OUCH! This made my eyes sting and water like crazy besides making my contacts cloudy. I loved how it went on in the store, easy to apply with no pull and great staying power (on my hand). However, by the time I drove home I was in tears. I wanted to like this...Too Bad, Too Faced!
Oh how I wanted to love this when the adorable and charming makeup artist at Sephora told me it's the only thing he wears to make his upper lash line look thick and and it "never smudges or fades!" Sold. Except on me it both migrates and fades badly. I got this in Perfect Brown, a deep, matte, black-brown. Testers were probably missing but I think it also came in black and a few pretty shades of purple, one dark and blackened-plum and one lighter, warmer and more violet. The texture is unusually soft--its tip easily smooshes and breaks with the slightest pressure. I've had to sharpen it every time I wear it so I could see going through this in no time. I've worn it on 3 consecutive days and had to basically toss my contact lenses each time. So disappointed! Like some gel liners that don't agree with contact lenses, this one migrates [even though I'm only wearing it above my lash line and not in the water line or to tight line.] It clings to my lenses in a cloudy, indelible film. Very uncomfortable. I yanked out my lenses and inspected the liner after wearing it for under 2 hours today, on my normal lids with a primer [TFSI.] Even on my upper lash line it had faded and turned from an inky, dense line to a faded, patchy one. I'm glad others [adorable Sephora dude included] have had success with this but for me, a total fail.
Let me say first of all, that I don't bother with any eyeliner now without putting on Urban Decay Primer Potion first. I have very oily skin and of course, oily eyelids. If I don't blot at least couple of times throughout the day, by early evening my eyes would be stinging. UDPP solved that problem and I wouldn't go a day without it.
Regarding eyeliners - I started off with Urban Decay 24/7, which was quite a bit better than any eyeliner I've tried up until then. Next came Carmindy's eyeliner...and it proved to be better than UD's (and cheaper!). Still, there was still some minor smudging at the end of the day, simply due to my oily skin. Too Faced, I have to say, turned out to be the "holy grail" for me (and I dislike throwing that term around lightly). Combined with UDPP, it stays on with no smudge for the entire day. The ultimate test came when I went trail running after work...right into a heavy downpour. I was soaked from head to toe, yet the eyeliner stayed on. Now that's just insane.
I currently use "Perfect Black Orchid", which is described as "blackened plum" on TF's website. I think the description is apt, and yet does not look harsh against my skintone. I have "Perfect Brown" on standby once I finish my existing brown liner. I find TF's liner the creamiest and easiest to apply, though that means more frequent sharpening. It's not a cheap product ($24 CAD plus tax), but that's why I got them during my trip to Portland ($18 US and no tax). To me it's worth it as anyone with very oily skin can tell you keeping eye makeup from melting off is just about impossible...but this eyeliner for me, is certainly part of the solution.
I have watery eyes and wear contacts. This product gave me raccoon eyes within 3 hrs. It was not on my waterline. Eyes were primed with UDPP and e/s...still the product did not last. Benefit's eyeliner & UD 24/7 was a tad bit better than this 2face.
Pro: creamy, smooth, very black, great smudger.
Con: Was not waterproof
Hooooolllly moly, this is a fantastic eyeliner. I have all the colors and they're all gorgeous, creamy, and they stay put. I have not had any contact troubles like the reviewer below me - but just in case, try them one at a time instead of buying the whole set like I did, because they're pretty pricey. This is one of the few eyeliners that actually stays on my waterline! And the black is super black! And the blue is super blue! Okay, I'll stop. :) This one is definitely worth a try.
BEWARE IF YOU WEAR CONTACTS. I have this eyeliner in black and it's a nice dark black. It goes on smoothly and it has a nice staying power. This is a pretty good eyeliner IF you don't wear contacts. I applied this to my water-line as I usually do with eyeliners but I've never had a bad experience like this before. It made my contact's appear foggy.
The first time I used it nothing bad happened but the second time my contacts became foggy and it didn't go away. I even cleaned my contacts but the foggy part did not disappear as a result, I had to throw away my contacts. At first I wasn't sure what was causing my contact's to appear foggy because there were no black marks on my contacts it just looked foggy. So, I tried this eyeliner again and it made my contacts foggy and I had to throw away my new contacts. I am pretty upset because contacts aren't cheap and this stuff ruined them and this eyeliner isn't cheap either. The bottom line is this eyeliner is not contact safe but I wish it was. continued >>
Sorry all, this did not work for me. It smudged by hour 6 of wearing it. I looked like a racoon both above and below my eyes! I had bought two different colours and returned them today. :-(
I had high hopes for this product but it did not deliver. I think it had to do with the fact I use eye cream. The clerk at Sephora agreed (although another clerk at Sephora suggested I try this stuff.) Anyhoo, I will be trying Makeup Forever waterproof gel eyeliner next. I tried it on my hand and it stayed - if it doesn't work I am back to Urban Decay 24/7 - they are a little too glittery for me but I will make it work if I have too.
HG Status! I seriously have not been so excited by an eyeliner...and I have tried a TON of them (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Clinique, MUFE, Nars, Stila, Revlon, Almay and to name a few!) I have been searching for the perfect eyeliner: excellent color payoff that actually STAYS ON and does not smudge. This fits the bill!
I stumbled across this at Ulta while looking for a gel eyeliner because I've read they stay on longer than most. I found this instead and it does everything on my wish list. I purchased the color Perfect Brown for my pale blue/green eyes. The Perfect Storm was pretty too but more of a dark grey/blackish and decided it's too cool toned for me, as I like the brown, more neutral tones on my eyes. This seriously makes my eyes pop and is a dark, intense brown. It applies very smoothly and really does stay on all day...I applied this at 11am and it still looks great at 10pm.
Price was $18 at Ulta but I don't think that's unreasonable to pay for a high-quality eyeliner that stays put. Plus, if you look at the net weight on the package it's .04 oz which is about twice as much as most of the drug store brands give you (so really the price is about the same since you're getting twice the amount of product), given that, I expect this to last a long time.
I had quit wearing e,l all together. As you get older, you just can't get away with cheap, smudging, running cakey e.l I was at Ulta, saw the display and thought the perfect brown was actually a brow pencil. Put it on my hand and it wouldn't come off! Then I read that it was an e.l. I stood there playing with the 5 colors for an hour because I couldn't decide which color I wanted most. I like the fact that they don't have a lot of color choices. It's like shopping for the Perfect pair of jeans, you don't want to try on 500 pairs to find the perfect, basic pair you wear all the time...that's what this is, the perfect pair of jeans, and I don't have to shop any more. It comes in a Perfect Brown, Perfect Storm (a grayish, blue/black), a dark purple, a basic black, and a lighter blue. After an hour, I bought the Perfect Brown & The Perfect Storm. I would have bought them all, but they are $22 ea., and any eye pencil over $15.00 is ridiculous to me. But, that just tells you they know, once you try these, you will pay it. Beautiful, densely pigmented, won't budge, they are Perfect. I bought a set of UD 24/7 pencils, but I'm taking them back. I only like one of then colors, and they're just too shimmery/glittery for me. UD is good for night or someone under 25. These are like the perfect jeans. I also like the smudging end, it's really hard, not flimsy, and has the perfect slant to it. I have always disregarded these ends, b/c u usually end up making a big mess w/ them, not these. I wore it all day, and kept checking my eyes to see if it was getting in the corners, not once. It really makes life easier. I'm typing a lot about just an eye pencil, but 4 me to spend $44 + tax on 2 pencils is saying a lot!