In my opinion, it is Milani Liquif’Eye pencil eyeliner. It goes on inky and smooth, and looks truly like a liquid liner - but after about 15 seconds it sets to smudgeproof perfection. I highly, highly recommend it, over any other (high end or drugstore!)
Otherwise, I find that gel liners apply the best and last the longest on the waterline. The best would be waterproof versions, like Inglot’s Waterproof Gel liner, because they set really well.
Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil
Dupe of: Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils
Cost: Approximately $6
Firstly, I have loved this liner for a very long time. Since I’ve recently repurchased and remembered how lovely it is, I decided that I should give you guys the low-down on this fabulous pencil.
Liquif’eye comes in five shades… black, silver, gold, brown, and aqua (all gorgeous shades). These are INCREDIBLY pigmented, and glide on with the look and feel of liquid eyeliner… hence the name. There is no tugging or pulling, or need to layer these pencils, because with the first swipe you’ll get intense, gorgeous color.
These are also incredibly long-lasting! The directions on the packaging say to allow this liner to dry and set for about 15 seconds first, but after that fraction of time these liners don’t smudge, transfer or fade. I’ve swatched them on my hands and washed them lightly with water and they didn’t budge! (However with makeup remover or olive oil they come off easily, so no worries.) They’re great for the upper lashline or even the waterline… so if you’ve been searching for a long-lasting liner, this is it. Unlike the UD pencils, which I’ve claimed that these are a dupe of, they really are smudge and sweat resistant.
As for whether they’re “metallic” or not… eh. The gold and silver certainly are. The other shades are more of a matte, with just the tiniest speckling of fine glitter. It is very subtle and I say that they’re great for everyday or special events.
All-around I REALLY recommend these pencils to everyone, for every occasion. At the low price point, they’re a steal, and you won’t regret your purchase.