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    16 *Quality* Drugstore Eyeliners That Won't Even Cost You $10

    Drawing a perfect cat-eye is already stressful enough, so take a load off your wallet and pick up one of these bad boys from your local drugstore (or Amazon).

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An Nyx "Epic Ink" waterproof eyeliner with over 30K rave reviews on Amazon from people who will never spend over $10 on eyeliner again.

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    Read our full review of this eyeliner here!

    Promising review: "This basically fits all of the requirements I would want in my perfect eyeliner. It's affordable, extremely black, opaque, easy to use, waterproof, stays on for a long time, and the tip is quite thin so you can get wings as sharp as a sword. I also usually have to use makeup remover and concealer to clean up my lines, but I barely need to do any maintenance with this. My cat-eyes have been turning out so clean and beautiful." —Caiti

    Get it from Amazon for $8.16 (available in two colors).

    2. An easy-to-use Maybelline "Hyper Easy" liquid pen eyeliner that's perfect for beginners and experts alike, because drawing *perfectly* straight lines on your eyelids is way harder than you'd think.

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    Promising review: "This is my new favorite liquid eyeliner. I've tried so many brands (many higher end) but this one is by far the easiest to use and the best. It doesn't tug or skip when used properly and resists running when my eyes water. My eyelids are slightly crepey and have fine lines and slight wrinkles, which tends to mess me up when using liquid eyeliner on my top lid, but this one actually works well for me. I haven't had any issue with it caking, cracking, or flaking. This is a fantastic eyeliner for precision wings and details and at an excellent price point." —Mel83

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    3. A creamy, waterproof Rimmel "Scandaleyes" gel eyeliner pencil to dress your eyes up and make them ~pop~ no matter the occasion.

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    Promising review: "I use this for upper and lower eyeliner and it glides on so easily. It's like creamy magic! The fact it's waterproof is a plus. The first time I wore this was for our wedding day and it lasted all day and night, even through the crying and dancing. Love this and I swear by this. I will never go to any other eyeliner. This is definitely my go-to and I don't want any other liner because this does NOT tug on your skin which is always 100 times better! Plus, it's affordable. It's the BEST!!!" —Christina Kosak

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97+ (available in seven colors).

    4. A versatile L'Oréal "Voluminous Smoldering" eyeliner with a uniquely thick design to give you super-sharp wings or help you achieve that smokey eye you've been wanting to try out.

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    Promising review: "This liner is terrific! I'm 65 and should be toning down my eye makeup but I cannot stand not having defined eyes. I use this liner to draw a thin line along my upper lash line and from about 1/8" to 1/4" in from the lower inner corner to almost the end of the lower lash line. The shape of this liner is truly ingenious. Well sharpened, you can drag it along your upper lash to create a 'kitten eye' through pressure alone. Use the thinner point at the inner corner, let the wider part create a thicker line above the iris, and let the fattest part of the liner make the 'wing' shape at the end of the eye. I LOVE this liner and highly recommend it!" —idamae

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    5. A Nyx retractable eyeliner available in 12 colors so matching your makeup with your outfit in the morning will never be an issue.

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    Promising review: "As I've gotten older (I'm 35 now), I've noticed that the skin on my eyelids is a bit looser than it used to be and the eye pencils I used to use pull more and don't go on as smoothly. The Nyx mechanical eye pencils go on as smooth as silk! It doesn't smudge easily and truly stays on all day." —Johanna Epley

    Get it from Amazon for $3.91+ (available in 12 colors).

    6. A waterproof Rimmel "Exaggerate Smoke 'N Shine" gel eyeliner that's sensitive-skin friendly and won't budge throughout the day.

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    Promising review: "This is my favorite eyeliner!! Everything in its description holds true. It's definitely waterproof and smudge-proof (which is exactly what I care about the most. Nothing is worse than eye makeup running when caught in the rain or crying LOL. I've even gone swimming with it and it holds up!). As for longevity, it sometimes may need touching up throughout the day, but hey, that's not bad at all. I have sensitive eyes and some eye makeup has bothered me but this one never has, which is why I've been using it for a few years now. I love that it's a twist-up and you can put it on neatly or use it to give that smokey eye look. Up to you. And it comes off easily with any makeup remover, too. Definitely a great eyeliner. No complaints at all!" —Theresa

    Get it from Amazon for $3.77+ (available in two colors and as washable or waterproof).

    7. An overachieving Physicians Formula Eye "Booster Lash 2-in-1" eyeliner and serum promising to enhance the base of your lashes while also leaving them ultra-nourished.

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    Promising review: "I've used soooo many liquid liners and this is the best. The brush is even better than the photo. It goes to a really fine point so you can get it closer to the lashes than any other liner I've tried. Definitely highly recommend!" —artsytype

    Get it from Amazon for $8.54+ (available in two colors).

    8. A waterproof Maybelline "Eyestudio Lasting Drama" gel eyeliner that comes in a jar so you have total control over how thin or thick your liner is.

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    Promising review: "This eyeliner is extremely smooth, it stays locked on all day (and even overnight!), and it always looks absolutely divine. There is no other eyeliner that I'll ever use, so I hope they never discontinue this. A jar of this liner lasts me four to six months of daily use, doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin, and doesn't have a chemical-like scent. If there's any beauty product I recommend to people of all skin tones, ages, and styles, it's this." —Ophelia Amoret

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A Revlon "Colorstay" eyeliner pencil to use on days when you want to hit the pool or beach without sacrificing that glam liner you worked on all morning.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been using this Revlon eyeliner since high school and let’s just say I’m out of college and I’m still using it. I’ve showered, swam with beluga whales, and even taken naps with this eyeliner on and it stays! I’ve tried others just because I was curious BUT I keep coming back to my favorite, which is this one. And the price is incredible, too." —Ashley R.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.21+ (available in five colors).

    10. A Covergirl "Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus" waterproof eyeliner, so you can create runwayworthy looks that might just fool your friends into thinking you hired a personal MUA to do your makeup each morning.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely the best long-wear liner I've ever used! I sweat and have a naturally oily face and I can work a full day and be on the run and never worry if my makeup has its own run. I don't take my makeup off before bed and 75% of my liner is intact the next morning." —Matt richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in four colors).

    11. A smudge-proof Maybelline "Unstoppable" mechanical eye pencil with a self-sharpening tip for anyone who dreads always needing to sharpen their eyeliners.

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    Promising review: "First of all, my eyes squint a lot, and it's hard to find makeup that doesn't give me a raccoon look. This eyeliner has been on my eyes for six hours so far, and I've only had to clean up the undereye once. Trust me, in this Texas heat, that's saying a lot! Also, I work for a high-end luxury brand, and this product is very comparable for a fraction of the price." —brandi

    Get it from Amazon for $5.56 (available in five colors).

    12. A waterproof L'Oréal "Infallible Flash Cat Eye" liquid eyeliner to create a bold, sharp winged look with a simple flick of the wrist.

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    Promising review: "This eyeliner really stays on all day! I love it so much, it’s a really great buy. Before using it, I put it on the back of my hand, as I would on my eye. I did dishes, washed my hand various other times, and the eyeliner never smudged or faded. I specifically purchased it for my Las Vegas trip so it could be used in the pools and endure the heat and resulting sweat, and I am completely satisfied with how it held up on my trip. It’s 100% waterproof. I love it!!" —Nancy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69+ (available in two colors).

    13. A smudge-resistant Neutrogena liquid eyeliner capable of creating precise, detailed looks with an applicator that'll never fray.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely love this liquid eyeliner! It doesn’t smudge, it looks black all day long, and it is completely waterproof! I have extremely watery eyes and have trouble with liquid eyeliners even if they state they are waterproof. The color is extremely black which is nice! It’s amazing!!" —Bryanna

    Get it from Amazon for $7.11.

    14. A creamy Burt's Bees Nourishing eyeliner even reviewers with super-sensitive skin swear by.

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    Promising review: "If you have extra-sensitive eyelids and/or prefer pencil to liquid-style eyeliners (like I do), Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner is for you! Many eyeliners can feel rock hard. Some eyeliners (even certain brand names!) may be somewhat softer but may cause excessive tears and red, swollen eyelids. Also, pencil eyeliners often wear away quickly. But Burt's Bees Nourishing Eyeliner is creamy, easy to apply smoothly, free of irritants, and long lasting. I have purchased the warm brown and the black eyeliners and am very pleased with both." —Dee Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.87+ (available in three colors).

    15. A cruelty-free Wet n Wild "Mega Last Breakup-Proof" liquid eyeliner guaranteed to stay put – even when you're happy crying over your fave TV show being renewed for another season.

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    Promising review: "I love this! The tip has a pretty fine point to it allowing for thick or thin line control and it is SO smudge-proof! I work with animals and end up getting water sprayed in my face often and it doesn’t move! If I take a nap with it on? Still solid when I wake up. Rub my eyes way more than I should? No raccoon eyes! But when I want it gone it comes right off when washing my face or using a remover wipe! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good budge-proof eyeliner that won’t take 50 years and a bottle of oil to get off." —Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    16. A L'Oréal "Infallible Never Fail" mechanical pencil eyeliner fully equipped with its own built-in sharpener so you'll never need to spend extra time rummaging through all your products to find one.

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    Promising review: "This is the best eyeliner! It's been my favorite for years but has recently proven itself when I went through natural childbirth and lots and lots of crying and was picture-perfect immediately after! Not a smudge!! You can't go wrong with this stuff!" —Paula

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in seven colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    You, every time you pass a mirror or open your phone's selfie camera while wearing your new eyeliner:

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