I <3 a winged or cat eye liner along with the rest of the world it seems, but the trick for me is the right liner. I found the perfect liner for me is a brush-tip pen style liquid liner.
Like most liquid liners it can lake a little longer to dry and dry a little bit shiny or wet looking but I’ll take that in trade for the finer control I get over the gel or brush and pot style liquids.
I was soooo in love with this when I first got it. Line is easy to control. Black is super black. Can makes a thin or thick line.... super easy to use and lasts all day.
But then: within 2 weeks of opening it, started drying out. This is evident when the liner skips, is more charcoal gray than black, has small lint balls (?!) just generAlly annoying and bad. I assume this normally lasts longer but because it didnt, I removed a lippie. You can dampen by dipping in water and it works fine again for that application... but I shouldn't have to for a 2wk old liner.
I would add this to my other favs: nyx one w weird handle, and gosh. Nyx angled liner is similar in line drawn. Gosh lasts FORever (ive had mine for 2 yrs and its still moist).
Yes yes yes. This is my go to pen eyeliner.
Excellent dark black color
Tip makes it easy to get wide or thin lines
Dark, opaque color on the first swipe
Doesn't come in many colors
This is a great eyeliner, especially if you are new to liquid. It makes a crisp line and is dark on the first application. It makes getting a good wing easy.
Amazing, my HG eyeliner, finally1 It stands up to tears, humidity, all day wear. I love this because it doesn't irritate my eyes (contact lens wearer) and it is very easy to apply. A little pricey but well worth the cost. I have it in black and it is just the right shade: not too dark but not greyish either.
This is my HG eyeliner.
I have large, charcoal-blue eyes with hereditary dark circles, and I find a thick, black stripe of liner on the upper lid clarifies my eyes and brings them forward like nothing else. I've been using black eyeliner since I was about 15, and I've tried everything.
Until recently I used Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner or MAC Fluidline, both with a MAC 209 Eye Liner Brush. Both were effective, but time-consuming, and I got sick of wrangling a pot and a brush, and washing the brush after every use. I often had to apply two coats of Fluidline to get a solid line of jet black. Gel eyeliners also tend to change consistency over time, so a month or two in it starts to get a little drier and waxier, making it harder to apply and less black.
I haven't had much luck with liquid liner in the past. Revlon Colorstay makes my eyes sting and tear-up, has little staying power, and is often watery and not black enough. I thought I'd give Lorac Front of the Line Pro a try based on the reviews here, and I'm glad I did, as I doubt I'll ever need to try another brand.
The liquid itself is a dense, opaque black, not a washed-out waxy/watery grey like a lot of liners. It goes on like wet black paint, and while it's much 'wetter' than a gel, the felt tip allows a lot of control. It dries very quickly, so you need to work fast, but if I can get the hang of that, anyone can. The tip does paint a very thin, precise line, so if you're like me and prefer a thicker line, it may take a few strokes to get there. The packaging is ideal - just like a silver pen, with a lid that clocks on and off. It doesn't leak or drip, and dispenses exactly the right amount of product as you use it. I only need one coat. It doesn't hurt my sensitive eyes, either!
The staying power is ideal. It really does dry like a coat of lacquer, and even my oily eyelids won't shift it. If you leave it on indefinitely, it will eventually flake off, but I've slept with it on and woken up in the morning with immaculate eyeliner (I'm not advocating sleeping in your makeup, I just sometimes do it). This would easily stay put for 16+ hours, at a guess.
The only downside is that the finish is slightly shiny, so it can look wet and/or metallic. In some lights it can look like I've missed a bit, because of the reflected light, but I don't think that's a big deal, because of the rich black color payoff.
This cost me about $20 on Ebay and lasted for about 4 months. $60 a year for a jet black liquid liner that's easy to use and won't budge is money well-spent in my book, so unless they change their formula, I won't be looking for anything else!
Best liquid eyeliner!! I loved Lancome Artliner, but it was so pricey and I realized it rubbed off in the corners if I had watery eyes. Stila Stay All Day faded in bits after a while. This one actually stays no matter what, even right on my lashline/waterline! So easy to apply, perfect pigment, fine or heavy. It lasts through exercise and watery eyes. Love it, thanks MUA! I should say I bought one and it was defective- the liquid leaked out and it was runny.Sephora easily exchanged it and haven't had a problem since.
This is my favorite all-time top lid liner. It is very easy to apply and lasts all day. It is very pigmented and doesn't transfer to my upper lid. I do not like to use it for my lower waterline, however. It is more difficult to apply there and I think it is too pigmented for that. I use this every day and don't want to try anything else. I am a person that is always looking for something better from my makeup, but I don't want to stray from this. It is amazing!
I have to write a review on this e/l, since I've been using it for a while now, and it's SO awesome! Just like everyone already commented below, the precision is PERFECT, it is SO easy for someone like me, with ZERO talent with applying clean lines, to use! I swear, it is the most user-friendly liquid e/l I have used... I never used liquid e/l until I was recommended to try this by a S/A who swore it'd be easy even for me, and it was, and now I can't go without it. It's so quick and easy to sweep on such a clean and perfect line... Nicely pigmented, stays put until you remove it. The brush itself is like a REALLY stiff, perfectly pointed paintbrush, instead of like, a felt pen type of liner... Love it. Definitely try this if you have difficulty applying liquid e/l like I do :)
What makes this product so amazing is how precise the brush is. Its hard to make mistakes because you can achieve excellent precision with this. Super pigmented, and it does last a long time. You might have to get used to it at first because the line doesn't come out that thick (thin brush) so you kinda have to build a thick line if that's what you're going for. But its still worth it. All other liquid liners are messy and runny and smudge. I drew a swatch on my hand and IMMEDIATELY rubbed it and it barely smudged, so imagine when it actually dries.
My absolute FAVORITE eye liner. So precise, so pigmented. So easy to do a little or big wing. I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but sometimes I come across liquid eyeliner that always seems to leave a tiny bit of room between my lid and lash line. (Or maybe I just suck at applying eyeliner.) Either this, this liner brush is so thin and easy to use I have no problem filling that space and getting the true dark thin-to-thick line I love. And a testament to how well it wears: I usually don't go for the large winged-out look, but one day I did. About halfway through the day, I found myself rubbing on the side of my eye, exactly where my wing was. As soon as I realized it, I grabbed my compact to check -- not a tiny bit of damage done.
Go to where ever Lorac is sold, and just mark your hand to try it out -- you'll fall in love.