FYI: These Are the 12 Best Drugstore Liquid Eyeliners

I can still remember the first time I ever applied liquid eyeliner. I had finally convinced my mom to let me experiment with the stuff, and I was so pumped about it I didn’t even care that it looked like I’d applied it during an earthquake. Now, years later, and after lots of trial and error, it’s become my holy grail, everyday makeup staple. (I can basically draw a cat eye in my sleep at this point.)

Many years of experience have taught me that you don’t have to shell out a lot of money to snag yourself a bomb liquid eyeliner option. There are excellent formulas and some innovative technology ready and waiting for you at your local drugstore. Having a plethora of budget-friendly finds is nice but also makes it that much more tedious to locate the gems. Lucky for you, I’ve been doing just that for the last decade or so.

Here, you’ll find 12 drugstore liquid eyeliners that won’t budge, are easy to apply, and dispense highly pigmented ink evenly. And because they’re affordable, you don’t have to feel guilty about adding one, or all, of them to your shopping cart.