Styled by Carla Engler and Written by Erica Metzger
Without a doubt, eyeliner is the one makeup tool that delivers the biggest impact. Here, a primer on the latest in liners.
1. Pencil: Portable and versatile, many offer a blending tool or an additional color on the opposite end.
Our Pick: The two richly pigmented colors in the Vincent Longo Duo Eye Pencil glide without tugging.
2. Powder: Any dark, matte shadow can be transformed into liner with a liner brush. Apply dry for a soft, natural finish.
Our Pick: e.l.f. Professional Eyeliner Brush has stiff thin bristles to define eyes (and brows) with precision.
3. Liquid: Liquid liner can be dramatic -- ideal for the classic cat eye -- and has the longest staying power.
Our Pick: Prestige Liquid Eyeliner has a felt tip for a smoother line and comes in five shades.
4. Cream: Cream liner combines a powder's soft finish with a liquid's precision. Its smooth texture is ideal for blending.
Our Pick: Shiseido The Makeup Accentuating Cream Eyeliner comes with a portable angled brush.