Pencil, kohl, gel or liquid: which eyeliner is right for you?

Pencil, kohl, gel, felt tip…  Each eyeliner has its own qualities and effect. Which one is your perfect fit? Let’s have a look!

Pencil

A must-have! Most often dry, it gives you perfect, precise control without any mess. The best part? You can shade it with your fingertip or a cotton bud for a smoky effect – perfect for a night out or a bolder “day look”.

Some pencil eyeliners are also available in waterproof formulas. Generally long-lasting, these pencils are richer than their cousins and can be applied to the entire lash line, but not inside the eye where it’s too moist for them to hold.

Pencil
Eternal Eyeliner, 1.2 g
Personnelle Cosmetics

Eternal Eyeliner, 1.2 g

Draw a runway-worthy cat eye with the Personnelle Cosmetics Eternal Eyeliner. This product provides intense, long-lasting colour. The soft tip glides easily over the skin for a perfect line every time.

Waterproof Eyeliner, 1.2 g
Marcelle

Waterproof Eyeliner, 1.2 g

Put an end to the dripping due to tears, heat and humidity with Marcelle's Waterproof Eyeliner.

Kohl

Used in North Africa and the Middle East for millenias, kohl was originally a mix of lead and animal fat, used to protect the eyes against the elements. Today, the formula in your beauty bag is probably a little different (a little!). It’s still very resistant, though – enough to hold on the inner part of the eye without fading. Its intense pigmentation and “smudgy” side will give you a fiery look, guaranteed!

Le Crayon Khôl Eye Liner, 1.8 g
Lancôme

Le Crayon Khôl Eye Liner, 1.8 g
Exhibitionist Kohl Liner 24H, 1.2 g
CoverGirl

Exhibitionist Kohl Liner 24H, 1.2 g
Crayon Kajal, 1.15 g
Watier

Crayon Kajal, 1.15 g

Gel

When you first begin using gels, you quickly learn they take a bit of practice. The first golden rule? Use a very precise or angled brush. This will give you better control when using the product. With gel, you get a very intense line that’s extremely opaque and won’t move a hair all day long. Once you’ve mastered it, let your imagination run free for a cat eye look or a more daring line.

Eye Studio Eye Liner, 3 g
Maybelline New York

Eye Studio Eye Liner, 3 g

FELT TIP

With its fine and soft tip, this eyeliner is the best tool for an ultra-precise, almost graphic result. The trick to keep the line neat and symmetrical: trace a small ascending line at the outer corner of the eye, then complete it starting in the inner corner and staying close to the root of your eyelashes.  

A little reminder: avoid rubbing a felt tip line if you want it to remain flawless all day long.

Haute Précision Felt Tip Eyeliner, 1 ml
Personnelle Cosmetics

Haute Précision Felt Tip Eyeliner, 1 ml
Free Spirit Liquid Eyeliner, 1 ml
Annabelle

Free Spirit Liquid Eyeliner, 1 ml

Draw outside the lines!

Voluminous Feline Liquid Liner, 1 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Voluminous Feline Liquid Liner, 1 ml

Create mesmerizing feline looks with the ultra-fine tip for sleek, easy application and rich black formula.

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Pencil, kohl, gel or liquid: which eyeliner is right for you?

Every morning, countless women test their patience trying to do their eye makeup. But are they using the right tools? Each eyeliner has its own distinct qualities and effects. Here’s an overview.
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