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The Best Drugstore Eyeliners in 2020

The Best Drugstore Eyeliners in 2020

article by MIRA BEAUTY
MIRA BEAUTY
September 22, 2020

Discover the best drugstore eyeliners

Many beauty enthusiasts have a love-hate relationship with eyeliner. While there’s no greater satisfaction than creating a flawless winged liner or smokey eye look, it often takes plenty of time and practice to get to such a point (pun intended)… and you need the right tools to truly master the art of eyeliner. Of course, the good news is that you don’t need to break the bank to invest in a lineup of quality products. The best drugstore eyeliners are long-lasting, non-smudging, and ready to create beautiful looks for day or night, and most of them are under $10! Read on to see five of the top-rated drugstore eyeliners from the MIRA BEAUTY community.

Matte Liquid Liner by NYX Professional Makeup, $8

Matte Liquid Liner, NYX Professional Makeup
Source: NYX Professional Makeup

Matte is where it's at, and NYX has created one of the best drugstore eyeliners for winged liner enthusiasts. This product has a sharp tip for ultimate control and precision while drawing a wing, and is definitely up to creating that graphic liner look you’ve been wanting to try. At under $10, Matte Liquid Liner is used by tons of influencers and celebrity MUA’s. Why? Because the ultra-black, matte formula means that it won’t reflect the light in strange ways while on camera, making this liner perfect for all your selfies and YouTube videos.


Exaggerate Eye Definer by Rimmel, $6

Exaggerate Eye Definer, Rimmel
Source: Rimmel

You can’t go wrong with a solid pencil liner, and the Exaggerate Eye Definer does it all. With a deep black formula and built-in smudger to get that rockstar effect, it’s easy to create a bit of drama for a night out. And yes, you can definitely still do an “extra” eyeliner look without the wing. But don’t think that this drugstore eyeliner is only for the extravagant, as it also has a sharpener to create simple black lines or tightline your eyes for a quick touch-up before class or work.

Eyestudio Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner by Maybelline, $9

Eyestudio Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner, Maybelline New York
Source: Maybelline New York

You’ll never lose your grip with the Eyestudio Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner. Literally, because this drugstore eyeliner has a hexagonal shape that makes it easy to grip as you draw wings and precise lines. Application is smooth as the felt tip glides across your lid, and pitch black color lasts for up to 24 hours without smudging. Oh, and it’s less than $10. What more could you want in a drugstore eyeliner?

ColorStay 2-In-1 Angled Kajal Eyeliner by Revlon, $8

Angled Kajal Eyeliner, Revlon
Source: Revlon

Liner lovers know the beauty of an angled tip, and this drugstore eyeliner by Revlon can line and define your eyes for days. And nights. Seriously, you can sharpen the pencil tip and draw precise lines for subtle daytime chic, or use the smudge brush to smoke out your lids and create evening intensity. MIRA BEAUTY gives this eyeliner top ratings for being waterproof, long lasting, and non-smudging, and it’s the perfect drugstore eyeliner for both beauty beginners and experts.

Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner by L’Oreal, $10

Source: L'Oreal

The Infallible collection by L’Oreal is just that, infallible. This drugstore eyeliner is loved by the MIRA BEAUTY community for being waterproof and long lasting, keeping your eyes looking beautiful at work, yoga, or school without fear of wearing off. Despite the “cat eye” in the name, this drugstore eyeliner is incredible for an everyday makeup look, giving you just the right amount of edge without looking too smokey or smudged.

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