Mastering the art of the perfect liner is a tricky business. There are just so many elements to it: like having a steady hand, or choosing a style (winged? cat-eye? tight line?) that works for you.
What is guaranteed to make the process much easier, though, is having an eyeliner with a great formula. Liners that are too clumpy or sheer, or that drag across your eyelid, or — god forbid — smudges, can really mar the experience entirely.
So, if you’re looking to up your eyeliner game, keep reading, because we have gathered 27 of the best eyeliners that you can get under SGD20!
1. Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
An eyeliner that has been receiving rave reviews from the beauty sphere and costs SGD5.50? Yup, it’s more likely than you think. The Essence Waterproof Eyeliner Pen does the job, enhancing your lash line all-day without any smudging or budging.
2. Wet N Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner
A rich, fluid formula that glides onto your eyelids, this eyeliner by Wet N Wild gives you perfectly lined eyes that lasts all day. And at a highly affordable price, too – no wonder it’s among the best eyeliners around.
3. Colourpop Swerve Liner
Coming in at a very affordable USD5, this cream-gel eyeliner from Colourpop is long-lasting, transfer-proof, and also comes in a variety of colours that are sure to please even the most discerning of eyeliner gurus.
International shipping fee is at USD9.99 for purchases under USD50, so we recommend picking up other items to get free shipping instead!
The Colourpop Swerve Liner is available on its site. It retails for SGD6.78.
4. Catrice Liquid Liner Waterproof
Easy to use, remove, and also smudge-proof? You can really have it all with this waterproof liner from Catrice. The thin applicator brush also makes the thinnest, most precise of flicks possible!
The Catrice Liquid Liner Waterproof is available at all Guardian outlets. It retails for SGD6.90.
5. Silkygirl Eyeliner Pencil
A highly pigmented formula that comes with a built-in sharpener, this eyeliner from Silkygirl is affordable, easy to use, and lasts all day even in our hot and humid weather. Score!
6. Australis Eyeliner Pencil
The Australis Eyeliner Pencil has a formula that allows for quick, precise lines that are easy to blend out. Fun fact: it also happens to be free of mineral oil!
7. Sephora Collection 12hr Contour Eye Pencil
This one comes with just a hint of glitter, but there’s no doubt that it is a fan favourite amongst beauty junkies all the same. Users love its high pigmentation, smooth application, and stay-all-day consistency.
The Sephora Collection 12hr Contour Eye Pencil is available at all Sephora outlets. It retails for SGD9.
9. BH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner
Its perfectly thin tip makes drawing the most precise, exact of lines easy! This eyeliner from BH Cosmetics truly has it all: it’s long-lasting, has great pigment, and is smudge-proof, too!
10. Zoeva Soft Kohl Eyeliner
The thick, creamy and smudge-proof formula makes this a particular favourite amongst those looking for a liner that can give a crisp and pigmented tight line. The Zoeva Soft Kohl Eyeliner is also available in shades of white and peach!
The Zoeva Soft Kohl Eyeliner is available at all Sephora outlets. It retails for SGD11.
11. Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Black
According to several reviews, this eyeliner by Bourjois is a great dupe for the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil. It has a creamy formula that glides on like a dream but doesn’t smudge, lasts all day, and apparently, works well on the waterline even if you have sensitive eyes.
The Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof Black is available at all Watsons outlets. It retails for SGD11.26.
12. E.L.F Intense Ink Eyeliner
The quick-dry and long-lasting formula is known to enhance your lash line effortlessly. Plus, it doesn’t just come in black, but also brown, charcoal, and navy as well!
13. Rimmel Glam’Eyes Liquid Liner
A fine, precise line is definitely achievable with the Rimmel Glam’Eyes Liquid Liner. Containing a transfer- and smudge-resistant formula, this is definitely one eyeliner you want have in your makeup bag.
The Rimmel Glam’Eyes Liquid Liner is available at all Watsons outlets. It retails for SGD12.90.
14. Beauty UK Pro Gel Eyeliner
If you’re looking for a luxuriously creamy formula that is simultaneously long-lasting and delivers on rich pigment, this gel eyeliner from Beauty UK is the one for you.
15. Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
The sharp, precise applicator makes this liner perfect for both a normal cat eye and for tight-lining! According to reviews, it is even suitable for those with sensitive eyes. Best eyeliner? Yes, definitely on our list.
16. Innisfree Powerproof Pen Liner
The Innisfree Powerproof Pen Liner has a pigmented formula, glides on smoothly, and has lasting staying power: the hallmark of a great liner, pretty much!
The Innisfree Powerproof Pen Liner is available at all Innisfree outlets. It retails for SGD15.
17. BeautyMaker Long-Wear Liquid Eyeliner
This waterproof formula is quick to dry down and stays on all day, which makes it suitable for those long days out in the hot sun.
18. L’Oreal Paris Superliner Superstar Eye Felt Liner
This is a great liner for beginners, with the spongy tip and buildable formula making it that much easier to master.
19. NYX Matte Liquid Liner
This liner doesn’t smudge or feather, and is incredibly long-lasting. This powerhouse from NYX does it all, with its precision brush tip also allowing for a variety of eyeliner styles: from tight-lining to the classic cat eye.
The NYX Matte Liquid Liner is available at all NYX outlets, such as at Bugis Junction and at Plaza Singapura. It is also available at all Sephora outlets and retails for SGD16.
20. Maybelline Hyper Sharp Power Black Liner
The general consensus is that the Maybelline Hyper Sharp liner range delivers on a pigmented, long-lasting formula, especially in the shade Power Black! It has a sharp 0.05mm pen tip that makes drawing the thinnest of lines a breeze.
21. Kate Tokyo Super Sharp Liner EX
You’re not going to get any transfer, smudging, or streaks with this baby from Kate Tokyo. Reviews claim that even those with the oiliest of lids will be able to use this with no trouble. No wonder so many swear by it and calls it the best eyeliner.
22. Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eye Liner
This liner is easy to control, makes the sharpest, crispest of wings, and doesn’t smudge after a long day.
The Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eye Liner is available at selected Watsons, Sasa, and BHG outlets. It retails for SGD18.90.
23. Etude House Drawing Show Blush Eyeliner
The sharp marker tip, easy buildability, and great staying power certainly has users comparing this felt tip liner from Etude House to the famous Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. Except this one comes at a fraction of the price, of course!
The Etude House Drawing Show Blush Eyeliner is available at all Etude House outlets. It retails for SGD18.90.
24. Dejavu Creamy Pencil Eyeliner
This pencil eyeliner may only be launched less than a year ago in Japan, but has already won several prestigious awards, such as the Cosme Award. It promises ease of application thanks to its unique oval-shaped tip that can help create lines of different thickness, creamy formula, and longevity.
The product is finally available outside of Japan, right here in Singapore! It retails at SGD19 and is available at Watsons.
25. Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liquid Liner
This intense, velvet-like formula glides on easy, with a special paddle-shaped tip making it a favourite amongst eyeliner beginners.
The Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision Liner is available at selected Watsons stores. It retails for SGD18.90.
26. K-Palette 24hr Real Lasting Eyeliner
The fine, sharp tip and just-right (no dripping or dragging!) formula makes this liner from K-Palette a hit. It is smudge-proof as well, and lasts just about forever. Sounds like a clear winner to us!
The K-Palette 24hr Real Lasting Eyeliner is available at selected Watsons, Sasa, and BHG outlets. It retails for SGD19.90.
27. Browhaus Precision Waterproof Eyeliner
Waterproof, smudge proof, and long-lasting? That’s what this liner from Browhaus claims to do. It has incredible staying power as well, which has been raved about by many, along with its intense black pigment.
The Browhaus Precision Waterproof Liner is available on its site and at all Browhaus outlets. It retails for SGD19.90.
28. CLIO Sharp So Simple Waterproof Pencil Liner
The CLIO Sharp So Simple Waterproof Pencil Liner’s claim to fame is right there in the title: cited as suitable for eye liner beginners, this one by Clio is a breeze to use. An ultra-slim pencil, its intense pigment glides on easily even with the shakiest of hands.
The CLIO Sharp So Simple Waterproof Pencil Liner is available at selected Watsons stores. It retails for SGD19.90.
Still can’t make up your mind on the right eyeliner? Watch this video where we tested six popular waterproof eyeliners to find the best among them.