Best Stila Drugstore Liquid Eyeliner Dupes
In a quest to find the best Stila drugstore liquid eyeliner dupes, I found the best drugstore liquid eyeliner for beginners! This liquid eyeliner doesn’t crack, is inky black, and is long lasting. I’ve rounded up the 5 best drugstore liquid eyeliners that I’ve tried below.
Last week, we went on an eyeliner journey on my Instagram stories to find the best drugstore liquid liner that could dupe my holy grail liner: the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner. Every day, for 5 days, I tested a new drugstore liner on one eye and compared it to the Stila Stay All Day liner on my other eye. I’m rounding up all the results from the week of testing liners to present the best Drugstore liquid liners and to share which one was a dupe for the Stila Stay All Day Liner!
The BEST Drugstore Liquid Liner:
Pixi by Petra Lash Line Ink Eyeliner – $13.99
5/5 Stars for Pigment | 3/5 Stars for Application | 4/5 stars for Longevity
This liner has two ends, one that’s kohl and one that’s liquid with a felt tip. The liquid liner is very pigmented and super black and very inky. Because the product is so inky, it did bleed a little as I applied and was hard to control at times, so it might not be the best liquid liner for a beginner. However, besides the application being trickier, it lasted all day, didn’t crack or fade, and looked just as black by the end of the day.
Maybelline Precise Liner – $9.99
5/5 Stars for Pigment | 4/5 Stars for Application | 5/5 stars for Longevity
I picked this liner up specifically for this test because so many of my followers recommended it to me and wanted me to give it a test run against the Stila Stay All Day. It definitely did NOT disappoint! In fact, this is one of the best eyeliners I’ve ever used…ever! It’s super pigmented and it lasted such a long time. When I did my afternoon liner check-in, I was floored to see that the Maybelline eye looked BETTER than the Stila! It was just blacker and looked sharper all around. It lasted all through my Valentine’s Day date!
Wet n Wild Skinny Tip Liner – $4.99
5/5 Stars for Pigment | 5/5 Stars for Application | 4/5 stars for Longevity
This has been my ride or die drugstore liquid liner for almost a year, but I hadn’t ever compared it directly to the Stila Stay All Day liquid liner, so I was excited to see how it would hold up. I love love love the small brush tip, which makes it really easy to control the product and create a wing on my slightly hooded eye. This liner also does not need a lot of pressure to get the product to come out – it flows freely and just needs to be guided along the lash line. I will say that the Maybelline liner lasted a tiny bit longer on my eye then the Wet n Wild, but this still lasted all day and looked great by the time I was ready to take my makeup off.
The Verdict? Honestly, you can’t go wrong with the Maybelline Precise LIner or the Wet n Wild Skinny Tip Liner, but my personal preference is the Wet n Wild liner. I like having more control with the application and since the tip on this liner is so small, it makes creating a wing on my slightly hooded eyes super easy. It’s definitely the closest dupe I’ve found at the drugstore for the Stila Stay All Day. Also, you cannot beat the price – $4.99 for an amazing liquid liner that’s easy to apply, inky black, and stays all day!
The WORST Drugstore Liquid Liners:
NYX Epic Ink Liner – $9.00
4/5 stars for Pigment | 5/5 stars for Application | 3/5 stars for Longevity
Okay, to be honest, I did not have a super bad experience with this eyeliner. It was really black and I felt like it was really easy for me to apply. However, it is extremely inky and could definitely get out of control for a beginner, so just something to be aware of. It was very black and pigmented, although the liners above were definitely a smidge blacker. I also had a decent wear test where my liner lasted all day without any major cracking or fading. However, I had to mark it down for longevity because I had SEVERAL followers message me and say that they dealt with transfer and fading when they used it. The common theme was that this liner was not good on its own (without eyeshadow) and it didn’t perform well on oily lids. I didn’t have that experience with it, but since so many people shared this feedback with me, I definitely can’t recommend it with a good conscious!
Covergirl Liquid LIner – $7.39
3/5 stars for Pigment | 1/5 stars for Application | 1/5 stars for Longevity
Ugh, where do I even start? This definitely was the worst eyeliner I tried out of the bunch and for so many reasons. It definitely wasn’t as inky black as other eyeliners and the applicator wasn’t a pen form like the others were. Instead, it was a bottle with a wand applicator and that makes it really hard to apply because you have to keep dipping the wand into the bottle for the product. It took me 8 dips to have enough product to do line and wing one eye. This also faded and cracked throughout the day and by the end of the day, you could barely see the wing I had started with.
Let me know if there are any other drugstore liners I should test and compare, or if your favorite one is listed here! And, if you found this post helpful, feel free to pin the image below to Pinterest!