I'm not a fan of liquid eyeliners. They drag on my eyelids, they dry out too soon and they aren't waterproof. But there's no denying that they're faff-free compared to gel liners and with the right tip and formula they can be satisfactory enough for me to use.
I've never tried any super high-end ones and given the fact that I'm not loyal to my make-up tools, it makes no sense for me to invest a fortune in something that would be dry before I used it up. That's why I keep exploring drugstore options to see if they're any good.
Maybelline Master Precise has both advantages and disadvantages.
What I like is that it has a long applicator with a super pointy tip, which makes it possible to draw ultra fine lines. It's flexible, but sturdy enough to give me full control over the application.
The line it draws is a deep matte black, but not the blackest black in history. It lasts pretty much all day with minimal fading.
Master Precise seems miraculously resistant to drying, I've had it and used regularly for over 6 months and it's still as good as new.
The downsides are that the applicator isn't soft and doesn't glide pleasantly on my lashline. What's more, the ink barely reaches the tip of the applicator, so the best method to use this is to lay the applicator flat along the lashes and use its central part to draw a line.
This eyeliner is not waterproof, but it has no tendency to smudge on a rainless day.
Maybelline Master Precise is no holy grail of mine, but it's a pretty decent drugstore pick for cat-eye lovers. I won't repurchase cause I believe there are better options just waiting to be discovered, but I encourage you to try this one out, especially if you manage to get it with a good discount.