I use eyeliner everyday. I'm always looking for something to enhance my eyes. Unfortunately I tend to get oily so I need eye makeup that stays on without smearing or wearing off. I bought this b/c it said waterproof, and I prefer using a brush instead of pen/pencil type eyeliner. This color is very black, and it seems to stay on well. It does smear a tiny bit at the corners of my eyes at the end of the day, but compared to other waterproof liners, I think this one is good. I'm sure for girls with normal or dry skin it would stay on forever! I like the small glass pot, its easy to use. I use my bent eyeliner brush. The consistency is a little to thick though, its hard to get product on my brush without little clumps. I think maybe the pot I got may have been old or dried out or something! I don't think I will buy this again, it will last a long time. For the price I was disappointed, but until I find the One, I will keep on using this one.
I enjoyed this product for the first couple of months. It has great lasting power and is a good product for overnight wear. I thought the consistancy was a bit stiff. I had a hard time loading my brush and applying a close lash line. It got too dry before I could use most of the pot. I would re-purchase if it was not so expensive.
In my quest for the perfect smokey eye product, this product has worked it's way into my top category. I'm really impressed with it's consistency, as most gel eyeliners are too liquidy for me to use and I cannot blend easily for a smoked out line. This product does the job. I'll do one eye at a time, smudge with either a q-tip, finger, or brush and then go over the line again for more impact. I seem to use quite a bit of this product per application, though that could just be my heavy hand. But this LASTS. Through crying, a workout, sleep. Only thing though it fades when I used it in conjunction with shadows. Not sure about the shelf life of this product, though for the great product i'm getting I'm not really concerned with that at present. Easy to tightline with. It's the easiest product I've worked with to date. Would definitely repurchase. Will update as time goes on.
I tried this for the advertised purpose -- lining the waterline. I am always on the lookout for a good liner for the waterline. Within TWO hours, this began crumbling and the chunks ended up in my eyes. The line on my eyes looked cracked and messy. My eyes were not particularly watery or anything. I know everyone's eyes are different, and this may work better on someone else. For me personally, not so great. I am in love with the L'oreal HIP cream liners, and I have used HIP's black liner on my waterline with MUCH better results. That liner also crumbles into my eyes but at a much slower pace. Also, you get a lot more of the HIP liner for half the price (which lasts months if you cap it tightly, I notice a lot of reviews of the smashbox liner say it dries out no matter how tight it is capped). Definitely try out L'oreal HIP liner first--and save yourself some money. This liner is going back.
This is by far my HG liner at the moment. It goes on smooth and with my angle brush, makes the best thin tightline ever. I'm normally not a waterproof girl because of removal and irritation, but this comes off effortlessly with my eye makeup remover and my eyes never tear. I've had this a few months and the pot hasn't dried out like my fluidline did-even though the cap was screwed on tightly. I can't wait until my MAC Inky liquid liner is gone so I can try Jet Set in Navy Blue.
I saw this with the special brush on QVC and had to have it! I should know better. I do have a soft spot for Smashbox products, although my success rate with them is only so-so. I love this look, for tightlining and wetlining, but it doesn't love me back. When I used it for tightlining, it flaked, got in my eyes and over my face. It smears when you wipe off the flakes. I'm also convinced that no matter how well or thoroughly I cleaned the brush (after EVERY use and with alcohol, eventually)I would get an eye irritation/infection. That's not pretty. I couldn't make it work as a regular eyeliner - just not enough control to suit me.
UPDATE: I finally just threw this in the trash. It left little clumps everywhere and the texture became more like wax than a gel. I'll probably try either MAC or BB next.
i have tried many eyeliners that claim to be smudgeproof and budgeproof and this by far the best i have tried .my main problem with eyeliners used to be that by a few minutes after i put it on, it was already smudged and running around my eyes.smashbox is pretty good with that. it sometimes still runs slighlty in the outer corners of my eyes after ive had it on for a few hours but i can deal with it because overall, the lasting power is excellent. i also like the application, it looks similar to a liquid liner but without the hard application. i have also not had a problem with the product drying out and flaking, like others have...just tighten the cap! i wear this everyday and have had this for four months and and starting to run out...to give u an idea of how long it lasts...may try bobbi brown gel eyeliner next, just for fun and to see what all the hype is about, but would def go back to this one if i dont like that better
I have tried MAC blacktrack fluid line and many other eyeliners. I wear contacts and in the winter my eyes water; this is the only one that does not smudge and that stays put when I line my inner rims.
For those who have it and it dried out, you need to put the cover on tight, but here is a little trick to bring it back to life. Just lightly spray the top on the product with water and then wipe it off. Tah dah ... back to being beautiful.
I wish it came in more colours other than brown and black. I loved the Navy blue limited edition colour.
Flaky, dried out mess! When I first received this I thought it was OK, but having tried other gel liners, I realilzed how bad this was at least on me. It is a mess to apply, and even after spending like 10 mins trying to get a decent application, the result was sub-par. Not worth it.
This is my first gel liner that I've purchased and I really like it. I've been looking for a waterproof liner that has more definition. This never smudges, runs and gives me a great, defined line. I didn't purchase the usual looking eyeliner brush that is really wide and flat. I bought a brush from Ulta, their own brand, that has very small, short brisles. The brush is actually for shadow, I think for the crease area but I find this works better than the longer brisled eyeliner brush. It's easier to control. Anyways, I will definitely purchase this liner again.
UPDATE 3/19/09: I loved this gel liner in the beginning but for some reason as the months went by it started smudging under my eye. I was convinced it was my mascara and kept switching from different waterproof mascaras. Finally, I started thinking it was my liner and switched that. Sure enough, no smudges after that. It also started skipping and not creating a smooth line as it once did. I don't know what happened, after about 2 months, this liner turned to sh*t. I do have to say this stuff lasts forever though. I've had this since November of 2008, used it everyday and I barely made a dent. Will not repurchase.