Shiseido ArchLiner Ink, Rs. 2,100
Miniscule to look at, but mighty in results. Running the back of this curved nib parallel to the lash line (followed by an extra layer or two for thickness) makes for easy application. And there’s no fear of overdoing it—a flick of the wrist on your outer corners and you’re good to go.
Guerlain Le Petite Robe Noire Roll’Ink Liner, Rs. 2,535
The wheel reinvented, only dinky and ink-covered. It gives a lovely neat line where you can use your lash roots as an anchor, but proves trickier to control on the lash-less inner and outer corners. Most users love the extra-dark, smudge-proof lines this baby creates.
Nykaa Get Winged! Sketch Eyeliner, Rs. 450
If you’re new to the winged eyeliner game, the slanted tip of this one will make it easy as pie. It’s unique design even allows you to experiment with the shape—you can get a thin flick or opt for a dramatic cat eye—even if you don’t have a steady hand. Plus, the long-lasting, smudge-proof formula, and affordable price-point, make this is a winner.
Ciaté x Courtney Act Stamp & Drag Liner, asos.com, Rs. 1,340 approx
This multi-tasker comes with a wing-shaped stamp on one end (don’t stretch your skin out before stamping or it’ll ping back misshapen), and a chunky but foolproof nib lining on the other. All you need to do is stamp on the corners of each eye for symmetrical wings, then line and drag with the pointed tip for the perfect winged eyeliner look.
L’Oréal Paris x Sabyasachi Superliner Black Lacquer, Rs. 600
One of the bestsellers from this collab, this eyeliner comes with a special sponge tip that’s neither too hard nor soft, and is perfect for creating fine/thick, sultry flicks. The best part: it’s waterproof, and dries instantly, which means no more smudging.