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The left eye is *perfect.* But you’ve now wasted 20 minutes trying to re-do the right. Not to mention your foundation has smeared, your skin is red and you’re officially late for work. Enough is enough. These top-rated eyeliners are known for their ability to make the impossible cat-eye possible (without ruining your whole morning).

kat von d tattoo liner
Sephora

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

There's a reason why “tattoo” is in the name. This felt-tip vegan formula withstands the sweatiest workouts or humid temps—yes, really. Simply add a little flick to each side and prepare to be amazed at how it doesn’t crack, slip or smear.

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jane iredale liquid eyeliner
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Jane Iredale Liquid Eyeliner

Is there anything worse than perfecting the shape of your cat-eye, but realizing the opacity is uneven? This convenient pot of formula leaves an enviously thick moisturizing line that is perfect for making a statement.

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stila stay all day eyeliner
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Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

This Is Us marathon? You can count on this steadfast waterproof formula to live up to its name. Tough as nails, the pigment still glides on smoothly and evenly.

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eyeko eye do liquid eyeliner
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Eyeko Eye Do Lash Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner

Not too thick, not too thin. Consider this the goldilocks of felt tips when it comes to creating wings of all shapes and sizes. Bonus: Formulated with lid-nourishing panthenol, this option will actually help moisturize your lashes from the root.

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tom ford eye defining pen
Sephora

Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen

Featuring a fine calligraphy tip on one end and a brush on the other, this genius duo allows you to not only create a variety of shapes and sizes but gives you the chance to make small tweaks and changes without pulling out the makeup wipes.

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burberry cat eye liner

Burberry Cat Eye Liner and Shaping Shadow

Yes, reviewers promise that it is a serious smudge-proof and opaque pick, but most notably, this stick features a shadow tip to help complete an entire eye look with one product.

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lancome artliner
Sephora

Lancome Artliner Precision Point EyeLiner

Smaller than most of the others on this list, this option from Lancôme can be used for tight-lining as well as wings. Plus, reviewers swear its smudge-able until it dries and then never budges.

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clinique pretty easy liquid eyeliner
Sephora

Clinique Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen

Clinique boasts this as its mistake-proof pen. Tapered, the precision brush paints on a deep color from thin to thick, depending on your needs. Plus, it’s 24 hours of promised waterproof and budget-proof power.

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tarte sex kitten liquid liner
Sephora

Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Liner

Infused with castor oil and jet-black pigment, this felt-tip liner is gentle enough not to tug on the skin as you glide it across your lash line. Plus, reviewers rave about how well the waterproof properties work, like pool- and ocean-safe.

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