We don’t know about you, but the first time we added black eyeliner to our makeup routine was a life-changing moment. Ever since that initial awkward, hesitant, shaky swipe, we’ve counted our trusty black eyeliner(s) as one our closest beauty companions — there for us during our grunge phase (shudder), cat-eye obsession (still going strong) and all makeup trends in between. Ahead, we rounded up five black eyeliners that we reach for on the regular and tell you why we think they’ll change your makeup routine for the better.

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