E.L.F is a very hit-or-miss brand for me. Some products are amazing, while others are beyond terrible. This eyeliner, though, is definitely the former.
First, the good:
The colour, for me, is a very metallic bronze. I see no chunks of glitter, it's all quite tasteful. The lasting power is stunning, I wore this to bed last night (without primer) just to test it out, and when my mom saw me this morning, she said, "Your eyeliner looks great!" I looked in the mirror and sure enough, there were no raccoon eyes for me. The wings were still very intact, and there was only slight smudging on one eye--I had my face against my pillow, apparently. I've had no issues with it drying out, and I've had it for a couple of months. It's very creamy and easy to apply.
When you purchase this, you also receive a little angled eyeliner brush, which is decent enough. I still use it to apply this eyeliner.
Makeup remover is a must if you want to get this eyeliner off completely, as just water won't do anything.
The one complaint I have is the packaging. When screwing the lid on, it can be a bit difficult to get it to screw on "straight"--sometimes one side may be more screwed down than the other, and therefore the lid will be uneven. So it can be somewhat time-consuming to get the lid on.
Overall, though, I quite like this eyeliner, and look forward to trying other colours.
Super great price for a really nice product!
Copper is a slightly dark, slightly metallic brown color that looks great when applied with the angled applicator that comes with the product. It leaves a clean line.
Only two downsides:
1. You really have to press the brush down into the pot to get any color on the brush.
2. The brush is not attached to the pot so it can be easy to lose/find on a busy morning!
I would definitely buy this again, I just wish there was some way the brush could be attached to the product.
Love it! Great color payoff, stays on for the whole day with the help of a primer and dirt cheap. I heard that it dries up very quickly, so if it happens I will definitely try another colors from Elf.
I love all the ELF cream eyeliners I've tried. The color selection, the payoff, the wear time and the price are great. Copper is true to it's name in shine but is less orange than true, clean copper. This eyeliner is closer to a dirty copper without the tarnish.
With my golden eyes and red-brown hair, this is perfect for my eyebrows.Just apply lightly and smudge with an angled eyeliner brush in short strokes then powder with my normal setting powder. Better than an eye pencil or brow powder or colored brow gel.
The cakes in the containers do shrink up as they dry but don't affect the creaminess much. I just use the brush for friction purposes as the eyeliner deposits on the bristles. No problems. Rating of 4.5 lippies for me. 4 here for the drying issue, which can annoy people.
I have found a way to revive my cream/gel liners that have dried up a bit or are too dry to begin with. I got all these cream liners a while ago on a good studio sale so im not sure if i got defected ones but I think its just how they are, they are drier than id like my gel/cream liners to be. So i made a little concoction- eye primer & face primer + eye drops (only a tiny bit of all of them or it will be too liquidy) and the liner is amazing!!!!
The Elf Cream liners are from their Studio Line which cost $3 usd. They are super affordable for the amount you get. These can be found online at eyeslipsface or at most Target stores depending on your location.
Copper is a great shade. Its just like the name, a true deepened metallic copper. Its very pretty. depending on the lighting, it can look dark or lighter- very unique. I love using this to add some color to a sheer wash of color on lid. its so pretty like that. it also can be dark enough to define the lash line with any look. Its a great color all year round but esp for right now in fall since metallics are back in. I love using this as a base too- i couldnt do that until i mixed it up a bit bc it was way too dry to move around, now i can get a nice thin & even layer. this makes a great base for a fall smoky eye. i prime my lids and have normal lids, not oily so this last forever, i have to use a oil based remover to get this off at nite. i love using the new studio bent angled liner brush with these cream liners. The liner is a bit more on the dry side but can go on nicely with the right brush. the staying power is amazing. i duno how this will hold up on oilier lids. since i dont have them so i cant attest to that. i like how easily the liner applies now. i do suggest stirring them up a tad w/ toothpick or something since that alone does help a tad.
The liner comes in the standard hard see thru plastic square jar. The liner doesnt run throughout the whole thing which isnt too bad since you still get a great amount of liner. The lid is black with the product name & elf logo on top. the lid twist on. if not on right, you should be able to see it since the lid should sit on the jar straight. there is a slight snapping noise once on properly. so make sure you twist it on right & tight! the shade name is on the tiniest sticker so thats the only thing, i wish it were bigger to make it easier to see. you can see the color of the liner through the pot which makes detection of which one you want when you own more than one. The liner is held securely & the jar wont break. great for traveling if you would like since its not huge. They also come with a mini studio angled liner brush which is awesome. i like the mini ones better than their actual brush since that handle is longer so the mini handle makes application so much easier. its the same synthetic bristled brush. cruelty free & easy to wipe off & clean.
Overall, this is a super unique cream liner. unlike any cream liner i own. its very nice to use daily or to add some color other than the basic brown or black. i love the metallic color but just watch how great the liner is in diff lighting. the elf studio cream liners are great. if they were a tad creamier, id love em even more than my wnw but its still a great cream liner esp for the price!
I really wanted to like this liner, because a lot of people seem to love it, but I hate it. I've given several colors a chance and I hate all but one of them. This one is supposed to be a copper color but it just shows up as a dark brown. They are dry to begin with, but slightly useable. Within a very short time though, they are so dry you can't even work with them, and you end up with a thick flakey mess on your eyelids. The only color I've liked is the teal one, that one seems to be much less dry. I really wish I liked this, because it comes in a ton of colors, but it's awful. :( There are better liners out there even at this price point.
LOVE!!! THIS EYELINER DOES NOT CREASE ON MY HOODED LIDS!!!!! I have been using this cream eyeliner for a few days now, and it really stays put, even in Texas heat! I have tried MANY eyeliners searching for something that won't smear above my crease thanks to my stupid hooded lids- nothing has stayed in place except for this! It's super easy to apply too, which is an added bonus. Will buy this in other colors soon!
I had a 50% off Studio coupon code, so I decided to order the Copper not knowing what to expect. I wear warm tones, but since I no longer tan my skin, I am not a favorite of copper or reddish tones on my eyes. Well, this eyeliner took me by surprise. It turned out to be a very pretty, dark brown bronze. Copper is perfect for me considering their shade of Coffee cream eyeliner is way to light and is collecting dust in my drawer.
I only use cream eyeliner to tight line my upper lid, and this color looked great with my eyes with black/brown mascara. I will definitely buy this color again...Which will be soon, because cream eyeliners are similar to mascara ~ you have to replace them every two to three months!
Wow, afraid I have to completely disagree with the other reviews here. A year or so back, I fell in love with Tarte's Amazonian clay gel liners, including the bronze one. Well, those had issues with drying up and are currently being reformulated. Flash to today and I come across ELF's offering. For three bucks, I figure why not try it? It's great! it's exactly what I was looking for! A dark bronze with some reflectivity. I have zero complaints about this product and only recommend others try it.
Copper appears to be a true penny copper color on the website and in the pot; however, I find that it goes on very dark -- more of a black/brown, and indistinguishable from ELF's Coffee cream eyeliner on my skin. I assume it's supposed to be shimmery due to the metallic sparkle icons photoshopped over the swatch on the ELF website, but I didn't see any noticeable sparkle or shimmer when I applied it. I found that the liner was a bit dry on the top when I first opened the jar, but once you get past the top layer it's creamy and easy to apply. I have only used it with UDPP and it lasts all day with that. The included angle brush is a surprisingly good quality for the price; however, I prefer to apply gel liners with a thin round eyeliner brush. The jar is also much bigger than it needs to be to store the amount of product, so that may be a con if you have limited makeup storage space. Overall, I would not recommend this if you're looking for an actual copper liner, but it's cheap enough it's worth a shot if you're looking for more of a dark brown or black-brown.