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5 Eyeliners For Any Makeup Newbie
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5 Eyeliners For Any Makeup Newbie

Based on 346,006 Influenster Reviews

There's no shame in admitting you're a bit of a makeup beginner. If you still find yourself struggling to master all the tricks of the trade, relax. Our Influensters have reviewed the best products for every experience level. Up first we've got five eyeliners that any makeup newbie can master. 

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Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
BY KAT VON D
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars15%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (21,648 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $20.00
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2017
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Tiffany N.Tiffany N. said...
Probably the best eyeliner out there. I'm saying probably because I haven't tried EVERY eyeliner out there but this one is definitely a must have and here's why:

1.) Eyeliners tend to smudge and give me a sad raccoon look after a long day. This eyeliner does NOT budge. If it goes on dark and crisp, its going to stay that way!! When I know I'm going to have a really long day and need my makeup to be on point, I apply an eyeshadow primer on my lids before applying this liner and I'm good to do anything!

2.) The applicator is ground-breaking. Seriously, its so soft and flexible but most of all it is PRECISE. You can create the sharpest looking eyeliner ever. You can create the thinnest of lines and your cat eyes will never be as pretty as it is with this. I wear a cat-eye liner look daily and this is the major reason why I repurchase this liner. It just looks so darn good and sharp, I never used to get compliments on my eyeliner till I used this.

3.) The reason why it doesn't get 5 stars when I've been raving about it...
For some reason, the tip does not give me perfect application every time. It will often NOT create a continuous smooth line and you'll have gaps where no product came out. No one likes patchy eyeliner. When trying to go over the gaps, it will take off product instead of adding more which becomes frustrating. Not a result from no product left or drying because it's been this way since I bought it! Sometimes the tip just dries out and doesn't perform best.

Despite it's downfall, when it works, it's beautiful and I've yet to find something to replace it. Still love it despite it's flaws! ...read more
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Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner, Black Glamour
BY RIMMEL LONDON
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars58%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (209 reviews)
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Jessica L.Jessica L. said...
I love this liquid liner! The applicator is very thin, making it easier to get a thinner line if you lightly apply it. You can also get a thicker line if you apply more pressure. The applicator is easy to maneuver, so you can apply the line right against your lashline and create winged eyeliner looks. The product doesn't take too long to dry and it has a black matte finish. The liner lasts all day and easily comes off with makeup remover. This product has become one of my favorite liquid liners. ...read more
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Almay Intense i-Color Eyeliner
BY ALMAY
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (1,654 reviews)
Buy on Target for $3.67
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Nelly R. said...
This Is my first time trying an Almay eyeliner, and I'm pretty pleased. I have brown eyes so I got the Purple amethyst color and It really is a pretty color that goes nicely with brown eyes. Its smooth and easy to apply, though not so much for a winged out look because its not pointy enough but it is possible to do it, it just takes a little work so I rely on my liquid liner for that look. I wore this all day in the heat and it did fade a little bit and I had to touch it up again. When its not really hot out and I'm not sweating it will last the whole day though. So overall it is a good eyeliner, the color is nicely pigmented and it also has a sharpener at the end which is convenient. Its not expensive either I got mine at target for about 5 dollars. ...read more
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Maybelline EyeStudio® Master Precise® Liquid Eyeliner
BY MAYBELLINE
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars57%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (2,300 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $5.99
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Elizabeth D.Elizabeth D. said...
I picked this up at Target after one of my favorite bloggers recommended this as a dupe for the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. I've tried a lot of different pencil, cream pot and liquid eyeliners but found nothing that I fell in love with until using this one!

It is SO easy to apply. The stick fits nicely in my hand and the felt tip makes for easy application. The felt tip is so smooth and not too wet like other liquid eyeliners. The color is very sharp and pigmented. I don't have to go over it like I have to with some other liners.

The best part about this eyeliner is that it lasts all day without smudging! I have sensitive eyes that often tear up, but it's not a problem when I'm wearing this. It still looks great hours later and doesn't need retouching even after I've been wearing it all day. It's a great deal and I definitely recommend it! ...read more
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Estée Lauder Little Black Liner
BY ESTÉE LAUDER
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars83%
  • 4 Stars12%
  • 3 Stars2%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (42 reviews)
Buy on Nordstrom for $31.00
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Brea G.Brea G. said...
I've literally tried tons of different eyeliners to find the perfect one for me. (Lancôme, Stila, Benefit, Clinique, drugstore brands, etc.) Most brushes I find were too soft & flexy. The competitors eyeliners don't draw straight or curved lines very seamlessly. They all smudged, creased on my upper lid, or didn't stay on very long. EL's eyeliner can be layered, whereas the other guys cannot be layered at all. This doesn't flake like Stila or others. I needed a stiff, marker like brush. I wanted long lasting. Easy to draw and create any sort of lines I want. Eyeliner that was very forgiving and easy to use & correct. This truly is the BEST foolproof eyeliner I've personally used so far. Double ended. Double duty. Only Downside: $$$ Expensive but worth it! ...read more
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