I LOVE these eye pencils. I work with cosmetics and get to try numerous pencils and these are the only ones I will buy. First, they're pretty cheap ($16) compared to the $30 pencils I used to buy. Second as long as you make sure you have the waterproof ones they glide on nice and smooth. (Note: you have to make sure they're capped tightly because they will dry out and get hard. If your pencil is hard it may already be dried out.) I've never had a problem with skipping or tugging EXCEPT when i lose the lid. Finally these liners stay on amazingly well. Once you let them set (which is an important step) they'll stay on for the whole day. Absolutely worth every penny.
For me to rate an eyeliner this high means the eyeliner is AWESOME and trust me, this one is. I have chronic dry eye and have a habit of blinking A LOT to soothe them so no eyeliner ever works on me - and forget about lining the inner rim. I can't say that this one stayed on the inner rim b/c it absolutely did not but I can say that it stayed on the outer rim, upper and lower, and didn't budge. Stayed true all day and for someone who's used Chanel, Bourjois, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay, Avon Waterproof glimmerstocks, Lancombe, RAMY, Prescriptives, Clinique, Indelible, Colorstay, every waterproof over the counter known to man and have had no success with any of them, I must say, these are quite impressive. They are exclusively available in Canada so I had my Canada sales rep bring me all the colors when he came into NY but then I found out that you can get them in the states too.
Has been a staple of my routine for quite some time. This is, by far, my favourite eyeliner, and I have experimented with many. I find this stubbornly clings to my lids like no other, and for something with such incredible staying power, applies relatively smoothly with very minimal tugging. I have this in black-brown, and don't find it 'flat' like some other black-brown liners I've tried...
I love this liner. I use the brown-black shade which is great for green eyes or anyone who wants something more subtle than black. This liner does last a long time. The only problem I have with it is that it doesn't sharpen to a perfect point. Nevertheless, this is a great liner which I definitely recommend.
I have this is Noir Intense and Raisin Noir. This eyeliner does not go on that smooth on the eyelids but because it is not creamy, it lasts way longer. This lasts longer than those overly hyped gel liners (Hi, Bobbi, I am talking about yours) and Laura Mercier's Cake liners. You can apply these to the waterline and they do last quite a while too.
I will repurchase because the selection for colours is so big I can't wait to out try more colours.
Edit: These flake during the day. Back to liquid liner.
I actually don't like this product that much. Its too expensive for what you get. I have this liner in blue and its not completely waterproof. It doesn't go on as smoothly as I would like, sometimes large clumps of it would go in one area and look darker than the other amount of eyeliner I put on which was sometimes frustrating. The colour was a very dark navy blue and was very nice and rich. The lid of the pencil keeps on falling off the actual pencil for me.. its like its too big or something.
I decided to rewrite my review.
At first, I thought this eyeliner was the best thing that happened to me because when I tried it on my hand at the store and waited like a couple of seconds and swiped at the line I drew with my finger, barely anything came off. And then the BA also drew like a huge black mass on the back of her hand and swiped at it, and it barely came off there as well. And so the next day, I used this on my lower lids and for tightlining my upper lids and it lasted about four hours, but then I took it off because it was late in the day and I wanted to sleep.
But the next day, it was a different story. About 8 hours later, I discovered to my horror that there was SMUDGING. So I thought, well, my face IS quite oily. Yesterday, I decided to rectify that oily issue by applying some TFSI (which makes my shadow stay and look PERFECT for 12+ hours) to the lower lids, because that's where my eyeliner was obviously smudging...and despite the TFSI...it SMUDGED.
I am very disappointed in this product. By yesterday's application (my third one since I bought this liner pencil), I noticed that it was skipping and the pencil doesn't glide on very smoothly. I also noticed that when I accidentally jabbed the pencil point too close to my eyeball, I felt a slight sting and my eyes watered a bit. It's also a pain to take off, and I use Shiseido The Skincare Instant Eye and Lip Makeup Remover and that's stuff is as close as you can get to "industrial strength," so to speak. I've always had a problem with smudging eyeliner, and I've been using Shiseido's eyeliner pencils, and despite the fact that they don't have as great a staying power and are very smudgey, I think I'm going to go back to them because they don't skip, tug, or irritate. I think I'll just have to live with the smudging and the touch-ups, but it's back to the Shiseido liners for me. So much for saying this was my HG. Guess that teaches me not to rely so much on my hand anymore.
I have this is Raisin Noire, it it not very good. I tried it on, love the colour, but it pulls very badly. I cannot subject my eyes to that. The colour was also not flattering on my NC 35 skin! I gave it 3 b/c it's the only colour I tried in the w/p.
This is my HG for pencil eyeliner, I have it in black and use it to like my lid and waterline. It stays on all day for me and does not irritate my eyes (i'm a contact wearer). I definitely recommend this product.
Pefection! I have this in Acajou, a browny eggplant colour. Looks great with my hazel eyes. The pencils are very soft and they wear extremely well even on my oily lids which repel any other attempts to have a liner that lasts all day. It feels soft going on, but stay put after it is applied and blended. This is a nice colour for my eyes too - they look clear and radiant in this colour. I recently picked up one in Raisin Noir which I am excited to try - it's a deep plum and will go nice with the Les Prune ES quad I also have. I can't say enough about how happy I am with all my Lise Watier makeup purchases.