I hate to dampen the reviews on this product. I received mine from Nordstrom and it was on the eve of a planned business trip.
I put it into my carry on, box and all. I was excited to try it on my trip. When I opened the box on arrival, I was so sad to see it was shrunken and although it is supposed to be dense it was actually hard. I had not brought my other gel liners and had to put a face on for a presentation -- so I put some Bifacil (Lancome) on it and let it rest for the night. In the morning, it was just as dense but slightly more pliable but I had to use it as I had no choice.
I think the color is wonderful -- but easily dupeable if you were to use a black from BB or MaC Blacktrack and mix with either a YSL navy gel liner or a Lancome navy gel liner, you could easily get a similar efffect. Yes, I have and do mix gel liners and get outstanding results in color. Don't be afraid to try it.
Although I think I got a dud -- the color of this is good but not that outstanding. The texture reminds me of the Cle de Peau which is also denser and more dry than either a BBrown, MAC or YSL (whose gel liners are tops). I bought it for the color, and yes, since I test so many products wanted to test drive the Tom Ford.
Sadly, I was not rewarded and will not purchase again, Especially at TF prices.
There hasn't been a day I haven't used this since I bought it six months ago. It's a denser cream, ebony with a hint of blue. I use it under my lashes and push it into them. Once there, it's there absolutely until the end of the day when you remove it. It never flakes or smudges. I also use it under my lower lashes and immediately wipe with a damp q-tip to get a perfect, natural, and all-day permanent line. I bought the Tom Ford brush they suggest for it which is good if I want to smudge a little of this on top of Nars Thunderball, but I primarily use an old Paula Dorf angled eyebrow brush to apply. After six months, I'm about a third of the way through, so I think it hasn't been a bad investment.
This is a great liner - gives you the cat's eye. But, once again, do I reach for it when I need to use a brush, etc? All my BB's get dried out because I get sick of using the brush. But this liner is fantastic. I have the pencils for lining the inside of the eye, and this is not for that, but it is for creating that perfect line. Make sure you use a good brush. The Tom Ford lady told me to turn over the product now and then, keep flipping it, something about keeping the oils all over it - not drying out. It'll last forever that way.
The color is beautiful and the quality is excellent.
This is a great for creating a smokey eye & giving depth & definition. It's a deep black with a hint of sapphire blue which brings out the white in your eyes. It's quite an unusual product it's a bit like a gel eyeliner but I'd say a little dryer. It stays on all day without smudging or dropping.
I think it is going to last me a long long time! I've had it for a few months & use it often but I've hardly made a dent in it so all though it seems expensive I think it's worth the money.
Amazing eyeliner---especially when used with the suggested brush. The color is indescribable. If you are a fan of Bobbi Brown gel liner, you will be thrilled with this one. I truly hope this stays product stays on the market a long time. After 2 weeks of using it, I don't know how I ever lived without it!!!
Although this new TF product initially appears to be just another gel/cream eyeliner in a jar, it's quite an improvement over all the other gel/cream eyeliners I've used. It's a REALLY intense, deep blue/black. You can wear it alone or over a pencil eyeliner. I like using a pencil first as the pencil line creates an easy base for an even, but much more intense look. This product has a harder, more dense (less creamy/fluffy) texture than other liner creams and gels so you do need an angled or pointed brush to apply, but it's not hard to put on and it doesn't hurt or tug on eyelids. Once it's on, it stays on for hours and hours without smudges or flakes. And you need so little on your liner brush for complete coverage, the jar should last for years if kept tightly sealed. I love using this with shadow for a truly glamorous smokey eye or to create a neat thin line with just mascara for a more casual look. It also works beautifully to dot on close to the lash line (without pencil) to make lashes stand out more. And, it's particularly great for those like me who wear glasses because it really defines your eyes behind the specs!