If you feel utterly naked without eyeliner, expand your horizons beyond Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil and KVD's Tattoo Eyeliner, and consider one of the best Japanese eyeliners featured here. Like other Japanese beauty products, these eyeliners are high performers in virtually every way that counts, from their staying power to their color payoff to their ease of application. The best one for you, though, will depend on the type of eyeliner you typically prefer (i.e. liquid, pencil, or gel; washable or waterproof).
These eyeliners are all relatively affordable, and most of these brands are drugstore staples in Japan. Only two liners here costs $20; the rest cost well under that. And in the absence of a local Japanese beauty store, a plane ticket, or a generous Japanese pen pal, you can find all these eyeliners right on Amazon. A much simpler option, if slightly less exciting.
Whether you like your eyeliner crisp and sharp, messy and matte, or able to stand up to sweat and tears, you’ll find what you're looking for in one of the five best Japanese eyeliners, listed ahead.
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