From the bold lines of Julianne Moore and Mischa Barton to Kirsten Dunst's sultry inner-eyeliner, black is back. And this season, it takes the (forgiving) form of classic kohl.
So set aside those liquid formulas— for now— and opt for one of these brilliant, fail-proof pencils instead:
Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil
Inspired by the kajal used by Indian women, this inner-eye pencil contains wax and oil—making the texture creamy, generous and long-lasting. $21.50, Sephora.com.
Kanebo Sensai Eyeliner Pencil
Firm pencil creates distinct, lasting lines and has angled tip for smooth blending. Includes sharpener. $36, Sensai-Cosmetics.com.
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes
Twists up. Glides on. Smudges to a smooth blur of color. Silky formula slinks on— lining, defining, with the greatest of ease.
Stila Kajal Eye Liner
Stila's luscious formula glides on perfectly, without dragging across the fragile skin of the eye area. Delivers bold, clear, true color that easily blends and beautifies. $18, Sephora.com.
Maybelline Line Express Eyeliner
Intense color formula and "smart tip" smudger makes this liner glide on smoothly and easily. $5.99, Walgreens.com.