With this being my first eyeliner, I decided to go for liquid. So I don't really have high expectations but I thought this eyeliner worked very well. It didn't budge if you rub your eyes.
I bought it based on the awesome reviews, and sadly was very disappointed. When I put it on, I had to keep going back for more ink, and also kept going over the line for it to show up. At first, I loved that it allowed me to get really close to the lash line and I was overall impressed. Then I went over to a friend's house and while she was getting ready, I looked in the mirror, and this eyeliner had basically faded about 80% already! This was only 3 hours after I applied it AND I had even used an eye primer. It's never happened to me with any other liquid liners so I'll never use this again.
A lot of people really like this eyeliner, but many of these people also say it's their first liquid liner. I'm not sure what to make of this, but I can say I thought this was fairly mediocre for an eyeliner in general.
I had some pretty high hopes for this. I've been using gel liners for the past few years and I love them! However, they do take some time and effort to apply and I was looking to streamline my routine in preparation for a new school year. Gel liners in general have a fabulous consistency, pigmentation, and staying power..so I am asking for a lot in a liner.
I used the Revlon Color Stay Eyeliner pen which has a true felt tip marker like applicator which sources "ink" at a constant automatic rate out of the tube, no need for dipping. I was sort of hoping this would be similar in effect with more pigmentation and staying power but I was wrong.
I've worn this a few times now and I have many gripes. First, the applicator is easy to use but the flexibility of it is unnecessary and I think it just takes away from control.
The formula is also not great, applied in one coat it's not enough and I can't ever get enough on the applicator to line my eyes in one sweep. If you intend to have a deep inky black line you have to line 2 or 3 times. Which is not to say even that is easy, because relining with this formula causes the product to sort of ball up and leave blank spaces in the lining...very unappealing.
I've worn it with and without a primer and it doesn't seem to do it any good in the way of staying power. If you so much as touch the product on your eyelids after it dries, it will crumble and flake off. At the end of the day, it will pool in creases and it won't simply "fade" off, but it will appear blotchy and sparse. Whatever remains on your eyelid does stay for quite some time though.
The finish of the formula is also strange to me. It's not a matte finish but it has some kind of gloss to it which I don't like.
The best things to say about this are that it is convenient to put in a purse and tote around for touch ups, but it's speed is very much diminished by the fact that you have to apply more than one coat. It does have a better staying power than the Revlon Colorstay liner but the results at the end of the day can be very awkward and blotchy looking. It's high pigmented IF you apply 3 coats...so I guess it isn't!
I would go back to Revlon Colorstay if you need a cheap, fast, easy liner. It doesn't have quite the same pigmentation, and the staying power is less than great....but it beats this.
If you want a real pen style eyeliner, try Lorac's Font Line PRO. I tested some in Sephora on the back of my hand. Perfect true black line, no breaks or blotches, and it stayed on through my whole shopping trip (in the humid summer mind you) after having washed my hands and eaten. I had to rub it off with my finger for a food few seconds to get it to budge. Awesome.
This is the eyeliner I've been using since I started using liquid eyeliner. I must've bought at least 4 or 5 tubes over the years. I'm a very devoted fan. I love it. The felt tip works for making a thin or thick line. I found it easy to hold the handle. The colour is pigmented. It stays on my eyes all day long. I have no complaints. I will continue to buy this over and over again.
This is apparently the best liquid liner for the price on the market right now. I can sort of see why; its felt tip makes application easier than a brush tip, its long lasting, and lastly its affordable. The only downfall in my opinion is how shiny it is, long after it has dried. Until I find a better liquid liner, I'm sticking with this one.
I don't like this very much. I've tried a lot of black liners, trust me! I used to be OBSESSED and buy a new one EVERY WEEK :| Anyways!! Well I bought this because my cousin said too. I listened to her... I don't know why, she's 12. -_- ANYWAYS. I like it at first. So after a while like 2 weeks it starts getting REALLY watery. The black wasn't so black either. And, it was the reason my eyshadow started to crease again! Also, it just went to the top of my lid yeknow? It was ANNOYING. I hated it!
Then there is the packaging. It's soo long and terrible for putting in your purse (I always bring an extra liquid liner for school in case my look is not good enough i usually up the amp with some liquid liner!)
The color -___- It's not even that black you know ? It's like weird. It's a fading black!
Then the brush. It's like not that good . That's how i feel. it just isn't like good! Hahahha. But yeah.
LAST. I don't like it.
I love this eyeliner. I'd never used liquid liner before--at least not properly--but now I'm in love. I mostly have monolids, so to make sure I don't smudge it the way I used to, I let it dry first.
It lasts all day, although I do prime with too-faced shadow insurance beforehand. I tend to use thin lines, but if I feel like it, I can just as easily make them thick. It's also easy to wipe off with olive oil at the end of the day :)
Simple and fast and lovely! Doesn't hurt to try it.
I've used this liner for years, I was always come back to it. The felt tip applicator is easy to use, especially for cat-eye looks. Its easy to layer for that deep, intense black liner look. To avoid flaking I set it with a black eyeshadow on top.
Eh....I'd probably love it if I weren't looking for a cruelty free liquid liner. I like the formula...it's tough to get it to look super black, I usually have to trace over it a couple times.
This is generally the eyeliner I use the most, even though it's not perfect. The packaging is very nice, whether you get the black tube with gold lettering or the solid gold tube. The felt-tip applicator is also nice, and you can use it to create very precise lines. Although I sometimes use other liners, if I ever need to do intricate eyeliner work this is the liner I use.
It goes on smoothly most of the time, although I've gotten individual tubes where the applicator seemed a little more rough. The product itself is a great consistency and is very pigmented, especially the Carbon Black. The lasting power is on par with most liquid liners; It'll stay put throughout the day (even in the Florida humidity) as long as you don't get wet. Getting wet makes it into a flaky mess, so this isn't something to wear to a water park or anything like that. It also tends to get flaky after too many hours. If I apply it first thing in the morning, it will have started to flake by late night. That's not usually a problem but it is noteworthy.
All in all the liner is very easy to use and looks good once applied. I'm deducting one lippy just because it seems that some individual packages come with rough applicators or more runny product than others, but generally it's well worth the price and can be counted on to create very precise lines.