There are plain old eye pencils ... and there’s the new breed of supersoft, ultra smudgable eye pencils that have been increasingly cropping up on beauty counters. These supple, easy-to-use liners have the precision of traditional sticks and the smudge-ability of a powder.
Tarte Emphaseyes is the thinnest liner we’ve ever seen. It’s not a
typical softie, but worth an honorable mention for its insanely tiny
tip, which is especially good for that hard-to-draw line underneath the
lashes. $18; at Sephora.