we’ve found our new everyday eyeliner secret weapon.

by liza darwin

L'Oreal's Carbon Black eyeliner has been our go-to season after season. With its smooth texture and easy wearability, we've just assumed the basic pencil was as close to perfect as you can get.

But this summer the brand has outdone itself with an upgraded version. The Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner still has the smudge-resistant formula and foolproof (really) application of the original, but the jetblack hue is darker, deeper, and more dramatic. In other words, the results you'd expect from a liquid liner.

And in a genius day-to-night move, this awesome hybrid comes with a slanted smudge tool on the other end that gives you a hassle-free smoky eye in 5 seconds flat.

After all, isn't the point to keep all the focus on your pretty face... not your makeup routine?

$9 at drugstores.