Shu Uemura • Painting Liner • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have tried a lot of gel/cream eye liners cause they are my favorite type than pencils/kohls and liquid. I've got some from high end to drugstore brands like Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Mac, Wet n Wild and Maybelline and so far after some time on using gel liners, this one worked for me the best. I live in a very humid country and I need a smudge proof and waterproof/cry proof true black liner. I need something that would just give me a peace of mind during the day that wouldn't let me check my eyes often in the mirror if I have globs on my tear duct and on the outer corners of my eyes and raccoon eyes. I love having that doll like look so I always apply this on my upper lash line and tightline. And this has not smudged on me or even transferred on my waterline whether I am out on a humid day or in an air-conditioned room the whole day. Stayed on and stayed black. Even had a nap with it on and nothing moved. And this is really stark black I must say. It is creamy and matte and glides on easy for me to control. It also dries quicker than Clinique and Maybelline, does not flake like Bobbi Brown, not so dry like the Wet n Wild (but also very good one) and does not fade on oily lids like Mac. I didn't have any bad reaction with it so far. It is expensive though for a smaller amount of product compared to the others. Will be trying the MUFE Aqua Black Waterproof Creme Eyeshadow next if it is tougher than my Shu.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
i didn't want to review this as soon as i got it, because i didn't just want this to be a product rave.
there are pros and cons to this; firstly with the cons:
this is really expensive. £20 i got it for. then this is IMPOSSIBLE to correct mistakes with. you literally have to leave any mistakes there all day or just cover them up. this also means it is very inky and if it smudges anywhere like hands/anywhere else from the brush, it makes a big mess. it also really isn't a smooth, blendable product. it doesn't glide on smoothly like MAC or Bobbi Brown, and i almost feel like i have to dig my brush into it to get a nice portion. then lastly, the staying power of this is not the best, and i always find grey smudges on my lower outer corners even with Too faced eyeshadow insurance primer. i haven't tried this on my inner rims.
then with the pros; this is VERY BLACK! i'm happy with the pigmentation, however, you need to build it up to get the best darkness. it is matte, and does have that nice starkness that resembles liquid liner, that i love.
for £20, awkward application and smudging is disappointing, and i'm worried about when it begins to dry as well.
buy this only if you were curious about it, like me. it's a really enjoyable product and does look good, but i personally would favour Bobbi Brown if we are talking about staples.
will use it up but won't re-purchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I bought this in HK for HKD170, which converts to about SGD27. I was eyeing the Painting Liner for the longest time ever & on my trip to HK, I discovered how Shu Uemura is SOOOO much cheaper in HK than it is in SG, and happily hauled away.
This is definitely a HG product. It applied so effortlessly & didn't budge after an entire day of activities (including sleeping in the car). No more panda eyes! :D & it came off easily with the use of the Bioderma Sensibio H2O. Will definitely repurchase but I don't think there's a need to in the near future.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This liner is incredible... sadly it's not carried in the states in department stores anymore (i think b/c the creator passed away not too long ago). However you can buy it through shuumera-usa.com. This liner is AMAZING, stays on forever (make sure to get eye makeup remover or vaseline to remove) and is easy to apply. I bought mine in December 2009 and now will have to repurchase in July 2011. This lasted over 18 months and I use it EVERYDAY. So it cost about a dollar a month to use it daily... not too shabby! If you're even second guessing, just go for it. I will never pay for another brand again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
Owns this in black. I have been alternating between this and the Bobbi Brown Gel liner ever since I bought it. Its creamy in consistency, extremely easy to work with in a simple clean line. It has a very intense colour (no back and forth motion...) and dries quickly once its on and it stays on very well over my UDPP. No smudging to my outer lower corner in hot weather if I extend it past my lashes. I am in LOVE with this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have tried cliniques cream eyeliner and did not like it.
I have tried bobbi brown gel eyeliner and it's pretty good! Have re-purcahsed it many times..
I have tried this shu uemura paint liner and it stays put and last all day!
My TWO favourite: Shu Uermura Paint Liner and Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel eyeliner! Both are really good. I suggest testing them both out and see which one you like better because both are really great! I alternate between these two because I cant make up my mind which one I like better! LOL.
However, I found a dupe and its' Jane Be Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliner in drugstores! IT works just as great and for $9 Canadian!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am absolutely delighted to review the Shu Uemura Painting liner.This is a high end product,which has a smooth formula and is highly pigmented.It dries quickly on me and lasts until I remove it.I apply with a Shu Uemura brush and can get many looks from it,from a soft day time look,to a 1950s winged look and many other dramatic looks.The formula glides very smoothly on me and I do have dry eye lids.I have worn this formula in quite hot climates and the formula has never failed to impress me.The painting liner comes in many different colours and I do own all of them,including the white one which can be doubled as a high lighter.
These painting liners can be used as bases for a classic smoky eye,the product will stay put and is ready for layering,as it dries quite quickly.It comes in a glass screw top and I have found that the formula has not dried up at all and I have had mine for some time.
You can choose which brush you wish to purchase and Shu Uemura offers many.The brushes can be described as the "rolls royce" of all brushes.They are definitely luxury items,and they do the job for you.I am unsure as to how the formula would work if you have oily eye lids however I would suggest that you try it in store prior to purchasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My review is based on the black colour.The packaging is small and cute; glass pot with plastic lid. This has a high rim perfect for flattening your brush on it. It's about the size of a regular bottle top.
The paint inside is creamy and dispite its density is very smooth and goes on easily, try not to make mistakes with this one because if you have paint on your brush you can be sure that your mistake will appear!
The lasting power of this liner is amazing (I don't have oily lids though) and I've never needed to reapply, that said make sure you have a good eye makeup remover. This is certainly one of the best pot liners I have ever used :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is super expensive but seems to last forever (the reasons I will not be repurchasing - I doubt I NEED to), as it's extraordinarily highly pigmented and a little goes a looong way. I love it; it has a very creamy formula, applies like a DREAM (even over double eyelid glue, which is the ultimate test), and most importantly, it does NOT come off. I have SHOWERED with this on. I have rubbed my eyes forgetfully at 3am in the morning while out and it has still not come off - you really do need an oil/oil cleanser to get rid of this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought both the black and the midnight blue colour and i LOVE the black one. The blue, although it looks quite dark in the pot doesn't actually come out so dark on the skin and i needed a few swipes with my brush to get it to the right colour i wanted. But i guess if you prefer a lighter coloured eyeliner, this would work well, i myself prefer a really rich dark colour and for that, the black is the best. I found it was a great light consistency and very easy to brush onto my lids. I dont use it on my waterline because its a little too bold for that area but i do use it on my upper waterline which holds quite well considering i sometimes get watery eyes. I read a few reviews about irritation of the eyes with this liner but i think the only irritation i felt was when i drew to close to the edge of the waterline, it was fine when the gel liner was still wet and pliable but after it dried it became scratchy and irritating. My advice would be to leave a small gap between the edge of the waterline and liner to avoid it drying in that area. I've had the black coloured liner for about 5 months now and noticed that at the beginning it was much easier to put on but as the months passed, the liner seemed to dry up a bit even though i always closed the lid firmly and the product was a bit harder to get onto the brush. Still gives a lovely line though and deep colour. I havent tried the MAC fluidline yet (im only just getting into makeup!) which i heard was quite good so that will probably be my next purchase of gel liners but if that doesnt work out i will be returning to this one because of its beautiful colour, stayability and ease of use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Sadly, this smudged a bit in both black and brown and left unflattering shadows under my eyes. I didn't even exercise or expose it to heat and humidity. Too bad, since the reviews were so good! I've had good luck with MAC fluidline eyeliner, but the only very impressive one is Wet N Wild H2O Proof. It's a liquid, not a gel, but completely reliable with no smudging. I expected better from this one! EDIT: I'm downgrading this one. No matter what I do, the line is never smooth and small pieces fall down, dropping on my face and smearing when I touch them. I used a good brush, tried different techniques... A gel in comparison- I used MAC Fluidline instead and the line was much smoother, more flattering and the lasting power is better. Is it the subtle glitter that makes it chunk and not look smooth? Not sure, but I won't be buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love shu. Except it seems this liner is hard to put on. It's drier than other liners. However, it wears well and stays put all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this product in black based on the reviews and after testing it for several months, I've concluded that it isn't all that impressive, especially given the price. The pigmentation is much better than MAC's blacktrack fluidline, but not as intense or deep as L'oreal's HIP Cream Eyeliner--I don't mind this just because such an intense hue would be too much impact for my preference.
My main issues with this liner are the wear time and how fast the product dries up/the consistency of the product itself. I don't have oily lids at all so I don't have problems with liners sliding off all that much, but I noticed that if I cried a lot of the liner would come right off once I dabbed my eyes with tissue. Second, the painting liner is much drier than I would prefer. It applied more smoothly when it was new, but once a few months had passed, there was definitely more of a dragging. This is even with closing the lid tightly and leaving it upside down. I've had a L'oreal cream liner for a little over a couple of years now (regularly sanitized with Beauty So Clean sanitizing mist) and it's still plenty more workable than the Shu after several months.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
All the fives..the best liner ive found..HG liner.
I bought it in black and tried it the following day using the 209,it did not budge all day and is super black.
A bit difficult to remove as easily as mac fluid line and BB.
But all in all a must have.
I will buy other colours.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This review is for the LE color Citrine from the Fall 2009 Primitribe collection.
Citrine is a beautiful, warm sunshine yellow with subtle gold shimmer. The color is incredibly unique, and given its LE status, I caved and bought it at a whopping $24 despite spotty online reviews.
While the color is certainly gorgeous, I am really disappointed in the liner overall. This particular color applies streaky and sheer, with an extremely dry, tacky texture that makes it hard to shape or layer. I have tried applying with all kinds of brushes - angled, flat, thin, round-head (popular for eyelining in Asia) - no luck.
That said, this product has amazing staying power, and if you can get it to apply even semi-smoothly, the color is a knockout. I have finally given up on my original plan - to use this to paint vibrant, colorful cat-eyes - and decided to use it like a cream eyeshadow base instead, so that streaky and imprecise application are less of a problem.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
This is a great liner and I really do like it and I'm sure I would love it had I not used Mac fluidline. Firstly, Shu Uemura's Painting Liner is firmly packed which surprised me. It does goes on creamier than Fluidline and does not dry as quickly. The thing I like most is that this liner is darker/blacker than Fluidline. It is also less matte and shinier than Fluidline. The only drawback, which is a big drawback for me, is that it feels heavy on my eyes and slightly irritated my eyes. With Mac Fluidline, my eyes never became irritated. However, I realize my eyes are unusually sensitive so I think most people would do just fine with this liner. I, unfortunately, will not repurchase this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Painting Liner is amazing. After wasting money on a stash of disappointing eyeliners, I finally found one that's easy to use and has good staying power.
My friends rave about Bobbi Brown's or Mac's gel eyeliners, but I can't get either one to stay on my oily eyelids! Shu's stay on all day with only a little bit of flaking, which I can totally accept considering the other two runs within 3 hours.
I'm very low maintanence and the smooth texture simply glides on for easy application. Then at the end of the day, it comes off in one easy sweep, no rubbing my eyes out.
The 3g jar expensive, $24 versus BB $21 and Mac $15, but the product is high quality so I'm willing to fork out the money. I wish there was a kit with all the colors as I want to try other fun colors and don't need a jar of each.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have tried just about every single gel or cream eyeliner that I could find in the past year or so. Most of them were just ok, and MAC Fluidlines came closest to the consistency and lasting ability that I was looking for. So until now, they were my HG (and I love the older colors like Penned and Nightfish, wish they were permanent!) but a few weeks ago I discovered that Shu Uemura had a gel liner, so of course I had to try it. HG HG HG. The black is the absolute blackest black of any of the gel or cream liners I have tried. It goes on so smoothly, almost as if it were a liquid. It was easy to apply with an old, thin Sephora eyeliner brush that I had in my brush stash. The liner stayed put exactly as I applied it, through an entire day and a funeral that same evening. Yes, I cried, and the liner did not budge. I removed it at the end of the day with a Boots 4 in 1 wipe and that worked perfectly. I also bought the Shu liner in the dark blue color which is called Night Blue, and it is the darkest navy liner I've found, and really brightens up my dark brown eyes without shouting "hey, blue liner!" I think I can safely toss all the also-rans in this product category. I'll keep my Fluidlines just because the colors I have are some that I like and use, but for basic black and a black-blue that's perfect on me, the Shu is IT. HG HG!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Black
I agree with the review below me wholeheartedly. Thank God Sephora FINALLY got the colors I wanted back in online (now if they could just keep Illamasqua Brow Cake - Thunder in stock!)...
This is much creamier than Bobbi Brown, Stila and L'Oreal. It goes on smoother and is VERY intense. I got the M Brown And the ME Brown and I don't think I'll ever need black since the M Brown is so deep and gorgeous. It goes on smooth and creamy but does not dry before you have time to play, fix and/or smudge to perfection. I am going to sleep in it tonight to see about it's staying power (I'm trapped in a Blizzard - lol - so I can't wear it out), but I have heard really good things! Will Update!
This stuff lasted all night (through 7 hours of wild sleeping) and all day until I literally washed it off! So there you have it: HOLY GRAIL! I will be purchasing this in 3 more colors (ME Brown, ME Black and Gold). I hope they get a Black Plum color like BB's and a Copper like Stila and I will be all set with everything my big almond cole black eyes could ask for! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my HG eyeliner no joke IT is the best. So creamy yet it gives you enought time to dry up! And its no dry like other products out there. When I run out I will go buy some more. I hope they never dicontinue this!