Luckily I didnt pay for this and I got it free with Marie Claire. The idea of a skinny pen eyeliner to make a thin line is brilliant, and the nib certainly delivered, giving me a lovely, easy as pie thin line and flick. However, I don't know what's wrong with this stuff but as others have said, it then stopped coming out properly, almost like it was drying up, and doing my other eye was very difficult, it was coming out so streaky and blobby. And then I shook the pen and tried to clean up the flick, but the nib started smudging about what Id already applied. Very weird. Will not use again. Tried again today and still the same.
I got this in a birchbox in a dark blue which kind of looks black when applied thinly. I love the application but it is not very water resistent. after playing tennis in the heat, i had big blue smears under my eyes. this is limited use ... stays better than a pencil but not natural looking enough for me to use it lightly under bottom lashes.
I really wanted this product to work out. I have a sample version of this and loved the results so I bought the product. It worked like a dream at first but after maybe 4 uses, the product was dried up. It would work for the initial 1-2 swipes and stop after that. Capping the eyeliner and shaking it barely helped. What is really sad is that the sample version lasted much longer then the actual product itself. I wanted to exchange it for another one but this was a common complaint on sephora. The product isn't waterproof but as long as I don't tear up it looks wonderful for a non-waterproof eyeliner at the end of the day with minimal smudging. The tip on this eyeliner has been my favorite of all. This would be my favorite eyeliner if the packaging was improved so that the eyeliner doesn't dry out so quickly, otherwise I love the formula and application.
I got a mini version of this with this month's Marie Claire magazine. I tested it out last night, and was very impressed. It glided on smoothly, and didn't seem to smudge when I ran my finger over the line, despite me having gloriously greasy eyelids. So, there I was this morning putting it on to see if it could endure a 9 hour shift, and wait a minute, there's nothing coming out! I'm truly fed up with liquid eyeliner pens, I've tried Bourgeois' Line Feutre and Avon's own pen, but I've had the same issue. All is well for about 5 seconds worth of application and then the flow stops and I'm left scraping along my eyelid with the always way too stiff nibs. Scraping whatever I have managed to apply off. I usually draw a line along my top lid and let it dry, then go along again and neaten it up by filling in again gaps. I got to the initial line part and then it gave up and started to feel all dry and slightly tacky. I don't know if my skin reacts with the make-up but it's just not good. Needless to say, I removed the product and went with my usual Victoria Jackson gel eyeliner. I will try again but I'm not feeling too hopeful.
I have watery and oily eyes mainly in the outer corner which makes it hard for me to wear winged eyeliner. This is the only eyeliner I have used that has not smudged or transferred! All other eyeliners smudge in the outer and inner corners... This has a very long lasting power and also is very waterproof but comes off easy with makeup remover :)
The applicator is very nice and easy to use. But it comes off soooo easy. You can literally wash it off with water. So if you have watery eyes or cried your eyes out watching movies, then you'll probably end up with really uneven, smeared/washed-off, racoon eyes
not recommended :/
I've used this eyeliner for a long time now. I wear eyeliner on my top lid on a daily basis & love the pigmentation. I do find it stays alot better with an eyelid primer- as my lids are hooded therefore had a tendency to transfer above the lid- but using a primer stops this. Wish the liner lasted a bit longer- can dry out after awhile but I find storing it lid side down lasts longer. Would definitely repurchase- haven't found one as good in stores that's as cheap.
I purchased this last year during Sephora's friends and family sale after watching several youtube reviews and was pretty disappointed. I have oily eyelids but this started smudging less than an hour after I applied it. I've tried other similar pen liners including Lancome Artliner and Stila Stay All Day Waterproof eyeliner pen and haven't experienced this level of smudging. Ended up returning it because it just wasn't working out. I gave it 2 l iippies since it was application was really easy and because it may work better for someone with less oily lids. Still, I would say to just spend a few extra bucks to get something better or even try drugstore pen liners as I think almost everything would be better than this.
Not impressed. I heard a lot of great things about this liner from different reviews but sadly it did not live up to the hype. I have been using gel eyeliner for about two years now but I am still having issues with doing cat eyes so I thought I would try out this liquid liner. The good: the color is nice and very black, the pen is easy to hold and it's cheaper than most gel liners. The bad: The tip is just too long and stiff, not flexibility at all. The color smudges and doesn't last as long as a gel liner, granted I do have oily lids but I always use a primer. It does not flow very smoothly so it can be a hassle trying to get a even line and working with the tip can be awkward. All in all you would be better off buying a drugstore liquid, like Loreal's Lineur intense, for much cheaper and the same results. Not a terrible liner but not a great one either.
- great pigmentation
- easy to use in pen form
- comes in variety of different colours
- easy to remove with makeup remover
- great beginner liner to work on the wing
- great packaging
- not waterproof - will run with water
I got this in a Birchbox awhile back and finally got around to testing it out. Must say that I am loving it. Love how easy it is to use for everyday where I don't have to think about it. With packaging and the pen, it takes no time for me to do my wing eyeliner. Its exactly like a felt tip marker with perfect firmness to apply your eyeliner. i find that you can simply turn the pen on its side and dab on your eye lid if you have not perfected your eyeliner technique. Only downfall is that it is expensive.