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The Best Eyeliner Pencils

The Best Eyeliner Pencils
Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert3 years ago
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No makeup kit is complete without a good quality eyeliner pencil. Whether your signature eyeliner look is a sultry smoky eye, a 60s cat-eye flick, or a simple lick of eyeliner to make your lashes appear fuller, the looks you can achieve with pencil eyeliner are endless. Here, we’re sharing the best eyeliner pencils you can buy to create your perfect eyeliner look.

What Makes A Great Eyeliner Pencil?

Dial-up the drama, or play it down, the right eyeliner pencil should be easy to work with and should never tug on the delicate skin around your eyes. The best quality eyeliners are also incredibly pigmented in their colour payoff and are easy to sharpen or retract.

The Best Eyeliner Pencils

You can count on the Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliner to define and enhance your eyes. The creamy long-wearing formula glides on like a liquid liner, but with the precision of a pencil. What’s more? This gorgeous pencil eyeliner is resistant to rain, sweat and tears so you won’t have to deal with those dreaded panda eyes.

Looking for a creamy and soft eyeliner pencil? The MAC Eye Kohl Pencil Liner delivers rich colour that can be smoked up or dialled down to suit your look. This ultra long-wearing kohl liner also doubles up as an eyeshadow base so you get two amazing eye products in one.

Need a seriously long-wearing eyeliner pencil? The wet n wild coloricon Kohl Eyeliner Pencil lasts up to 12 hours of wear and is highly pigmented to ensure your eye makeup looks on point. With a smooth and creamy formula, you can rely on, you’ll never look back after just one use.

For a precise eyeliner look, choose the L'Oréal Paris Superliner Le Khol. Featuring a fine tip for a mistake-free application, you can create looks as natural or as dramatic as your mood calls for.

Eyeliner can really amp up your makeup look, the NYX Professional Makeup Slide On Pencil is intensely pigmented, smudge and smear-proof. If you want the colour payoff of a liquid liner but don’t want to worry about making a mess, this is where this smooth pencil eyeliner comes into its own.

Define and show off your beautiful eyes with the Urban Decay24/7 Glide-On Pencil. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil, this creamy, waterproof eyeliner offers long-wearing, crease-resistant colour.

The MAC Studio Chromagraphic Pencil is a super pigmented pencil that includes a creamy, soft-point kohl tip for a dense colour payoff. Water-resistant and long-wearing, for a professional finish, you can count on MAC.

Love a pencil eyeliner? The Barry M Cosmetics Kohl Pencil is highly pigmented and long-lasting. Perfect for creating a smoky eye, or beautiful cat-eye flick, you can call upon this easy-to-use liner every day for precision and performance.


Hollie Bradbury
Writer and expert
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I've been writing about hair and beauty for over 10 years. I am a collector of vintage perfume and my go-to look always includes a bold pink lip! For more, visit