Le Metier de Beaute • Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Best liquid liner ever. Shu Uemura's was my HG for years, but I also used Armani's and Kevyn Aucoin's regularly and liked them a lot as well. This just beats them all though, especially the finish. Perfect velvety matte finish with the richest pure black pigmentation. No grey tones whatsoever. The tip is extremely fine and small, tapering down to a crisp, delicate point so it draws the perfect hair width of a line. Really. I can easily get the thinnest possible line along my lashes. It's also amazing for dotting in between lashes if I'm going for a minimal look or if I just want my lashes to look thicker. It's simple to build up the thickness of the line by building up thin layers if you're not used to liquid liners or you don't have a steady hand, or you can just tilt it a little for one quick thick line. It's amazing for making a little wing tip too.
I think what really wins me over is the tiny packaging. It's a slender, small plastic cylinder that's about the same circumference (or smaller) than the average pencil liner. It's easy to grip and get close up against the eye without having this bulky, wide tube to handle. Most often the packaging of liquid liners seems so wide and large, which makes it so much more difficult to hold and apply. This tiny liner takes the difficulty out of the process.
It's not watery at all and dries almost immediately so there's no chance of it transferring anywhere. Lasts all day long and then some. I need to use a cleansing oil to remove it rather than my facial cleanser like I do with a lot of my makeup.
It's expensive for a liner and it's not refillable, but for me the price is worth it given how error-proof it is and how amazing the quality is. Highly recommend this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Total HG liquid eyeliner! For the record, I hate liquid liners and generally go with pencils or gel, if I want a more precise line. However, having to deal with a separate brush with the gel liners gets a bit tedious, so I've been sticking to pencil.
After reading reviews online about how great this liner is, I decided to treat myself and fork out the $42. Here is my overall take:
Small black plastic pen with a marker-like tip. The very tip of the pen is fine enough that you can get the thinnest line possible, or use the side to apply a thicker line.
Applies super smooth without skipping. It is not too "wet" like some other felt tip liners I've used in the past, so there is no need to to fear it transferring to your eyelid while it dries. The finish is matte, so there is no dreaded plastic lacquer effect. The Noir shade is a rich black that is not fake looking or too OTT for the daytime.
This liner lasted all day without flaking or smudging, and it removed easily at night.
Overall, a winner, and I would definitely recommend and repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
$42 for an eyeliner is RIDICULOUS, but yeah, I'd buy this again and again. And again.
Because it's THAT good. If you're happy in love with your current liner, don't come near this one, because if you get hooked...it's an expensive habit.
This liner has a slightly shorter, much thinner barrel than what you usually see from a liquid liner - and for some reason, that really helps with application. The firm tip also contributes to this - the base of the marker is quite wide, but tip is extremely fine, which prevents unwanted "wiggling" while still allowing for a very precise line. This pen is so precise that I can use it to tightline in between lashes - in fact, it's fantastic for that purpose.
The color itself isn't ultraslick or ultradark black - it's just a very wearable, day-to-day black that you can build to be darker if desired. The ink flows very smoothly, with no dragging, patchiness, or inksplosions. I've never had it skip on my eyelid.
Wear time is equally splendid. I have sensitive eyes that tend to water (by the way, no horrid stinging when I used this on my waterline), and this lasted me all day with no smudging. When I swatched it on my hand, I still saw traces of it 36 hours later, and that was AFTER I showered. You'll need to use MU remover or oil cleanser to get this stuff off completely.
I've always had just a little trouble getting the perfect winged liner, but now I've found my HG product which makes it extremely easy for me to create the subtle, sharp line I've always wanted. Thank goodness it's not an everyday look for me, because I'm not sure I could sustain buying this quite so often.
My wallet is weeping, but my lashes are rejoicing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I debated getting this for a long time simply because the price was too high for a product type that has such a fickle life span (in my experience). This is worth the price. What makes it worth it is not one or two things, but the overall extreme attention to detail in the packaging, product (color and formula), felt-tip.
Packaging: I didn't think the slimmer barrel would help make it easier to apply, but in being so slim the pen is *considerably* easier to navigate around the eye area, along the lash line. I would have never considered other styles to be cumbersome in packaging, (Hourglass, Chante, BB, YSL) and hinder slightly in use, but comparatively, they are.
Product (color): truly not an inky black or deep black, but what BB's caviar e/l is to black, this is what this shade is. The shade and formula are what really have me hooked. The shade is a black softened by something of a brown (perhaps?), with no distinct brown undertones, the shade remains cool without being a garish, harsh black yet something in the color softens it a bit. It's the difference between the black you see on an animal vs a man-made, chemical black. How the natural black looks softer, smoother and pulls the whole picture together perfectly whereas the other stands out and can jostle the overall effect. If you're going for striking black, there are other shades I'd go with over this (YSL).
Product (formula): not the liquidy, nail-polish vinyl of waterproof formulas, but a soft, thinner liquid, without being truly opaque yet not so sheer that I have to run over the line a few times. What makes the formula stand out in my mind is that it dries a tad faster than the others, which lends it to a crisper overall finished look. Also, in not running, smears (potentially) less on application, Goes where you put it, stays. Just a very clean, crisp formula. Not waterproof, very long wearing and not affected by my perpetually oily lids. If I go over to deepen, no blotchy bald patches like with my Chante or Hourglass as they wear out. Flow of ink is utterly smooth and perfect.
Felt-tip: at first glance, near identical to Chante and Hourglass, but the tip (IME) seems finer and enables a finer, slimmer line, whereas the Hourglass and Chante, no matter how I tried, couldn't give the me most precise line, always a little smeary, always a little thicker than I'd like. This pen practically applies itself and the felt tip is the perfect balance of stiff enough to create a slim line yet soft enough not to irritate.
I never thought these details could be perfected, but they are in this. Absolutely flawless and worth the money.