The best tip applicator for your liquid eyeliner can be a little confusing especially if you just began using it. Is felt tip eyeliner better than other applicators? What makes it better? What best brands have it? Can I get a good felt tip liner at the drugstore or do I have to go all out with the designer brands?
These are questions we seek to answer in the course of this article. Consider this an all you need to know a guide on eyeliner with a felt tip.
Felt tip or eyeliner brush?
Liquid liners usually come with either a felt tip or with a brush tip. We can also say fans are split between those who prefer the felt tip and those who will take the brush applicator any day.
Felt tip eyeliner refers to a kind of liquid liner whose applicator tool is a tapered tip made of felt. In other words, if you have has a tool whose bristles you cannot distinctly see, then it is probably it. Some people may call it the felt tip pen, pen, felt liner pens too.
Pen eyeliner with a felt tip is designed with a thin nib to give you the sharpest most defined of lines on your eyelid. According to a piece on marieclair.com, the pros include “easy to control, quick precision great for thick lines.”
The downside of felt pen liners
Cons of opting with this kind of applicator tool listed on the same marieclair.com are “more prone to smudges, need to be layered, and hard to remove.”
The smudging should not be an issue if you picked one of the tested and tried brands and also as you get better at applying liquid liner.
Help with using felt tip eyeliner
This video tutorial on the daily motion will come in handy if you are just learning to use it. Go elle.com and buzzfeed.com for more tips on acing liquid liner, felt tip or not. Those are not tutorials but you will find handy tips.
Best felt tip eyeliner brands to buy in the market
For your felt tip pen brand to qualify as good, the tool should be easy to use while creating your desired style. The brands should be waterproof too if they are to last all day. And for all the trouble of applying a liquid liner, you want it to last all day.
Without considering the actual color in which a certain brand it comes in, let’s look at some of the best felt tipped options on the market.
1. Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen
This eyeliner pen made it on the top drugstore products list on totalbeauty.com. “This is a great, budget-friendly liquid eyeliner,” says the review. “The applicator comes to a fine point, making this really easy to use.”
This brand from Maybelline is one of the more popular liquid eyeliners. It is also fair in the pocket if you are not willing to fork out tens of dollars to get it.
2. Lineur Intense felt tip brand
This is one of the good drugstore felt tip liquid eyeliners going by online reviews. HuffPost ranked it as one of the best long-wear brand money can buy with the quoted lifestyle editor saying “I like L’Oreal’s Lineur Intense Felt Tip because the tip is just the right controllable combo of flexible and firm. Plus, it’s slim enough that I can see around it to the line I’m attempting to draw.” The review for this brand on ulta.com is also encouraging with reviewers finding it mostly easy to apply and great for both everyday use as well as going out.
And it comes in brown, black and charcoal grey so you get to pick your best fit too. We would definitely recommend spending your seven or eight dollars on it.
3. Mac Fluid line Pen
It is not just because glamourmagazine.co.uk rates this product highly writing this glowing review. “Mac’s eyeliners are some of the best around, and this great felt-tip pen is no exception. With a thin nib which makes precise application exceptionally easy.” Mac Fluid line really is a great product. We can confidently say it ticks the boxes of a wonderful brand and is worth every penny you pay for it.
4. Sisely So Intense Liner
Glamourmagazine.co.uk ranked this one among the best too. You can try it if you can get past the steep price tag. The glamourmagazine.co.uk beauty experts said this felt liner “is perfect for those who want a black feline flick”
5. Nars Eyeliner Stylo
This is another brand for you try. Also on the steeper side price wise but does lay on really dark giving you a sharp line. This is great because your look will stand out as you wanted it to.
6. Stila All Day Waterproof
This brand has a really thin tip for looks where precision is everything. According to reviews.com ranking on ranking best liners, “this is the best eyeliner on the market.” It has a four-star rating on Amazon. Another plus is the range of colors (including the hot and trendy deep purple) it is available in beside classic black in case you want to explore colored eyeliner.
Other brands that give a pretty decent result are Covergirl Intensify Me, Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner, and Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen. NYX also has a felt tip brand that avoids most of the pitfalls of liquid eyeliner and comes with a unique curved container for an easier time applying. Bourjois Liner Feutre is also a good brand you can go for. It is affordable too.
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