7 Easy-To-Use Gel Liners That Won’t Budge
7 Easy-To-Use Gel Liners That Won’t Budge

7 Easy-To-Use Gel Liners That Won’t Budge

Liquid eyeliner is one of the trickiest things to get right but gel liner is a good place to start. Blendable until set, and far easier to use than a liquid pen, it won’t move until you’re ready to remove it. Here are seven we rate.
By Sapna Rao

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Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner, £26 | Chanel 

Whether used to create a wing or contour the waterline, this retractable liner is designed with ease of use in mind. Its waterproof formula – which resists tears, sweat and humidity – combined with its long-lasting wear and comfortable feel makes it a winner in our books.

Available at JohnLewis.com


Mechanical Gel Eyeliner, £19 | Hourglass

With a 1.5mm tip, this is the liner to use if you want sleek kitten flicks and tight lines. It’s creamy upon application, so it doesn’t drag on the skin and guarantees a clean line every time. While it dries down fast and stays put, you can easily wipe or blend away any mistakes without making a mess.

Available at SpaceNK.com


Clean Line Gel Liner, £26 | Ilia

Made popular by the likes of Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, the ‘fox eye’ trend uses a brown eyeliner to elongate the look of the lash line for a romantic, sultry but natural-looking eye – and this liner is the perfect way to get the look. While it also comes in other shades including a deep black, we love this cool brown if you’re after a bit of subtle definition. Plus, like all of Ilia’s products, it has a clean formula – ideal if you’re on the sensitive side.

Available at Naturisimo.com


Amc EyeLiner, £14 | Inglot 

A pot that comes with brush style gel liner is a classic. Great for creating sharp wings and bold definition, Inglot’s pots have long been an insider favourite for a reason – not least their intense pigment, long-term wear and easy-to-glide-on texture. Smudge-proof and crease-proof, this is our liner of choice for a night out.

Available at Boots.com


Green me Kajal Deep Black Eyeliner, £6.99 | Kiko Milano

Formulated as more of a pencil with a softer, subtler pigment, this lightly intensifies the lash line and beautifully accentuates the waterline. Part of Kiko’s new ‘Green Me’ collection – specifically vegan formulas containing up to 99% natural origin ingredients – we recommend experimenting with this on your brows or even as lip liner.

Available at Sephora.co.uk


Longwear Eyeliner, £22 | Nars

Tightlining is best done with a high-pigment, rich colour – not to mention one that doesn't smudge. This is exactly that, with a thin tip perfect for getting right under the top or bottom lash line to add depth and a dramatic dose of colour. Whether you’re opting for classic black or want to experiment with a something fun, this formula has a short blending period, so make sure you work fast to manipulate the shape and look of the liner before it sets and stays put.

Available at NarsCosmetics.co.uk


Satin Kajal Eyeliner, £26 | Victoria Beckham Beauty

If you want to achieve that signature ‘VB’ sultry, smokey eye, you need one of these kajal-style gel liners. Versatile and available in both matte and shimmering pigments, you can create sharp flicks or go all out using the dual-ended blending tool to diffuse the product for a bolder look. This can even double up as a shadow if you scribble a bit of product on the lids, then blend it out. The best part is it won’t budge all day.

Available at VictoriaBeckhamBeauty.com

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