Different Types Of Eyeliners & The Best Picks To Take Your Makeup To The Next Level!


Ever since the pandemic has started, we’ve been scouting for ways to make our peepers pop as they’re essentially the only part of our face visible while wearing a mask. Our Instagram feed is flooded with makeup artists and beauty bloggers experimenting with different shades and types of eyeliners to take their beauty game to the next level.

Ability to make a huge difference in just a few strokes - an eyeliner is legit a must-have product to instantly elevate your style. So, in the spirit of sharing is caring, we’re listing down the different types of eyeliners available in the market today- from glittery ones to super-sharp liquid pens. Whether you gravitate towards graphic liners, winged or smudgy, there’s one to suit every style aesthetic

Different Types Of Eyeliner

Finding the perfect eyeliner isn’t just about enhancing your eyes, but it's also about expressing your personal style. So we took upon the mission to list down the 6 most popular types of eyeliner along with our favourite picks.

Liquid Eyeliner

Liquid liner is one of the best types of eyeliner. The style is designed with intense, vivid, long-lasting colour that is perfect especially for high-drama looks. However, liquid eyeliners tend to dry quickly making them less ideal for softer and smudged looks but they are great for precise detailing.

Manish Malhotra Precision Liquid Felt Tip Eyeliner - Black Diamond


Price: Rs.850/-

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This liner by Manish Malhotra’s beauty line comes with an innovative and precise lid design that allows us to perfectly trace a wing and it really does glide like butter. It’s a timeless classic with jet-black colour pay-off which stays put all through the day or night, for up to 24 hours and it’s a water-resistant formula. Seriously, what’s not to love?

Stay Defined Liquid Eyeliner Brow Powder - Ebony & Walnut

Price: Rs.1095/-

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One thing we would like to say straight off the bat is that this liner gives the chicest baby flicks that never look thick. This 2 in 1 eyeliner and brow powder adds definition and depth to your eye game. Dramatic wingtips or minimal clean lines, the precise tip gives you all the control. The high-definition eyeliner will give you peepers the right amount of drama. We promise all eyes will be on you!

Sketch Eyeliner

Perhaps this one is the simplest to use, sketch eyeliners are best for those new to eyeliners. In terms of formula, this type of eyeliner represents a concoction of dry and creamy formulas, which makes its application a breeze.

Clean Beauty Chamomile Liquid Eyeliner - Granite

Price: Rs.850

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One of the thinnest, softest felt tips on the market, this blue eyeliner is worth experimenting with. Not only is it handily available in granite and slate shades, but is also smudge-proof and water-resistant as the best of ‘em. Add this to your cart to make a head-turning statement.

Wheelie Liquid Eyeliner


Price: Rs.895

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This revolutionary rolling disc applicator delivers perfection in one smooth glide for eye lining perfection. So if precision is what you’re after, look no further.  From classic to contemporary and everything in between, Wheelie delivers the ultimate smooth thin line, every time.

Kajal Eyeliner

Kajal eyeliners more than anything else, offer fantastic solutions for creating a smokey eye look. This is because they are virtually designed for smudging and behave in a way that is quite similar to cream-based types of makeup and is an excellent choice for applying directly to the waterline.

Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir

Price: Rs.750

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Finally an eyeliner is so versatile it can deliver something for everyone. This product is extreme-wear for a reason. It’s smudge-proof and water-proof and glides on up with ease, and smudges into a crease-defining shadow whenever required. It’s lauded for its precise tip and is a must-have for your beauty stash.

Glitter Eyeliner

Glitter eyeliner is no longer just for holidays and Halloween. In fact, the iterations flooding our Instagram feed is subtle in approach and will take your glam quotient a notch higher.

LIT Matte Eyeliner Pencil: On Fleek

Price: Rs.445

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Looking to create more of a fun vibe on your lash liner? This glitter eyeliner is such a great pick for an easy way to brighten up your eye look. The formula is highly pigmented, so you only need a swipe to make a statement. The range offers 8 wide-ranging glittery shades to choose from.

Eyeliner Pencil

Pencil eyeliner is one of the easiest for application and is perf for those who’ve just started experimenting with eyeliners. Whether you want to don a fierce cat-eye or a high dramatic smudged eyeliner look - a pencil eyeliner is a must-have for all the beauty buffs out there.

Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner - Black Moon


Price: Rs.850

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A little glitter and a whole lot of glam! The Manish Malhotra Glitter Eyeliner is a smooth, waterproof and transfer-proof pencil eyeliner. It's versatile enough to create everything from a fashion-forward graphic winged liner to a sultry smokey eye. Made to last all night long, this glitter eyeliner works equally well with your LBD or your lehenga.

Eyeliner Sticker

For those of us who are, let’s say, challenged in the eyeliner arts - an eyeliner sticker can be your BFF. The eyeliner sticker grabs your attention the most and is the easiest to apple.

LIT Stick-ON Wing Liner - Dusted


Price: Rs.295

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The cheat code to nail that perfectly winged eyeliner is here! This stick-on eyeliner sticker is all you need to get your eye game on fleek. It’s sweatproof, waterproof, and can be used multiple times which makes it perfect for on-the-go application.

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