From The Straits Times    |

Best Eyeliner to Get Smoky Eyes (Drugstore)

Editors’ Choice & Readers’ Choice

If you can’t seem to perfect your eyeliner look, don’t be too hard on yourself. The problem may not be you or your (lack of) skill. The qualities of the eyeliner you use are just as crucial for creating the perfect lined look. Pencil eyeliners tend to smudge even before you reach the office for your morning meeting, while liquid liners are prone to giving you wobbly lines if your hands are not steady.

The next best option is gel liners, which are easy to use, drape lids with solid pigment, and are long-wearing to boot.

The KATE Fit Rare Gel Pencil has an ultra-fine 1.5mm tip that allows you to effortlessly draw close to the lash line and between the lashes. With it, you can easily create a thin line, a cat-eye, and more distinct winged tips without tugging at your eyelids at all. You’ll also love how you can easily diffuse the colour with a cotton bud to create the perfect smoky look.

This is one eyeliner you can trust to stay in place – its waterproof formula is resistant to sweat and tears, and it’s smudge-proof against sebum and rubbing. The gel also softens on contact with your skin for easy application, spreads smoothly, and stays budge-proof once it sets. Available in three shades – one black and two shades of brown, this gel liner gives you rich pigment that is fade-resistant and long-wearing.

KATE Powdery Skin Maker ($34) is a lightweight liquid foundation that creates a matte, light-powdery finish which allows you to skip the setting powder. Perfect for our humid weather, it offers buildable coverage and doesn’t feel sticky or greasy after application. In six shades.

At Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, Lazada and selected Sa Sa and Watsons stores; $19.90. Visit for more information.

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