Are you good at applying eyeliner? Can you get it really precise that both of the wings look identical? Even after countless applications, there might be times where you mess it up. Sometimes even a little kid can draw it better! There are so many eyeliners in the market from drugstore to high end! If you could find the exact dupe then would you change your favourite high end product? Which products would be on your drugstore vs high end eyeliner list? 

When you have oily skin, you know the real strugle of having a long lasting product. Most of the products fades even after an hour of wearing it and I am not even talking about the foundation problems. Companies should bring more products for oily skined people. Eye products and foundations are the main issues.

I think I’ve found my perfect eyeliner. I don’t know why I waited for so long to try Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner. I wanted to get the mini size to see what all the hype is all about and now I know. It simply does what it says on the packaging… Stay All day!

There’s one product that looks identical to Stila one. I’ve been using Maybelline Master Precise liquid eyeliner for a long time. It’s not my favourite eyeliner, however, I love the easy and quick application. My favourite bit about this eyeliner is the thin felt tip liner.

These eyeliners look similar, but are they really the same. Let’s find out with the drugstore vs high end eyeliner comparison.

Drugstore vs High End Eyeliner: Maybelline vs Stila


Let’s start with the most important topic… Are they long lasting? When you pick a makeup product, it is probably one of the first questions that pops into your head. Stila is leading this one. If you have oily eyelids and complain about eyeliners not lasting, then Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner is what you need. It is really waterproof and it just doesn’t budge. Even after hours of wearing it(also at the gym), eyeliner still looks intense and pretty defined. If you make a mess when you apply it, you better be quick to fix it. Once it dries, it will be really hard to reverse it before messing up your makeup.

Whereas if you struggle with oily eyelids,  Maybelline might not give you what you want. At first it will look all neat, however, in time it will start fading and you will be able to smudge it easily. However it oily eyelids is not your thing and you are one of these lucky people then you should check out Maybelline eyeliner. I am sure on normal eyelids, it would be quite long lasting. It still performs good when it is colder, that’s the time I use it most of the time.


I love my eyeliner black and I don’t think I will ever get bored of it. Stila and Maybelline are identical in terms of pigmentation. Both of them are intensely black. If you like your eyeliner really black then you will love the colour payoff.

Drugstore vs High End Eyeliner

Felt tip liner

Both of these liners have similar felt tip liner, long and really fine pointy, maybe Maybelline’s one is a little bit longer than Stila. Stila one is a little bit round whereas Maybelline one is all straight. It doesn’t change the application. It is easy with both of the eyeliners. You can create really fine lines or you could go all in to create something dramatic. These type of brushes/liners are my favourite. You have the full control with it.


Even though I have the mini size, as you could see packaging wise they also have the similar design. Cap mechanism of Stila is different than Maybelline. When you put the cap on Stila one, it feels bouncy. In order to close the cap you have to push it to hear that click noise. At least this way you know it for sure that your eyeliner is closed properly.

I don’t know why I waited so long to try Stila. This is without exaggerating is the best eyeliner I’ve ever tried to far. It even leaves my beloved Soap&Glory Supercat eyeliner behind. I am not saying Maybelline one is bad, the only thing that puts me down is the longevity, it is the main issue for me in general. If you want to try a new eyeliner, but you are not sure what to get then I’d recommend Stila. You really won’t need to worry about your eyeliner smudging.

Have you tried these eyeliners? What is your favourite eyeliner? If you could pick one brand for the eyeliner, which one would it be? Can you think of eyeliners for drugstore vs high end eyeliner category?

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