When it comes to eyeliner, nobody starts off an expert. Perfecting a cat eye, a tightline, or even just a normal line takes hours upon hours of practice. Hell, I'm a dang beauty writer, and I still can't do a decent wing on my first go-around. There are some eyeliners best left for the experts — like liquid formulas in pastel colors (how some people pull them off, I'll never know), but if you're a newbie, you're going to want to pick up one of the best eyeliners for beginners.
I've picked one of each type of liner: liquid, pencil, and even a stamp for those who want a wing without the work. Additionally, because someone who's practicing their technique will likely use a lot of product trying to get it right, I picked formulas that are budget-friendly, since so much liner will probably end up being wiped away with micellar water anyway.
And finally: remember to be patient with yourself! Trying to master liquid liner as a beginner is an especially difficult task, and even pencils and stamps are hard for folks with little experience. Those beauty gurus on YouTube who can swipe on a perfect wing in four seconds? They've all been in your shoes. So sit back, relax, and read up to figure out the perfect amateur product to begin your foray into the wonderful world of eyeliner.