Drugstore eyeliner is a purchase that most makeup experimenters have made. Little can go wrong with cheap eyeliner: smudged lines and inept shades are quick fixes. And for a few dollars (the going rate for most drugstore eyeliners) these beauty faux-pas are generally worth the risks.
But why waste any money on eyeliner? Remember, those dollars do add up. So stick with dependable products, like Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer.
It’s an easily applied crayon that comes in a slew of shades, from Emerald Sparkle to Noir. Best used for lining your inner rims, the tip is too thick for a Bardot-approved wing. Its color renders solid, though, and you’ll see next to no smudging as your night goes on. It’s not exceptionally long-lasting (there’s a reason why MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Eyes retails for $18) but it’s small enough to slip into your purse for later applications. And for $4, you can’t go wrong.