Makeup Must Haves: Best Eyeliner Brands in India (With Prices)

Makeup has the amazing ability to enhance your features and make you stand out. And out of all the makeup products out there, eyeliner is the one product that ...

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Makeup has the amazing ability to enhance your features and make you stand out. And out of all the makeup products out there, eyeliner is the one product that every woman can use to define her eyes. Whether you have small eyes, big eyes, sharp eyes or round eyes, the best eyeliners can do the trick and give them a whole new look! But first, find out the best eyeliners available in the market!

In this post, we will cover:
1. Types of eyeliners – pencil eyeliner, gel eyeliner, liquid eyeliner
2. Hottest Eyeliner Colours for 2018
3. Best Eyeliner Brands in India: L’Oréal, Maybelline, NYX, Lakmé, MAC
4. Some More Popular Eyeliners


Types of Eyeliners

All the leading brands whether L’Oreal, Maybelline, MAC, or Revlon, luanch eyeliners in multiple formulations – gel eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, liquid eyeliner and more. It is difficult to say which is the best eyeliner formulation of these as several factors can impact the eyeliner application. For instance, if you are applying an eyeliner for the first time, go for pencil eyeliner. But, if you have already aced your eye makeup game, go for high-end liquid eyeliners for the ultimate drama look. So, take a look below on the type of eyeliners you can play with:

1. Kohl or pencil eyeliner


Kohl pencil eyeliner

  • Pros
    i. Easy to use
    ii. Great for beginners or new to makeup
    iii. Works best for waterline
  • Cons
    i. Smudges easily
    ii. Is great for short time periods
    iii. Needs to be sharpened constantly


2. Gel eyeliner (pencil)


Gel pencil eyeliner

  • Pros
    i. Is usually waterproof
    ii. Can be used for water line also
    iii. Easy to use
    iv. Great for subtle, everyday use
  • Cons
    i. Dull finish
    ii. Difficult to get a sharp, defined look


3. Gel Pot eyeliner:


Gel eyeliner in Pot

  • Pros
    i. Perfect for smudge-free cat eye look or smoky eyes
    ii. Can choose the colour intensity and thickness as per the brush
  • Cons
    i. Tugs on skin
    ii. Needs a brush to be applied with
    iii. Can become dry after some time


4. Brush-tip liquid eyeliner


Brush-tip liquid eyeliner

  • Pros
    i. Great for sharp, defined look
    ii. Matte finish
  • Cons
    i. Needs practice and precision
    ii. Takes time to dry up
    iii. Becomes flaky after some time


5. Felt-tip pen, liquid eyeliner


Felt-tip pen, liquid eyeliner


  • Pros
    i. Is very precise
    ii. Easy to apply and control
    iii. Great for creating thick lines
  • Cons
    i. Smudges easily
    ii. Tough to remove
    iii. Needs to be layered to get the application right


Hottest Eyeliner Colours for 2018

Coloured eyeliners are all the rage this season. But which ones are the most popular and suitable for Indian skin tone? Check out below.


Coloured Eyeliner Shades to Try

Best Eyeliner Brands in India with Prices

While there are hundreds of makeup brands out there, the most popular ones in India include Lakme, L’Oréal, Maybelline, MAC and NYX. Here, we have chosen their most popular eyeliners, ranging from cheapest to expensive. Also, we have not limited our choice to the typical black eyeliner but have included coloured eyeliners as well. To know about eyeliners of other brands, scroll below to the section Some More Eyeliners Available in India With Prices.

L’Oréal Paris Eyeliner


Loreal Eyeliner Range - Pencil and gel eyeliners

L’Oréal pencil, gel and liquid eyeliners are some of the best eyeliners in the country. The one that has been making waves recently is from their Infallible range called the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Gel Crayon. It is ultra-smooth and creamy and glides like butter on the eyelid and waterline. And it sets within minutes giving you a strong colour payoff. If you love adding a little bit of colour to eyes, you can choose different shades ranging from golden, teal, cobalt blue and indigo in addition to black. The below table lists down some of the season’s hottest Loreal eyeliners.

Table 1: Top 5 Loreal Eyeliners with Prices

Eyeliner Type Eyeliner Name Available Colours Loreal Eyeliner Cost
Loreal gel eyeliner L’Oreal Super Eyeliner Gel Intenza 36H Profound Black, Diamond Black, Royal Blue, Sapphire Blue Rs. 800-900 (Depending upon shade)
Loreal Liquid Eyeliner (Felt Tip) L’Oreal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner Electric Blue, Teal, Aqua, Black, Green Rs. 845
Loreal Felt Tip Eyeliner L’Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim Blue, Black, Green Rs. 799
Loreal gel eyeliner L’Oréal Infallible Gel Crayon Baby Pearl Pink, Rest in Kaki, Plum Avenue, Blue, Browny Crush, Super Cooper, Grey, Black, Golden, Turquoise, Teal Rs. 675
Loreal liquid pencil eyeliner L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner Purple, Black, Plum Rs. 575

Prices courtesy Nykaa


Maybelline New York Eyeliner

Maybelline Eyeliner Range, including liquid and pencil eyeliners

Winged liner is popular for a reason, it makes your eyes appear sharp and lifted and brings your whole eye makeup look together. It is one of the easiest ways to make your eyes look bigger. And nobody helps you do it better than Maybelline Colossal liner. It is the best eyeliner in liquid pen form that comes with a flexi-tip applicator that helps you create the cat eye looks with precision. The colour payoff is amazing and looks good on lighter as well as deeper skin tones. It is a smudge-free and quick-dry formula which means your eyeliner will last all day without fading. You can easily use it under your waterline as well if you like defined eye makeup looks. The below table lists down Maybelline eyeliner range.

Table 2: Top 5 Maybelline Eyeliners with Prices

Eyeliner Type Eyeliner Name Available Colours Maybelline Eyeliner Cost
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner (Gel Pot) Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Rs. 525
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Turquoise, Copper, Sapphire, Amethyst, Toffee, Nude, Emerald, Charcoal, Onyx Rs. 470
Maybelline New York Maybelline Colossal Liner Black Rs. 450
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) Maybelline New York Hyper Ink Glitz Eye Liner Burgundy, Gold, Black, Sapphire, Green Rs. 425
Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner Black, Tangerine orange, Turqouise blue and Khakhi Green Rs. 300

Prices courtesy Nykaa


[Also Read: 8 Basic Eye Contouring Tips That Will Awaken Your Eyes]


NYX Professional Makeup Eyeliners

NYX Eyeliner Range - gel eyeliner, pencil eyeliner and liquid eyeliner pens

One of the biggest problems girls face when choosing coloured eyeliners is the poor colour payoff. NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliner solves this problem and how. It comes in eight vibrant shades from yellow and violet to orange and lavender and gives you the freedom to have fun with your eye makeup. If you want to try out the cut-crease eye makeup looks then you must pick a shade or more from this range. You can also create a double eyeliner makeup look by pairing this eyeliner with a black one. Check out other NYX eyeliners available in India below.

Table 3: Top 5 NYX Eyeliners with Prices

Eyeliner Type Eyeliner Name Available Colours NYX Eyeliner Cost
NYX Gel Eyeliner (Gel Pot) NYX Professional Makeup Gel Liner And Smudger Scarlett, Charlotte, Betty Rs. 925
NYX Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeliner Petal, Sapphire, Blossom, Fire, Halo, Vivid Violet, Envy, Lavender Rs. 700
NYX Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) NYX Professional Makeup Glam Liner Aqua Luxe Collection Teal, Black, Gold, Nude, Purple Rs. 600
NYX gel pencil eyeliner NYX Professional Makeup Faux Black Eyeliner Oxblood, Obsidian, Onyx, Deep Forest Green, Midnight, Blackberry, BlackHole, Burnt Sienna Rs. 525
NYX Pencil eyeliner NYX Professional Makeup Slim Eye Pencil Aqua, Pearl white, Black brown, Medium brown, Brown, Sapphire Rs. 425

Prices courtesy Nykaa

Lakme Eyeliners

Lakme Eyeliner Range - liquid eyeliner and gel eyeliners

If you like smoked-out liner in the waterline or soft defined eye look, you need to get your hands on the Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal. There are 5 shades in this range: black, silver, brown, Prussian blue and rust. These eyeliners come with a smudging tip on the opposite end of the pencil that you can use to smudge out the eyeliner. Make sure to act fast since the eyeliner sets fast and does not budge all day long. This liner can also be used as a great eyeshadow base especially for looks where you want a strong colour payoff from your eyeshadow. Check out other Lakme eyeliners available below.


Table 4: Top 5 Lakme Eyeliners with Prices

Eyeliner Type Eyeliner Name Available Colours Lakme Eyeliner Price
Lakme Pencil eyeliner Lakme Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal Black, silver, brown, Prussian blue and rust Rs. 750
Lakme Liquid Eyeliner (Felt Tip) Lakme Eyeconic Liner Pen Fine Tip Black Rs. 475
Lakme Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) Lakme Absolute Shine Line Eye Liner Black, Shimmer Bronze, Liquid Gold, Sparkling Olive, Grey Rs. 400-450 (Depending upon shade)
Lakme Gel Eyeliner (Gel Pot) Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Gel Kajal Black Rs. 400
Lakme Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) Lakme 9 To 5 Black Impact Eye Liner – Black Black Rs. 250

Prices courtesy Nykaa


MAC Pro Eyeliner

MAC eyeliner range includes gel pots and liquid eyeliners

MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline is one of the best eyeliners in gel form. It gives the precision of a liquid liner and allows you to create different eyeliner looks easily. It has a silkier and softer finish than a pencil or a liquid eyeliner. You can use a smudging brush to smoke out your eyeliner and create a soft look that looks chic and effortless at the same time. A little goes a long way which means this gel eyeliner is going to last you for a long time. You can choose from 11 shades in this range to find the gel liner that suits you the best. The below table lists down MAC eyeliner range available in India with prices.

Table 5: Top 3 MAC Eyeliners with Prices

Eyeliner Type Eyeliner Name Available Colours MAC Eyeliner Cost
MAC Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) MAC LiquidLast Liner Misty, Late Night, Rich & Robust, Point Black, Naked Bond, Coco Bar, Blue Rs. 1950
MAC Liquid Eyeliner (Felt Tip) M.A.C Brushstroke Liner Brown, Black Rs. 1950
MAC Gel Eyeliner (Gel Pot) MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline Rich, Lowlights, Dip down, Blitz & Glitz, Macroviolet, Siahi, Waveline, Blacktrack, Midnight Snack Rs. 1450

Prices courtesy Nykaa


[Also Read: How to Apply EyeShadow and Choose Eyeshadow Palettes]

Some More Eyeliners Available in India With Prices

No matter how many eye liners you have, they never seem to be enough especially if you want to try out the latest eyeliner trends. And, if the top eyeliners mentioned above were not exhaustive enough, we have some more listed down for you. Take a look!


Table 6: Leading Eyeliner Brands in India with Prices

Eyeliner Type Eyeliner Name Eyeliner Colors Eyeliner Price
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Brown Long Wear Waterproof Liner Black chocolate, rich ivy, Blackout, Midnight sky, Hazy brown, deep sea, Rich plum, Black smoke Rs. 2100
Bobbi Brown Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) Bobbi Brown Dual-Ended Long-Wear Liquid Liner Azuro & Orro (Blue and Gold), Cioccolato & Frizzante (Chocolate and Sparkling), Rs 3000
Colorbar Liquid eyeliner (Brush tip) Colorbar Precision Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Black Rs. 399
Colorbar Liquid eyeliner (Brush tip) Colorbar Melted Crystal 24Hrs Eyeliner Black, Green, Blue, Crystal Overloaded Rs. 750
Faces Liquid eyeliner (Brush tip) Faces Magneteyes Eyeliner Black Rs. 249
Faces Liquid eyeliner (Brush tip) Faces Ultime Pro Matte Play Eyeliner Black, Blue Rs. 649
Incolor Gel Eyeliner (Gel Pot) Incolor Gel Eyeliner Black Rs. 225
Incolor Liquid eyeliner (Felt Tip) Incolor Maxi Precision Eye Liner Jet black Rs. 175
Revlon Kohl pencil eyeliner Revlon Eyeliner Pencil Black Rs. 225
Revlon Liquid Eyeliner (Brush Tip) Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner Black Rs. 1095
Wet n Wild Liquid eyeliner (Brush tip) Wet n Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner Black, Dark Brown Rs. 299
Wet n Wild Liquid eyeliner (Felt Tip) Wet n Wild ProLine Felt Tip Eyeliner Black, Dark Brown Rs. 399

Prices courtesy Nykaa


Eyeliner is essential to nailing your basic eye makeup look. The most important thing to do before starting off with the eye makeup is to know your eyes – are they deep set? Large? Round? You can then apply eyeliner in different ways to make your almond eyes appear rounder, round eyes appear sharp, droopy eyes appear lifted, etc. If you are a novice, start by eyeliner pencils and gel eyeliners. Move on to liquid liners only when your hand is steady as a rock!

These were some of the most expensive and the cheapest eyeliners available in the market. But, if you think we have missed out on some crucial ones, do let us know in the comments below. Also, if you have used these eyeliners for your eye makeup or regular use, share your experience in comments!

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