The Best Liquid Eyeliners You Can Buy For Under $10

A lot of us are hesitant when it comes to trying liquid eyeliner. There’s something about gliding pigmented liquid across our eyelids that seems impossible, and induces fears of messy, runny eyes. But it turns out that drugstores actually stock some of the best liquid eyeliners on the market, and you don’t have to break the bank to get them. This list includes some of the highest-rated (among consumers) drugstore eyeliners, as well as our personal favorites. And another major plus: Besides being under $10, they’re also all super easy to apply.


The applicator on this eyeliner allows you create lines as thin or thick as you'd like. The color lasts up to eight hours, and its formula is suitable even for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

If you've ever struggled with applying liquid liner in the past, you won't anymore if you add this one to your vanity. This unique felt-tip tool makes the product easier to hold, and as a result, easier to apply. In just one stroke, you'll get highly defined color.

Eyeliner can be one of the messiest, runniest beauty products to deal with. This waterproof formula is not only smudge-proof, but lasts for hours on end.

This is the perfect eyeliner to wear from day and long into the night. The formula lasts for an entire 24 hours, and it's both humidity-proof and sweat-proof. Above all else, it's also non-staining and quick-drying.

If you're looking for a matte finish, NYX's matte liquid liner should be your go-to choice. The precision tip guarantees a flawless application for whichever bold or classic look you desire.

As one of the best-selling products of e.l.f.'s entire collection, this eyeliner promises dramatic results. Its smudge-proof formula and non-tugging applicator make application the smoothest experience possible.