After reading the reviews, I bit the bullet and decided to give this a try.
I am very impressed, using it with the 'get bent' liner brush its so easy to create a perfect line - no more messing with liquid eyeliners. I love it that I have a choice of brown and black.
The get bent brush is pricy, but worth it when you can use it on any of your eyeliners - tried it with a deep sparkly green/blue and a smoky grey so far. Also it allows to paint a very light, thin line or make it thicker and more dramatic- depending on your mood.
Only had it a week but looks like it will last a good while. Only thing is you have to keep re-wetting it when applying but you get that perfect liquid eyeliner look.
Babe cakes was my first non-pencil e/l. I have the one that comes with a split pan of black & brown. I tend to reach for the black much more than the brown, b/c the brown is too reddish for me. But the black looks so sleek and glamorous! All i do is add a few drops of water (or Visine, b/c it lasts longer) to the pan and swirl my Aveda angle brush in it. The color is rich, and it really lasts. Unfortunately, this has been extremely neglected since i discovered MAC fluidline simply because the fluidline is more convenient (no mixing), there are more color choices, and the fluidline also lasts longer. continued >>
i read about this, and i had to have it... so i was lucky enough to swap for it, and now that i have it, i find i never reach for it, i like my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Khols 100% better, one step from brush to eye is a lot easier than mixing with water and painting it on, plus i like a smudgy line, not a very sharp line, and that is what i get with the babecake. it is not all negative - i do like the half brown and half black product- that is a great thing... i do find i use this for evenings out (which are few and far between these days, being an old married broad!) but i am not thrilled with this, and would not buy it again.
I bought this because I have an old gray cake liner from Benefit that I bought several years ago. I liked it because it's the only thing that gives me a really thin line under my eye and stays. Now I'm doing black or brown above, and I was having trouble finding something that won't print onto my lids (I have deep set eyes and a little droopy thing that doesn't show...yet...but it does press a little on the edge of my lid. My mom had an eye lift when she was in her sixties but I'm not there yet). I tried mixing it with Visine but it's still gone by the end of the day...and I appear to be wearing black eye shadow. It does work well under the eyes...you can get a very thin line and it stays put there on me. I don't have the $14 Benefit brush...just one from Sephora I've had for years.
This is my first creme/cake eyeliner and I love the application compared to pencil - so much more starlike. I was hesitant about the price but found an online store that sells it for 8.25, so much better than 14.00 and so I got both Sophia(black) and Audrey(brown) colors. Application might be easier with the Benefit bent brush though- so will try that though. UPDATE and TIPS: Actually, I found that using a flat brush and the "push" technique for application works really well with some practice and gives a great thin line. It seems you need to give the waterdrops some time to soak in like 10 or 15 seconds and even then, when I dip back in sometimes I wet the brush instead of the powder/cake. PUSH: get plenty of cake on the end of the flat brush, put brush at 90 angle to face (i.e. parallel to lashes), place on lashline and push into lashes basically down and over, then repeat across lid from inner corner to outer. with practice you can even place higher at outer edges and push down making a thicker line...Also, works great to put pencil on first thicker, then a thinner line with Babe Cake - you get the smoky look of a pencil but ultra defined lashes as well. Finally, love this because more water and less mixing gives you a less-pigmented lighter line and more mixing/waiting you can get a really dark, pigmented "cakier" line, making the brown almost black.
I haven't even tried looking for another eyeliner in over a year. enough said.
i finally bought this after eyeing it for a while now! for some reason when i started using the browm, the area i wet started to look kinda black. i dont know if that was supposed to happen but yeah. i hate how the brush was 14 bucks! it does work well though! im able to line my lower lashes PERFECTLY, unlike using a pencil that easily smudges. i think i just need a little more practice on applying this and it'll be perfect!
This is the only eyeliner that I use. I LOVE it. Its really subtle, so it doesn't give you the racoon eyes. It comes with a light brown color and black, so if you can make different shades of brown eye liner depending on how dark you feel like going. Because it's applied at the base of your eyelid it looks natural while enhancing your eyelashes and making them look fuller!!
I have turned several friends on to this product and they love it. And for those of you who wear contacts, it shouldn't interfere. My mom wears contacts and she loves it!
This is the only eyeliner I've ever used that didn't give me raccoon eyes. I use both colors, so I think it's handy they package them together. Seriously, I threw all my other pencils and bottles away.
OMG IM IN LOVE!ts my HG, stays on all day and looks absoluly perfect, all my friends ask how i can get eyeliner on so straight and this is how. i was wearing it a few days ago and went to the beach, a few hours later i was going to the bathroom and expected to see a racoon eyes looking back at me, but, nO drip at all! looks like it did when i first put it on, and that with a lite splash of water and sweating in the hot cali sun. This is the best eyeliner out there!