Liquid, pencil, marker, crayon, or gel? Find the right product and technique for you with the help of Los Angeles–based celebrity makeup pro Robyn Cosio.
|You Want…||Go For||Pro Tip||We Like|
|» A soft, natural line||A pencil liner. Easy to control, the blendable formula is forgiving of mistakes.||Make tiny dots between the hairs along the lash lines for subtle definition.||Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner ($4; mass retailers)|
|» A wearable, daytime-appropriate line||Gel liner. It really lasts, but can be diffused by blending.||After dipping the brush into the pot, wipe off excess liner on a tissue before applying.||Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($10; mass retailers)|
|» A strong, defined line||One of the latest marker liners. Their fine, stiff tip can be used for thin and thick lines.||Hold the marker on its side as close as possible to your lashes, then sweep outward.||Smashbox Love Me Paint Pen Eye Liner ($24; smashbox.com)|
|» A bold razor-sharp line with a wet-looking finish||Liquid liner. Ideal for dramatic looks, the fine brush creates clean definition.||Starting at the inner corner, draw short strokes in three small sections, not one long line.||Almay Liquid Eyeliner ($7; mass retailers)|
|» A heavy, smoky line||A fat, creamy crayon. The tip is wide, so you’ll get a thicker, more intense effect.||Turn the crayon on its side for a delicate line, or smudge the wide part for a night-out look.||Sephora Collection Jumbo Liner 12HR Wear Waterproof ($14; sephora.com)|