Budget Beauty: Five of the baddest, blackest pencil eyeliners under P700

We all strive to find that perfect eyeliner: the one with the richest pigment, amazing staying power, and wallet-friendly price. Your quest ends now because we’ve got six liners that give pitch black eye definition in a single swipe! Whether you’re trying to line monolids, hooded lids or something K-beauty inspired, you’ll definitely want to add these to your makeup arsenal, stat.

Of course, if you have particularly oily lids, these liners will still smudge. We recommend priming your lids first to hold down the pigment and to keep the area blotted and dry at all times. ^_^

Banila Co. Triple Wonder Auto Gel Liner (P675 at Banila Co.)

Oily-lidded peeps, rejoice! This gel pencil liner has a strong waterproof formula that can withstand sweat and oil without the teensiest bit of smudging. It feels creamy as it glides easily across the eye, so it’s no wonder that it’s often out of stock. This also has a built-in sharpener and a sponge tip but you’ll have to work quick if you want to create a smokey-eye effect as it sets very quickly.

RiRe Luxe Gel Eyeliner (P210 at Althea PH)

Don’t you just hate it when your pencil liner breaks on you? Check out this pencil from RiRe, a K-beauty brand that’s popular for their Lip Manicures! The brand offers the unique promise of creating a tip that dispenses creamy color without being prone to breaking so you don’t end up wasting product. You won’t have to worry it drying up either, as the packaging is designed to prevent unused product from being too exposed to air.


Yadah Auto Gel Liner Good Bye Smudge in Real Black (P395 at Beauty Bar)

The Koreans certainly know their thing when it comes to eyeliner. We just love this matte gel eyeliner and how it glides into an opaque strip of color when applied. Do make sure to let this set for just a few seconds to prevent any smudging or creasing. You can easily sharpen the tip with the built-in sharpener, and switch up your look by getting the different colors available!

Sleek Eau La La Liner in Noir (P425 in department stores and Zalora)

We love how this glides on with no fuss and stays put for most of the day. It sets into a solid layer quickly so you do have to work fast! It smudges on our lids only minimally throughout the day.

Prestige Velvety Smoky Eye Pencil (P575 at Beauty Bar)

Are you digging the look of smoky smudgy eyes, but without the real mess? Prestige's under-appreciated black eyeliner has a rich, velvety finish that can be smudged to create an eye look worthy of a rockstar. It doesn't smear once it sets though, which makes it a low-maintenance liner for all-day wear.

What’s the baddest, blackest eyeliner you own? Or do you prefer your liners to be soft and buildable? Let us know in the comments below!