OK, liquid eyeliner isn’t easy by anyone’s estimate, but as someone who’s tried a fair dozen (or more) I feel I’m well-placed to sift the lit from the shit. I’ve chosen my top five liquid eyeliners based on a strict – but pretty obvious – criteria. They should be long-lasting, easy to apply, and not break the bank. When curiosity got the better of the cat flick, I did recently splurge on the Victoria Beckham £36 eyeliner (ouch) – but more about that here, and why it didn’t make my top five.
How to: eyeliner flicks
One of the most feared applications in beauty: putting liquid eyeliner on. If you manage to get one right, it’s sadly no guarantee the other one will follow suit. I’ve been painting on my cat flicks since I was a teenager, and have dabbled with plenty of brands and products. The messy, the crumbly, the kind that just wont come off. Yes, I’ve pretty much nailed the application now with a product I swear by, but my god have I had troubles along the way.