Here's a guide to the top cream and gel-based eyeliners on the market. These liners are perfect if you’re sick and tired of the permanent mess that comes from the combination of an eyeliner pencil and an unsteady hand. Cream eyeliner is easy to use and even easier to correct. You can turn your face into a subtle work of makeup genius!
The Smashbox Proof Cream Eyeliner Palette, $32
This palette features 10 colors from jet black to midnight green and everything in between. For $32, this palette comes with a mini liner brush and is compact enough to fit into even the tiniest of evening clutches. Smashbox makeup artists call this the perfect asset for a smoky eye. Just choose your favorite shade and apply it all over your lid up the crease, then blend a dark powder shadow to seal the color and soften the effect.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $21
Many of the eleven shades available in this line of gel eyeliner pots are called inks, and for good reason; you could run through a hurricane and still look picture-perfect when wearing this award-winning liner. While water-resistant, this gel also takes a few moments to dry, giving you just the right amount of time to get your look just right. For best results, use Bobbi Brown's Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush for application.
MAC Fluidline, $15
If you're looking for vibrancy, Mac Fluidline is the gel eyeliner for you. Available in six rich colors, Fluidline comes in a seemingly tiny pot that will actually last well into your next color phase. Not only does this product work as a liner, but also as an eye shadow base. MAC fans boast Fluidline's gentle formula, great for women with sensitive, rash-prone skin.
Stila Smudge Pot, $20
When trying to create a dramatic eye, look no further than Stila Smudge Pot. Users rave about the bold Black and vivid Cobalt shades, with six other great choices in the line to match any skin tone. Use with a wet angle brush for the ultimate wing tip eyelid.