Being a longtime liquid-eyeliner aficionado, I have certain requirements that liners must meet. They have to be highly pigmented (the blacker, the better); create sharp, precise lines; last all day; and
So now that’s something that’s always top of mind when I’m drawing my wing. I was really excited to try Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Xtreme Precision Liner ($24)—I’m still mourning the brand’s old, now-discontinued Magic Ink Liner, TBH—and already loved that it was in a red, rectangular tube. Not only does it stand out against my sea of black eyeliners, but the squared edges of the tube container make it easier to grip. The brush, which is a 0.1 millimeter tapered brush with flexible bristles, helps the product go onto my lid super precisely. I was able to draw a thin line and easily build it into thicker, razor-sharp lines. The formula passed my pigment requirements, as it was super black at first application, without me having to go over it again and again.