What are your top five favorite eyeliners?

What are your top five favorite eyeliners? Specific shades, please!

Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy, Puppeteer, Sparkling Ammunition, Kanzashi, Urban Decay Honey (discontinued), and MAC Undercurrent.

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Wwendalynne Avatar

Taking advantage of the UD Ocho Loco deal which should be arriving soon, I hope the list will include some of them. I also have a few TT liners on order as well. Eyeliner is somewhat of a foreign product to me other than my two standard brown and black gel liners from MAC. I have issues with creamy liners travelling to parts where they shouldn’t with my hooded lids and overall,I guess, slick eye parts top and bottom! I would really like to learn to love and play with a much greater colour range and find products that are going to work and stay put on me without transfer. So, for now, I only have 2 liners on my list that I have used in the present and the past and they are MAC fluidline and MUFE Aqua eyes (not so fond of the waxiness and it’s a little rough during application). Any thoughts on the following fluidline colours: Macroviolet and Glitz and Blitz?? I am looking forward to the other comments on this topic.

clementine Avatar

I have similar issues, and Stila smudge sticks actually work remarkably well for me. They need to be allowed to set for a bit, but I have actually not had too much trouble with traveling after that. TT works pretty well for me, too.

Wwendalynne Avatar

That’s good to hear! I do have a Stila smudge stick in my arsenal, but it’s been sitting unused for so many years I’m afraid to use it. When I was riding competitively, I didn’t wear eyeliner at all unless I wanted raccoon eyes. I remember it did have excellent staying power. I will definitely check them out again. Thanks 🙂 for the feedback on TT as well. I bought a number of colours, but plan to use those on my lower lashline only and it’s not as frightfully greasy as my upper lid.

stacey Avatar

UD Junkie
Milani- Brown one
Loreal Hip Chrome whatever- purple one
Loreal Hip Chrome whatever- gold one, very similar to Honey
UD Honey.
I bought UD Honey because of Christine. I asked UD counter to sell me their demo since they no longer sell that color. Why do you like UD Honey, Christine?

Sunny Avatar

Hmm, I don’t really have five favorite eyeliners!

I use black gel/liquid liner for my upper lash/waterline systematically, but brand doesn’t really matter too much there (I’ve tried the Maybelline and Bobbi Brown gel, and they both work fantastically for me).

When it comes to my lower lash line that’s when I get more creative. My absolute favorite is Urban Decay Stash. That seems to be one pencil liner that I can incorporate with a lot of the looks! I also adore UD Rockstar as well as more basic shades like Zero and Whiskey.

mahreen Avatar

1) Bobbi Brown Gel liner – lasts long and is a very dark deep black.
2) Maybelline Drama Gel liner – amazing new find. Lasts all day, applies like a cream, highly-pigmented and beautifully black. My HG.
3) Giorgio Armani Smooth silk eye pencil
4) Zara Eye Kohl pencil (discontinued) – my HG that had to be replaced, the best pencils ive ever used. No smudging, lovely deep colour.
5) MAC Smoulder – last choice only because this smudges on my lids.

WORST – TOM Ford Gel liniers – they chip away even during application.

Ljana Avatar

I’m afraid mine are going to be rather dull/repetitive color-wise, but here they are, in no particular order:

1. Sephora Flashy Eyeliner Waterproof in Ultra Brown
2. MAC Teddy
3. UD 24/7 in Rockstar
4. Givenchy Magic Kajal in black (1)- this was LE and it’s extremely smudgy so needs to be either set with powder or, well, smudged, but it’s the blackest, most pigmented pencil I’ve found to date. Pretty high maintenance though.
5. Essence Gel Eyeliner – brown (can’t recall the exact name, something to do with London, I think).

Luciana Avatar

Stila – Stingray (for the waterline)
Estée Lauder – Coffee (waterline)
Lancôme – Café
Nars – Via Veneto
Urban Decay -Stray Dog (love the color)

Mariella Avatar

Lise Watier Smokey Brown Eyeshine Liner
Gosh Velvet Touch Liner in Truly Brown
Gosh Velvet Touch Liner in Metallic Brass
Gosh Velvet Touch Liner in Black Ink (or Ink Black)
Rimmel Exaggerate Liner in Emerald Sparkle

Liz Avatar

MUFE Aqua Eyes 0L Black
L’oreal Infallible in Black Brown
Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner in Vibrant Violet
Too Faced Perfect Eyes in Perfect Moss
Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Caviar Ink

Nicoco Chanel Avatar

1. UD 24/7 in Rockstar
2. MAC Gel Eyeliner in Blacktrack
3. Barry M Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Gold
4. 17 Liquid Eyeliner

… I don’t have a fifth. If I was choosing more than one colour from each type I’d probably say UD 24/7 in Covet, but I can’t think of another brand. Soap & Glory’s Supercat eyeliner is *nice* but it migrates and smudges on me. :/

Julia B. Avatar

Urban Decay Stray Dog
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Blackened Mauve Shimmer Ink
Urban Decay Demolition
MAC Powersurge (also great to use as a base for gold based eyeshadows)
NARS Le Stylo in Atlantic

KaseyCannuck Avatar

1. Mac Teddy
2. Mac Blitz & Glitz
3. Urban Decay Delinquent
4. Joe Fresh Turquoise – a perfect match to Tattoo Eyes Tenacious Teal
5. Gosh Golden Globe

I’m anxiously waiting for my Ocho Loco set to arrive….the more I want, the slower the mail… 🙁

Sylvermynt Avatar

I’d say…
-Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in INK
-MUA waterproof eyeliner (is the best i’ve ever used. Really. Totally recomended. Is even soap proof!!!)
-MAC Buttery
-AVON Supershock

that’s it.. D:

xamyx Avatar

I don’t really have a “Top 5”, since I really only use one on a regular basis, which is L’Oreal Lineur Intense (brush tip) in black. I also really like MAC Fluidline in Delineate, although it’s a PITA to use (the color makes the effort worthwhile). Stargazer makes wonderful liquid liners, as well, and they’re very inexpensive (the only issue I have with the brand is I have to order from the UK, so it’s a bit annoying). As for pencil liners, again, I have to go with L’Oreal; WnW & Maybelline (the red pencils) are my HG’s for brows ATM.

LauraR. Avatar

1. Essence gel liner in black
2. Kat Von D tattoo liquid liner in Trooper (black)
3. YSL Cream Eyeliner in 04 Sea Black (navy)
4. MAC fluidline in Dipdown (brown)
5. Urban Decay 24/7 Perversion (black)

Kesha Avatar

Hmmmm…I don’t know if I have a top 5. But my top brand is UD 24/7 Liners…and right now, I’m loving the Ocho Loco set. Plus until recently, I tended to stick to black or brown liners. It wasn’t until I started using UD that I really used liner anyway. I owned them but didn’t really care for any of them so I would usually skip them. So my 5 list isn’t really concrete…except for #1 lol.

1. Perversion (top fave!)
2. Psychedelic Sister (loved a look I did with it)
3. Whiskey
4. Bourbon
5. Binge

Kesha Avatar

I gave away every Zero I had (I swear it seemed like the most abused “free” liner in the world lol) because it looks so blah in comparison lol. There may be better pencils out there but I’m happy so I haven’t bothered looking any more!

Karen Avatar

1. Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Jet Black
2. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
3. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink
4. Wet n’ Wild H20 Liner in Black

I couldn’t think of a fifth.
I would have said UD Perversion but it transfers to my bottom waterline so easily ):

lilly04 Avatar

1. Mac Fluidline Blacktrack (the new kid in my board and i love it)
2. Lancome Le Crayon Kohl in Noir (for waterline and fast eyeliner)
3. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama (one year old and still soft and useable)

I have only 3 favorites, but i have more which i don´t like.
the balm schwing, Loreal Superliner, Shisedo Accentuating Cream Eyeliner, Estee Lauder long lasting gel eyeliner and so on.
I say goodbye to Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Blank Ink to day, i use it now 1 year, it´s so fast dry out and so hard to apply the wohle time, i really don´t like it.

Kafka Avatar

1. Sephora Nano in Precious Silver (hands down, my favorite eyeliner).
2. Buxom’s Inside Liner in Onyx.
3. UD’s 24/7 Shadow pencil in Clash (I use it as eyeliner mostly).
4. UD’s 24/7 eyeliner in Radium.
5. UD’s 24/7 eyeliner in Junkie.

Honourable mentions: ELF stylo/felt liner in Teal; Borghese kohl in Plum Expresso; and UD’s 24/7 in Woodstock.

Orlane Avatar

1. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear gel liner in Twilight Night shimmer ink.
2. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On eye pencil in Junkie.
3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On eye pencil in Underground.
4. Nars Larger Than Life eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte.
5. Bourjois Kohl&Coutour in Brun Expressif.

Still have not found my HG black liner. I ha ve my eye on BB Black ink though ;).

Teddy Avatar

1. MAC Teddy Eye Khol
2. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black Ink
3. Milani Liquify Eye Liner in Black
4. Nars Larger than Life Eye Liner in Rue Bonaparte
5. MAC Black Track Fluid Line

Badgerpantaloons Avatar

1. Guerlain Loose Kohl in Oriental Metal
2. Stila Topaz for the waterline
3. Mac Kohl in Macroviolet Underground
4. Mac Kohl Power in Feline
5. Merle Norman Lasting Creme Eyeliner – this stuff stands up to anything and doesn’t budge.

Meiya Avatar

-MAC Blacktrack
-Urban Decay Blackout e/s, applied with a stiff angled brush
-Urban Decay Stray Dog
-Urban Decay Baked
-Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy

bonus -L’oreal Voluminous Smouldering Eyeliner in Black

Lily Avatar

E/s means an eyeshadow, so she uses the angled brush to use the eyeshadow as an eyeliner. 🙂

The Ocho Loco set is all pencils, so you can use them normally.

Becca @ The Beauty Sample Avatar

I actually haven’t tried THAT many eyeliners because for a long time, MUFE’s Aqua Eyes were the only ones that came even CLOSE to lasting all day on me with my small, oily lids and watery eyes. But nowadays there are so many great formulas out there, I definitely have a lot of playing to do! I know those Tarina Tarantino ones are some of your favorites, so I can’t wait to give them a try! Here are some of my favorites (of the ones I’ve tried) in no particular order:

1. MUFE Aqua Eyes in 0L
2. MUFE Aqua Eyes in 5L
3. Giorgio Armani Waterproof Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in #2 (got this at NM’s Beauty Event as a GWP and I LOVE it!)
4. MUFE Aqua Black Cream Shadow (used as a liner for tightlining and my waterline. It’s the only thing that stays put 100% on my eyes)
5. Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Sailor (super pretty!)

Terri Avatar

1. Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi (love this!)
2. TT Amethyst Android
3. Urban Decay Ransom
4. Mac fluidline in Waveline with stiff MAC brush
5. There is no five….sorry!

Andrea Avatar

1. Elf cream liner, black. Just as good as the more expensive brands, lasts through 12.5 hour nursing shifts and working out with no issues.

2. Tarte smolderEYES in Plum, AMAZING.

3. Wet n Wild White, enormous cheap pencil, great for the inner rim.

4. Urban Decay Rockstar, greyed out purple.

5. Bare Minerals Liner Shadow in Black Ruby, a blacked out rust (used primarily as liquid with liner sealer).

Kat Avatar

1) Physician’s Formula 2 in 1 Eye Booster liquid liner in Ultra Black & Deep Brown (It’s a tie; I ADORE THESE)
2) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Whiskey
3) Tarina Tarantino Eye Dream Hyperliner in Puppeteer
4) MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in Black Line
5) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Stash

Kristabelle Avatar

1)L’oreal Lineur Intense ‘liquipencil’ (gel pencil) in Carbon Black- only around 8 bucks and it’s seriously so amazing…majorly pigmented and stays on for freaking ever. (When I set it with black shadow my waterline lasts through a shower)
2)Urban Decay 24/7 in Rockstar- love how this looks on my brown eyes.
3) Maybelline eye studio gel in sapphire (i think?)- again compliments my eyes and stays on forever.
4) Maybelline Stiletto liquid liner- the best and easiest to use that I’ve tried.
5) Urban Decay 24/7 in Stash- suck a pretty and unique color!

Monika-Luiza Avatar

1. mac power point line in bordeauxline
2. mac khol in rosmary & thyme
3. chanel le crayon yeux in brun teak
4. clinique gel eye liner for the rare occasions I need something more graphic
5. inglot liquid liner in a purple color (numer rubbed off)

Sher Avatar

Hi, I’ve been trying to find urban decays baked pencil eyeliner and I can’t seem to find it anywhere at a reasonable price anyway. Is rimmel’s precious gold exagerrate eyeliner similar?

Sher Avatar

It seems like mufe 10L is no longer available either 🙁 this makes me so sad, please please please if u find a similar product please do let me know & thank you for responding 🙂

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