Our 5 Best Pencil Eyeliners | Drugstore Eyeliner - Maybelline

OUR BEST PENCIL EYELINERS OF 2021

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Eyeliners have power. They are big, bold, smokey. They are clean, precise, demure. They can last for days, smudge like magic and each contain a million looks and possibilities within. Whether you're just starting out your eyeliner journey, or are a pro looking for something new, here are the 5 best pencil eyeliners to have in your makeup bag.

BEST PENCIL EYELINER FOR A SMOKEY EYE LOOK: TATTOOSTUDIO SMOKEY GEL PENCIL

That iconic smokey, smudgy eye looks great when it’s on a model, but in real life it’s hard to get right without a ton of maintenance. That’s why we invented the Tattoo Studio Smokey Gel Pencil Eyeliner. It’s equal parts ultra-blendable, matte texture and budge-proof. A powder-in-gel formula. Just draw on, blend with your finger or a brush, and set. You’ll get the smoldering smokey eye of your dreams that won’t run all over the place after 1 or even 12 hours. Plus: It clings on to the inner waterline.

BEST LONGWEAR PENCIL EYELINER: TATTOOSTUDIO SHARPENABLE GEL PENCIL

Sleek lines? Done. Dramatic cat eye swoops? Done. Smudge-proof durability? Done! Our longest wearing pencil eyeliner, Tattoostudio Sharpenable Gel Pencil Eyeliner, just might be our most versatile, too. The pigments are ultra-intense and go on smoothly, elegantly. It has a built in sharpener, so you always have that cool, clean point to dramatically define the eyelash. And the staying power? Up to 36 hours. Rain, shine, tears, sweat. It’s got your back.

BEST PENCIL EYELINER FOR PRECISION: MASTER PRECISE SKINNY GEL PENCIL

Sometimes, you don’t want the big, notice-me line. Sometimes you just want beautifully sharp definition. Something neat, calligraphy-clean, and incredibly foolproof. Well, here ya go. Winner of Allure's Best of Beauty Award, the Master Precise Skinny™ Gel Pencil has an TINY 1.8mm micro-tip to easily create the precise eyeliner looks you always dreamed of.

BEST PENCIL EYELINER FOR VERSATILITY: EXPERT WEAR TWIN BROW & EYE WOOD PENCIL

Expert Wear Twin Brow and Eye Wood Pencil has been around forever, for a reason. The waxy, slightly translucent formula is wonderfully buildable—great for when you want to enhance eyes without looking like you are wearing eyeliner. One line gives you a bit of expert definition, two layers enhances a little bit more. These sheer formulas are great for doubling (pun intended?) as brow pencils as well. The color is pliant and versatile enough to shade you in without looking extra or obvious. The best budget purchase ever.

BEST PENCIL EYELINER FOR BEGINNERS: UNSTOPPABLE MECHANICAL EYELINER PENCIL

When you’re ready to graduate from mascara to something a little more complicated, start with Unstoppable Mechanical Eyeliner Pencil. It’s self sharpening (meaning you’re always going to get the freshest tip and best application. It’s long-lasting and smudge-proof (meaning halfway through dinner you won’t find it halfway down your face). It creates everything from simple, natural definition to bold, look at me power-looks. It’s incredibly versatile and hard to screw up. In a word, it’s your new beauty best friend.

Waterproof Eyeliners

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Smoky Eyeliners

Smudged eyeliner look created with Maybellines Tattoo Studio Smokey Gel Pencil Eyeliner in Smokey Black.
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Liquid Eyeliners

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