When the MA put this eyeliner on me, I had to get it. I loved how dark the eyeliner was and how easy it was to apply (using the flat LM brush that the MA used). A week later though, I began to notice that this liner smudged very easily. I started to apply primer before the liner, but that still didn't stop the smudging. I also noticed that if you use the method of making the brush wet before getting the liner on the brush, it changes the consistency of the liner palette, which then makes the liner not as dark as it originally was. I still haven't found the perfect liner, but this is better than previous ones I've used.
Sorry to bring down the ratings, but this product smudges on me something awful. I used it to tightline and it created a black smudgy arc above my eyelids and on below my bottom lids. I'm returning this to Sephora ASAP. MAC's blacktrack fluidline is a blacker black, easier to apply, and doesn't smudge on me at all.
This is the blackest eye liner ever. Not that sissy "Natural Black" like Clinique's cake eye liner. Think ink. With the LM flat liner brush, this stuff is unstoppable. I hate the price, but it's going to last a lifetime. My lids are oily and this is the only stuff I can keep on -- lasts all day and night without a smudge.
This is the longest lasting eyeliner that I own. It is a dark black and I apply it wet for a strong look or damp for a softer look.
I did find this a little tricky at first but once I learnt the application it is fine. Just a little time consuming so if I am in a rush I will use pencil instead but I do prefer this for the longevity.
I don't know how this liner can be beaten for control and staying power. Used with the recommended LM brush, this product does everything it claims and more. Go to the counter and ask for a demonstration--you won't be disappointed. I am a guy interested in bringing out my eyes, not in becoming a drag queen. Tightlining +/- a little mascara on the upper lashes is the way to go. I got it right on the very first try at home, and if I can do it, all of you can.
Love, love, love this eyeliner. I prefer powder or cake eyeliners to gel because they are easier to control (for clumsy me, at least!). When applied with a damp brush, this eyeliner lasts all day, never smudges, and stays true black. I wouldn't use it for tightlining or on the waterline because powders are generally not waterproof.
HOLY CRAP!!! I love this, can't you tell? I'm a disaster when it comes to gel or liquid liners. Either I put it too thick, or too thin, or it smudges, but regardless, the result is usually the same . . . a complete mess. So this stuff is the miracle I've been looking for. The tight lining is awesome and easy even for a clutz like myself. Have to be careful to let it dry, or it will smudge a bit, but otherwise, pure perfection. I cannot wait to purchase the other colors. Great job Laura!
NOTE: This came along with a palette featuring the flat liner brush, a shader brush, and four eye colors. The brushes are like silk and the shadows also feel like silk on your eye lids. Perfect pallette - so get one!
I was so disappointed. I really wanted to use this to tightline but it smudged within an hour. Even when I didn't tightline it would smudge. Returned this to sephora today.
A year after buying this, I love this eyeliner, it would be HG except for the application with water isn't exactly on the go or ideal for travelling, I think I'd have to buy something else on those occasions. The finished look is brill, I can make the line soft or hard by smudging so it can look pencil as well. It stays on my top lid for 3 days if I don't on purposely take it off with remover, it will stay on through swimming for me (fades obviously but is still there). Tightlining is essential for me because my lashes are bit scatty so can't just line on top of the lashes and this gets right in there easily. Takes a while to master but now I can do it pretty quickly. Can see why it's not for everyone but I love it cos it does everything I need it to do.
The SA put it on me using the tightlining technique and wow, it looked and felt great. The brush is not too hard and when I tired it myself at home, it's pretty easy. I just wet the flat brush, flick off any excess water and pick up a bit of the eye liner. It goes on smooth and I never thought I could wear black eye liner. I have dark hair and eyes with pale skin and it looks really nice on. It makes my eyes look rounder and more defined (especially when I apply it on top of my lashline too). Only problem is that there is a bit smudging...I was hoping it wouldn\t smudge at all but it's better than any pencil liner for sure. My oily eyelids are horrible when it comes to eyemakeup.
I will likely try Bobbi Brown's gel eyeliner or MAC's fluidline in the future for my upperlids. My eyelid crease folds inwards (the crease is not very visible when I open my eyes) so it makes smudging even worse.
This was extremely expensive, the eye liner is 29.00 and the travel flat liner brush is 36.00 CAD (before taxes) at Holt Renfrew. Altogether 73.45 CAD after taxes.
The eye liner is small, 0.05oz/1.4grams but it looks like it's going to take me a long while to get through it.
The packaging is bland and boring but the little mirror is handy when I need to check my eyemakeup during the day.
EDIT November 07: This smudges onto my lower lids through the day and it flakes too. The flakes are the worst, you can't really brush it off without it smudging on your face, leaving a black mark. I even use Visine with it now and it flakes like crazy. Not to mention the smudging. Ugh. Hate this.
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