I have been using this eye liner for YEARS, And am never disappointed. I always try the more expensive ones, thinking they will last longer than this - and they never do. Besides, who wants to pay $25+ for an eyeliner that doesn't hold up as well as this $6 one? I have bought a hundred of these (probably a bit of an exaggeration, lol) and will never try any other eye liner! It's a nice jet black, it goes on so smooth and lasts all day. I do line my inner eye lid with it, and have been wearing contacts for many years and it's never bothered my eyes.Great job annabelle!
I just recently got this from my mother, who constantly gives me all sorts of beauty products to try out. I have to say, this has to be the BEST eyeliner I have ever tried! For so many years, I was using an eyeliner by Maybelline. This just knocks everything else out of the park. It goes on so easily and smoothly. I instantly loved this. I don't really know the price of it since I didn't buy it, but I don't really care, I will definitely be repurchasing this again! Highly recommend it.
My favourite eyeliner ever. I apply it under my lash line and it stays all day. Simply the best.
Overall I am not disappointed by this product. It works well has good staying power and is a great price. The only complaint I have is that it is a bit of a soft texture and requires frequent sharpening but for the price and quality I will definitely repurchase!
I bought this in black for approximately $5-6CAD. This is the second one that I've bought and it's definitely my favourite eyeliner. Every time I sharpen it, and apply it looks like a liquid liner when applied. It does tend to smudge if you touch it and it can fade if you have oily eyelids. Even so, it's only eyeliner that I've tried so far that hasn't made my eyes red and burn. The black is really black but, it could improve. It can be used both on the upper line and waterline (however, I tend not to line my waterline). Hands down, the smoothest liner I have ever used! Will repurchase unless I ever find something better at the same price!
Update: I had to remove a lippy as I noticed the liner was slightly fading by the end of a 10+ hour day (5 lippies reserved for HG status). However, note that there is still no smudging at the corners of my eyes! It's still the best liner I've found to date, and I stand by all my other original comments below. I will be happy to repurchase until (if) I find anything better.
This liner applies like a dream - it doesn't skip or drag across my eyelid. The colour payoff is great, and I don't have to go back and forth to get a solid line. What I am most impressed with is its ability to hold a point and how little I need per application. Usually with such soft liners I have to sharpen every 3 or 4 days to get the fine line I want, but with the Smoothliner, I don't see a need to sharpen even in 1 to 2 weeks! It's almost gel-like in its consistency and less soft and buttery.
The wear is impressive. I line close to my lash line on my top lid, but have yet to try the waterline. Typically, I notice a tiny bit of smudging in the bottom corners of my eyes at the end of the day. It's not a big deal since I have very oily skin, but with the Annabelle liner, there is no transfer, no smudge, and no fading at the end of my days. I usually have it on for 12 to 14 hours a day, and I put it through harsh northern Canadian winds, hours of school, and 2-hour workouts at the gym (I am usually dripping sweat by the end).
It's easily removed with water and my Dr. Bronner's soap mix at the end of the day with no extra rubbing or tugging.
The liner was $6.99 at Superstore, and it will last me over 6 months with daily application easily. I am looking forward to trying other colours, and the fact that the company is Canadian and cruelty-free (owned by the Marcelle Group) is just an added bonus! I am happy to repurchase in the future.
Great pigmentation and colour. Also very good value. Only complaint is that it easily smudges; wish it was a bit drier for staying power. Not my go-to but is good for a smoky eye. Would recommend using a matching eyeshadow over this eyeliner because this is a soft eyeliner and smudges easily.
love, love, love the product! i'm a newbie at doing makeup so liquid and gel eyeliners are no go. i read great reviews about this eyeliner before i purchased it. totally agree that it's water proof and easy to apply! try the bronze which is a really nice shade of brown. people have complimented my eyes since i started using this eyeliner.
Five stars, of course. It's long-lasting, smudgeable initially until it sets, doesn't move around, beautiful array of colours. I have Gunmetal. I just want to note, don't leave the lid off of these liners, the texture might change a bit.
Nearly EVERYTHING (except lipsticks) from Annabelle is high end quality. Drugstore price. This brand NEEDS to get more popular, it is a solid, bargain price, cheaper than most L'oreal and Revlon stuff, and a beautiful, vast array of colours and products that I can't find in other drugstore lines.
I have the Annabelle Smoothliner in Black (the waterproof and long lasting formula). I originally bought this pencil because I wanted a pencil liner that was waterproof (I've been a long time user of Revlon's Colorstay retractable liner).
I was pleasantly surprised with this. I was expecting a dry, pencil formula. Instead, it glides on like silk, doesn't tug at the lids, and the formula is a gel-creme. It blends and smudges beautifully, for a smokey eye look. But after a few moments, it sets and it won't smudge or melt away. It's really long lasting and has definitely replaced my Colorstay liner.
The only downside is the sharpening it. I find it too soft to sharpen. It seems to constantly break as I sharpen, which wastes a lot of product. I don't know if it's my sharpener (cheapie NYC one) or my technique or the eyeliner itself.
I'd definitely buy it again. It's a GREAT PRICE too.