photo by andrew stinson

When it comes to applying eyeliner, I’m a pro. My friends are always asking how I get it to look so perfect, and it’s time to reveal my secret: a hand- mixed hybrid of gel and liquid liner, which was developed over the course of several years and much experimentation.

But these days, I don’t have to spend precious minutes mixing up a bespoke product, because Benefit has done the work for me with its new They’re Real! Push-Up Liner, the first-ever liquid-gel pen. You see, gel goes on smoothly without smudging or drying out, while liquid liner is known for being densely pigmented and having insane staying power. Combine the two and— bam!—you’ve got yourself the Holy Grail of eyeliner.

The other genius feature? The AccuFlex Tip, a soft, angled applicator, which helps even the most liner- inept pull off an expert cat eye. Need a little inspiration? Makeup artist Jeannia Robinette created some looks you should try. JT

Buy Benefit They‘re Real! Push-Up Liner, $24,



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