The Best Drugstore Eyeliner and the Worst
Is there such a thing as the best drugstore eyeliner? I know I’ve had my issues with drugstore eyeliners! Some too dry, some too dense, some with absolutely no pigment.
Some folks say that eyeliner isn’t a splurge item but I’ve always felt it is worth indulging in a good eyeliner or several for that matter in a variety of shades.
However, below you’ll find two of the very BEST drugstore eyeliner pencils that I absolutely adore, Muse Approved, and urge you to indulge in. They are inexpensive, super pigmented, and have a fantastic formula!
I’ve been known to tell people that L’Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Pencil is as pigmented as Urban Decay Perversion if not even more so. This is the blackest, black eyeliner pencil I own. It has a glossy look with a highly pigmented color pay off for creating dramatically lined looks. On top of that it has a super creamy, easy to apply, no tug formula that applies easily, blends out to a smoky finish should you like, and wears on my drier eyes all day without smudging or flaking! And of course, the best part is the you can get for around $8 bucks at the drugstore, that always helps right? But it is one of the best drugstore eyeliner pencils I’ve tried so DO give it a whirl.
If pencils aren’t your thang no worries the L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner serve you well. This pot gel eyeliner is as good if not better than Bobbi Brown’s legendary gel eyeliner or MAC Fluidline even. This is a super intensely black eyeliner that comes with its own eyeliner brush (and it’s a pretty good brush too by the very way!)! The formula has a glossy finish with a creamy texture that’s skip free, pigmented, and long wearing on my drier eyes. And of course, the fact that it’ll set you back $8.49 doesn’t hurt either which is one reason it is one of the best drugstore eyeliner gel pots I’ve tried.
Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeliner Pencils aren’t exactly a favorite of mine! Too dry and too dense! The price is right but even oily eyes likely won’t love this drier textured pencil that tugs rather harshly on eyes during application. It def falls into the thumbs down arena for me.
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner has quite a few raves but I dislike it. I think it got a good deal of hype because it was kind of one of the first pot gel eyeliners to hit drugstores. Personally I’ve always felt the formula was weak. I need to go over my liner several times when using this as it applies streaky as hell! Plus it dries down and proceeds to flake. No like.
What are some of your top drugstore eyeliner picks?
How about some of the worst offenders?