Upgrade your makeup bag with these five quintessential items: The best black eyeliners around!

Whether you’re rocking a glam cat-eye or going for a more subtle look, black eyeliner is a staple in every makeup bag. The problem? With thousands of black eyeliners to choose from, how do you select the correct one? Well, luckily for you, we’ve narrowed it down to our top five black eyeliners, from pencils to liquid to a specialized lining tool. Brace yourself, because all of your eyeliner needs are about to be fulfilled!

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1. Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner by SmashBox. The best part of this eyeliner pencil is in its title. The Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner by SmashBox is every lazy person’s dream. Forget the agony of digging through your makeup bag, finding your sharpener and torturously twisting it around a pencil only to watch the messy shavings drop all over your floor. Thanks to the built-in lid sharpener, this eyeliner is always pointy and ready to draw precise lines for the perfect makeup look.  Shown in “Raven” and available at smashbox.com

2. 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil by Urban Decay. This pencil has been my personal favorite for the past two and a half years. The 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil by Urban Decay has serious staying power, which is necessary for long days at the office and long nights out on the town. Throw it on over your favorite eyeshadow and get ready for a lasting look. Shown in “Zero” and available at urbandecay.com

3. Le Stylo Ultra Slim by Chantecaille. Calling all cat eye lovers– this one is for you! The Le Stylo Ultra Slim by Chantecaille is a wonderful liquid eyeliner that gives a controlled and precise application resulting in the perfect cat eye. This liner will make you feline fierce in no time. Shown in “Black” and available at chantecaille.com

4. 3 Way Lash Lining Tool by Too Faced. It’s safe to say that most of us struggle to achieve a tight, steady stroke. Thankfully, the 3 Way Lash Lining Tool by Too Faced comes ready to take on every tight-lining issue. Use the three dots horizontally for a super close lash enhancing effect. No more raccoon eyes for you! Available at toofaced.com

5. Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner by Too Faced. Don’t feel like a super tight-lined look? The Bulletproof 24 Hour Eyeliner by Too Faced comes complete with an exclusive blender ball for the perfect smoky look. And, this pencil has 24-hour staying power, making sure that your boldly blended look will stay flawless until you’re ready to take it off. Shown in “Blackout” and available at toofaced.com

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