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Not really a red-lip girl? Don’t worry—there’s more than one way to make your makeup say “holiday.” Skip the rouge and update your look with a festive eyeliner. We rounded up our favorites that will help you perfect everything from a classic cat eye to a shimmering flick. You’ll be party-ready in no time.
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Dior Addict It-Line ($31): This liquid liner packs a lot of shine, making it perfect for a statement look. The electric blue shade looks best as a little flick at the outer corner of the eye.
Chanel Ecriture de Chanel ($35): This felt tip liner is perfect for cat eye beginners. It’s super easy to control and the formula is long lasting meaning you’ll still look great when the ball drops.
L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner ($10): This super shiny gel liner comes in five shades, but we recommend wearing the bronze shade at your party.
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NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Liner ($24): This pencil packs rich color that goes on with total ease. Try it in Via Appia, a copper color that will give the perfect amount of shine. The pencil has a built-in sharpener, making it a smart addition to your clutch.
Diorshow Art Pen ($31): Another felt tip option in the richest black color. We’ve seen it in action backstage and it always make a cool, intense look. Pair it with some false lashes and you’ll steal the show.
Rimmel London ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner ($5): Pick up this kohl liner in silver and you won’t be disappointed. The formula is long lasting and the color is intense.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof ($32): Waterproof, smudge-proof, and colorful? Say no more. This Chanel liner has just the right amount of shimmer to add an extra pop to your lids. We like pulling double duty and pairing it with a black liner.
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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($24): Apply this liner using a brush for a super precise line and get ready for it to last all night long. We like it in Graphite Shimmer. Find a dress that matches.
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Maybelline Master Kajal ($8): This creamy cone shaped liner is specially formulated for the inner rim of your eye lid. Try it in Navy Night.
NARS Eyeliner Stylo ($27): This liquid liner has a superfine tip that is exactly what you need to do something a bit more dramatic—like a double flick or Cleopatra inspired eye.