Eyeliner can be used in many different ways — and if you’re bored of the typical lower and upper lash line application, dot eyeliner might just be the trend for you. Dot liner can be done as personally as you want it to be, dotted underneath each eye or added to a cat eye. Ahead, find the best liners that will keep your dots smudge-free and circular.
The L’Oréal Infallible Pro Last Liner is excellent for dotting away for a few reasons — one, that it won’t move an inch, and two, that it’s perfectly pigmented. We love using this pencil liner by drawing a teeny circle and filling it in. Sharpen first for best results.
If liquid liner is more your style, the Stila All Day Waterproof will fulfill your dot liner dreams. The fine tip of this liner allows you to really control the size of your dots as well, and you’re able to make them as small or as large as you please.
Another spot-on liquid liner for dots is Lancôme Grandiose — this liquid wand glides easily and is especially nice for adding a dot to the end of your cat eye.
To add a little rich color to your dots, we love the Urban Decay 24/7 liners for some electric flair. The best thing about these liners is that they’re great at building up color and and pigment. Set these babies with some Urban Decay All-Nighter, and you’re good to go.
For super clean cut dots, the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner is our absolute go-to. We love the fine tip applicator on this one, and you certainly can get your dots done in just one stamp.
Another super colorful option, the NYX Vivid Brights Liners are the best vibrant dot creators you’ll ever get your hands on. They come in eight bright shades, and will totally ramp up any neutral makeup look.
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