I love this liner more than any other liquid liner I've tried. Pricey, yes, but Chanel is worth it to me. Once you get the hang of how to apply the type of line you want, it's easy enough. And it stays put for the most part, a definite plus for those of us whose eyelids aren't as "lifted" as we may like. A definite repurchase.
With this I can do the most perfect line in my eyes.This is because of the tip of this liner that is extra thin but also very stable!The color is great I own the 70 Anthracite,it's a deep metallic gray color.and the staying power is perfect(it's waterproof)The only negative is the price :(
I have finally found it. My HG eyeliner. It is the best liquid eyeliner I have ever used, and I have tried quite a few but this is the only one that is actually very easy to apply if what you want is a thin line just at your top lashline. It has a little brush at the tip which is quite firm so you get loads of control and you can draw a very thin line if you wanted to. The colour, I have black, is quite watery and looks more like a brown on your skin but it is very easy to build it up. Just wait till it dries, doesn't take long, and then go over it again, and again if you want a really dark line. I find that I have to click it no more than a couple of times to get out enough product to do one eye. Overall it is quite expensive at £21.00 but I am willing to pay that price for a product that gives me such ease of application and precision.
Update 9/11/08: my HG is Lancome's Artliner. Much easier to use and superb staying power!
I have really oily lids and my eyeliner either smears or transfers to my lids or under my eyes. So far, only MAC Liquidlast stays/lasts on me...but I hate the brush and how goopy the product becomes after a while! So I decided to give this Chanel one a try and it gets 5-stars for staying power! It's right up there with the Liquidlast. Alas, it is still not perfect. You have to twist one of the ends to get product out from the brush. If there's not enough, you can't make a clean line. If there's too much, I have to dab the brush tip on a tissue to get rid of the excess (what a waste!). Still I would choose this over the Liquidlast. I do not normally use UDPP or other primers, by the way.
Another runner-up is Guerlain's Divinora Eyeliner but still not quite perfect.
Other eyeliners that I've tried and that have failed me (even with UDPP and eye makeup):
1) MAC Fluidlines
2) MAC Technakohl
3) MUFE AquaEyes
4) MUFE Aqua Creamliner
5) KATE Super Sharp Liner
6) KATE Gel Eyeliner
7) L'Oreal HIP Cream Liner
8) LM Cake Eyeliner
9) BB Long-wear Gel Eyeliner
10) Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner Pencil
Ive always dissed liquid liners because they look too precise and too sharp. I prefer the softer smudged look of kohls. Ive used tons of Kohls (and very expensive ones) but i can never single out anyone of them as 100% indestructible. They will, under some circumstances, leave me with ugly raccooned eyes, and that is unacceptable for me.
Are you a perfectionist like i am? Then get yourself this product. This is the only thing that does not smear and also the only thing that has worked for my bottom lashline. I have very watery and oily eyelids, mark my words. I dont care for the price, all i care is that i can now have perfectly lined eyes ALL DAY, bottom or top lashline, without worrying about morphing into a badass panda.
///// UPDATE: As if this product was not good enough, i actually found an even better one. For those who are interested in Japanese eyeliners, check out Kanebo LUNASOL's Noble Eyes Liner!!!!!
I love eyeliner but had abondoned liquid for gel as liquid its generally a pain to apply. After reading the reviews here i went out and purchased this. I now use this every morning for my daytime eye. It gives me that perfect tatooed eyeliner look. The super suprising thing is that this is virtuously foolproof to apply. Seriously. However designed the brush applicator is a genius. I can apply this effortlessly and the results our perfect and trust me, its not my technique. The other morning i decided i would try to apply this to my right eye with my right hand because the motion and angle is less awkward (im left handed)....well my line was perfect! the first try! i swear, this stuff is like liquid liner for dummies! Additionally, this stays put on my oily lids all day and does not smear onto my brow bone and give me racoon eyes like other liners (mac fluid line im talking to you). You can also layer it on for a darker more intense line. I don't have any problems with flaking when going over my line like some of stated below. Maybe thats because I go over it before the original line dries? Also, I haven't had any problems with the click pen. I click it once before applying to each eye and thats fine. I think if you clicked it a bunch that would be overkill. Like I mentioned before, I use this for a sophisticated day time look. At night, when Im going for a more smokey look, i use a gel liner instead, as you cant blend/smear this stuff. If you like a polished, perfect eye line than go for this. If you like to like to blend your liner i'd stick with gel liner.
this is base on personal opinions so..it might not be true to others..
-does not smudges!!
-easy to use..
when spinning the thingy (whatever its called to get the liquid out) either you get too much or too little.. so i had to use a unused plastic cover and even it out.
PERSONALLY i prefer using pencils.. liquid eyeliner looks too fake on me.. its so..precise.. unsmudgable.. it just look like a line..
but perfect for lining upper eyeline.. but i find it too time consuming and im too lazy too..
This is the first product I can call HG. I used to buy the Dior version of this, but the SA said it was discontinued. I searched high and low, not liking the goopy MAC or the new Lauder. Used to use the Lancome Artliner, but prefered the brush liquid liners. I had to get this in brown, as they were out of Navy. I like the way this comes out, and the line it forms. Staying power is pretty good. The cost is pretty expensive, but is worth it to me as I was unable to find this style with any other line. Will continue to purchase! **edit** This ended up causing a severe reaction with my sensitive eyes. I still believe this to be a great product, packaging, color, etc. I am just unable to wear!
Ive finally found a liquid liner i actually like, ive tried every brand out there from armani to mac and nothing works as well as this, i dont know why i waited this long to try it. i think because once i was looking at the tester at the store and it was dried up so i figured its not worth it. now i realize you have to twist the bottom each time you're going to use it to moisten the tip. duhhhh. it goes on very smooth, i usually go over it twice for a more intense black.
I have found it. My HG Eyeliner.
I am so, so glad I found this, thank you so much MuAers.
I was doubtful when I bought this because no Chanel product had ever received even a 4 from me. (Disheartening, I know).
I have this in 10 Black.
Firstly, I have oily eyelids with a disappearing crease when I open up my eyes (it only shows up a little bit). The way my eyes fold usually makes all eye makeup crease super fast.
I've tried Laura Mercier's cake liner (Hello raccoon eyes in addition to flaking), Clinique's Quickliner (second favourite out of the bunch, great for on the go but staying power is around 4 hours), Chanel Le Crayon Kohl (It disappears from my eyelids somehow), Revlon Colorstay pencil, Maybelline waterproof automatic pencil. They cannot compare with Chanel's Automatic Liquid Eyeliner. This is 36.00 CAD before taxes.
How to use: I click it twice, shake a little and tightline (line at eyelash base) with this. The thin tip can reach in between eyelashes to fill in gaps easily. Then I apply a semi-thick line (not REALLY thick but thick enough to show on my type of eyes) above my lashes. I recommend avoiding the waterline when tightlining because the liquid may travel onto your eye before it dries. Because this is liquid, try not to blink too much or too hard before the eyeliner sets (doesn't take more than 20 seconds).
In addition, some reviews below have mentioned difficulty when trying to layer the liner for a true black colour. I have no problems at all going over the line if needed, and there is no peeling.
The result is fabulous, large defined eyes with absolutely no smudging or flaking on the lower lids. There is a BIT of smudging on the upper lid at the end of the day but that is already amazing on my lids (nothing stays on, not even MAC Paints). I am still in awe. I will repurchase again and again but will try to find it cheaper online hopefully.
I highly, highly recommend those who have trouble with eyeliner staying put to use this. I was always scared of liquid eyeliner but I am a total convert now.
Ingredients: Aqua, Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Peg-40 Stearate, C12-15 Pareth-10 Phosphate, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Hedta, Disodium Edta, Methylparaben, Ethyl Paraben, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Proplyparaben, Butylparaben, Calcium Chloride, Mica.
Camilla Belle wears the eyeliner beautifully.
I do a winged eye too and it really defines my eyes. Picture: http://whowhatweardaily.com/website/admin/uploads/CamillaGetTheLook.jpg