Black eyeliner has been a staple of mine for as long as I can remember. Whether I want a sexy cat eye flick, a thicker, more grungey/smokey line, or a subtle touch of definition for everyday, black eyeliner is where it's at.
I've tried out a lot of eyeliners since I started playing with makeup and they vary dramatically in terms of quality, pigmentation, wear time and of course, price. So this is my current tried and tested stash which are all eyeliners that I wholly recommend.
Daniel Sandler Long Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner* (£9.24, link)
Doing what it says on the label, these soft and creamy eyeliners from Daniel Sandler are seriously long lasting and smudgeproof. Pigmentation is beautifully rich and it doesn't drag at all when you apply it. I've worn it in a heavy downpour of rain and it hasn't budged, so they're definitely worth looking into.
B. Precise Gel Eyeliner* (£6.99, link)
If you prefer your gel liners to come in a traditional pot form, then this offering from B. is one to check out. The gel formula is smooth and creamy, it lasts for a good 12 hours without any smudging and is also cruelty free and suitable for vegans.
Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil (£6, link)
If however you prefer pencils but still want a solid gel formula, then go for this one. These have been much hyped on the blogosphere and Youtube, and I absolutely love everything about them. It's soft, super pigmented and you can use on the waterline, plus it's really long lasting.
Barry M Intense Black Eyeliner Pen (discontinued)
Sadly, I believe this has been discontinued, but I managed to pick one up on Amazon after I saw Rosie (The Londoner) recommend it. Will be looking at trying out some of the new Barry M eyeliners to see how they compare in the near future.
Soap & Glory Smoulder Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner (£5, link)
Quite possibly the best eyeliner you'll ever find for a fiver, this bad boy from Soap & Glory blows lots of liners quadruple its price out of the park. The pigmentation is stunning, it's soft and easy to use, and is most definitely waterproof. A HG liner if I ever saw one.
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner (£12, link)
As you might have guessed from viewing my stash above, I'm not the biggest fan of liquid liners, but the one that I do love the most is Eyeko's cult Skinny Liquid Liner. I have the mini version and I just love the fine pointed nib for creating cat eyed flicks with. Only downside with this is that it does have a tendency to dry up quickly, so only purchase it if you're going to use it often.
Have you tried any of these?
What are your favourite black eyeliners?