New York Color • Eyeliner Duet • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||49%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this because it was on clearance for 51 cents after I had run out of my trusty L'Oreal infallible. Because I'm an odd duck, I only use pencil liners for my water line, I'm a little paranoid about using anything else.
Welp, at least it was cheap.
It smudges like crazy, pigmentation is poor, and I had to drag it to get any color...which hurts. It's also worth noting that while the pencil seems gigantic, there's just about nothing in there. I cut it in half cause there's no pratical way to store this giant mess, and found that there's hardly any lead in there. Sneaky, sneaky, NYC. Way to create an abysmally oversized product that is neither pratical nor full.
But, when all was said and done, I finally did find a purpose for this little misfit.
I was cast in my school's spring play as a woman who is...shall we say...misguided. That's the most polite phrasing I can think of, and my director recommended my look be something like the smudged black liner eyes a la Taylor Momsen. This pencil was perfect for creating the messy, smudged, overdone liner look. If nothing else, I'm grateful that I looked the part.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I just used the black side and it works really well. It doesn't smudge, good coloring, and the good thing is unlike the other brand I've used black is black it doesn't go through as quickly-it lasts longer. The silver part came out awhile ago, but oh well the black part is really good.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Ok, so when I bought this, I didnt have much expectations (it was Rich Girl), but when I put it on, I was really amazed! What I do is I put the light brown color on the inner half of my lower water line, and the black on the out waterline. It makes me look really fresh faced, and I cant walk out of the house without it! The one con I have about this is that the black smudges alot, so I have to use a different black liner (i like the Black Brightening Eye Color from E.L.F., now that makes me look brighteyed!)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
No color payoff, the liners are really hard, and they dont sharpen well. I also always have a problem with the caps falling off. I finally got the hint and stopped wasting my money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
For the price, this eyeliner is pretty good. However, I have a monolid, and I found this disappeared from my top lid after a few hours. My "crease", I guess you can call it, is right by my lash line, which makes me a monolid, so all the eyeliner (I only use the black side) travels to the small "crease" and it looks pretty bad, but it doesn't matter to me since I use this for stage makeup. I bought the black/brown duet. The black is creamy to put on, and the brown side is "eh". If you have a monolid, I wouldn't recommend this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
wowowowow! these liners are awesome, i have purchased some a long time ago & were actually the first liners i bought when i first started using makeup over 10 years ago now & recently realized they have improved so much but i have always loved these liners!
these liners can be found wherever your NYC Cosmetics are sold. most drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid as well as Walmart & Target. Price will vary depending on your location as well as sales/discounts but these are normally $1.98- yes less than $2 for basically 2 liners? super cheap liner but dont let that fool you!
These liners come in many different shades. These are dual pencils meaning one side is a certain shade + the other side is a black eyeliner. So you always get black & a colored liner. I own a few and all of them are super soft. not the creamiest but they are def soft & dont pull or tug too much on the eye. Super pigmented. The black liner is great black & goes on well on the water line & lash lines. Its like a kohl black liner but stays on longer since its less smudgeable. Its a pretty great super black liner. Its def improved from previous duet liners i bought. Also, they have got some new shades & maybe changed a few names? I love all of the ones i own & will def try more if i ever get through the ones i got. The colored liners go on super smooth & easily on waterlines or lash lines. They dont pull or tug like most cheaper liners. They are soft & creamy enough. They last for me on my primed normal lids for over 8 hrs. If you have oily lids- def prime & set w/powder whether its powder shadows or face powder. anything to pick up excess oils will help the longevity of the liners. of the ones i own, ill tell you about them
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (885)- this is a gorgeous teal aqua green shade, its a great vivid teal green shade it has a slight shimmer but its great for green on the lower lash line- its an older version so its not the softest
A RICH GIRL (881)- this is probably my favorite since its a gorgeous golden shimmer champagne liner. its so amazing in the inner corner or on the waterline since its not stark white. Its my fav liner for the inner tear duct since it opens them up naturally like the light caught your eye. I love using this alone or topped w/ cg champagne shadow- wow! its a def must own liner!
MOCKINGBIRD- this is probably one of my most used since it comes with your basic black liner & a gorgeous golden pearl white liner. Its perfect for the inner tear duct area & opening up the eyes. Its not a matte white that would work great on the waterline but still great for the tear duct. Its so pretty that way. Wear alone or for more staying power, top it w/ a shimmery pearl shadow & it will stay put for hours. I love this color & use it alot.
These Eyeliner Duets are a double ended eyeliners. One side is always a black eyeliner while the other end is a colored liner. They both have a plastic slid on lid that fits well to help keep the liner safe/from drying out. The logo/name is located in metallic silver writing on the pencil. These pencils are super long. Almost double in size of most of my liners so you will see these poking out all the time. Great for picking them up. So you get alot of each pencil shade. Equal amounts of each pencil. Id like if they gave you more of the colored side since ill end up having a whole bunch of black liner since i love using the colored side of the these more which is a bummer. Im going to have a ton of black liner half pencils in the end but I really do enjoy a double ended pencil. These are standard pencil width so they can fit & sharpen easily in a normal pencil sharpener. they dont chip or break off so no wasted pencil.
Overall, these are seriously such a steal! i love the ones i own & will continue to repurchase these. for the price i can def afford them & i always get so many compliments when i use the bright shades on my lower lash lines & top with a bright colored shadow- it is just a great way to add vivid colors w/out popping a blue shadow all over the lid. So thats how i like to use color & these pencils are soft & keep getting better! wish theyd sell some singles of the colored shades. I know they have ot have updated the single shades since ive looked last- im sure theyve improved.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have two of these: A Place In The Sun (golden bronze similar to MAC Teddy kohl & black) and Through The Storm (metallic purple & black). The colored sides go on lighter and actually deliver more glimmery than opaque color with one swipe although they can be built up. The pencils have an odd texture that may come as a surprise at first - sort of powdery, dry yet waxy but that makes them great for smudging. Not so good if you want a smooth, creamy line but it fits a purpose in my makeup kit. My favorite way to use this is to use the black side to tightline and then smudge the gold or purple on my lower lashline. It looks smokey and quite beautiful that way. For under $2 with tax each I don't expect a lot and actually find them quite nice.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Flat out awful eyeliner. Got it hoping for a bright silvery color I could wear as eyeshadow and the black for a new liner. So dissapointed. Is it possible to return eyeliner? Not worth my $2.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have only tried the Mockingbird eyeliner duet (#880) so I can't comment on the other eyeliner selections...
The Mockingbird eyeliner is a piss poor product... It is a double-ended eyeliner that has a black eyeliner on one end, and a whiteish/pearly eyeliner on the other. This product is sold for about $1.99 which is pretty cheap, but even so not worth the price.
I find that the black eyeliner is so-so. It applies okay, but doesn't have good color payoff and smudges. The white side doesn't apply worth crap (the eyeliner seems to be too hard, and not creamy enough). I also find that small bits of the pencil easily break off when I make an attempt to apply this product.
I'll be staying away from N.Y.C. eyeliners. I don't mind working with some cheapie makeup products but this went straight in the trash.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love how inexpensive it is but i don't like the quailty. It's good and easy to apply but for me personally, it doesn't last for 15 mintues and I have to apply everytime. It's good for starters, but even thought it's really inexpesive, i won't buy it again. Like i said, it's better for people who are starting to use eyliner.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I was at Walmart the other day looking for a green eyeliner and I knew that N.Y.C had cheaper products so I decided to get it. It was 93 cents and I didn't even realise this was a duet until I got it. I really like this eyeliner. I usually never want to go overboard with eyeliner and I can get the amount I want from this eyeliner unlike other products. Be careful, you might poke your eye witht this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is such a waste of money
It absolutely does nothing for your eyes
It has minimal colour pay-off and is incredibly waxy and dry
Not smooth or creamy whatsoever and is hard to sharpen
I can't believe I bought this,..I regret my poor decision
It tugs your skin and it is actually painful to apply
Will never recommend or repurchase
But there are other products I like from NYC but this product is rubbish
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this duet just for the purple side of the liner! Horrible! Feels like you are scraping your eyelids! I had to put heat to the eyeliner to soften it, otherwise it is USELESS!!! Don't WASTE your $, even if it is just $2! The black is ok, I prefer Wet N Wild for $1 black eyeliner.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The black side is fine. Works like any other black eyeliner. The colored side is BAD. Though the color appears really nice on your hand, when it comes to putting it on your eyelid, it's SO HARD! You have to drag really hard to put on the color...Badbadbad. =( Don't buy the duet! The color is just ...not good and fades very quickly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The black side is ok. Not the best. The colored side is bad. When I wanted color, I had to drag it. Save your money and get something better
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is the worst eyeliner I have ever tried! It is so dry and waxy that it deposits absolutely no color at all and as you're trying to apply it, the tip crumbles and falls off. I got the black and white one. The black side was a tiny bit better because at least some color (a very light, washed-out grey) showed up, but it was still way too hard and waxy to use. The white side is pretty much like trying to line your eyes using a white candle. Plus, the middle part of the pencil (with the color) was not centered in the wood part, making it impossible to use after sharpening (because there was a very sharp wooden point jutting out way beyond the colored part).
Save your money! The Rimmel eyeliner pencils are around the same price and are amazing so get one of those instead.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
I'm quite pleased to say that the quality of these has vastly improved since I was 13 and the pencils were hard and waxy with no color payoff.
I have this in the shade "A Place In The Sun" which has a medium/dark reddish brown shade on one side and black on the other. I use the brown shade as an eyebrow pencil and it works perfectly for me because my hair has a lot of red tones but is also very dark, and this is one of the few pencils in the drugstore I've found that has red tones but is also dark enough to look good with my hair color. it would be perfect for girls with darker auburn or brown hair with strong red tones. Because of that I wish this color was sold in a songle pencil however it's cheap enough that I'm willing to keep buying it in the double-ended form. The pencil's texture is somewhere perfectly between soft and waxy and also helps keep my brow hairs in place. This may be a little soft compared to pencils designed for brows specifically but I don't have any problems with it smudging or fading and I don't need to set it with powder or anything.
The black side is just about the perfect black eyeliner pencil for me. I typically prefer liquid or gel eyeliners but this is nice for when I want a softer look. It's soft enough to go on smooth and dark and I can smudge it out with a brush if I want, but it's not soft enough that it melts or slides around my eyelids. However, I do use a bit of primer on my eyelids and run a bit of black eyeshadow to set it just in case, but I haven't had any issues with fading or smudging/creasing throughout the day. For $2 I think this is a great value and worth trying, and I'm looking forward to getting more colors!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's so weird that a lot of people hate this product. I think it all depends on your eyelid type. I have VERY VERY oily eyelids. Within minutes, most eyeliners smudge very bad, especially on the bottom outer corner. After years of settling on Revlon's colorstay, which was good but still smudged, I decided getting this eyeliner when it was buy one get one free. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this eyeliner! It stayed on my lids for days when i forgot my eye makeup remover on vacay. I will never ever buy another liner again! I'd say try it out, if you don't like it, it's only $2 and walgreens will return it anyway!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I've heard mostly good things about N.Y.C. eyeliners, though I actually had this before knowing much about makeup. I think that the black end isn't too bad but it isn't that pigmented, and I actually do like the silvery end. I don't like the silver end because it isn't THAT pigmented and it's a bit crumbly so I always end up with the wood poking at my eye.
I am NOT payed by anyone to say this, so here goes: I think that this is a good product for beginners - very cheap - but anyone just on a budget and more advanced should buy Prestige's 'Starlight Glitter Eyeliner' set in Sky, which has a blue, black, and silver shimmery eyeliners, and then just get a basic black waterproof liner from Prestige - that's really the best, even though I'm not endorsed or anything.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got the double one with the black and silver and the black and purplee.
the black shows up but doesn't last not even 20 minutes.
the color doesn't even show up on my water lines..
It shows up a TINY bit on my top lashes but i had to press hard, which i hateee.
Will never buy this!
Save your money for something else !