As a network partner with TotalBeauty.com, GWBBB -- along with other beauty blogs, and women just like you -- we review a myriad of beauty products that are then added to Total Beauty's database. We are in agreement with the consensus that a recessionista can get a reliable eyeliner for under $10.
If MAC, Clinique and Lancome are too pricey, you'll be glad you "settled" for these drugstore gems.
See which brand won the most praise.
No. 18: CoverGirl Outlast Smoothwear All-Day Eyeliner, $6.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.2*
Why it's great: "This is my No. 1 favorite eyeliner. It's not too dark but it's dark enough to make my eyes look sexy. [Espresso is] a rich brown [that's] good for fair-skinned girls. It stays on all day so you don't have to worry."
-- loveb4ever320, TotalBeauty.com member
No. 17: Rimmel London Professional Liquid Eye Liner, $5.99
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.3*
Why it's great: "First the price: dirt cheap, relatively speaking. I like the super-slim application brush; it gives me more control, and I like the consistency, which also makes application easier. After MUCH practice, I've gotten pretty adept at applying this."
-- persimmon, TotalBeauty.com member
No. 16: Almay Intense I-Color Play Up Liquid Eyeliner, $7.49
TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 8.5*
Why it's great: "I've tried the amethyst and the topaz. Both are easy and apply a beautifully precise line if you keep a few simple steps in mind: Line in short strokes, and wait a minute or so before blending or applying mascara. [It's] a nice addition to an eye wardrobe!"
-- alykitt, TotalBeauty.com member
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