Women with oily lids rejoice! These liners help to define your peepers without leaving any messy smudges even after a long day. But if you plan to be out in the sun, apply an eyeshadow base beforehand to ensure your makeup stays in place. By Moh Shuying.
#1: Shu Uemura Calligraph:ink, $58
This has a waterproof and sweat-proof formula that dries quickly on the skin and is said to last for up to 18 hours.
#2: Tom Ford High Definition Eye Liner, $56
This sleek, propel-and-repel mechanical eye pencil delivers high intensity colour in one precise stroke. The long-wearing formula gives an extremely smooth glide for easy application.
#3: Estee Lauder Double Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner, $36
The rich, intensely saturated formula glides smoothly onto lids without tugging. It is exceptionally long-wearing, promising 24-hour wear. The water and weatherproof formula is also smudge, transfer, exercise, sweat and humidity resistant.
#4: Diorshow Pro Liner, $37
The gel-textured liner has a beveled tip to allow you to use it both horizontally and vertically. When held horizontally, it creates a thin, precise line that hugs the curve of your lid. Used vertically, it creates a think, bold line that’s great for creating cat eyes. The retractable tip doesn’t need any sharpening and gives the easy application of a pencil with the colour intensity and glide of a liquid liner.
#5: Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils, $45
This has a calligraphy-inspired tip and water-based formula that glides on smoothly for easy application. It supposedly gives 12-hour wear and has a water-resistant formula that doesn’t flake.
#6: By Terry Ligne Blackstar No. 1, $60, Escentials
A waterproof liquid eyeliner, it has a felt tip with gentle aqua-emulsion ink that can create both fine or diagonal lines. It also has carbon black pigmented microparticles to give high-impact, deep and luminous colour.
#7: Burberry Effortless Liquid Eyeliner, $55
This has an ultra-fine applicator tip that glides on evenly. Its deep, intense colour is enriched with carbon black for customisable line definition and accurate application.
#8: Nars Larger Than Life Long-wear Eyeliner, $36
This long-wearing eyeliner glides on smoothly and evenly, and gives long-lasting 12-hour wear with no smearing or caking.