The quest for the perfect liner

When I apply makeup I see foundation, concealer, mascara and a cheek product as the absolute essentials (actually probably just foundation and mascara) but if I had to pick wether to apply a lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner or something else then liner will always win.

That said I feel like I am still on the quest for the perfect liner, that doesn’t fade, is intensely black but the most difficult is that I need one that won’t transfer. I have tried so many different liners but unless powder my eyelids I find they always transfer.

One I have been using for a while now is the , it’s a great felt tip pen which stays black for a good amount of time. I quite like that the tip is a sturdy one as I think it gives great control but after using if for about a year I decided to move onto a thinner more precise tip although I still come back to it every now and then. It’s a great liner for any beginners and I always have one in my collection.

I then moved on to the and , both of which are excellent but also very similar. Packaging wise they are almost identical apart from the colouring and they both have really fine, flexible tips which are great for a really fine liner look. I do find that as the Burberry Effortless Liquid Liner is slightly finer I don’t get quite as much control but it is also a little blacker than the Charlotte Tilbury so it’s hard to pick a favourite from the two. They are my go-to for a really fine line that lasts all day.

I’ve recently come back to which is the darkest one I have ever tried. Unlike the others mentioned this isn’t a pen which means you pick up quite a lot of product which isn’t great if you want a particularly thin liner look, however I find it to be the most waterproof and last all day without moving.

I now need to venture into affordable eyeliners but I am yet to find any that I really love or that stay black for long enough, when I do I’ll be sure to report back.


  1. 22nd April 2015 / 2:07 pm

    I have recently started loving to do winged eyeliner on a daily basis, i really want to try the Soap & Glory eyeliner pen x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  2. 22nd April 2015 / 3:17 pm

    I love Eyeko liners! I have the Skinny eyeliner from Eyeko and it's been my go to for awhile now. I have to try the CT one since I love everything from her line 🙂

  3. 22nd April 2015 / 3:19 pm

    I love the Soap and Glory eyeliner and the Collection fast stroke! I love the sound of the Eyeko liner!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  4. 22nd April 2015 / 3:32 pm

    My favorite liquid liner that I've been using for almost 8 years now is L'oreal's Lineur Intense. It comes in a gold packaging. I've tried many highend liquid liners with all sorts of different tips, but this felt tip one from L'oreal is the one I always come back to. It has never failed me! And it has NEVER transferred onto my eyelids (I also have that problem with other liners). I hope you try it out! It's really affordable. Thisis what it looks like.
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  5. 23rd April 2015 / 10:17 am

    The IIlamasqua's applicator is extremely similar to a Revlon one I use, like a foam wand. xo

  6. 26th April 2015 / 11:21 am

    I was going to say have you tried the soap and glory one but everyone has beaten me to the chase haha!! It is great though especially for the price
    Sasha xx

  7. 30th April 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Give DHC's liquid liner a try – it's been my must have liner for the past 3 years and I wear it virtually every day x

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