| February 8, 2017

Smudgy, smokey, hazy eyes on a Saturday night are hot. Smudgy, smokey, hazy eyes at a 12 p.m. job interview are not.

But if you’re using the wrong eyeliner — you know, the kind that leaves marks in the crease of your eyes and slides below your lower lash lines almost immediately — your odds of looking like a club kid in the middle of the day are well in your favor.

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So unless you’re cool with walking around with a perpetually smudgy, just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-have-never-heard-of-makeup-wipes look, we suggest you swap your black liner for one that won’t escape your face after a few hours. And to make the search easier on you, we tested out a billion black liners, trolled makeup forums, and stalked makeup-artist recommendations to find the very best black liners that are creamy to apply, super-pigmented, and easy to remove (with makeup remover, of course).

Keep reading to find your new favorite liner, and keep your inner club kid where she belongs.

LorealParis.com / StyleCaster.com
L'Oréal Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner

$8.95 at LorealParis.com

UrbanDecay.com / StyleCaster.com
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
wetnwildbeauty.com / StyleCaster.com
Wet n Wild On Edge Longwearing Eye Pencil
MakeupForever.com / StyleCaster.com
Make Up For Ever Eye Pencil