Gel eyeliners have a longer staying power and more smudge-proof as compared to their conventional liquid counterparts. Packaged in little pots, they generally have a thicker and creamier consistency as compared to liquids liners and one needs to master the art of using a brush in order to achieve those crisp lines and wings. Liquid liners are watery and not as opaque or buildable as gel liners. Often attempting to layer liquid eye liners can cause tugging of the delicate eyelids and the outcome might also not be even and look streaky. Hence, gel eye liners are always a safer bet to create those smooth, unbroken contours around the eyes to make them truly pop. Here we bring you some of the best black gel liners you can trust with your eyes closed.
For Two-in-One Benefits
The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner in Black
Bonus: it comes with its own brush for seamless and easy application.
This highly pigmented liner delivers the most intense and striking lines and can be used both for outlining your eyes as well as to fill in your brows. Made with sustainably and ethically sourced marula oil, it promises a long-lasting stay of up to 12 hours.
For True Matte Finish
Inglot AMC Matte Eyeliner Gel in 77 Black
Waterproof, it looks freshly applied even hours after use and it frees you from the vicious cycle of reapplication.
Formulated with high intensity pigments, this gel liner provides powerful coverage and rich colours with just a single swipe. Its creamy formula gives a long-lasting, smudge- and crease-proof, matte finish and is gentle on the eyes.
For Extreme Longevity
L'Oréal Paris SuperLiner Gel Intenza in Profound Black
This formula is waterproof and smudge-proof, and packed with the darkest pigments to create perfect strokes within seconds.
Guaranteeing up to 36 hours of immaculate stay, this gel liner is the one you need if you want to keep your eye make-up to last really long and looking freshly applied throughout the day. It comes with an application brush of its own which makes it easy to use and blend.
For the Deepest Black
Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in 01 Black
With its expert applicator brush you can create a range of looks with this gel formula, from spectacular smokey eyes to the most precise wings.
An improved version of their kohl stick, this eye liner gel formula is infused with the goodness of aloe vera, vitamins C and E, and promises a staying power of up to 24 hours without smudging at all. Its caring, waterproof, and unique Intense Black Fix Formula is made with deep black mineral pigments that deliver the most intense results.