I like the concept of the felt tip pen. I like the concept of "carbon black" being a true jet black colour. But this eyeliner did not work out for me. I had been using bobbi brown gel liner for the past 2 years. I decided to try out liquid eyeliner for a starker more striking eyeliner. This went on like a fine tip permanent marker and the line was almost too perfect. It dried and flaked off of my top lid within an hour, no joke. I am sticking to gel liners.
I'm on my third liner, I love this stuff! It's so easy to use and virtually goof proof - if you make a mistake, you can usually rub it off without using water. It's great for making the cool Audrey Hepburn winged-eyeliner look. The colour is rich and you can layer it to make it even more intense.
I really wanted to love this eyeliner, but as soon as I tried applying it, it was much too wet and would simply "disappear". I am not sure if it just will not stay put if there is any oil at all on the lid or what, but I could not get an even distribution of color across my lid at all. It was very frustrating. I returned it to the store and picked up the Physicians Formula Felt Tip liner in black. Works much better!
I don't have the steadiest of hands, so liquid liner was out of the question till I came across this one. I have the darkest shade - Carbon Black - and I'm surprised at how easily I can draw a line, both thin or broad. The soft felt tip really makes a difference...other brands I've tried either had very stiff points that scratched my eyelids or floppy nail polish-like brushes that were hard to control. I agree the formula is quite "wet" -- it's more like tempera paint when first applying it. I have to keep my eyelid closed and fan at my skin before I open my eye or else the liner will transfer and smudge. Finish is glossy and this particular shade is truly opaque black - no blue, gray or purple undertones. I wish this was waterproof as well - that's my only complaint. At the end of the day this will start to flake and fade from the oils on my skin.
I got this in Carbon after hearing it was a lower-priced Lancome Artliner. I used it once and found it to be a little too wet for me, and the scent made my eyes water, so I can't use it.
But, I can say, I ended up getting the Lancome Artliner in black, and they are practically the same. Artliner wasn't as offensive to me, smell-wise (although it might be, it might have just been a sensitive day that I used this one) and not as wet/runny. And its 20 bucks cheaper, so . . .
got this in carbon. the formula was too wet and leaked on my lashes and weighed them down. I also don't like the glossy finish it gives. it flakes off if i rub my eyes or get it wet. On the plus side, this stuff stayed perfectly on my oily lids when I was working in an extremely hot and humid kitchen. the felt tip brush was very easy to use. used up the entire bottle in 3 months.
I've been using this liner for ten years now. It's easy to use and gives a nice defined eye
this creates the most amazing sexy cateye effect, as long as i use short, controlled strokes. i use this in carbon black, and it gives me gorgeous eyes, plus it lasts all day! no reapplications needed. i love this stuff! but im going to try revlon's liner soon... wonder if i'll be getting a new hg! :)
EDIT: i hate this stuff. flakes within the first 15 minutes of application. or maybe i just got a bad tube? either way, this is going into the bin. want a great liquid liner? mac's liquidlast. DOESN'T flake, DOESN'T smudge, GREAT color selection. don't waste your money with this.
I use this in Earthen Rock Brown and their Intense Carbon Black. I strayed from my drugstore liquid liner, to gel el, but i find i always come back to this. I find i get the best control with the really long felt tip, and it provides a much straighter, sleeker line than i can get with my gel el. Also, i actually find this lasts longer than gel el on me. And i use all kinds of primers.
I will never stray again!
This is my HG liquid eyeliner! The felt-y tip applicator really makes application so much easier. I do not have the most steady hands but I can draw a straight line 100% with this. Not to mention, the black color is intense and dramatic.... I love it. It also has great staying power on my oily lids. The only thing is, you can't rub your eyes or let anything rub against your eyes too hard without this coming off. Still, since it's not really good to rub your eyes in the first place, I find that this really isn't a big deal. This is perfect for people who have a hard time applying liquid liner in a straight line and want a dramatic look.