We’re not sure if anyone is saying otherwise, but makeup is a skill. An art form, if you will, requiring perseverance, patience, and a whole lotta practice. And one of the trickiest forms to master is, undoubtedly, eyeliner. Who would have thought that a sharp, sleek flick along the lids would make for such a complicated affair? It is a cultivated talent — made easy when you have the right tool in your arsenal. By this, we mean pencil eyeliners aka the easy to wield, long-wearing, and highly versatile pigment stick of dreams. Behold our selection of the best we’ve tried, below.