This eyeliner is amazing. It doesn't smear, and it lasts forever. I love it. I got some from a discount beauty wholesale site, and the product was "dryer" than normal, but it works great with a flat eyeliner brush. I don't use it as a shade, I imagine the dr ying would greatly affect the ability to smooth it out, but as a liner, doesn't matter. This stuff lasts.
I got this in Sephora for €25, not cheap. I love the packaging and the inner lid helps to keep it from drying out. The pigmentation is great. I use it as an eyeliner and it really is jet black. However I have noticed that it does transfer on to the top of my eye as the day progresses. For example, I applied this product at 9 am yesterday and by 6 pm it had transferred. I should mention that I do have quite oily lids and watery eyes which makes it difficult for any liner to say put. However my Benefit liquid liner never moves and I really wasn't expecting this one to do that. This is the only issue I have had with it so far. Other than that I love this product. However if this continues I will have to go back to Benefit.
PRICE: $22 for a large plastic pot seems like a good deal considering a tiny Maybelline gel liner is already $10
REVIEW: it claims to be waterproof and on that end, yes it did not come off with just water in the shower. Is it smudge proof? Not in my case. I used it several times to tight line my top lashes when I had no eyeliner, mascara, or shadow under my eyes. In less than an hour, the product from my tight lining will have smudged to my bottom lids...
Smudging of tight lining may not be a concern of those who do top and bottom but since I only do the top, I will not be using this product again as a tight liner.
Conclusion: It holds really well after a evening of clubbing and sweating when used for large smokey eyes or extreme eyelinering (top and bottom), SO I would recommend it to those who need a black base.
This one of my favorite gel liner. I love that it is waterproof and it really does stay all day. I also find that it is not hard at all to remove given that you use eye makeup remover.
This is a true black liner. I'm an NC 44 and this shows super black on my skin. I also love the fact that I don't have to pack on the product to get the color I want. The price is not too bad and it's pretty comparable to other gel liners. This will probably last me for a while.
Packaging: The MUFE Aqua Black comes in a small plastic container with a thin plastic lid beneath the screw top. It's small enough to travel with.
Pigmentation: The pigmentation of this product is absolutely brilliant. The pigmentation on this is way better than MAC Blacktrack Fluidline. It is an extremely dark black. It works as both a cream eyeshadow (which it was designed for) and an eyeliner. I'd recommend a brush for either use. I would recommend setting this if you use it as a cream eyeshadow. It should be noted that this product dries matte.
Longevity: As an eyeliner, this lasts on my waterline without smudging or transferring for about 8-10 hours, which is extremely impressive, considering I have watery eyes. As a cream eyeshadow, this product also has amazing longevity. It also lasts around 8-10 hours without any noticeable creasing. I wouldn't say that this product is crease-proof but it is incredibly crease resistant! The product moves only a little on me after this amount of time, especially in the outer corners of my waterline.
Price: I've been using this product for 4 years and I keep coming back to it. Sephora is the only place that sells it in the US (unless you're lucky enough to live next to a MUFE boutique). The retail price is $23, which isn't too bad. It lasts me around six months, without any drying out. Just make sure you don't toss that thin plastic piece that goes under the cover.
Overall: This is by far the best cream/gel eyeliner that I have ever used. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a quality eyeliner and doesn't mind using a brush.
After using a sephora basic liquid liner (nothing special in fact that one smudged almost instantly) I decided it was time to give creamliners another try. (I have used elf professional cream liners, not so great ) I was not disappointed at all with this product, although application is not the easiest because it takes some getting used to. This product is mostly for people that are used to using these cream liners or somewhat decent at creating lines on the top liner. If you use it on the waterline then it shouldn't be difficult. Here is a trick to this one do not use an angled brush for lining the top lid, you can use it to draw in the wing but the lining on the lid itself I recommend just a regular eyeliner brush like mac's 209 or 210 eyeliner brushes. The product is highly pigmented and dries really fast so these tools make it easier to create a quick straight line on the top. Also like any other cream product please cover it up as soon as your done using it, these dry up fast, I have used cheap products that dry up if you leave it open that is just how these products work. Overall this is a great product for professional use as well.
I was obsessed with this product for a while and when I finally purchased it I was a little disappointed. While I understand it's an eyeshadow, I wanted to use it as an eyeliner (which a lot of people do), and I find it much more difficult to use in that respect. The product is TOO thick and clumps on my brush, misshaping it and often taking too much/too little product. It's quite dry from the get go.
Granted, it does last well and is waterproof, but it's just not as enjoyable to apply as the other creamier, softer cream and gel liners such as MAC, BB and Clinique.
EDIT: Also, I didn't find the pigmentation all that wonderful. It was standard - good but nothing to write home about! All these good reviews are making me wonder if I got a bad batch.
After extensively trolling MUA and comparing products; Bobbi Brown, Blactrack etc... I finally settled on this. Boy, was I wrong. The MUA at the counter swatched it on my hand and it was a deep, velvety, inky black. Gorgeous right?
But when I brought it home, it was a totally different story. Man, was this hard to draw to raw a smooth line with. Maybe it's great as an eye shadow base? I dunno. It came with a nifty sealer and although I always made sure to close it up tightly and I live in a very warm and humid tropical climate, the eye-liner still dried out in less than 2 weeks! Needless to say I was disappointed. I paid SGD42 for this!
I tried using this many ways, using different brushes etc. Nothing worked. Then I finally added a big dollop of eye moisturiser into it and mixed furiously. Finally the product was useable.
I will say one thing though, this eye liner is bulletproof, I'm ashamed to say I've even slept in it a couple of times and it looks the same as if I had just put it on! And miraculously, it's not that hard to wash off.
This product is truly waterproof. HG eyeliner for tightlining/ lining the waterline. It will NOT budge, smudge or fade/migrate until you remove it. All you need is a small amount of waterproof makeup remover to do the trick. It is very flattering deep black. I like to apply it with a thin angle brush (I use the one from Inglot- the best one I have come across by miles). The product applies smoothly and does not tug. Small pot but will last you a long time as you only need a small amount.