These Are The Best Gel Eyeliners To Pull Off Graphic Eyeliner Looks

Depending on your comfort level and skill, there are fun ways to draw the graphic eye using a gel eyeliner. A reverse cat-eye is unique without going too crazy. Makeup artist Sabrina Rinaldo told Refinery29, "Drawing attention to the lower lash line elongates the eye and creates a unique look that's easy to pull off." It can be challenging to draw the perfect cat eye with a liquid liner unless you are a pro or practice enough. For most of us, the easy route is to use gel eyeliners because they are easy to use and can help you draw the perfect wing that will stay put. Fortunately, gel eyeliners are available in many forms, such as self-sharpening pencils, regular eye pencils, retractable applicators, and easy-to-use brushes that make the whole process of drawing dramatic lines around your eyes much easier (via Byrdie).

Gel eyeliners are incredibly versatile because you can get the precision of a liquid liner without all the hard work and flexibility to create any look you want of a regular eye pencil with staying power (via IPSY). Also, these gel eyeliners won't tug the skin at all, and it's essential to be gentle around the eyes because the area around them is very delicate. New York City-based makeup artist Delina Medhin told Allure, "You don't want to use too much pressure on the eye."

The gel eyeliners that won't smudge all day

Whether you choose classic black or bold colors to draw cool lines, abstract figures, or beautiful masterpieces around your eyes, choose a gel eyeliner that is pigmented and glides effortlessly.

We love multitasking products like the Mac Cosmetics Pro Longwear Fluidline Gel Eyeliner chosen by IPSY. This smudge-resistant formula can create beautiful, bold looks with just a tiny amount. It also works as a brow gel, so that's a win-win. Byrdie is a fan of the Morphe Gel Liner because this waterproof liner can last all day without smudging, and it glides on very smoothly — aka it is gentle around your eyes. 

Allure recommends trying Lady Gaga's Haus Labs Eye-Dentify Gel Pencil Eyeliner because they come in 10 gorgeous colors. Depending on your mood, you can choose a matte or a metallic finish. For a true original, Style Craze loves the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Whether you are drawing precise lines or going for a smokey look, this is your best bet because it is sweat and humidity-proof. And it comes in 14 shades, though, it's on the pricier side. 

For a more affordable option, Glowsly chooses the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner that comes in a little pot with a high-quality brush to draw the line of your dreams that will last all day. These gel eyeliners will make you look so good that others will think you are a makeup artist.