The perfect line of liquid or pencil smudged just above the lash line does wonders for a face. That simple flourish can make you look more polished, more dramatic, sexier, and draw all sorts of attention to those eyes. Here are our picks for those must-have pencils, ink pots and pens to give you that ideal line.
1. Lancôme le Crayon Khôl in Love
This creamy pencil can glide on to create a precise line and smudges easily to provide a smoky eye line. Instead of a deep, black hue, this pencil comes in Bow Brown and Twirling Purple to give a subtler, pretty effect.
2. Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner
A perfect little pot holds an ultra black, light-weight gel that you apply with the help of a tiny brush. Sweep on a thick, winged out line or create a smudgy look. The soft formula dries quickly, too.
3. Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longwear Gel Eye Liner
Another liner that comes in a pot, this gel formula by Sonia Kashuk is also long lasting. It comes in two colors — both brown and black — for more versatility. Some users even use the lighter shade to touch up their brows.
4. Lancôme Noir Artliner
A liquid pen liner, this “artliner” has a unique tip that can give a thin or thick line depending on how you apply it. What’s more the deep, deep black color is perfect for an evening look or to create the classic cat eye.
5. Mary Kay Eye Crayon Over the Taupe
This chubby stick provides a soft layer of color that can work as an eyeliner or eye shadow. Focus the line along the lashes for a deeper look, and smudge it directly on the eyelid or in the crease as a shadow.