I too picked this up at Dollar Tree. I didn't expect too much of it, thinking that surely if it's only a buck then there must be some sort of reason why. I, like many other people reviewing here, turned out to be both glad and sad that it was so cheap. Glad obviously because it wasn't worth more than the dollar I paid for it and sad because I'd hoped it'd be a little better.
In the case of L.A. Colors Liquid Eyeliner, it does have the brush tip that I like but the sort of characteristics that I really despise in bad brush style liners also. The brush tip is too flimsy, especially when you consider the consistency of the liner (we'll touch more on that in a second) and it's a bit hard to control as a result. The brush tip on this splays seemingly at random and trying to slick it down again can become a big pain in the ass. Trying to work with a splayed brush is ridiculous because it's impossible to saturate easily with liner and even more so to apply without making a mess.
L.A. Colors Liquid Eyeliner's consistency is definitely not the best. It's very wet and separates on the skin as others have noted. You've got to continually go over it to ensure you've got a somewhat even line. Though the formula is quite wet, it sets fairly fast on me and wears well. Once it's on, it's very hard to remove. That wouldn't be a bad trait if it wasn't so easy to make a mess with the crappy brush tip provided. Fixing mistakes is especially difficult. The eyeliner smears heavily during removal as well and of course all of the scrubbing on my eyelids to get it off can't be too good for them.
The only thing I can say that I truly like about this liner is that the color is fairly intense and the finish is matte. Oh! And I guess that it's easy to find. But honestly I doubt that's relevant because I don't think I'll be repurchasing this eyeliner again.
At first, I hated this product I didn't know how to use it! He wand was awkward and I kept making the eyeliner run. The second time I tried it, it was perfect! I realized you have to let it dry before you layer more on or you can turn the wand on its side and it draws a perfect straight line. After I texted my friend back, I wanted to see if the product budged at all so I wiped my finger over it and nothing came off so I did it several times and it didn't come off! I applied eyeshadow over it used my blending brush over it and it didn't budge a bit! I used Vaseline to take it off I use it to take off all my makeup and it came off easily. Don't be afraid to test it a second time I think people didn't know how to use it I love he hardness of the wand it makes a perfect line I think people are using the tippy point of the wand which causes it to streak and make it look funny if you turn it on its side it'll make a perfect winged eyeliner in seconds seriously! I have the brown and purplish color which are both very natural I actually got this for my zombie makeup for Halloween and I saw it was a liquid eyeliner and tried it out I'm glad I pulled it out again it tried a few liquid eyeliners and they are so difficult to make my wing is always bigger or longer or shorter than the other and it runs so bad this makes it look very natural makes your eyes look bigger and makes your winged eyeliner come out perfect every time! If you had a bad review on this I suggest turning the angle of the wand so it's on it's side and give it time to dry I almost guarantee you'll fix it! The only con is that it smells really bad but I can't smell it on my eyes if that makes any sense.
I got this at Dollar General last night and just now tested it out. I guess I don't really know what to say, as I have mixed feelings about the product. It is somewhat watery and the wand is kind of awkward, but then again, maybe it's just me; this is only my second liquid eyeliner. I'm just now getting the hang of using liquid liner so maybe someone who has a little more experience could offer a better review. In all honesty, it's very inexpensive and has decent pigmentation so I'd probably buy it again!
(phantom32 said it perfectly.
stole the words right from my thoughts, lol.)
i never expect greatness from dollar makeup, though usually this brand isn't bad at all. i bought this on a whim, because i use liquid liner every day and figured i would give this product a day in court.
i definitely won't buy it again, though i still have it because.. well i don't know why, it's junk. lol. very, very cheap.
it DOES go on strangely. it goes on watery and streaky, not at all consistent. it was like using watercolor paints on wax paper... that's the best description i can give.
Honestly, I feel like this is an absolute steal. I've tried everything from $20+ liquid liners to this one, and, as weird as it sounds, I like this one the most! It's really easy to apply and doesn't smudge at all throughout the day. Even in humidity or when I'm working out, it stays put. I love this liquid liner and prefer it to every other sort I have in my collection!
I used to be really into liquid eyeliner and when I saw this in Dollar Tree for a $1, I was so happy. Unfortunately, it's not as good as it looks, it smudge and it gets faded after like 15 mins. So you'll have to apply it many times. I would recommend the e.l.f ones.
It was too watery for me, too. Dunno if I got a bad batch or not, but it went on as if I was laying it over an oil base, in patches and not smoothly. I love liquid eyeliners, but this one just wouldn't go on well. It even resisted itself when I tried to layer another line over the original. Even at a buck, it was a waste of money. Sad
since i started using make up I always used gel liner for almost a year and a half but i got some issues to set in place but they lasted all day long.. so I decided to try liquid liner I came across L.A colors liquid liner and I put onto the test..i applied the one with elf eyelid primer and a base shadow and the other one with no primer on and to my surprise it both lasted all day long no smudging or flaking and does not transfer on my lids when i close my eyes which happens usually when Im using my gel liner. considering that my lids are super oily and the weather is so hot.. I also love the applicator which allows you to draw or thin line and make it thicker.lastly very cheap :) I read some reviews that they didn't like but it works pretty well with me,..
I love how black this eyeliner is!!
I like to use it over my Maybelline's gel eyeliner.
since maybelline is not very black but it's easy to use and create the perfect winged eyeliner.
so I apply this one over it to make it blacker.
I would buy it again!
Generally, I love this product. It's super cheap and it's easy to get because its available everywhere it seems. The only negative thing I have to say about this is that sometimes the liner flakes during the day, but it doesnt happen too often. I've repurchased this about 4 or 5 times. :)