- TONYMOLY Gel Eyeliner, 01 Black
- Etude House Oh m’Eye Line Waterproof Eyeliner
- Clio – Waterproof Pen Liner
- LANEIGE Gel Liquid Liner
- Innisfree – Auto Pencil Liner
- MISSHA – M Super Extreme Waterproof Eyeliner
- The Face Shop – Ink Graffi Brush Pen Liner
- Banila Co. – Triple Wonder Auto Gel Liner
- Holika Holika – Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner
- SilSTAR Professional Gel Eyeliner
Finding that perfect K-beauty eyeliner can be hard. Watching your favorite Kpop and Korean drama stars don’t help because it is up to you to try out all the different K-beauty brands yourself. There are many options in the K-beauty aisle and a lot more online. You can’t afford to spend lots of money testing out these K-beauty products. That is why SEOULSPACE is here to help. We’re tried, tested, and swiped on countless K-Beauty eyeliners and have selected the top 10 for 2021. So how did we judge it? A few factors we took into account was: the richness of pigment, ease of application, and lasts all day. Also, check out our article on K-beauty skincare tips.
TONYMOLY Gel Eyeliner, 01 Black
The best K-Beauty eye-liner is TONYMOLY‘s Gel Eyeliner 01 Black. It has an eyeliner pot with a long neck for the brush. What makes this eyeliner so great is that the applicator is very thin. This makes it perfect to do thin lines. The best part is just how deep and intense the black color is. In addition, for those that have small eyelids, this eyeliner is the one to buy. The eyeliner is not easy to remove and lasts the whole day. No smudges!
Price: $10.00 (4g)
Etude House Oh m’Eye Line Waterproof Eyeliner
We just love the way this eyeliner looks. It looks almost like a flower vase and is by far the cutest case on this list. The brush is very long, which makes it very easy to use. You can get it in black, brown, and grey. We would recommend getting the classic black shade. The eyeliner brush itself is very fine and pointed. Therefore those that are new can easily create a very precise line. For example, it is great for creating cat-eyes because, in order to do so, you will need to be precise. Best of all, the eyeliner dries very quickly and is waterproof.
Clio – Waterproof Pen Liner
This eyeliner is also great for creating cat eyes that last all day and night. It is a bit pricy but works great which is why it is one of the top-selling eyeliners in Korea. It has a highly pigmented carbon formula that contains strong polymers that allow it to stay on your face for a long time. It has a unique felt tip pen that allows for maximum precision. It is an award-winning eyeliner going on over 5 years. Just make sure you have the right cleaning oil when removing it at the end of the day.
LANEIGE Gel Liquid Liner
Another great eyeliner that is even more pricy is the LANEIGE gel liquid liner. It is a gel liner that is in liquid half-melted form. So it has the consistency of a gel liner but it is packed in a liquid liner. The brush tip is 1mm thick which easily glides onto your eyelid. The only negative is that it does take a long time to dry, especially when you apply a thicker line. However, once dry it doesn’t smear and peels off easily with just water.
Innisfree – Auto Pencil Liner
Those that like pencil liners should try the Auto Pencil Liner from Innisfree. The pencil can be automatically sharpened by the cap every time. All you have to do is press the back and twist the cap to sharpen the pencil. Therefore you can have the type of sharpness that you want. The newly improved soft texture and rich colors create a long-lasting makeup that does not smudge.
MISSHA – M Super Extreme Waterproof Eyeliner
It is an auto eyeliner so it rolls up when you need to use it. Those that like eyeliners that are soft will love the M Super. It offers a soft black rather than a really dark black. It does smudge easily and is not very waterproof. However, the softness factor really separates this eyeliner from the rest. Those looking for pretty packaging and softness should try it.
The Face Shop – Ink Graffi Brush Pen Liner
This eyeliner comes in two shades (Black and Brown). It has a calligraphy-style brush tip and fine point. Therefore you don’t have to dip it back and forth as much. It will not last the whole day. Rather it is best used if you are going to a short event or date that will only last 4-5 hours.
Banila Co. – Triple Wonder Auto Gel Liner
Korean fashion influencers on Instagram love products made by Banila Co. This waterproof eyeliner will last the whole day. It is one of the most durable K-beauty eyeliners around. It has a built-in sharpener and sponge tip for natural gradation. However, those looking to do thin lines should look for another option. However, it does have a non-smudging effect and a very good waterproof formula. It comes in 10 colors but our recommendations are Smoke Gray or Deep Black.
Holika Holika – Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner
It comes in many shades but we recommend you start off with the black. This waterproof eyeliner from Holika Holika is one of the most versatile K-beauty eyeliners on the market at the moment. It is easy to apply and will not need sharpening for a while. It won’t last the whole day but will last around 3-4 hours. Best of all it is very affordable.
SilSTAR Professional Gel Eyeliner
Those looking for soft, silky bristles should try SilSTAR professional gel eyeliner one of the hot K-beauty eyeliners in 2021. It is made with high-quality synthetic hair and is designed for applying a tight line to the upper and lower eyelash. The brushes are also certified cruelty-free and vegan. You will need to take care of it and clean it after every use.