E.L.F. Brightening Eyeliner


226 reviews

31% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $


on 6/22/2013 3:09:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I decided to try other shades of this eyeliner after being impressed with a miniature version of the black which came with the E.L.F. Beauty Book Smoky Eye Edition. I purchased the brown and purple shades and as they only cost 1.50GBP each, I also got a full-sized version of the black too.

I must confess I was probably expecting too much from these, and as a result have been sadly let down. The black is still the best out of the three, but even that is quite chalky which is hugely disappointing when you consider I'd loved the miniature version so much. As for the other two colours - the brown is wishy-washy at best, whilst the purple has the same chalky consistency as the black. And neither are easy to apply.

I've now used them all a handful of times, but each time have been put off by their consistency, the fact that they drag across your eyelid and their staying power (the purple being the worst culprit). I've taken to using the brown shade as a brow pencil, which seems to work better than it did as an eyeliner, so at least it's not been a complete waste of money. As for the other two, I suspect they'll end up in the bin quite soon.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Elf has great products, but this is definitely not one!! I was really disappointed, it doesn't appear visible at all! Definitely a waste of a dollar.

on 3/3/2013 3:59:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

It's a dollar!!!! What is everybody expecting. I'd say that for what I paid it worked just fine.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have to agree with the other ladies, in that the shade Coffee works nicely as a brow pencil. But, I do also like this as an eyeliner as well. Coffee is a cool toned brown and doesn't have shimmer in it, unlike some of the other pencils in the range. I use Coffee in my brows when I run out of my normal pencil (NYX Slim Eye Pencil in Dark Brown) and have no complaints with it whatsoever. It stays put all day (I frequent the gym so this is awesome) and blends in very nicely with my eyebrows. When I use this as an eyeliner, I do have to make it a bit softer. To make it softer, all I do is pop the tip of the pencil into a lighter flame for a second, maybe once or twice, and then it's a dream to apply. I know the lighter trick is old, but it works should you be in a bit of squeeze or want to make your eyeliners softer. I haven't tried it on my waterline, but on the lid it doesn't budge or transfer. My only complaint is the cap, it can be a bit stubborn to get it to stay on since it's made of harder plastic. But, the sharpener it comes with is really good! So even if you hate the pencil or don't want it, you'll have a good sharpener for a $1.00. It's worth trying it for the sharpener alone!

on 1/4/2013 11:40:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I actually really like this liner! I got the purple one, and it isn't super pigmented. It makes my greenish gold eyes pop without looking like I tried too hard. No raccoon eyes and it sharpens like a dream. For the low price, I will repurchase over and over again!

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really love E.L.F., but I think they missed the mark with these eye liners. They don't stay put on the waterline and application is rough at best.The color pay-off is also just not there. While a cheap price, I still don't think it's worth it.
I did like the packaging, though.

on 12/21/2012 2:49:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

As an eyeliner, this sucks. It doesn't stay put on the waterline, is hard to apply, and isn't a very good formula.

However, I use this in "Coffee" to fill in my brows, and I love it! It's the perfect shade for me, and stays put for hours. Looks very natural when used in short, light strokes/dots then smudged a bit with my finger or a brush.

I recommend this for brow use, but not as an eyeliner. It's only $1, and comes with an additional sharpener. A very good deal.

3 lippys because it doesn't work for the use advertised, but is still a quality brow pencil.

on 12/15/2012 1:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

It hurts my waterline. Didn't leave any mark on either. When I tried swatching it on my hand, the line was very faint. Even dragging the rock-hard pencil on my hand hurted quite a lot. Wasn't creamy at all. Hate the cap that comes out with sharpener, I guess that's what makes the eyeliner hardens faster. I'll stick with higher dollar brands than this :(

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have this in coffee, which is a nice brown color. I use this a lot on my upper lashline to give my eyelashes a fuller look, and I have to say, it works pretty well! Cons about it is that it isn't very creamy, and has more of a waxy consistency, but you just need to layer it a few more times to get goood color pay off. I cant say it lasts long, but since I dont wear makeup for a long period of time anyways, it works fine. Really wanna get the other colors!

on 11/6/2012 2:44:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I like to use this as a base for black eyeshadow, otherwise this is too 'smudgey' to use as an eyeliner. If used in the waterline, it doesnt stay. I'd say its good for the price, but if you want something that stays, I'd get something better. The only reason I'd reperchase is because it's good for a cheap eyeshadow base.

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