Post by Hannah Tyrrell

A fab feline flick is an absolute classic that will never go out of style. Subtle or bold, its versatility means it’s stood the test of time. It’s had graphic, colour and shape updates for summer, but the basis for any of these classic liner looks or modern tweaks is a killer tool to create them. Have you got the best tool for the job? Here are our top 5 liquid eyeliners that simply won’t let you down, whatever look you fancy…

Best for novices:

Ok, so we know what you’re thinking… “I can barely do a classic liner, never mind a graphic, double winged, shocking pink number” – and we get that. If you’re not confident with liquid eyeliner yet, we recommend Maybelline New York’s Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner. The ultra-precise tip means you can build a flawless flick with limited mistakes! It’s also only £5.99, so if it doesn’t work out, you can ditch it without any guilt.

Best for experimental looks and long wear:

For blacker-than-black payoff and super long wear, our favourite Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is the one! The clue is in the name – like a tattoo, this product does not budge (well, it does… but you get the idea). Specifically designed to offer high-definition strokes, it boasts a razor-sharp brush tip for easy application and precision. Its exceptional payoff and fine tip makes it an all-rounder for everything from a novice first attempt to more artistic makeup looks.

Can't go wrong with a clean and sharp wing ✔️ Using #TattooLiner in Trooper @ditteschaal #vegan #crueltyfreebeauty

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The best bit? You don’t have to spend a full £16 just to try it – get a deluxe travel-sized version in our #ShineBright Edit right now!

Best for a budget:

Beauty on a budget your priority? No bother! Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner might not be quite as reliable and fail-safe as the other options, but it’s the best you’ll get for a cheeky £5.29. After a few goes, we reckon you’ll get into the swing (or flick) of things and be pretty happy with the result! For long wear – punt for the waterproof option and enjoy more staying power.

Best for big, bold looks:

Featuring a collection created by miss cat-eye herself, Alexa Chung’s beloved Eyeko was bound to crop up in this article. Offering the perfect liquid eyeliner for a swinging 60’s-style retro cat eye, Eyeko’s Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner is the one for a slice of Twiggy action. Waterproof and carbon black, not only does it enhance your lashes with every use, it even glides and stays put over eyeshadow. Winner!

Shop your @Eyeko faves @anthropologie Eye Do ✍🏾️

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Best for a pop of colour:

Update your classic look with a splash of colour thanks to Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. Available in all kinds of blues, greens, pink and more, it boasts silky smooth application, a waterproof formula and a thin marker-like tip for a super fine line or buildable drama. These guys are your festival beauty BFF and summer soulmate!