3 Long-Lasting, Intense Drugstore Eyeliners You Can Trust


Our love of eyeliner has been reignited in recent months, not just because we’re returning to our regular makeup routine, but as we’re now wearing facemasks 24/7, we want our eyes to take center stage. And we all know the easiest way to make your eyes looked snatched, lifted, and sexy is with a feline wing or a bold liner look. However, with budgets tighter than ever, we’ve been trialing drugstore formulas to find eyeliners that are just as intense, long-lasting, and easy-to-use as the luxury alternatives. Here are our fave drugstore eyeliners for a fierce wing.

1. Maybelline Master Ink Matte Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, $12

maybelline master ink Source: Maybelline

This was Maybelline’s first liquid liner with a smart tip brush, and the flexible design allows for quick and easy precision application without any drag. Aside from the easy-to-use tip, it’s the formula that warrants our rave reviews, which is made from ultra-black carbon pigments for an intense black finish. Plus it’s super long-lasting and doesn’t flake or smudge. Another major bonus? It’s available in a matte, satin, and glitter finish so you can find something for any occasion.

2. Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner, $8

Rimmel London liner Source: Rimmel London

Next up on our roundup is another pot and brush eyeliner. For some, a brush tip can be harder to use than a pen-liner, but these formulas are typically longer-lasting and tend to have a more intense finish. This Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner, $8, does not disappoint, and our wing remained intact throughout the day; even in the Dubai summer humidity. It also doesn’t flake, plus the innovative tip applicator allows for maximum precision – obsessed!

Top Tip: Twist the sponge applicator to the broader side for an exaggerated wing.

3.  Maybelline Hyper Easy Eyeliner in Pitch Black, $9,

Maybelline hyper easy liner Source: Maybelline

If you prefer a pen applicator, this Maybelline liner should be your go-to. Recommended by celeb MUA Erin Parsons, who works with Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, the superfine flexible brush helps you create a crisp, snatched wing with ease. Plus, the hexagonal grip gives optimal control for seamless and stable application. The formula is also just as praiseworthy – its pitch black, waterproof, and doesn’t smudge.

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