Living Nature Eyeliner


4 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 5.0

Price: $$$$


Hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides, Talc, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Hydrogenated vegetable oil, Hydrogenated palm glycerides, Rhus succedanea fruit wax, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Ascorbyl palmitate. River Stone and Flax Seed contain Titanium Dioxide. [May contain: /- Iron oxides, Mica (CI 77019).]

on 1/29/2011 4:36:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I've used this eyeliner for 2 months, so I figured it's time for a review. I'm sorry to ruin the perfect score, but as with the Living Nature Conditioning Mascara (see my review in p'ville), I'm also disappointed with this product. I got the color in Flax Seed. What's great about this pencil eyeliner is that it glides so smoothly. Also, the color is a nice neutral brown, which I liked. The downside to this product is that it smudges like mad. It doesn't stay, and I don't really have oily lids. I should mention that I've I tested it alone on days when I'm staying home to really see whether I liked it or not, so the smudging isn't attributed to my mascara or other eye makeup products. I finally gave up after attending Orientation Day at Uni. It was a humid day, and the air felt damp. At the end of the day, I was horrified to see so much smudging under my eyes. I spoke with a lot of students/professors that day, so it was really embarassing. The Living Nature Eyeliner wasn't worth my time, money, and effort (I really tried to make it work). I can find a better eyeliner elsewhere that could at least withstand humidity. I won't be repurchasing. To sum up my review:

- All-natural, no chemicals
- Flax seed is a nice, neutral brown
- Not tugging, glides smoothly

- Smudges!
- Expensive

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/19/2011 4:59:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I got mine in the darkest black - midnight.

It's perfect for smudging and it's all natural. It's a really nice dark black. Highly recommended!

on 7/10/2010 1:09:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Colors are:
Flax Seed - Creamy Matte Dark Brown
Smoulder - Medium Khaki Brown with fine gold shimmer
Midnight - Charcoal Black, not jet black
River Stone - Matte Charcoal Grey with a hint of brown. More flattering than most greys

These are well pigmented and glide on softly, smooth and even. But not too soft (like Estee Lauders Artists eye pencils in Black and Plum, or Clarins Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black, which all crumble pieces into my eyes and smear). I think they'd work well with older, drier lids as they look so smooth and satiny on. I find some brands of eyeliners do enhance the crepiness in my lids but this is certainly not one of them. I have sensitive eyes to many eye products and the natural ingredients don't irritate my eyes at all. The price is good as all the length is pencil, they haven't falsely made it look longer by putting a smudger on the end (Estee Lauder, Almay, Revlon, Covergirl, grrr). Easy to sharpen.

The shade I love is "Smoulder", a soft brown with fine gold shimmers that bring out the gold flecks in my eyes and adds a glowing light to my eyes. It reminds me of Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner in "Smokey Quartz Ink". Its really pretty, the shimmer adds a touch of luxury without being "glittery" or childish. I also love that it has absolutely NO red like some browns do. Smoulder has a hint of khaki to it that cancels out any redness and stops me looking tired (green cancels out red). I find Smoulder the best wearing on me and find it stays put all day in winter, or in summer all I need to do is wear powder, primer or eyeshadow on my lids (just one, not all three!) to take down the oil. I would definitely buy this again as its unique and works with my soft coloring.

I'm not as fussed with Midnight and Flax Seed. Midnight is a charcoal black and I prefer jet blacks. If I want something softer I would use a softer color, not a faded black. Flax Seed is a smooth dark brown. Its a nice color but not as unique or flattering on me as Smoulder. I don't find the black and dark brown shades stay put as long as the one in Smoulder. I have to set the liner with eyeshadow, otherwise they smudge and fade too much, especially in summer. So yes, for the moment I've only repurchased Smoulder, but if my eyelids became drier with age I would buy other shades except for the black.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 12/31/2008 3:52:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Fabulous! I have this in Smoulder, which is black with gold specks, which are pretty subtle. It's a soft pencil, and goes on nicely.

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