SHARE

For most of us the key to every makeup look is that super black sophisticated under eyeliner that ties the eye look together perfectly. However the hunt for the perfect eyeliner is often frustrating, its hard to find the perfect balance.

When you manage to find a really dark one it won’t stay put all day or it’s not pigmented enough or it’s hard on your tender eyes. This glorious 2018 hunt no more. YES, I’m sharing with you tested and tried faves of mine and the best part? They’re all under 3k!!! I kid you not these are the best pencils for your waterline. They’ll have you covered no matter what.

1.Milani Liquid Eye Liquid-Like Eye Liner Pencil

vampyvarnish.com

I discovered this eyeliner as a makeup assistant to an established makeup artist. It’s name is due to it gel-based formula which makes applying it a dream. As we all know Milani is a super affordable brand, depending on the supplier this can be purchased from 1500-2000 NGN(your best bet is buying from a Milani supplier).

Pros

  • Easy to apply.
  • It is soft.
  • It is waterproof.
  • It’s available in retractable(twist up) pencil form.
  • It’s available in matte and shimmery in about four shades.

Cons

  • It can start to move around a bit after 6-8 hours especially if you have oily skin. Pro Tip: You can avoid this by applying primer with a cotton bud around your waterline(careful not to get it into your eyes) and setting with a matte black eyeshadow.
  • It is kind of small compared to other eye pencils.

Longetivity:  7/10
Packaging:  10
Pigmentation:  7/10
Ease of application:  8/10
Texture:  8/10

 

2. Jordana 12HR Made To Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil

 

allurabeauty.com

This was the pencil I started my makeup training with (after I ran out of Maybelline colossal kajal). It is so lovely and lives up to and beyond its claims. I believe this retails for 1500-2500 NGN. This is my second best eye pencil.  I absolutely love it. It’s easy to apply super dark and lasts longer than 12 hours. This was my go to before I discovered mabrook. It’s soft. Just not as soft as the mabrook. If you can’t find mabrook this is just as good.

 

Pros

  • Easy to apply.
  • It is soft.
  • It is waterproof.
  • It doesn’t smudge.

Cons

  • Not as soft as mabrook.

 

Longetivity:9
Packaging:10
Pigmentation:8
Ease of application:8
Texture:8.8

 

3. Mabrook Extremely Soft Eyeliner HOLY GRAIL!!

bolablaquebeauty.com

I fell in love with this after they ran out of the Jordana pencil at the studio where i trained. I hadn’t bought it before cause it was more expensive than the Jordana, but once I tried it I never went back. That’s because this is the softest creamiest pencil ever. Lasts 24 hours. It’s super duper dark. It’s all you want in an eye pencil.

  • Super easy to apply.
  • It is  soooo soft.
  • It is waterproof.
  • It doesn’t smudge.
  • Super long lasting.
  • Cons
  • None
thefashionengineer.com

Longetivity: 10
Packaging:10
Pigmentation:10
Ease of application:10
Texture:10

 

 

WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT GEL LINER

The common factor all the pencils have in common is that they are all kohl or gel based.This is what makes them so soft and east to  apply. However, this also means to preserve them one must care for them specially.

  • It will quickly dry out if you don’t cover it with the cap. never leave gel/kohl pencils uncovered.
  • Never over sharpen. Because of how soft they are sharpening only a little helps reduce wasting the product or breaking the point.
  • If it dries out use a hairdryer to melt it back up.

So, enjoy your new eyeliner and thank me later!

 

 

SHARE