Liners That Are Smudgy And Budge-Proof Make Everything Better

Eyeliners used to be one of two things: soft and smudgy, or budge-proof. They were rarely both. These days, though, we don't have to choose between precise and smoky. Our favorite liner pencils combine the best of both worlds: There's a 15-to-30-second window when you can smudge 'em to your heart's content, and then they set — and stay.

This combo has become pretty crucial to our eye-makeup game, since we tend to go for a soft, diffused vibe (that's not going to melt into raccoon eyes). Sure, there's a time and place for a crisp flick — but we also don't want the lived-in look to seem, well, too lived-in.

So, click through for our favorites, and let us know if you're as excited about them as we are.

Photo: Via Stila Cosmetics.
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Alpine, $20.00 Buy
Photo: Via Gucci.
Gucci Impact Long Wear Eye Pencil in Midnight Blue, $32.00 Buy
Photo: Via Votre Vu.
Votre Vu Soft Eye Liner in Chablis, $23.00 Buy
Photo: Via Charlotte Tilbury.
Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'N' Kohl Liquid Eye Pencil in Bedroom Black, $26.00 Buy
Photo: Via Urban Decay.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, $20.00 Buy
Photo: Via Buxom.
Buxom Cosmetics Hold the Line Waterproof Eyeliner in Call Me, $17.00 Buy
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