After extensively trolling MUA and comparing products; Bobbi Brown, Blactrack etc... I finally settled on this. Boy, was I wrong. The MUA at the counter swatched it on my hand and it was a deep, velvety, inky black. Gorgeous right?
But when I brought it home, it was a totally different story. Man, was this hard to draw to raw a smooth line with. Maybe it's great as an eye shadow base? I dunno. It came with a nifty sealer and although I always made sure to close it up tightly and I live in a very warm and humid tropical climate, the eye-liner still dried out in less than 2 weeks! Needless to say I was disappointed. I paid SGD42 for this!
I tried using this many ways, using different brushes etc. Nothing worked. Then I finally added a big dollop of eye moisturiser into it and mixed furiously. Finally the product was useable.
I will say one thing though, this eye liner is bulletproof, I'm ashamed to say I've even slept in it a couple of times and it looks the same as if I had just put it on! And miraculously, it's not that hard to wash off.
This product is truly waterproof. HG eyeliner for tightlining/ lining the waterline. It will NOT budge, smudge or fade/migrate until you remove it. All you need is a small amount of waterproof makeup remover to do the trick. It is very flattering deep black. I like to apply it with a thin angle brush (I use the one from Inglot- the best one I have come across by miles). The product applies smoothly and does not tug. Small pot but will last you a long time as you only need a small amount.
I love this! I use the aqua black as a "gel/cream" liner and this works great for that purpose, I have also used it as an eyeshadow base for a dark smoky eye and as an eyeshadow on its own ... WOW! it works so well as all of these, it really is an "all in one" type of product. It doesn't budge at all! and is also super pigmented and really smooth, glides on like a dream. I have been a long time user and lover of Bobbi Brown gel liner in Black ink but I think this has definitely become my new must have gel liner!.. I have only been using this for 3 weeks so may edit my review based on how long it lasts in the pot before it starts to dry up.. lets see! but I say go and pick it up you won't be disappointed :)
I wanted to love this product, but for some reason I find it to be a very dry formula. While it is very black and it stays well on my lash and waterline I don't find that it is that easy to create a fluid line. I much prefer a creamier gel liner. Would not buy again.
This was quite rubbish on me. I always wear an eye primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance) and although I've always had trouble with gel/cream liners giving me raccoon eyes, this one was the worst.
Last time I used it, I got raccoon eyes in less than an hour, before I even left the house. This was really disappointing because I quite liked their Aqua Liners, so I thought this would be good for me too. continued >>
This is best use for dark black liner for your waterline. Does not smudge or fade. A Sephora associate recommended this product to me. It is kind of pricey for my taste. Around $22, I think.. But well worth it! It stays on pretty long. I even took a nap with it on, even though I probably shouldnt have.. But it still looked like I just applied it on. It didn't even fade away! I absolutely love this product!! It's nice and creamy and very dark black. Will repurchase this again...
OMG! Isn't this the best product? I can't get over the Make Up For Ever range especially since it hit my favourite store Fresh! :-D
So I went and got heaps and probably too much but my goodness this is probably the best product with exception of the HD Foundation (another review coming there!).
It stays on beautifully, looks great and doesn't smudge, budge or move anywhere.
I have received so many compliments about this product its crazy!
I'd definitely recommend this product and most of my friends are already busily ordering one for themselves ;-)
Let me premise that I have very oily lids that I have to use 2 primers (UPP and MAC paint pot) and I've loved Blacktrack forever but it creased like crazy, even with black eyeshadow on top and it doesn't help that I have very hooded asian eyes. I bought this to try out and although it's not 100% waterproof it's the best I've tried so far. It dries fairy quickly but I like that. It is a charcoal black and not an intense black so I'll sometimes layer MAC Feline underneath to make it more intense. This last really well through my P90X workouts and sometimes overnight when I'm too lazy to wash my makeup off but removes pretty easily. This is my HG until something better comes along.
This stuff is actuually BOMB. It completely stays on all day at school, through to the evening for my late two hour soccer games. Friggin amazing, and its not like the pot is gonna be running out anytime soon, will last for a very long time. The pigmentation ir\s seriously black, no questions asked. It is pure, dark, charcoal black that lasts. you need to practice applying it a couple of time to get the hang of it but is relatively easy to work with
I love this stuff! It's super black and very creamy. I use this on the lower lash line and upper lash line and it applies very smoothly. It stays put all day. I do use a primer underneath.