Got my Mother's Day E.L. tote and goodies from my darling UPS man yesterday. I bought two DW eyeliner pencils--one Onyx and one Coffee. I tried the Onyx last night after removing all my daytime MU. As a trial, I put in on and wore it to bed. Still there and still looking okay. I really want a nice black to use on my waterline but e/l either irritates my eyes or disappears into my lower lashes. It lasted on my rims until I went to bed at least. Today it's just blended into my lashes. Will try the coffee today on upper lids and waterline. They are beautiful colors--very rich. Will update as far as WL wear.
During Estee Lauder's gwp sell, I bought this eyeliner in 'Bronze' for the first time, along with my usual DW foundation. I tried it out along with the eyeshadow and mascara I already had on, and it gave my eyes definition without screaming, "Eyeliner!" The second time I used it, I attempted to apply it on my waterline, with no luck. Today I tried it one last time, applying it over my DW Shadowcreme, and about 3 hours or so later, it had mostly evaporated from my top lid. For almost 20 bucks a stick, eyeliner shouldn't be this complicated! I originally had wanted the midnight blue (which may have worked better for me, since it's darker than the bronze and perhaps more pigmented), but they only had Bronze and Onyx in stock. Unfortunately, this color soured me to the point of it going back to the store, and I don't care to try the other colors.
I love this eyeliner especially the black plum. It looks light but when you put it on your eyes they just brighten up. (I have hazel eyes). They are creamy, easy to apply and do not budge. The color payoff is amazing and I will for sure try some other colors in the future.
It's funny how different products work differently from person to person! Reviewer right below prefers these double wear liners to the Clinique cream shapers, but I would go with the cream shaper over this any day! I got this double wear pencil in coffee. The color is nice, a dark, kind of cool brown. It applies beautifully, very smooth, no tugging, nice pigment. The problem is the staying power and that's what this product is named for! The color completely disappeared from both my waterline (ok, this I can understand) AND my lower lash line, and faded quite a bit from my upper lash line. Disappointed.
I'm pleased with this eyeliner. Yeah, it's hella expensive, but it's a very high-quality pencil. The liner gives a rich, creamy color and it really does stay put. Compared to my Clinique quickliner, this stuff lasts at least twice as long. I have the Onyx color, which is a deep, striking black. It's perfect for night wear. I'd like to try the forest next.
I'm a sucker at lining my eyes, so I really need very good eyeliners to get a decent result. This one is a godsend. When I first swatched it on my hand I noticed how incredibly creamy and smooth this was, so I though it wouldn't have a decent staying power. After the first day of use I had to change my mind: it really stays on, no matter what you do, and it only comes off with oil. What I really love about this pencil is the colour, I got it in Onyx, which is a super-rich and brilliant black colour. It does transfer a very little bit on my crease (even with eye primer on) but it's an almost undetectable detail. Quite pricey, but I would repurchase.
I tend to be a little hard to please when it comes to eyeliner - most of them are too hard and waxy or not pigmented enough to suit me.
Double Wear is none of the above. It goes on very smoothly - no pulling and tugging here. The color is also rich. Of course, I can only speak for the Onyx shade, but from what I've seen so far, this product is great. It's my everyday liner right now.
i just love this product,its soft and glides smoothly, sometimes it tends to smudge, and the best part is, even it smudge, it'll still make you look good,you'll have the smokey effect. im on my 2nd stick already. mine is in onyx btw.
I really like this pencil but I don't love it... It stays put all day and easy extremely easy to apply. It doesn't tug at all! Love that I don't have to struggle to get it on. I do have a few problems with it though... I find it transfers to my lower lashes if I just apply it to the top, it doesn't stay on my waterline well, and I can't do a full upper line with it because for some reason once I go past my lash line closer to my inner eye duct it smears up *sigh*. I still do really like it though for just a normal everyday eye because it stays on so long and is easy to apply. I would buy it again if it was cheaper but beacuse its so expensive and it's not the best for me, I won't repurchase. But it definately is worth a try... im guessing its my eye shape that makes it do this.
UPDATE: I had to lower my Overall rating on it drastically (before I had it at a four)... I wore it yesterday after not wearing it for a week and ugh I just don't like it. I look like im dead with it on for some reason... It just doesn't stay well on my eyes at all... waste of my moola!
This eyepencil is fantastic, it really does stay put all day long. For years I have been using liquid liner, but recently I have got rather fed up with the time-consuming application procedure. I purchased both "Graphite" and "Black Plum", which I both love. At the moment I am using the latter, which is a wonderful deep purple colour. Love it, it is so flattering! I also have the Surreal Violet eyeshadow palette, which is the last word. Truly beautiful, I think I have at last found the perfect colours to match my blue eyes. In other words: do treat yourself to these fabulous EL products while they last...