The Best Black Eyeliners Ever!

Black eyeliners

So I’m not gonna lie…I am pretty boring in the eyeliner world. And it’s not because I work some professional job or that I consider myself to be Mrs. Conservative. Naw. I just really love black eyeliner. I wear it everyday and very rarely will I wear another color. Do I love emerald greens, bright blues and royal purples on my eyes? Yeeeep. But black liner is staple, girl. It just is. This edition of the Makeup Wars, us gals are sharing some of our favorite black eyeliners. I thought I’d stick with my faithful Urban Decay Zero, but really I’ve tried a TON of black eyeliners that I’ve loved.



They are far from cheap but I can’t get enough of Urban Decay’s pencil eyeliners. Especially that Zero. For some reason, my eyes have gotten really sensitive over the years and the only pencil that I KNOW won’t leave me tearing up is Zero. Oh, and it doesn’t budge. At all. I’ve purchased and repurchased this pencil so many times. Like, you don’t even want to know how many times…


Physicians Formula trio

So they suck in the foundation diversity game, but Physicans Formula makes some realllllly nice eyeliners. Their liquid and pencil eyeliners are pretty cool, but really its their dark and smooth Kohl eyeliner pencil that just makes me go gaga. I can’t get enough of it for when I really want to smoke out my eyes.

Maybelline really gave us a gem when they put put their Eye Studio Ink Pen Eyeliner. The Black version of this liquid eyeliner pencil is spectacular.

A few years back, NYX gave us an entire collection of black liners that I couldn’t get enough of. They were so cool to give us these because each liner has a different formula. Everything from matte to sattin and liquid, NYX had us covered on the black liners front.

When I really want some pop to my upper lashline, I love Essence’s Metallic black eyeliner. It has just a very small amount of shimmer that really makes the eyes stand out. And it’s only $1.99 and does darn good around water and sweaty situations.

Urban Decay Perversion bottle

I did a review on Urban Decay’s Perversion cream liner and I still loving that baby from the moon and back. Other runner ups are Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream in Shade 27 and the cult fave MAC Blacktrack gel liner.

And let’s not forget Milani as they are always there to give us budget-friendly sturdy liners in all shapes and sizes.


Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner


I could really go on and on, but I’ll stop here and let my girls share with you some of their favorite black eyeliners…

The best black eyeliners

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  • I use UD Zero most often for tightlining, and I love it. I have the Milani Eye Tech Perfection Liner, but I could never get the hang of it. I’ve gotta try the other Milani’s that you showed instead.

  • I’m such a fan of black eyeliner, too! It’s my go-to! I am in love with Jesse’s Girl Liquid Eyeliner!

  • That Perversion liner has caught my eye!

  • Great post! I love Maybelline’s Lasting Drama gel eyeliner. It’s super creamy, easy to work with, and really long lasting on my oily lids. It’s just fabulous.

    • Brittany

      Yessss! I love that one, too. I haven’t tried it in forever!

  • I’ve never tried the Physician’s Formula liners. Thanks for the rec!

  • Those Milani liners look fantastic!

  • I want to try Perversion so bad! Black eyeliner is a staple product for me.

  • Ok, so I know we already talked about my favorites last night, but I forgot one! With the Pur Minerals Jupiter Ascending set, there was a black liquid liner that’s amazing! <3

  • I do love Milani, but I should try out a Physician’s Formula liner.

  • Great choices!!! I have only one black eye liner that I use pretty much every day of my life. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Perversion. It is the blackest black ever and wears like iron! I adore it!

    • Brittany

      I want to be able to wear that one but for reason it makes my eyes water. Like baaaad. *tears*

  • Love your picks! Perversion is killer.

    • Brittany


  • gio

    I love UD Zero too. It glides soooo smoothly on the lids and lasts for ages. Those Milani eyeliners really intrigue me too.

  • I haven’t tried the NYX liners…I need to get on that!

  • Mai

    I like Physicians Formula’s Eye Booster Liner, that’s definitely my favorite!

  • Great picks! I have to try this Maybelline liner.

  • UD Zero is my go to liner when I’m not using good ole tried and true MAC Blacktrack.

  • Mai

    I gotta try that Urban Decay cream eyeliner!

  • YESSS to the NYX Liquid Black Liner. It’s my new HG. I love the thin applicator and it seriously doesn’t budge!

  • I’m definitely wanting to try the NYX out!!

  • Black liner is my jam. I have so many I swear it’s an addiction. I see a new one and feel like I must have it. lol

  • I love how your eyeliners are down to little nubs! That’s how you know they are GOOD!

    • Brittany

      Girlsss. I’m gettin’ my money’s worth!

  • I love your picks! I need to try some of them though!!

  • I’m intrigued with your choices. I really need to find the Maybelline since I love liquid liner.

  • I still haven’t tried that weird Milani one yet, guess I need to!

  • I can’t get away from Zero either … it’s the booooooomb!

  • I’ve been wanting to try the Milani Eye Tech for a super long time!

  • Awesome roundup! Those Milani liners are simply amazing.

  • Great suggestions. I haven’t tried Physician’s Formula. I should now.

  • Out of all these I’ve only tried the Maybelline, which I do love. I need to try the others!

  • Lynnette

    My new favorite black liner is Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof. It doesn’t BUDGE. AT ALL.

  • Seriously how did I not know there was a cream version of UD Perversion?!

  • Totally fabulous! I agree- i feel more confident in a GREAT black eyeliner so I reach for it almost daily!

  • So glad to see some Physicians Formula kohl love! Such a great product for the price.

  • I love the colorful ones though…they are so pretty.

  • Betzy Carmona

    I was looking through my collection yesterday and I have like 2 black eyeliners, but then again I hardly reach for them

    • Brittany


  • So many good choices here, and a few I haven’t tried! Love it!

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