I bought this once because I heard so many good reviews on it. It wasn't long lasting at all. After an hour or so of driving, it started to smear onto my lids and I haven't used it since. I prefer gel eyeliner to anything else.
I used this about three years ago and wondered why I stopped when I recently picked it up again. Then I remembered. Like many of the reviews below me, this eyeliner is not meant for oily lids. Close to the end of my work day, it smudges all over my lids and sometimes transfers down to my bottom lashes, leaving me with raccoon eyes. The black is a nice matte, but it cracks on me in the middle of the day.
I think this is best for people who have dry lids.
This eyeliner gives a very matte finish, but does crack a bit after drying so I recommend waiting for it to dry at first and then doing another even coat. It stays a LONG time so make sure you correct any mistakes right away.
Problem with this for me is that it burns the heck out of my lid. I didn't think this was a big deal at first since it just burnt for about a minute and then seemed okay, but later at night when I was removing it, I got some in my eye. Oh my god I think it would've been less painful to pour liquid soap into my eye. :( So I won't be using it again but I thought I'd let you guys know - if it burns at first, be super careful removing it!!!
Please keep in mind that results vary depending on how you use it, skin type and location.
I like this product. It is a reasonable price and once it dries it stays where I put it. It's important to let it dry! I use a waterproof pencil liner on my upper eyelids and this on the bottom. I have been caught in the rain and gone to the pool with it on. I don't know that it is necessarily better than other brands but it is a decent price and easy/convenient to find.
This stuff is so bad words escape me. I used this years ago, way before Makeup Alley come into my life. I have very oily skin and eyeliners always smear on me. I used to wander the drugstores, searching for ANYTHING long wearing and smudeproof. This said "Colorstay" on it. I took that to mean it did not smear or smudge. I used to use this and I always wondered why I looked like Rocky Raccoon.
Fast forward to today. Now I read Makeup Alley. Now I know what to buy. Now I use that L’Oreal waterproof one with the blue cap. Darn, I always forget the name but I know it when I see it in the stores. That stuff really IS smudge proof and waterproof. One day recently I saw Colorstay in the store and thought I would give it another try, for old times sake...you know...kind of like when you remarry your ex-husband during a boozy Las Vegas weekend. You can't remember exactly WHY you divorced that sexy, good looking rascal in the first place, but you suddenly remember EXACTLY why once you are good and sober.
You have your "AH HA" moment when the skies part and your head is now full of wisdom. . That is exactly what I had with this product.
Now I remember why we got divorced in the first place.
SMEAR CITY PEOPLE!
To be used by oily skinned people only if they enjoy looking like they have not slept in three weeks.
For reference, I used the waterproof version of this product. It still smears and smudges.
I really don't like this eyeliner. I especially despise the applicator. Its short and stubby and stiff and wide which makes it hard to get a thin line and especially worse bc i found it impossible to get the inner corner a thin line so it looked really bad with a thick line in my inner corner. The first time i used this, it really burned my eyes, idk why. The next few times i tried it, it wasn't as irritating.
Fantastic liner. Great applicator. You can use it head on or side-on for different effects - easier than the thin brush liners of some liquid liners. Fantastic staying power.
This is a really nice product. I find it creates a nice dark black line. I don't have to keep going over and over my lids to create what I want. It stays pretty much all day. I don't need to reapply , I definitely recommend this. This is one of the better liquid eyeliners around.
I wanted a liquid liner to do the winged look and I also wanted something waterproof that would last. This stuff does the job. It goes on beautifully and looks amazing after it dries. The applicator makes it easy to apply and allows for precision. I'm very satisfied with this. My only problem is that it is not waterproof or smudgeproof. If you rub it, it will come off and it will run if it gets wet. However, I used this for prom and it stayed on all night even after dancing.
Great liquid liner but I have a love/hate relationship with the felt tip. I like most felt tip applicators, but this one is on the shorter side and a little wider. I find it a bit easier to make mistakes with...and if you make a mistake it is a pain to fix. The stuff stays put and doesn't budge which makes it great for long wear but a downside if you're trying to fix a mistake. I would recommend this product, but, not to people who are new to liquid liner.