Liquid liner can always be spotted on the runway and red carpet

Whether it’s worn thin, thick, flicked or as a simple lash-hugging line; each season liquid liner can always be spotted on both the runway and red carpet.

At this stage though, there are so many formulas out there that it can be a bit of a minefield for anyone wanting to recreate the looks of their favourite celebs or trends.

Using a brush and potted gel liner requires a steady hand, as does really wet, liquid liner but one method that makes application simple and fuss free is a classic felt pen liner.

Not sure which one’s for you? Here are my top five picks: 

  1. Shiseido Quickliner
    ​A staple in my own personal makeup bag. This can be manipulated to give a sheer colour or solid block thanks to the click mechanism, which ensures that only the right amount of liquid is used and stops the pen from drying out.
  2. Chantecaille Le Stylo Eyeliner Pen
    My top pick for anyone who loves fine lines and details, this gorgeous liner pen glides on smoothly and lasts all day
  3. NYX The Curve Eyeliner
    Application is made really easy as this clever liner is curved to fit the shape of your hand, perfect for anyone who worries about hand wobbles.
  4. Marc Jacobs Marc’er Precision pen
    I picked one of these up in Sephora in America and was so sad the day it finally ran out… Long-wearing, fade-resistant, solid colour and an easy to use nib make it one of my top picks. 
  5. Kevyn Aucoin Precision Liquid Liner
    Waterproof colour that doesn’t bleed or smudge, plus an ultra-fine tip make this one of the best in the business – what else would you expect from one of the beauty world’s biggest icons?