Being able to perfect the seamless cat eye can be quite difficult. You need precise lines, a steady hand, and the right tutorial – but above all, it’s imperative to define and fill in your cat eye with the right product. As we all know, you need the perfect gel, liquid or cream black eyeliner. Which one works best for you? I’ve done a little research and found the top ten products that may be worth trying.
#10 e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner
The cream formula allows you to create super smooth lines that have the definition you need for a proper cat eye, and works well to make both bold and thin lines, perfect for filling in with care.
• Cream formula
• $3 Target
#9 Cynthia Rowley Beauty Liquid Liners
Cynthia Rowley has come a long way from wearing a Sharpie on her lids. This smudge-proof liquid has a pen-style tip, making it easy to go in and fill fix little imperfections.
• Ultra precise application
• $18 Birchbox
#8 Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner
Inspired by a classic calligraphy pen, this superfine eyeliner has a never-before-seen shade that was developed in Japan to make the blackest black out there. Meow.
• Shade: 10 Blacquer
• Calligraphy-inspired proprietary capillary system
• $30 Sephora
#7 Lancôme Artliner – Precision Point EyeLiner
The foam tip on this liner is made to last and is uniquely designed for precise shaping and definition. Use it to apply precise color right to your lash line.
• Foam tip
• $30 Sephora
#6 Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Liner
A drugstore favorite that holds color for up to 24 hours, this Maybelline staple is smudge-proof and waterproof, giving you a look that lasts.
• $6 Wal-Mart
#5 Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
A winner of many beauty magazine awards and a user favorite, Bobbi Brown’s gel liner is applied with a brush and allows you time to get your look just right before it dries and sets in place – perfect for when you’re filling in your triangle and need to correct a mistake.
• Water resistant
• Long wearing
• 0.1 oz
• $25 Nordstrom’s
#4 Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Push-Up Liner
Open up your eyes and get your hands on this Allure magazine award winner, which gives you 24-hour color and has a matte black gel formula that won’t dry you, giving you more mileage out of a great buy.
• Lasts for up to 24 hours
• $24 Sephora
#3 Nars Eye Paint
This silky, weightless gel formula glides on smoothly, giving you the sleek look you crave. You can also use it as an eyeliner, so pull double duty while crafting your purr-fect look.
• Long lasting
• Available in ten shades
• $25 Bloomingdales
#2 Eyeko Eye Do Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner
Use this liquid liner to get precise, black lines and get thicker, blacker, longer lashes in just 15 days of use. We’re pretty sure this one is the cat’s meow.
• Precision tip
• Waterproof color
• Holds for over 12 hours
• $19 Birchbox
#1 stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
Steady, as she goes. A thin precision tip allows for expert application of this liquid liner that glides on without smudging – imperative for defining how dramatic your cat eye is.
• Quick-dry precision
• $20 Ulta
I’m still working on trying to perfect that glamorous cat eye. Tell me what eyeliner products you use and why you like them. I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to subscribe.