This eyeliner is definitely my favorite, although I havent tried very many. It has a felt tip which is much easier to apply, imo, then a brush. Ive had this eyeliner going on 4-5 months and it hasnt dried out at all. It stays on pretty well although you do have to wait for it to dry before touching or curling your lashes! (i think this might be obvious, I am new to eyeliner..) I find it easy to make a thin or thick line.
Will repurchase, unless I find/hear of something better.
this is a terrible product, maybe I got a defective one, but it goes on well at first and then it peeled/flaked off in like 30 minutes. biggest piece of crap I've ever had
Noir. Pros: I've had my original product for ages and it's still rich, thin, nonclumped tint. Generous size for price; 7ml.
Cons: Brush makes thick line which I need to fan for it to dry anytime soon after application. Even though the actual tint has held up very well in the package, the brush has not. I have 1-2 stray hairs which make all the difference in a kookey line. Thank goodness that kooky thick line smears and rubs off my oily eyelids very easily. Then it's gone. No lasting power.
Would not repurchase. ELF waterproof performs better and stays put much longer and only a buck.
UPSIDE: The long, soft and flexible felt tip is great in comparison to the brush applicator liquid liner I was using before because it gave me much better control on how thin or thick I wanted to draw the line. Plus if you make a mistake, it is easy to remove by dabbing a piece of scotch tape on it. Lastly, it (Black Mica) lasted over 8 hours even without wearing a primer and I have moderately oily eyelids - Amazing!
DOWNSIDE: You need to shake it well before each use. Being Asian, I have to fan my eyelid after each application otherwise it gets on my upper eyelid crease.
I've bought this again and again,in Earthen Rock,a mid-brown shade. (Black would be too harsh with my complexion.) I'm surprised I hadn't reviewed it before now,what's wrong with me!
If you're a fan of Artliner,and I am,but the price is off putting-then this is nearly identical. Also,the parent company of L'Oreal (which is L'Oreal-or is it Cosmair...?) owns both Lancome and L'Oreal,so the similarities are not a stretch.I own and like several different gel liners and one powder, but the standout with this is that the application is FAB for creating the winged retro liner look that I love.I've been using it on and off for years, and just picked up another one yesterday as I've been out for some time.
If you're clumsy (like me) with the brush or pen tip applicators, give this felt tip one a try. I find it practically goof proof,and easy to get close to the lashline.
This liner at drugstores will run about $8 USD or so; Wal Mart is about $1 cheaper,and there are generally coupons in the Sunday newspapers.With the price of even *drugstore* makeup going stratospheric,every little bit helps!
I wanted to try this out just because I'm out to find the blackest black eyeliner. This does work for me to an extent. I can apply it easily and it I can remove it easily, and the color is great in carbon black. The only problem is that I happened to have this on during a crying sesh and it flaked and smeared in the most terrible way, so I would be extra careful not to get it wet in the future.
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.