Think back to the first beauty product you ever bought. It was probably a black eyeliner pencil, right?
Whether you prefer subtle or full on, a quick slick along the waterline has the clever knack of pulling all looks together in a matter of seconds, while a smoky smudge above the lashes is guaranteed to make even the most clean cut of us feel at least halfway as cool as Kate Moss.
And while pencil eyeliner is a staple inside more or less everyone's make-up bag, it's increasingly difficult to find one that doesn't budge or go weird and goopy in the corners of your eyes - literally the worst thing.
We've whittled down twelve of the very best eyeliner pencils out there right now, so you can wing, shade and tightline to your heart's content. You're welcome.More
Marc Jacobs' gel eyeliner pencil deposits super-saturated pigment so vivid and vinyl-esque, it's easy to mistake it for a liquid. The staying power is practically tattoo like, whether you apply it to your waterline or along your lash line - it'll only budge when you attack it with cleanser.
The smooth, smoky appeal of Charlotte Tilbury's Rock 'n' Kohl eyeliner pencil is what makes it a staple inside virtually every make-up artist's kit. It's soft enough to smudge for that lived in vibe, but also looks pristine when you keep it neat.