Ever spent ages perfecting your winged eyeliner, only for it to smudge before you’ve left the house? Here, we round up the best eyeliners that stay put all day long.

Just like mascara, eyeliner can make a huge difference to your make-up look.

The problem is, some eyeliners can run, smear and smudge, which can get a bit messy. But the high street is filled with brilliant formulas that are waterproof, long-lasting and (importantly, for us and our shaky hands) easy to apply, too.

Here, we round up the best kohl, liquid and gel eyeliners that are smudge-proof and foolproof.

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  • PIXI Endless Silky Eye Pen

    Not only does this PIXI eyeliner feel silky smooth on skin, it’s so intensely pigmented, it gives a similar appearance to liquid eyeliner. Plus, it contains vitamin E to keep your eye area nourished.

    Shop PIXI Endless Silky Eye Pen at lookfantastic, £12 each

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  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil

    Vegan and cruelty-free, this Urban Decay eyeliner contains jojoba oil, vitamin E and cottonseed oil. The result? A cream and waterproof eyeliner that glides onto skin with zero dragging.

    Shop Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil at lookfantastic, £16

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  • Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

    Available in a spectrum of shades and the option of both shimmer and matte finishes, this eyeliner contains conditioning vitamin E and rosehip oil. But it’s the intense colour payoff that had us beyond impressed.

    Shop Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner at Harvey Nichols, £15

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  • Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner

    Available in nine shades, this water-resistant eyeliner has the same glide as a liquid eyeliner. Plus, after application, you have a bit of time before it dries and sets on skin, meaning you can quickly buff it out for a long-lasting smoky eye.

    Shop Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eyeliner at Cult Beauty, £19

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  • Dior Diorshow On Stage Eyeliner

    Inspired by the looks created backstage at fashion shows, this eyeliner has a hybrid tip that combines the properties of a felt-pen and a brush. Put simply: it makes winged eyeliner a doddle.

    Shop Dior Diorshow On Stage Eyeliner at Dior, £28

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  • Uoma Afro.Dis.Iac Liquid Eyeliner

    Water-resistant, pigmented and easy to use, this Uoma eyeliner comes in a deep, carbon black for bold, defined eyes. What’s more, the formula dries down smoothly and evenly and feels comfortable to wear all day long.

    Shop Uoma Beauty Afro.Dis.Iac Liquid Eyeliner at lookfantastic, £16

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  • KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner

    This award-winning eyeliner has cult status for a reason. As well as its intense colour pay off, this formula just does not budge. Plus, the pointed pen tip makes it easy to apply.

    Shop KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner Liquid Eyeliner at Boots, £18

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  • Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

    This liquid eyeliner is packaged in a clever triangular-shaped pen to allow for an easier grip and sharper winged liner. The best bit though comes in its flexible felt tip. The pen bends along your skin, meaning its ink flow isn’t interrupted. 

    Shop Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner at Boots, £18

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  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

    Another cult product within the eyeliner category, this gel-based formula is easy to apply, humidity-resistant (making it perfect for holidays) and has an impressive colour payoff.

    Shop Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner at Bobbi Brown, £22

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  • Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

    Not only does this gel eyeliner come with a precise applicator brush, the oil-free formula creates a bold and dramatic finish. Plus, it’s comfortable to wear, even if you have sensitive eyes.

    Shop Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner at lookfantastic, £8.99

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  • Benefit Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner

    Much like its mascara sibling, Benefit’s Roller Liner Eyeliner dispenses extremely black pigment. Whether you prefer a thin line running along your lashes or a thick, dramatic wing, the long, pointed tip makes application easy.

    Shop Benefit Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner at lookfantastic, £19.50

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  • Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner

    Having applied make-up backstage at countless fashion shows and for a number of red carpet events, make-up artist Pat McGrath knows how important it is for your eyeliner to stay put. This liquid pen from her eponymous brand doesn’t budge and allows precision with every pen stroke.

    Shop Pat McGrath Labs Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner at Selfridges, £26

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