- Value: 19/20
- Functionality: 19/20
- Ease of Use: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Staying Power: 20/20
- TOTAL: 95/100
We all know the relatable eyeliner memes: One cat-eye turns out perfect, while the other one ends up growing and growing until it’s Amy Winehouse-level thick as we try desperately to smooth out the edges. I’ve tried the credit card trick (yep, the one where you place a credit card against the side of your eye to trace a super-straight wing), the tape trick (same thing, but with tape) and even the concealer fix, where you perfect the sharpness of said wing by cleaning it up with a slanted brush and concealer. And my eyes always end up looking a little red and irritated from the number of times I wipe my eyeliner off and restart.
But I’m going to let you in on a little secret called Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. If you haven’t tried this Holy Grail felt-tip liner, please scroll as fast as you can to the link and click buy. If you need a little more convincing, read on.
The best thing about felt-tip eyeliners is their ease of use, and while Stila’s design doesn’t offer anything more special than any other brand in terms of ergonomics, it does excel where it matters: the firmness of the felt tip and the inkiness of the formula. In order to get that precise line we all dream of, it takes the right combo of tip texture and a sharply pointed edge, both of which Stila’s eyeliner has. It’s these two aspects that make it ultra-easy to control as you glide it across the base of your lashes. If you like to add a little cat-eye in the corner, this characteristic is especially key for getting that ideal sharp edge and eye-lifting flick. It’s also necessary for getting the product as close to the lash line as possible, because you don’t want your brush to bend every time it hits an eyelash.