I've recently gotten into tightlining, and I love using my E.L.F. cream eyeliners for that (I alternate black and coffee). It stays put all day and has so far not dried out. Even if it did, so what? It's $3.
I also have metallic olive, and it's really pretty but I just don't wear it as much.
I haven't experienced any eye irritation or that film-on-the-eyeball feeling that some eyeliners give me. Good purchase!
I tried this because I've been trying to cut back on makeup spending and needed a black gel/cream eyeliner. For $3, you can't get much cheaper. Well, it works like it's $3. I actually threw this product away. It was like when you wet your brush and use an eyeshadow as an eyeliner. It applies smoothly and looks great when first applied. For me (and this goes for both this eyeliner and when I try to used eyeshadow as a liner with a wet brush), it makes my eyes water and then the eyeliner runs and stings my eyes making them water more. The result is a running, stinging mess. Hence, I threw it away.
So, if you are the kind of person who can use eyeshadow with a wet brush as eyeliner, give it a shot. Otherwise, save up for mac or bobbi brown. Side note, maybelline's gel liner that so many people love did the same thing on me. I do want to try L'oreal's new gel liner though.
Wow I thought this would be just as messy as all the other gel liners ive tried but this stuff is actually very very smudge resistant! Today I put it on my waterline and it lasted ALL DAY and its 95 degrees out where I live so i was SWEATEN. Of course there was slight fading like in the very outer corners where liner tends to smudge on me anyways so I dont bother touching that part up... but otherwise it looked perfect for hours and hours and hours..im amazed! Ive tried many many black eyeliners (pencils, cream, etc etc) and they would always fade away in an hour or smear all over the place...but this stuff stayed put all day long even in my water line. I will use it forever <3
I have this in teal. Very gorgeous against darker skinned girls (my picture is up there (^). Very good staying power too. I remember going to the gym with it on and it lasted throughout my workout. I will repurchase it again and in other colors as well.
Not too bad. With primer, it's okay. Little smudges here and there, but not anything too bad. Very creamy. Without primer, it's a disaster. Maybe I have to cut it a little slack because I do have hooded lids on one side. It smudged like CRAZY. By about 6 hours, it was all over my lid. I was in school, where it's air conditioned. No thank you.
I may be a little biased because this is basically my first experience with a gel/cream eyeliner. I do go way back with eyeliner in general though. What can I say? I love winged eyeliner. This is so easy to apply. It is super black. It lasts you for a while. I've had mine for about a month and a half and it has not dried. I did read on the sit that it does tend to dry, but I think you aren't closing it correctly. I make sure that I close it the way it is supposed to be closed. Sometimes if you are not paying attention to how you close it, you misalign the ridges. I hope you guys understand what I am trying to say haha. But yeah, this is only 3 bucks if you go to target. I suggest buying e.l.f online because of all the great deals. They always have something going on. I would totally recommend this. I heard this is similar to mac's fluid line, I can't tell you if that is true, but it gets the job done. It doesn't smudge. It doesn't flake. It's my HG eyeliner as of yet. I do want to try essence's gel liner, which I hear is fantastic, but for now, this makes me eyes and my wallet happy.
HG cream eyeliners, hands down. I love these especially to line the lower lash line and rim of the eye because for me, they're waterproof. A great deal, a great buy, a great everything.
I bought this about a month ago on a whim. I was very impressed at how easy it was to apply in a smooth line. It was also very easy to tightline my eyes with this liner. It had good pigmentation and seemed high quality. The brush was ok but I decided to use one I already owned.
However, after a few hours, it created a ring under my eye in the bottom outer corner. I had only lined my upper eye, not the bottom. I don't know if it's really the fault of the liner because I do have somewhat oily lids and this has happened with some of the other liners I have used in the past. I've tried it on several other occasions and it consistently does this. So I don't even wear it anymore.
I think that if you have dryer lids this would be a perfect liner, but if you have oiler skin around your eyes and have problems with eyeliner smudging int he past, this might do the same thing.
I didn't have a problem with it drying out in the pot like some other reviewers did though.
Ok, I tend to ramble and go all over the place whenever I review, so let me make this review nice and organized.
1. I decided to pick this up on a whim because I needed something to fill my eyebrows in that would last me all day without it wearing off. Sure ELF makes a good brow kit, but..as good as it may be...it still doesnt stay on for long.
2. Price: Dag Gonnit!! It's 3 freaking dollars!!!! You cannot beat the price.
3. Packaging: Ok, I would have to say that the packaging is pretty cute. The lid screws on tightly so I have no issues with it opening up.
4. Quality: Pretty good quality!!! As I said before, I do not use this as an eyeliner, but rather as a brow filler. I use a small dual ended Fine Precision brush from ESSENCE OF BEAUTY and I LIGHTLY fill by brows in and shape them. I have to use a light hand on this product so it doesnt look fake....but if works and lasts all day!!!. This is an HG for me!!!!!!
LOVE THIS! My first cream liner experience, I really like ELF products and this was on sale so i got it for $1.50, I generally use liquid liners. This was soooo much easier to apply than even liquid and I find liquid pretty simple. The pigment is insanely good and it sets quickly. I like the angled brush, I think I'll invest in a better one than comes in the pacakge though but I love this! I dont see myself going back to pencils for my upper lid. I'll still keep my liquid liner as i think it's more precise for the lower lid and seals in liner onthe water liine perfectly but for my upper lid, it doesnt get better than this, especially for getting in the corners of the eye. Hard to get a nice clean line sometiems even with a liquid liner there. I also think the packaging is super cute. Makes it look more pricey than it is! Fits in my make up bag perfectly! :D LOVE LOVE LOVE! Will definitely repurchase!