Maybelline Gel Eyeliner, $9.99 from Drugstore.com
Like cream eyeliner, gel liner is sold in a pot and needs an angled brush to apply. This is similar to liquid eyeliner, except it dries faster and lasts throughout the entire day. Full of rich color, gel eyeliner is definitely for a more-dramatic look, like a smoky eye or cat eye. Essentially, it doesn’t look as natural as cream eyeliner, but you wouldn’t want it to since these are for makeup looks with a bit more flair.
Verdict: If you are a beginner, try gel before trying cream, as it’s easier to apply.