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The Best Drugstore Pencil Eyeliners: 325K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Pencil Eyeliners: 325K Reviews

Based on 324,714 Influenster Reviews

Did you know you can change the shape of your eye just by applying a little eyeliner? How cool is that? You can make them cat-like by extending the liner past your eye. Add a wing to change the shape from round to more almond. Put white eyeliner on the inner corners and waterline to make eyes appear bigger and more awake.

All of this can be done with pencils found at the drugstore, according to hundreds of thousands of reviews from Influensters. Check out this roundup of the best drugstore eyeliner pencils and let us know which one you think is the best

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NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil
BY NYX
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars69%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (7,551 reviews)
Buy on Target for $4.49
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Angela M.Angela M. said...
I have these in most of the shades that they make! The are really good and I just couldn't resist to get them all. They can be used as an eyeliner on the bottom lash line, smudge it out and you got a great look! Or you can layer it on your lid as a base, put a similar eyeshadow on top of it and you got a look that will last. The great thing about them is that they are affordable. Not everyone can afford to go to high end stores and dish out $20-$30 for a simple eyeliner or a base and with these you don't have to. Everywhere I have seen them, they run for about $8. And that's really good, if you ask me. The quality is just amazing. They are super pigmented.

I have always been a huge fan of NYX because not only do they make affordable products, but they make products that compete with their higher end versions.

CON: And I do only really have one, the lids to break easy and can smush down on to the eyeliner, but that's not a huge deal as long as you are careful. ...read more
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ColourPop Swerve Crème Gel Eyeliner Pencil
BY COLOURPOP
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (864 reviews)
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Rachel H.Rachel H. said...
I was so surprised to see that these weren't given 5 stars across the board! These are my absolute favorite liners for the waterline. They stay on all day, even through putting in eyedrops when my eyes dry out or I have allergies! These come in so many cute colors, I currently have to suggest Swerve (the standard black), Get Paid (metallic rose gold), and Honeydude (the standard nude). I swear you will not be disappointed with this $5 eyeliner for your waterline! Haven't tried them for winged liner like a previous review so I cannot say how they are for that purpose. But a must have if you like tightlining or putting liner in your waterline. ...read more
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COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner
BY COVERGIRL
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars31%
  • 3 Stars13%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (5,792 reviews)
Buy on Target for $3.79
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Erika T.Erika T. said...
My go-to eyeliner for the last EIGHT years (yes you read that right)! This drugstore buy has been better than any other eyeliner I've tried. One end is the actual eyeliner (I recommend Black Onyx for a dramatic look) and the other end is a smudger. I actually find the smudging end great for getting that perfect winged eyeliner. The formula glides on SO easily and never irritates my eyes. It stays well throughout the day but isn't completely smudge proof. The only downside to this is since the packaging isn't clear you never know when it's going to run out. There have been times when I have gotten done completely lining an eye only to twist it for the other eye and it's all out. Otherwise I would say definitely give this eyeliner a shot, especially for the great price!

Amazing pigmentation ✔️
Glides on easily ✔️
Great price!! 💲✔️
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Revlon ColorStay Eye Liner
BY REVLON
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (1,895 reviews)
Buy on Target for $5.29
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Diana S.Diana S. said...
This is my holy grail when it comes to eyeliner, that is according to my eyes. All other eyeliners do not compare, want to know why? Over the last few few days or so I've been trying out new eyeliners just to see if something new or better is out there. But there isn't. This eyeliner lasts all day, stays on, doesn't smudge, rain or shine it's there, go swimming or shower and it barely moves. Swim for a long period of time and it just fades in color. That's how good it is. I could fall asleep in my makeup in the back of my car at school and it still be in perfect condition like I did it that morning! It's awesome for its price too, and you don't have to sharpen the little love. Back to school necessity? Yes. Because I'm so tired of trying new eyeliners that other people may rave about but disappoint me. I've used this eyeliner for about 2 years straight, and it lasts a very long time. That's how much product the little love has inside of its packaging. Considering I've only had two in those two years, and yeah I pretty much wear makeup on an every day basis. Not always big and bam, but mostly just something quick basic and natural. Never steered me wrong before, besides the fact they're either sold out when I try to buy one or I find the last one standing and someone tampered with it as if they were trying to steal it. No thanks. Makeup products you aren't happy with can be returned to the store, if you're not satisfied take it back, even if it's opened. But you will never go wrong with this! ...read more
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COVERGIRL Queen Collection Vivid Impact Eyeliner
BY COVERGIRL
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars34%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star0%
4.4 / 5 (1,026 reviews)
Buy on Walgreens for $6.29
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member-4dd6d8ecb said...
I am honestly not a very picky or complicated makeup-user. I keep it pretty simple with mascara and eyeliner. That being said, what I I look for in my eyeliner is that it goes on in a solid line, that it lasts for at least a few hours and doesn't smear, and that the tip doesn't break off with the slightest pressure. This CoverGirl product meets all of my expectations and is a good price as well. My only issue is that it does smudge fairly easily if I need to itch/rub my eye. I mostly only wear eyeliner on the bottom rim of my eye, which I know is hard to keep eyeliner on anyway. I keep buying this product because it really is a good little stick. Give it a try! ...read more
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Almay Eyeliner
BY ALMAY
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (719 reviews)
Buy on Target for $6.89
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Amber V.Amber V. said...
This one lasts ALL DAY & well into the night without smudging. The color is true to the lid & I have used blackest black as well as a dark brown. As I get older, I realize I may not look as young as I once did therefor I have toned down my look just slightly by using a dark brown eyeliner as opposed to the stark black. The difference is subtle but though I am partially color blind, I can see a difference that I like. If you don't like to fix your make up throughout the day & you want to feel confident without having to look in a mirror every time you meet someone to make sure your make up has stayed where you applied it, this is the product for you. The liner easily twists up & glides on smoothly. ...read more
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