Finally, Gel Liners That Don't Require A Brush

Makeup artists love gel liner. It's crazy-pigmented, dries quickly, stays put for hours, and glides on like butter when applied. But here's the problem: you have to apply it with an angled eyeliner brush.

Luckily, a new generation of eyeliners is changing this. Instead of a pot, brands are squeezing the thick, gel/cream formulas into mess-free pens and tubes. Click through to check out some of the latest must-trys on the market. These liners are changing the cat-eye game as we know it.
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Benefit was one of the first brands to put gel liner in a pen, with their jet-black They're Real Push-Up Liner. This summer, they're releasing four new shades (cobalt, green, purple, and brown). The angled rubber tip allows you to get as close to the lashes as possible — giving you a straight, clean line every time.
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You start by clicking. And clicking. And clicking, 13 more times. But this creamy, waterproof gel is worth the wait.

Starting at the middle of the upper lash line, pull the liner to the outer corners, then work your way back in. (Otherwise, you'll deposit too much gel on the inner corners of the eyes, which can look messy). The angled tip calls for short, quick strokes, and leaves a pigmented, transfer-proof gel that won't fade or flake for hours.
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While Ardency Inn's latest innovation may look and feel like liquid eyeliner, you'll be surprised to find that it dries to a gel finish. That's thanks to the blend of special waxes, which are normally found in cream and gel liners, that give it its matte, rich color.

As for staying power, this product is stubborn — in a good way. It took multiple washes and makeup wipes to finally get it to budge on our skin. If you're looking for a festival eyeliner that lasts all day, this is it.
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The biggest bone we have to pick with potted gel liners is that they dry out way too easily — which you don't have to worry about with Tarte's Tarteist Clay Paint Liner. The first-ever squeezable cream liner comes from a tapered, metal tip. (You can use the included brush for extra precision.)
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