Shu Uemura • Liquid Eye Liner - Black • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This is an easy, but sad review to write. Despite its elegant packaging and eco-friendly refills, this product does NOT work and has been designed & built by people making a dreadful mistake. You can't even apply the liner because it's so poorly made, so what else is there?
(Go find a Lancôme or Stila liquid liner, but don't buy this.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
When I first bought this eyeliner, I loved it. Used it everyday, no dramas. Then after a couple of months, the eyeliner started to streak/run out. I used the product often and I thought I must've used it up so I went to the Shu Uemura counter to buy a refill. The guy told me that I still had heaps left and all I needed to do was wash the inside as it's apparently become congested. I did what he told me and the brush tip took days to fully dry. Then finally after clicking a thousand times, some eyeliner came out but it was still streaky. I stopped using it and waited a couple of days.. Then when I opened it again, I found that it had started leaking. I have no idea if it's me or the eyeliner or the advice from the SA but I am not happy with this product and do not recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really love this. It is not often I can say that I would go back to using something. Based on my indesicive, elcetic personality. I get bored quick. I have had this eyeliner pen for over a year. I bought another refill for this last week. I love the fact that I do not have to keep buying the pen over and over. So in a way this has some eco credentials, over my using a wooden pencil eyeliner. The brush is a perfect point, soft paintbrush type applicator. It is slim and lightweight and the black shiny logo tube is very classic. The liquid glides on nicely and it does have staying power. Just don't wipe your eyes whilst wearing. I wish Shu would make this in waterproof though.
Sadly this product is no longer what it used to be. There must have been a change to the formula because now it just seems to be watery in consistency and not the bold black it once was when I first started to purchase it. I don't know if I got a dud refill but I know I don't want to waste money finding out...now I have to hunt for a new FAVE.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have been using this eyeliner for a month now and am finally accepting that it does not and will not work for me. I'll briefly summarise my experience:
(1) Beautiful packaging - sleek black pen with a screw top cap to ensure no leakage
(2) Enviro (and future spending) friendly with the reusable pen only needing replacement catridges
(3) Nice brush tip which is solid enough not to flick everywhere but soft enough for the sensitive eyelid skin
(4) If you get it on, it does last the whole day (10 hours for me)
Cons: - Only one but its a BIG FAIL as an eyeliner
It doesn't go on smoothly!! This is my key frustration with this eyeliner. It streaks and you have to go over the line several times - which you can't really do either because each time you go over it, you wipe off what's already there! Its beyond frustrating. On top of that the little streaks that remain when dry, flake off and stick to the pen. I honestly spend more than 10 minutes every time I attempt to use this eyeliner which is too much time in the mornings before work.
I have honestly tried everything from washing my face with a cleanser before application (remove oil from my lids) to storing the pen upside down to warming the pen (better liquid flow?), to pumping like a maniac before use etc but nothing really gets it to work perfectly. At best it goes on quite alright on one eye but then returns to misbehaving with the other eye.
For such an expensive pen from a well reputed company I had expected a lot more. Makeup / Skin care doesn't always work for everyone so perhaps I might have just been unlucky.
On a side note, I have oily lids which get pretty oily throughout the day but so far the two eyeliners which have worked best for me are:
(1) Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof - waterproof, long lasting, easy to apply but not the best for fine lines
(2) Koji Dolly Wink (deep black) - capable of the finest lines, long lasting and absolutely no smudging, no streaking, no flaking and provides the smoothest application!! My only gripe is that it isn't waterproof for me so I'm still on the hunt for a HG eyeliner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my HG eyeliner. Very easy to use and the brush gives you exact lines. I use this often so basically I have to buy the refill after 5months or so. Be very careful with the first pump when you put your refill in, I accidentally let out so much!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a nice liner, but you need to make sure that the nib is drenched and that you work fast to avoid clumping and drying on your eyelids. If the paint dries on your eyelid and the nib isn't moist enough you'll drag all the psint you've already drawn off your lid.
If you have eyeshadow on it is woth having a tissue nearby to clean the nib while going from one eye to the other.
It's really easy to draw straight lines with this liner and the lines are nice and clean. The cartriges are good too so you dont have to keep buying the pens.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I love this eyeliner. I have been so afraid of liquid eyeliners as I am not so great with the brush but this has renewed my confidence. The brush glides on beautifully and the flow of colour is consistent. I love that it is refillable and I find it lasts all day. This is a winner for me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
My HG was the shiseido liner, but it has been difficult to find the Black 001 refills for it so i tried this. Compared to the Shiseido the Shu is a bit thicker and a bit more matte, however i believe it is water resistant unlike the shiseido, thats a plus. What i don't like is the brush, it is harder to draw thinner lines and doesn't keep its shape as well and the Shiseido. I did some experimenting and discovered the the brush part of the Shiseido fits into the Shu pen and so do the Shu refills :) Now i just hope the pump reaches the refill beacuse the shiseido brush part is slightly shorter. I store the pen upside down so i never have to pump it, but i imagine it might be a problem when i get a new refill. I shall update.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was the first eye liquid eye liner I used since switching from pencil.
I tend to like shu uemura things, and the fact that you just need to change the cartridge was a plus for me.
The ink was smooth at first, but started to get a little hard to put on once the ink started clotting on the brush which was really frustrating. What would happen is that I would have one eye with a nice line and the other one being too light and patchy. I really did like it when it worked normally, but it was just too frustrating so I went and tried gel liners instead.
Even with the past experience I eventually went back to this eye liner as I have heavy eye-lids which gets oily. With gel liners unless I use a dark eye shadow with it it will smudge noticeably. Since I started to wear make-up to work everyday and went for the minimal using just eyeliner (and mascara) on the eyes, it didn't work.
I tried a few different eye liners and found that this one didn't smudge at all and stayed for pretty much most of the day.
Only thing is it tends to rub off when my eyes starts tearing up and its happening a lot these few weeks since I have a cold. But other than that as long as I'm patient and put the eye liner slowly and steadily it works great.
Not sure about using it over eye shadow, but its good on its own.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really love this product and it's a must for my daily winged eyeliner.
I do love the brush though and gives a very precise line for the upper lashes. At first I used to use it on it's own...however after a few months of use, the brush starts getting clogged up and you have to wash it/dip it in water to restart it again. The ink itself is drying so this is normal but I must admit, it's a little frustrating. So now because of the brush problems and not enough time in the mornings to dip it in water, I've taken to use my MAC fluidline in conjunction to complete the flick.
Despite the problems, I would definitely buy the refills again because of the precise line you can achieve and also it's water resistant and stays on all day.