It’s Time To Ditch Your Black Eyeliner For These Classic Brown Ones
Black eyeliner has long been the top choice for most when it comes to makeup, but there’s something to be said about its equally worthy counterpart – the brown eyeliner. Perfect for giving a softer, more natural look, here are our top picks to shop now.
It's Time To Ditch Your Black Eyeliner For These Classic Brown Ones
#1: Etude House Styling Eye Liner, $5.90
For an affordable option that will be totally worth your money, look to this pencil eyeliner from the Korean beauty brand. This creamy eyeliner promises to go on smooth while gliding effortlessly to line your eyes. The colour is intense, matte and not at all glossy, while it comes in a retractable packaging that can be refilled. This is the perfect eyeliner if you want a pigmented look or a smoky makeup, as the eyeliner can be slightly smudged or blended to create an eye shadow effect.
Looking to create that ultra-precise and sharp cat-eye? Then you need this popular eyeliner. The 0.01mm soft-touch brush applicator allows you to create ultra-exact, ultra-thin lines with easy control, while the super rich, carbon-enhanced colour delivers lines that shine. You will be able to easily fill in holes between each and every lash for a hyper defined, intense eye look. The formula is also smudge-proof and water, sweat and sebum resistant. It can be easily removed with warm water and does not stain eyelids.
#3: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, $38, Sephora
This gel pot eyeliner in a crayon combines the long-lasting benefit of gel eyeliner with the ease of a pencil. It promises to deliver intense colour payoff, 12-hour waterproof wear and an amazing glide that will make drawing your eyeliner easy-peasy. The super-malleable formula offers versatility in terms of application: create flawless, precise lines, or smudge immediately after lining for an instant smoky eye. Once it sets (which takes about 15 seconds), the product is budge-proof all day long.
#4: 3INA The Automatic Eye Pencil, $21
This eye pencil from the London-based brand comes in several different colours, and here we are highlighting the shade 303, a light brown. There is no need to sharpen this automatic eyeliner pencil – simply run the ultra-precise point along top and bottom eye lines for unrivalled definition. The formula is waterproof, highly pigmented and long-lasting, and the star ingredient is essential oil, which hydrates and nurtures skin and regenerates skin cells. For a more intense look, use a liner brush to add a flick to the corner of the eye.
#5: Hera Eye Designer Pencil
This auto pencil type eyeliner is available in nine rich shades (the colour here is No. 4 Metallic Brown), with an ultra-creamy texture. Suitable for all skin types, the simple and slim packaging makes this eyeliner easy to handle, while the sharpener inside the eyeliner body ensures easy drawing of delicate lines at all times. The formula is waterproof and long-lasting, and instantly blends in with the skin. Tip: after drawing, wait for five seconds to dry to allow the eyeliner to stay put and last longer.
#6: By Terry Crayon Khol Terrybly, US$29 (S$40), www.net-a-porter.com
This eyeliner comes in four other colours, apart from the shade Brown Stellar here. This colour is great for a more subtle vibe on days that you prefer a less heavy makeup look, is flattering on every eye colour and skin tone, and is perfect for softening dark pupils and for tired eyes. The formula is concocted with wax for perfect precision even with a light touch, and the fine-tipped pencil allows for easy application. The colour payoff is intense, and the eyeliner is also long-lasting and waterproof.
#7: Silkygirl Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner, $9.90
Here is another quality eyeliner that will let you get a lot of bang for your buck. With the unique technology of a combination of volatile silicones and siliconic resin, this eyeliner is built to have long-lasting properties, adhering strongly to the eyelid while also being transfer resistant. The high coverage, creamy formula has a rich and intense colour, and also glides on easily. The retractable eyeliner is good for 20 hour-wear, is waterproof and smudge-proof, and comes with a build-in sharpener.
#8: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner, $30, www.revolve.com
Of course, we won’t end off this list without mentioning one of the most popular eyeliners in the market right now. This #1, best-selling waterproof liquid liner enables you to create a variety of eye-opening effects – from thin, precise lines to thick, dramatic looks. The formula glides on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and also dries quickly and won’t smudge or run all day and night. The fine marker-like tip offers precise application, making this one of the best candidates if you need the perfect cat-eye.