I purchased this in the colour 'Carbon Black'.
I wear liquid black eyeliner everyday - seriously, it's my go-to! After being disappointed with the application of a few high end liners (Lancome Art Liner), I decided to give the drugstore brands a go. I think I got this on sale, so it was only about $6 (regularly about 10-12). I've broken down this review into the categories I consider important when choosing a black liquid eyeliner:
As the name implies, it's a carbon black - aka a very true, bold, black. It is very black in colour, so that's always nice. The finish is sort of a combination between shiny and matte. It absolutely lives up to my expectations in terms of colour, it's a really deep, opaque black!
I actually like the applicator of this liner. It's a felt tip - it's firm, while also allowing some kind of 'give' when applying. I enjoyed the application of this liner more than many higher end brands I've tired. Very user friendly.
This is where it goes slightly down hill. Unfortunately for the good application and true black colour, the formula falls short. It bleeds easily, and smudges throughout the day. It's also VERY easy to remove, aka a bit TOO easy. I swatched a few of my liquid liners on my hand for this review, and when I ran my finger across each to test the 'stay' power, the L'Oreal was the first to smudge, and it also bleed a lot. I noticed when I wear it that it smudges on the inner corners of my eye, and fades on the outer corner where I do a 'wing'. So sad! If the formula was better I would really love this liner. I actually went on a mission after my failure with this liner to find a great one, and came across the Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner, which I ADORE.
So...all in all, this isn't a BAD liner, it's just not the best.
I am very happy with the performance of this liner. Not sure why it is receiving all this haters this is the perfect lid liner for when you have intricate eyeshadow work going on. I was searching high and low for this since I heard about it and it was always sold out. Finally snatched up two at Walgreens that were Bogo 1/2 off. So price was really good. Liner works like a dreamland it very black and precise. The packaging looks quite luxe too which I am always a sucker for. It lasts all day nome. I see that some people haven't experienced the same but I wonder if they are just putting it on their bare lids. I have never done that. I put on too faced shadow insurance, several eyeshadow stern line with this and add mascara. I will definitely repurchase once I finish these two. L'Oreal knocked this out of the park.
I bought this because I saw some youtubers talk about it. It looked like a good product but I was so wrong. This eyeliner is basically a sharpie marker for your eyes. There is this nasty smell that I got used to by now. I didn't even know it had a 12 hr claim until right now. The 12 hr claim is completely false!!! It smudges with just the slightest contact with water. Also I like to use the tip for the wing but the tip has no more product. This product sucks. I only use it when I don't want to use my gel liner.
It's the first time, I tried a felt tip eyeliner. I wanted something inbetween a pencil liner and a liquid. I'm not really good at liquid, but I like the way it looks. This eyeliner looked like the perfect match!
To be honest I'm not really impressed. It gives a good amount of blackness and is not dry at all..
I find it quite hard to apply for some reason. Idk if it's the product or my eyelashes getting in the way. Well, also it doesn't last 15 hours at all! It's goes off quite easy and last for me about 4 hours max.
I will try something else, when I run out.
it claims to be 12hs, but i swatched it after buying it for around 11$
and im VERY disappointed. It smudges so easily and even with slightly a bit of water, it runs like CRAZY!!! however the "black" is pretty dark which is nice.
I've been spoiled on Mac's fluidline and when a deal appears before me for an eyeliner that could possibly be the brushless version of fluidline, I take the jump. Eyeliners are never a priority for me when BOGO 50% offs happen, so it's rare, but I've been testing this (got for free) and Rimmel Glam'Eyes (why they spell it like that I will never know) Professional Liquid Liner VS Mac's perfect gel pot.
Here on mualley, the rimmel product is not well-liked. I personally have a love hate relationship with it. Great formula but can be difficult to apply. I will keep it though because it's normally almost $6 and it was on sale for $1. If only Rimmel's inside and L'oreal's outside could combine! I love this pen-style and the tip that's not so flimsy as others can be. It applies so easily and if you had this alone, you might like it a lot but when I have 2 other eyeliners to compare it with, it just goes womp womp woooooom. I don't get the 12 hour claim either. My winged liner smudged an hour after. Le sigh. I say pass on this one. This would get a 3.5 from me if it could. Also, like I said, alone this looks awesome, but it also was the least black and branched out into skin lines. Only upclose you can see, but that's still not cool.
I just bought this because of the hype! I do love the Super Slim tip applicator, but the staying power sucks! I am at home wearing my cat eye lines in an air conditioned house and part of my cat eye liner wing is smudged off. But this should never be labeled 12H liquid liner because its false advertisement.
Love the fine tip which allows for precision and ease along with the super saturated dark black colour that sets to a matte finish. Sadly this doesn't live up to it's claims of 12 hours on my lids as it's prone to smudging and smearing around the 5 hour mark. Personally not a product I'll repurchase.
This product claims to be 12 hours of smudge free wear but after 15 minutes, it had run down to my lower eyelids. I don't think my eyes are particularly oily. I would even say they're dry so I'm am perplexed as to why the product wound up on my lower lids. It was only $8.00 so I don't feel I'm too out of pocket but basically this product is going in the garbage. I have no idea where the 12 hour claim comes from.
I absolutely hated this product. I almost want to throw it away. It claims to be smudge proof but, it's not at all! Mine managed to smudge in an hour or so. If you have oily eyelids or your eyes tend to water a lot, I don't recommend buying this eyeliner. It stays on the top lash line well but, if you're going to wing your eyeliner...make sure you have some kind of makeup sealant/setting spray. Even then, it smudged for me. Overall, it's not as good as I thought it would be.