Urban Decay • Liquid Liner in Roach • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Awesome stuff, when it goes on, it doesn't come off until i remove it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This eyeliner is horrible. The brush is too thin and too soft. So you can't draw a thick line (because the brush is too thin ) nor can you draw a thin line (because the brush is too soft, it hard to apply). Also the color is not pigmented. Whenever I use this, it makes me look like someone hit my eyes the day before. I am glad that I got it on sale otherwise this is a such a waste of money.
Pro: I guess the only pro is it doesn't smear
Con: brush too soft too thin, hard to draw a line, can't draw a thick line using this, not pigmented at all.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
UD eyeliners never fail & this one was no exception. The colour is a gorgeous plum & I find that it's great for everyday use! The consistency is perfect & it goes on great. I would definitely buy this again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Love it. I am a known UD hater :), but this liner is just plain great. Color is great (it looks very purple on my lids; more purple than brown); it stays put; and it's a breeze to apply. I am a klutz, but was able to get a very nice line on my first try! Turns out, I can even do a winged liner! Who would knew, huh.
My only beef with it is packaging. Stupid gene bottles allow a good portion of product to dry out way before you might be able to finish it. I actually received a dried-out bottle of Crash from a recent UD sale. /UD immediately refunded cost of the liner and shipping./
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
As far as liquid liners go, nothing compares to UD in my book. They stay in place, have a GREAT variety of colors (I love Roach so much that it's the only color I'll use other than black), and the longevity is unsurpassed. Once I went UD, I never looked back.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my second UD liquid liner and it's another winner. It's a gorgeous dark bronze with purple undertones. It lasts all day and removes easily with just water. UD has a wide range of colors to choose from so I will definitely try others. I also love the cute inkwell packaging. I have uploaded a picture of the newer version of their liquid liners.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Roach was my very first piece of high end make up. I got this back when it was the original formula.
This is a beautiful eggplanty-brown color. I haven't had the heart to repurchase the newer formula, but I continued to use it until it got all goopy and nasty. I still hold onto the bottle for old times sake.
I would buy the older formula if Urban Decay started reproducing it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
These Urban Decay eyeliners are the easiest liquid liners I have ever used! I have three of them and the colors are wonderful and they go on like a dream. I use gels with some regularity but have always avoided liquid liners because I always made a mess with them. These go on perfectly - the brush is perfect and I have yet to screw it up. Plus, the colors are out of this world! I highly recommend them!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Totally loving this! I usually am a black or navy liner kind of girl, but a girl at Ulta used this on me during a makeover, and I fell in love! That was two weeks ago and I think I must wear this every 2 or 3 days. It's a fantastic dark brown color with a hint of shimmer, and this does NOT budge. I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this at 50% off on sale. Not that I wouldn't have purchased it at full price. I am a fan of liquid liners and this one doesn't fail to please. I find it to be almost an eggplant color mixed with reddened brown, creating its own unique color. I really enjoy it! It doesn't crack, long lasting. I have run my finger across it once dried and it doesn't budge... the key is not to touch it until it has had a chance to fully dry, though. While the packaging is very cute, the faux-quill point does take up more space than would really be necessary. BUT, not so much of a con that I feel that should be a selling point on whether or not someone should get this. The fact is, the liner itself is really nice, does the job, does it well. Will I repurchase? Sure will!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is my HG UD liquid liner. I use this more than any of the others I have because it is so universal. I love this color because it is a rich dark brown with a purple undertone to it. I helps to define my eyes. Althogh I haven't tried it yet, I bet it would look good smudged for a smokey eye look. I am a DDD with dark brown eyes and it looks good on me. The brush could use some improvement though. For the price I would have expected a brush with bristles that all lay in place.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Great product! I also have this in Oil Slick (shiny black) and love both of them. I paid $17.00 at Ulta. Easy application, great color, good consistency. I highly recommend.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
This is a review for the old Roach in the tube package. I line the waterline with a black pencil and line the upper lid with this beautiful, burnt copper liquid. It really makes my blue eyes pop.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I love the color and formula of this liner. What I do not like is the clumsy package and brush. The old Urban Decay liners, in the slim tube they discontinued, had the very best brush of any packaged liner around. It was slim and precise. This one sucks. It's fat and square at the end, and I can never get a thin line. So, I use a separate eyeliner brush if I want that. I also find the bottle clumsy and can see it becoming a PITA when you get down to the end of the product. All that said, the color (to me a deep reddish brown) is gorgeous and truly unique. The formula, although not waterproof, is very nice. It applies evenly, true to color and wears well with no flakes. For the color and formula, alone, I would continue to repurchase. But due to crappy packaging and brush design it gets an overall "4". Message to Urban Decay: You really need to really re-think all this stupid genie packaging (Need we mention UDPP and, it's wasteful design?) and offer your fabuous products in real packaging that works.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have a stock of the Vintage Liners in Roach in my drawer, and they were the best investment! The color is a beautiful dark brown, and it stays on like a waterproof liner! This color is great for day or night, as it is not harsh like black.
I hope that the new roach liner works as well (thankfully I have a good couple of years' worth hidden away of the vintage!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
nice liquid ilner. easy to apply, lots of pigment. more of a darker red brown. basic packaging. i've only used the Vintage Liner as well so i cannot say how the newer version goes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
First off, I'd like to say that there are two versions of Roach liquid liner, and they are not the exactly the same, so please keep that in mind when reading the reviews for this product. They are close, but there are some subtle differences (the colors are fairly close). The picture for this review is the old "vintage" Roach, which is still available at www.urbandecay.com in the "R.I.P" section and is not available in stores like Sephora, etc. The new reformulated version comes in the ink style bottle with a large bottom and a pointed wand top and is available in stores. I own both, so I'll review both and then compare.
Both colors are touted as being a mix of brown, purple and red.
New Roach - As stated above, this comes in a larger bottle with a pointy cap which takes up room. The color is more silvery browinsh purple, with silver microglitter that isn't terribly apparent on first application but gives it that shiny look. However, if I fix the line I've drawn with makeup remover, the microglitter really comes out and then essentially smears around where I've removed the liner. Through the day, the day, as the liner rubs against my eyelid, the microglitter becomes more apparent. I really hate that problem, and would prefer that there be no microglitter at all in the formula. The brush is horrible as well - rather thick, which leaves clumps on my lashes and splays out as I use it for a thicker line than I'd like. I usually use my own eyeliner brush because I hate the included one so much.
"Vintage" Roach - this comes in a straight tube with a fine brush (finer than the new brush). The color is a dark burgundy with more red undertones than the new version and no microgiltter at all. It's also more matte looking than its counterpart. The brush is thin and long, and works well for a thinner line of product. I like that I don't have to use a second brush.
Both versions wear forever on my super oily lids with no smudging or smearing, and are great colors for brown eyed girls. Because of the silver microglitter, the new version is a bit lighter and easier to see on the eye, while the "vintage" Roach is a darker color that is a nice alternative to black eyeliner. The difference is fairly subtle, though. Color-wise, I enjoy them both, but I prefer the old version because of the lack of microglitter and because the packaging and actual liner brush are better - the new version's brush is wider, which can deposit clumps on my eyelashes and does not draw as fine a line.
I have 4 backups of the vintage version and I love it, but because of the microglitter, I am unsure if I'd purchase the new version again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a long-lasting liquid liner. No smudging or fading throughout the day. My biggest complaint is that once applied, the color looks nothing like the burgundy shade in the bottle. It just looks brown, without even a hint of red or purple to it. So, I could just a easily used my Loreal liquid liner. The brush is okay, but it's more for creating a medium to thick line, so I use BB fine liner brush for a thinner line.
I bought this for the unique color in the bottle, but was disappointed. And as far as a brown goes it isn't anything special enough to spend the extra money on. Will use up, but will not re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My friend bought this for me on her trip to the US and i have to say this is an amazing eyeliner for the day. It gives a very natural look (well as natural as liquid eyeliner can look) and doesn't smudge or migrate downwards towards the end of the day. The only thing i don;t like is how long the brush is - doesn't give very good control. Would definately repurchase if i could find a way to get my hands on it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a very nice color, a deep shimmery brown. I really liked it for a while, but after a few weeks of using it every day the brush splayed really badly and I can't fix it. This makes it a lot more difficult to use and I have to go over the line many times to correct it :(
Overall, nice color and product but the brush really needs to be fixed.