This product was alright. It requires multiple applications in order to appear black. The staying power wasn't good but it wasn't bad. It's expensive for what it is, in my opinion, but if you can score it on sale it will probably be worth the money. Overall, just meh.
Picked this up on a whim because Revlon is a pretty reliable brand in my opinion. It's definitely NOT something I would purchase again. I bought Black, and for me, it was one of those liners where you have to go over the line a couple of times before getting that solid black. So to make things short:
-easy to remove yet doesn't smudge otherwise
-pen tip makes for really thin lines
-colour is a bit weak (I bought Black)
-found it actually sort of painful applying the first time because the pen tip was really hard &sharp
-quite hard to achieve that cat eye/wing effect because:
-the pen tip is rock hard (not at all like brush in your typical liquid eye liner; basically, no flexibility whatsoever)
It's a decent eyeliner for someone who doesn't like to apply it bold and thick?
I heard rave reviews about this as well when I tried it.
Lasts a long while.
Pen-like packaging makes it easy to 'draw' on your eyeliner.
It takes soooo long for the right amount of color to show up.. literally was going over my lines 3-4 times to get the right amount of pigment... this was the deal breaker for me.
So I bought this because I really liked the idea of this liner. I'm always on a search for a good liner that isn't too harsh (like liquid, in my opinion) but doesn't smudge right off like an pencil liner. And also I wanted to try out a brown liner so I went with 03 Blackened Brown at CVS. Big mistake, I thought the color would be a lot darker, hence the name "Blackened brown" but it turned out to be very reddish brown that could almost look like my bags under my eyes. I put it on my hand at first and to be honest, it didn't look that bad, but when put on the eye it looked like nothing, and it looked as if my eyes were just dark. The staying power was alright and also IT SMELLS LIKE REAL SHARPIE MARKER. That was a huge turn off for me. I guess I didn't actually expect it to spell like a sharpie. I will not be repurchasing this.
I had read good reviews of the normal ColorStay liquid liner, but when I went to buy some I chickened out. This pencil version looked friendlier, so that's what I went with (in Blackened Brown), and I have to say I LOVE IT. I think the reason it doesn't have good reviews is that people are expecting the same kind of dramatic line as a non-pencil liquid liner would give, and this doesn't do that. The line is more similar to pencil liners, but I find it easier to use, and there's no sharpening required. For daytime use, this is a great product!
The tip is lovely for having a nice controlled line. After a lot of use it gets a bit blunted, and you have to switch to using the side to keep a narrow line, but at that point it's usually time to repurchase anyway! It glides on smoothly and wears pretty well (but I may not be as picky about that as others). I've never caught it smudging, unless you smudge it yourself right after application.
Blackened Brown is a great color for daytime; it's essentially a warm black, which I like a lot.
Weird note: I got my first one in Britain, but when I rebought it in the States, the color was a lot lighter (more brown than black)! I was disappointed for a bit, but after about a week of use it was the normal color again. I don't know if maybe you could shake it a bit when you first buy to prevent that from happening, or if that was a fluke of that particular pencil.
In summary, I think this is a good everyday product, and I don't know why it gets a bad rap. It is easy to use and creates a natural look that stays put.
I tried this liner several different times. Initially, I thought maybe I just got a bad liner. But after several tries and buys.. I'm sure it's simply that the product doesn't work well enough for my taste. I really like the the packaging because the cap clicks when it goes on so you can be sure to close it so it won't dry out. But that's the thing. It seems to dry out on you pretty fast and I always had to prime it over and over again just to line my top lids. I feel like I've gotten better results from other liquid liners to keep tossing money away on this one. I will say the color once on is great.. it's the very dark jet black that looks great when and if you can get it on! I have to say this is a product that I will not ever purchase again. For me, it was a waste of money.
I like to use this as an easy 30-second eyeliner when I don't feel like using my gel liner. I have it in black, and the color isn't completely opaque but it's still pretty dark. My lids can get pretty oily, so if I don't powder over them when I wear this, I might get a bit of transfer by the end of the day. I've had it for 3 or 4 months and it hasn't dried out yet, so that's pretty legit. I don't have any big problems with this and it's easy to use so I'm not complaining. (:
This was my first time trying one of these eyeliner pens with the felt tip. I usually use BB gel liner almost exclusively, but wanted to give these a try. I got it in black and have to say the pen is very easy to use and gives a precise line. The color is a rich black and does not fade at all - definitely lasts all day without so much as a smudge. The only negative comment I could have about this product is that once you apply, you cannot fix it without removing with mu remover. Otherwise, great product at a very reasonable price!
My friend had this product in blackest black I believe and it was awesome for her. Pigmentation, stay quality, everything. So right after I messed with hers a little bit I decided to get one for myself and it was the complete opposite. I bought mine in blackened brown and it was watered down and I could hardly see the line when I did it over my usual brown smokey eye. I'll be taking it back to the store to get it in the color she had and hope that works better... I have no intention of wasting any more money on this product though.
I read another review that said to store it horizontally, tip down for a couple days and that should help the pigmentation but I have yet to notice a difference. I also saw something about not shaking it when you get it. Idk, just some food for thought.
I am a huge fan of most of the other Colorstay products but this eyeliner is terrible. It is very hard to get an even line with this and the color is impossible to correct/remove WHEN you can even get any product out of the pen. Definite disappointment.