This eyeliner is fine if you want to draw a very thin line. However if you are trying to create a winged effect, it's not a very good liner. It seems fine initially, but then doesn't stay on the eyelid. I was really hoping to like it, because of the price. But I won't be buying it again, bec. it just doesn't work.
I was amazed by this product. I received the black liquid liner in a kit and figured it for a 'throwaway'. One evening...after findng my PF Marker Liner dry, I gave this a whirl and loved it. I expected this to fade, itch and swell my eyes up as 99.9% of liquid liners seem to do.
(I am highly allergic to most liquid liners either regular, pen or marker types) To my surprise, it stayed on until I took it off 14 hours later.....no itching, swelling or smudging! I also noticed no creepy drying effect on the lashline....especially with over 40 eyes.
Here's how I applied it: Used ELF Mineral Eye Primer and ELF Studio Cream Shadow in Candlelight and let that set for a minute or so. (My theory on the liner was to use other ELF products to check the staying power.) I then started using the liner...with the stiff stick thingy it comes with.... thinking...oh boy this isnt going to go well. And at first, I was annoyed with it...but when I started using a light touch...I actually liked it more than any of the marker liners I have used. I did a nice wing with it and let it dry...then layered it up with a little of the black shadow from the Essential Drama Quad I received as a freebie....then used the shadow under the eye as a liner. After a little more shadow contouring ect....it looked perfect!!!
After a few uses to make sure it was not a fluke, I decided to try the Plum and Brown colors and they are great as well. I have used other primers and eyeshadows from UD, MAC, Stila, WNW, etc. with these liners. In fact, the most gorgeous look was the Plum liner with the WNW Lust Palette - using the dark egglplant sparkle color lightly over the liner on the top lid and just a tad of that same shadow on the bottom lashline. My SO said I looked like a movie star in this look (isnt he sweet ;).
If you have one of these liquid liners at home sitting in your drawer.....get it out and try working with it. I am so glad I did!
Were this eyeliner more than $1, I would never buy it. BUT for a dollar, I will put up with it. I like the applicator and the amount you get for the price. However, it comes off gray on my lid, it applies sheer not opaque (who likes sheer liquid eyeliner? Seriously?), it's flaky, its staying power sucks, and it has a watery formula. Also, it applies a thick line. Sooo overall, it SUCKS, but a $1 price tag can't be beat!
Not the best eyeliner. But good for the price.
You shouldn't expect much from an eyeliner that only cost a dollar. But it does pretty well for itself. I like the brush, it's easy to use. The liner itself isn't very pigmented though. It leaves a grey color rather than a black one. You have to do a few layers to get it dark. It's also pretty watery so it goes on sheer. It lasts all day for me.
Overall not bad for a $1 liquid eyeliner.
The staying power is fabulous and the color is very opaque; the formula, however, is very thin and the applicator is way too thick to do anything fancy. I will repurchase because it is so easy to just slide some on my top lid and be done with it.
This was one of the first liquid eyeliners i ever bought. First let me just say that the price is absolutely fabulous. 1$? amazing! and sometimes you can even find 50 % off coupon codes, which is even better.
on to the actual product- you dont get alot, but it still lasts pretty long. its a very wet formula, but i dont really notice it taking too much time to dry for me. i like the brush; its very sturdy and ensures that my eyeliner wont fly all over my lid. however, after a long time the brush hairs start to get very frayed and does not make the eyeliner as precise as i would like it to be. for the price, its great; but if you want something that will stay intact for a long time, i'd reccomend something else. I would repurchase.
Good staying power
Brush too thick for accurate or thin application
Brush beings to fall apart after a few application
E.L.F. liquid e/l in black:
This product is only $1, I got mine at Target. What I dislike about the e/l is that it does stay watery longer than I am accustomed to. I think that the felt tip is also a little too wide. While I was working with it it smudged onto my lids:( So, ITA w/ the review below mine.
However, I decided to use this over my eyeshadow to deepen my crease and it worked perfect. First, it stays semi wet long enough to blend it out over my e/s without going everywhere. I used an Essence of Beauty Crease brush. Then, I use a dark black shadow (MAC Carbon) to deepen my crease on top of the blended out e/l. The end result is I have intensity exactly where I want it, I don't have to pack on black e/s and blend, blend, blend forever to finish my eye m/u and I have a "base" for my black to adhere to - making it last longer.
I give it a 3. I love that it is blendable and that I found another use for this - but precision is not the liquid e/l strong suit.
i bought this cos it was only a dollar & cos i've heard good things about it. it definitely didn't live up to the hype. the formula was watery & difficult to work with, & not very opaque.
i work in a kitchen, & i need makeup that lasts through sweat & greasy air. this liner wore off after like two hours, maybe even less than that. i was really disappointed, tbh. continued >>
This way okay. I don't think the color is very pigmented though and it kinda smudges easily.