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The best liquid eyeliners for perfecting a flicked wing everytime

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·4 min read
Closeup of a young woman getting liner applied to her eyes
Master a feline flick with a densely pigmented, wearing liquid eyeliner. (Getty Images)

If you're looking for a long-lasting, fuss-free way of creating a flicked eyeliner finish, a liquid eyeliner is a must-have tool.

Similar in appearance to a felt-tip pen, they boast incredibly fine nibs which allow you to line your lash line and create a flick in seconds.

It's often much easier than blending a kohl crayon and easier to fix if you make a mistake (if you're prone to clumsiness, keep a cotton bud to hand to clean up).

To help you find the best liquid eyeliner for your makeup arsenal, we've compiled a shopping edit of the very best.

Across waterproof formulas, coloured designs through to classic black, our roundup features a mix of budget-friendly picks and splurge-worthy products.

The best liquid eyeliners for achieveing the perfect flicked eye

Vieve Power Ink Liner | £19 from Cult Beauty

Vieve Power Ink Liner
Vieve's Power Ink Liner is jet black and can create thick or thin flicks.

Vieve is the brainchild of makeup artist and influencer Jamie Genevieve. Along with an already impressive range of creamy eyeshadow sticks and false lashes, one of its more recent launches is its liquid eyeliner pen. It's foolproof, creating a super sharp flick with ease and doesn't budge all-day.

By Joy Adenuga 2-in-1 Eyeliner/Lash Glue | £12.99 from By Joy Adenuga

By Joy Adenuga 2-in-1 Eyeliner/Lash Glue
This liquid eyeliner is also a lash glue to keep your falsies securely attached.

Another makeup artist on our list is Joy Adenuga, who is well-loved for her stunning bridal beauty looks and celebrity clientele on Instagram. Her liquid eyeliner is packaged in a velvet casing, which provides a great grip when creating intricate eyeliner looks, but also cleverly doubles up as a tacky adhesive for false lashes. It's a total win-win.

Clinique High Impact Easy Liquid Eyeliner | £17.85 from John Lewis

Clinique High Impact Easy Liquid Eyeliner
This felt tip pen from Clinique is long-wearing and lasts for hours on end.

We love this brown liquid eyeliner for its flexible nib that isn't too overloaded with product so you can easily build up the colour intensity without making a mess. It's an investment for sure, but well worth it as it will last months.

NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner | £9 from Cult Beauty

NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner
NYX Professional Makeup Epic Ink Liner is vegan and has a matte finish.

Available in black or brown, this liquid eyeliner from NYX is an absolute steal. The formula is vegan and cruelty-free, waterproof and smudge-resistant and delivers an intense colour payoff in a matte finish for extra-long staying power.

Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner | £5.99 from Boots

Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner
This eyeliner from Rimmel is ideal for watery eyes thanks to its smudge-proof formula.

Boasting a smudge-proof, flake-proof and smear-proof formula, this is another great option if you want something for under £10. It promises to last up to 16 hours and its richly pigmented colour makes it a great option for watery eyes prone to smudging.

e.l.f. - Intense H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen | £6 from Boots

e.l.f. - Intense H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen
This waterproof eyeliner from e.l.f. is a great budget-friendly option.

This eyeliner pen is waterproof and quick-drying, not to mention affordable too. The felt-tip style nib makes it ideal for beginners and the smudge-proof formula is great for hooded eyes as it won't transfer onto lids.

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner | £18 from Harvey Nichols

Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner
Fenty Beauty's Flyliner Liquid Eyeliner is available in classic black and truffle brown.

This water-resistant liquid eyeliner has a flexible tip and triangular pen shape, which makes gripping it when navigating around the inner corner of your eyes a breeze. It delivers a consistent flow of ink throughout application and has a satin finish.

Huda Beauty Life Liner Duo Pencil & Liquid Eyeliner | £23 from Boots

Huda Beauty Life Liner Duo Pencil & Liquid Eyeliner
This dual-ended eyeliner has a pencil on one side and a liquid eyeliner on the other.

For a full glam makeup look, you'll be hard-pressed to find a brand that does it better than Huda Beauty, whose Dubai founder, Huda Kattan, is a master at full-coverage, long-wearing products. This dual-ended eyeliner is no different, allowing you to choose between the liquid and pencil liner on either side, for a precise thick flick or a smoky eye.

L'Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Eyeliner | £8.99 from Lookfantastic

L'Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Eyeliner
Add a bold pop of colour with L'Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Eyeliner which comes in 9 shades.

We love the shade range for this matte liquid eyeliner, which comes in jewel-toned colours including cobalt blue, pink, brown, white, emerald, copper and black. It's perfect for adding a subtle pop of colour along the lash line.

KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Trooper | £19 from Boots

KVD Beauty Tattoo Liner Trooper
KVD Beauty's liquid liner is waterproof and long-lasting.

This ultra-precise, vegan eyeliner was inspired by tattoo artistry and has an opaque pigment, all-day wear and a waterproof formula. What more do you need?

Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner | £16 from Cult Beauty

Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner
Eyeko's Liquid Eyeliner can last up to 12 hours.

Eye makeup experts Eyeko have created an eyeliner enriched with vitamin B5 to nourish the lash line while helping you draw on thick or thin flicks. It lasts for hours, delivers a sleek singular line and is smudge-proof.

Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner - True Matte Liquid Eyeliner | £17 from John Lewis

Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner - True Matte Liquid Eyeliner
Benefit Roller Liner Eyeliner has a matte, smudge-proof finish.

While you may know of Benefit's brilliant Roller Lash mascara, its accompanying eyeliner is well worth a try. Available in brown or black, it won't tag or drag on skin, creates a smooth continuous line, is quick-drying, and is waterproof.