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An Updated List Of Eyeliners For That Perfect Smudgeproof Flick

There are eyeliners and then there are THESE eyeliners. When you live in constant sun and thick humidity, you don't play when it comes to eyeliners – you come to slay.

Eyeliner. Get it right and you have a flick ready to go head to head with Elizabeth Taylor’s in Cleopatra. Get it wrong and – to quote Orange Is The New Black – your eyes look upside down: the eyeliner ends up everywhere except where you want them to be. Those that melt halfway down the face come lunch hour make it to the bin in a flash. No holds barred, no second chances.

Ever since our first post about the best eyeliners we’ve ever used, we’ve tried others in our continuing quest to proof just what hoarders and insufferable beauty shoppers we are. Some have remained, others have taken over.

We’ll admit to being more than a little biased toward the liquid pen eyeliners, because of their amazing waterproof (and smudgeproof!) abilities and ease of use.  Other things that need to be checked off the list? A flexible pen that isn’t too feathery or stiff and an inky black that doesn’t fade to grey as the day wears on.

If you’re more of a gel or pencil girl yourself because you like the softness, we recommend Bobbi Brown, but only if you’ve got a heck load of time. Alternatively, try picking up an angled brush that has been covered in setting spray, then dip it into your black eyeshadow. You get the same softness and you can smudge it at will. My personal favourite? Heroine Make’s Smooth Liquid Liner. They already make an excellent mascara.

While Kat Von D’s Tattoo Eyeliner is the champ that we can all agree on – the super skinny and flexible pen tip really takes the cake and it never seems to dry out – it is a little bit on the pricey end. For cheaper alternatives that work just as well for two-thirds or half the price (read: dupes), we’ve got you covered below.

Kat Von D Beauty Tattoo Liner

Heroine Make (Kiss Me) Smooth Liquid Eyeliner

Clio Waterproof Brush Liner

K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Bulgarian Rose Eyeliner

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

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