The Very Best Eyeliners of All Time That Will Pass Your Incredibly High Standards

When it comes to eyeliner, there are a few things you probably look for before committing. A superpigmented color, long-lasting wear, and smudge-proof formula are essential to creating a look you’ll love and for that pencil or marker to earn a permanent spot in your cosmetics bag.

Luckily, POPSUGAR beauty editors have tried dozens of eyeliners throughout their careers and have loads of favorites in gel, liquid, and pencil varieties. While the ones on this list are dark, inky black shades, many of them come in a bevy of hues.

Ahead, you’re sure to find an eyeliner that you’ll fall in love with and might even become your long-term pick.