Much to my dismay, I was not blessed with Kim K lashes. My lashes are pretty much the opposite-- sparse and blonde. I've been on a quest to find the perfect mascara/liner combo that packs a one-two punch since forever and have done my fair share of testing. While I can confidently say Benefit's They're Real mascara is one of the best (if not the best) mascaras on the market and my personal favorite, I'm still searching for a favorite eyeliner but have been playing around with a few different types.
Pencils are great for beginners or anyone who has a hard time holding a steady line. I use Mally's waterproof eyeliner which goes on really smoothly and the point is a bit dull. If you're looking for a really fine line, try a kohl pencil.
The pros of liquid eyeliner are that it glides on smoothly and gives you a dark lash line which makes your lashes look fuller. The con? It is not very forgiving so you have to be sure to have a steady hand and/or q-tips on hand to correct any mistakes Want perfect Lauren Conrad cat eyes? Liquid eyeliner is your best bet. New to cat eyes? This is a helpful tutorial. I use this liquid liner from Sephora.
Gel liner is great for faking a liquid cat eye and for getting really close to the lash line. It is easy to use, incredibly forgiving and very long lasting. The downside is that you need a brush to apply it which may mean having to buy a new brush. My go to is Maybelline Eye Studio which I use almost daily. Benefit just released They're Real Push Up Liner which is a gel liner pen which I very reasonably assume means the all mighty Goddess of Lashes has finally heard my cat-eyed prayers. I'll test it out and let ya know what I think.
Don't overlook using loose powder as a liner. I use Bare Minerals Liner Shadow in black to create a soft smokey look. I also use my brush wet to make a darker, sharper line. Be careful not to load your brush up too much or the excess might sprinkle off onto your cheeks!
What are your favorite eyeliners?