Best Japanese Eyeliners to Buy

Must-Buy Liquid Eyeliners at Drugstores in Japan

Eyeliner is a must have item for daily makeup as it can define the look and create the impression on your face from natural to dramatic. Eyeliners are available in different formulas including liquid, pencil, gel and powder that you can choose depending on how you like the finish.

Nowadays, Japanese cosmetics products are trending around the world, as numbers of cosmetics brands produce high-quality and effective products at very affordable prices. Eyeliner has one of the biggest markets in Japanese makeup industry and numbers of products are being released every season from different makeup brands.

Two best things about Japanese eyeliners are longevity and the price. You can find tons of high quality and affordable eyeliners at Japanese drugstores. But when there are so many eyeliners to choose, you may get confused which Japanese eyeliners to buy. So in this article, I’d like to share my picks of the best drugstore liquid eyeliners in Japan which might be a great help for your eyeliner shopping 😉 So let’s take a look!

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1. deJavu Lasting Fine Liquid Eyeliner
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deJavu Lasting Fine Liquid Eyeliner (deJavu ラスティンファインa 筆ペンリキッド) is released by deJavu, a Japanese cosmetics brand that focuses on eye makeup products including eyeliners, mascaras and eyebrows, and it’s one of the top drugstore cosmetics brands in Japan.

This liquid liner contains the line-keep ingredient that creates water-repellent film and prevent smudging caused by sebum, sweat and water throughout the day. The ultra fine and flexible brush is easy to draw think and bold lines. The film type liner can be removed easily by warm water. The liner is available in 3 shades: Deep Black , Medium Brown and Black Brown.

Price: 1,320 yen

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FLOWFUSHI is a Japanese makeup brand producing long-lasting liquid eyeliners and mascaras that gained massive popularity over the past years and won multiple beauty awards. The brand has been re-branded and reborn as UZU, and continues to produce excellent quality eye makeup products.

UZU EYE OPENING LINER (ウズ アイオープニングライナー) is a masterpiece eyeliner that is made with the combination of the latest technology and the traditional techniques. The eyeliner is made with fine quality materials such as the hand-kneaded brush by a brush craftsman with the inherited traditional techniques. Ergonomically designed for ease of holding and comfort drawing without special techniques. The lineup includes 15 colours from classic dark shades to playful pastel shades.

Price: 1,650 yen


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KATE by Kanebo is one of the most popular affordable cosmetics brands in Japan, especially popular among young generation. The brand has produced numbers of best selling makeup items in past.

KATE SUPER SHARP LINER EX (ケイト スーパーシャープライナー EX) is one of the top-selling makeup products of KATE. It comes in a bottle with beautifully shaped nonagonal multi-faceted surface that fits finger tips and helps stability. The super-fine brush with the elastic and soft tip allows you to draw precise lines easily and fill the gap between the lashes. The water and smudge proof formula repels sweat, water and tears yet it’s removable with warm water. It’s available in 3 colours: Intense Black (BK-1), Natural Brown (BR-1) and Bitter Brown (BR-2).

Price: 1,320 yen


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KISS ME HEROINE MAKE SMOOTH LIQUID EYELINER (キスミー ヒロイン スムースリキッドアイライナー ) is an award winning drugstore eyeliner in Japan. The brand is also known for the cult-favourite, long-lasting mascara.

The eyeliner features the 0.1mm thin brush tip allows you to draw thin line and fine details. It contains the super-keep polymer that is highly resistant to water, sweat and sebum and keeps beautiful lines for hours. It’s smudge-proof formula, yet can be easily removed by warm water without using strong cleaner. It’s available in 3 different colours: Black, Bitter Brown, Black Brown. The black colour is recommended for bold and strong look on your eyes, and brown is more recommended for natural look.

Price: 1,100 yen

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K-PALETTE REAL LASTING EYELINER 24H WP (K-パレット リアルラスティングアイライナー24hWP) is a quick-dry liquid eyeliner which is highly resistant to water, sweat, sebum and friction. It create long-lasting eyeliners that stay for hours, yet can be removed by warm water easily.

The super thin patented micro-fiber brush tip allows you to draw a precise line easily. The pigmented eyeliner can create a bold and defined line with a one stroke. It contains several moisturizing serums to nourish the skin and lashes. Available with 4 different colours: Super Black, Soft Black, Brown Black and Deep Brown.

There is even longer lasting version liquid eyeliner “REAL STRONG EYELINER” available from K-PALETTE, which is more recommended to use during summer time or for outdoor activities. This one requires cleanser to remove.


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6. CANMAKE Creamy Touch Liner
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CANMAKE is one of the most popular Japanese beauty brands today as they offers a wide range of trendy, innovative and affordable makeup products and has produced several award-winning beauty products over the past years

CANMAKE Creamy Touch Liner (キャンメイク クリーミータッチライナー) is a gel eyeliner that comes with 1.5mm hyper-slim tip. It has smooth texture, glides smoothly on eyelids, and allows you to draw fine lines and fill in the gaps between lashes effortlessly. It’s smudge-proof and resistant to water, sweat, tears and sebum once it’s dry. Available with 10 trendy shades.

Price: 715 yen

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7. CEZANNE Super Sharp Eyeliner EX
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Along with CANMAKE, CEZANNE is another very popular Japanese beauty brand that produces affordable, high-quality and innovative makeup and skin care products.

CEZANNE Super Sharp Eyeliner EX (セザンヌ 極細アイライナーEX) is the brand’s top-selling liquid type eyeliner that allows you to draw thin eyeliners effortlessly. It’s resistant to water, sweat, tears and sebum as well as moisture-proof formula that is resistant to humidity. The highly pigmented liquid eyeliner is easy to draw a line with one stroke.

Price: 638 yen

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8. D-UP Silky Liquid Eyeliner

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D-UP is a Japanese cosmetics brand producing a range of eye makeup and nail products. Their high-quality and affordable products such as mascara and eyeliners are particularly popular and have won multiple beauty awards in past.

D-UP Silky Liquid Eyeliner (D-UP シルキーリキッドアイライナー) is a long-lasting smudge-proof liquid eyeliner with fast-drying formula and powerful resistance against water, sweat and sebum. It comes with extra fine 0.1mm soft brush tip which is easy to control and draw both thin and thick eyeliners smoothly. It contains 5 kinds of beauty serums and moisturizing ingredients.

Price: 1,430 yen

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9. Love Liner Liquid Eyeliner
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Lover Liner Liquid Eyeliner (ラブ・ライナー リキッドアイライナー) became a top-selling liquid eyeliner in Japan in the past few years. The thing that a lot of users like about this eyeliner is the colour lineup including 5 shades that blends well with eye and skin tones and creates a trendy look.

It features the 0.1mm extremely fine brush tip that allows you to draw thin and thick lines effortlessly and create the natural look. The aluminium pencil container also helps to improve stability. The waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner offers an excellent longevity and high resistance to tears, sebum and sweat, yet can be removed easily with warm water. The eyeliner contains several beauty ingredients for moisturizing the skin around eyes.

Price: 1,760 yen

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10. Kingdom Liquid Eyeliner

Kingdom Liquid Eyeliner (キングダム リキッドアイライナー) is a long-lasting liquid eyeliner.With the deeply pigmented colour, it creates a bold look and makes your eyes look larger.

It features the double proof formula: waterproof and smudge-proof prescription that is resistant to water, sweat, sebum and friction. It keeps the beautiful line even at the beach, swimming pool and if you have oily lids. The fine brush tip allows you to draw thick and thin lines effortlessly without any technique. It contains lash beautifying serums to nourish the lashes. 2 shades are available (Deep Black and Deep Brown)

Price: 1,320 yen

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Thanks for reading! I hope you have enjoyed my list of the best Japanese eyeliners! All these liquid eyeliners can be found at Japanese drugstores or variety stores such as Don Quijote, Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Tomod’s, SUNDRUG, LOFT, etc!

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