I came, I saw and I conquered the eyeliner battlefield. I even left with some new ones to add to my product rotation. Now, that’s a big feat. I’m a Sagittarius—we like what we like, and when we find something we like, we keep it around. That said, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t be able to find anything to compete with my beloved Kat Von D.
It’s still in my top picks, but it’s now joined by It Cosmetics and Fenty Beauty. A special mention also goes to Surratt, which has become my go-to for when I need to look and feel like an absolute goddess. I tried the rollerball/mini pizza cutter–style eyeliners too, and trust me—they’re more style over substance. They’re a nightmare to fill in, even if they do give you a good flick.
So if you’re really struggling, you’re still better off with the ones here and upping your practice hours instead. If you commit to wearing eyeliner every day for a week, you’ll be a pro by the end. I promise.