I am one of those who cannot use the liquid liners in the pot containers. So, when I found these liner pens/markers, I was VERY excited. My first one was the Physician's Formula brand but it sucked so I switched to this one..which is just as bad!
Let me start with the good first though:
-I love the marker form..easy to handle and control.
-The felt tip was soft but solid enough to draw a nice, straight line. And it didn't dry out on me like the PF's did.
Now, the bad:
-THE FORMULA. I hate it. Its ColorStay formula is supposed to wear all day but one little tear from a yawn will wipe it all away. If it were WP, I'd probably reconsider...
-..But they'd need to change the color, too. Others have complained that it is really faint or gray--but mine comes off as a brown-black (it's supposed to be blackest black). It's not faint so I'm not that annoyed by it.
Unless they come out with WP or something, don't buy.
This eyeliner is not black at all. Way too watered down. Smudged on me. Tip was too hard and it actually hurt my eyelid when I tried to apply.
I'm surprised by all the bad reviews, but then again I have "blackened brown" and not black. On me, this lasts incredibly well all day without smudging. I've been on long runs with this and it looks immaculate afterwards, although I haven't tested it in heavy rain. Usually I have to tip it downwards for a strong line, but application is so easy compared to others. I love this stuff! It's the best I've used besides Bobbi Brown's gel liner, which is my iron-clad favourite for rain and hot days. Impressive lack of smudging and clean line on this one. Maybe I won't go for the black!
This eyeliner sucks.
I love the look of liquid liner, and a kohl cat eye often ends up smudgy and too heavy for my liking. I decided to try out Revlon as a cheaper option over the MAC Penultimate & the Shiseido refillable penliner. I'm not a brand snob - I think there are a lot of drug store gems. This eyeliner is not one of them.
It is VERY easy to use. I was able to wing the liner without too much effort. Staying power seemed excellent - I had to break out the Lancome Bi-Facil when my HG equal parts J&J Baby Shampoo + H20 didn't get off all of the liner.
I bought it in Black [regular Black, not the Extreme Black or Blackest Black Revlon offers], due to the fact that black liners can look a bit harsh on my PPP skin. This however, is not black. Maybe applied over or under a Zero 24/7 pencil, topped with black shadow in the lashline, or something. But it took several layers to get this to look somewhat noticable on my N3 skin. Then of course, it became prone to smudgy, uneveness... but that maybe due to my frustration to see a charcoal grey lashline.
Anyways, if you're really looking to try pen-style liners, and expect drama, just get the Blackest Black one or whatever it's called. Don't make my mistake and be shy - unless you want a grey liner.
Generally, I never liked liquid eyeliners since it takes a good hand to make a perfect line with them. I wasn't expecting amazing results with the eye pen. Yeah you have to reapply several times to get the blackest black color, but what I like about this eye liner is that it doesn't smudge at all which is a must for me.
UPDATE: I noticed when I apply the eyeliner over my eyeshadow, it turns up to be very black without having to reapply again. I guess this eyeliner doesn't work on bare skin.
I got this BOGOF, but it sucks. To even get a TRUE black shade you gotta reapply like 10 times. I thought the pen design would be handy, which is it, I just find that it just makes it a little harder to apply. I can make straight lines they just don't come out as good. Overall, i'd never buy this again.
oh gosh, i should have read the reviews before i went out and bought this eyeliner ! =[ welll at least it was buy1 get 1 free so it was ok.
yea it isnt really blackest black unless u reapply it multiple times.
but it find that this liquid eyeliner is easy for me to apply a really nice line. but not really worth my 10 dollars =/
but i like it though. so ill probably buy this product again.
Save your money and buy Jordana Fabuliner. It's the same thing!
I didn't like this because it wasn't pigmented enough, and didn't last very long through a night of clubbing at all. But the packaging was great and the felt tip was so easy to use! Eventually I lost it so I bought another liner.
Jordana Fabuliner was $1.99. I figured this would hold me over until I found my Revlon eye pen. It performed the same way, which was great. But upon finding my Revlon pen I realized they had identical packaging. Turns out they're both made in Italy. Swatched and there's no color difference, and they're both a tad watery. Seriously, same stuff.
I wasted almost ten dollars for a product worth $1.99. Granted, for the price and ease of use the Fabuliner is great and I do enjoy using it! But in no way is this ColorStay liner worth the price. Save your $$!
It's comparable to trying to line your eyes with a watercolor brush. On the bright side, it's fun to write on your skin with this, especially since it comes off so easily. Thumbs way, way down.
THE FORMULA SUCKS
i honestly don't think its the pen design becuase i can draw thin enough lines with the pen better than i can with a brush or felt tip. i got better control with the pen but the formula sucks! its way too thin and comes off with the tiniest bit of water. i usually wear it to school and when i come bkk, most of its gone >.> so its aint long lasting at all.