We demand a lot from liquid eyeliners: not only do they need to withstand Singapore’s humid weather, tears, and sweat, a good liner should deliver smooth, uninterrupted application, crisp colour intensity and a budge-proof formula that stays put for hours on end. So we set out to try most of them; from cult-favourites to the newest releases. Below, the ones with laser-precise flicks that have found a home in our judges’ makeup bags.
1. 3INA Pen Eyeliner, $23
2. 3INA The 2-IN-1 Pen Eyeliner, $23
3. 3INA The Dot Pen Eyeliner, $23
4. 3INA The Matte Pen Eyeliner, $23
5. Fenty Beauty Flyliner, $30
“One of the best liquid eyeliners I’ve ever used! The pen itself is thicker than most other liquid eyeliners which allows a very secure grip and easy draw. It has a very fine tip which creates a beautiful, sharp wing when applied with good control. Also stays on for hours on end, absolutely love it!” — Hannah
6. Gosh Infinity Eyeliner in 02 Carbon Black, $21.90
7. K-Palette Real Strong Eyeliner, $21.90 EDITOR’S PICK!
“This cult liquid eyeliner never disappoints; it draws on slick and smooth and intense, and lasts the entire day!” — Adele
“Precise application, intense colour, and absolutely lives up to its name – I’m thinking specifically of a surreal moment when my friend and I were staring at my reflection in bemusement as I rubbed makeup remover over it and it didn’t budge. You need a strong waterproof makeup remover for this, but the good news is, it stays on all day even in humid Singapore!” — Jemma
“The pen shape is perfect for my cat eyes.”— Hanli
11. KATE Tokyo Super Sharp Liner EX, BR-2, $18.90
“The tip is super soft but sharp, perfect for filling in spots between eyelashes.”— Aimee
13. Laneige Finger Graphic Liner, $36
14. NYX Strictly Vinyl Eyeliner, $13
15. Shiseido ArchLiner Ink, $45 WINNER!
“Clean lines, easy control. But the star of this liner is the angled tip, which is a revelation – making eyeliner so much easier to draw when you don’t have to twist your wrist. It takes a while to get used to, but once you do, it’s absolutely worth it.”— Jemma
More of NYLON Singapore’s Beauty Hit List 2019, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list.