|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My mom called me one afternoon to ask if there was anything that I wanted from Clinique as there was a "Gift with Purchase" going on at the time, and she likes to collect 1 for her self and 1 for her sister (and sometimes 1 for me, if it's a really good one) and she needed to meet the minimum purchase. I said "just buy me an eyeliner" and THIS product is what she presented me with later that day. I was a little confused because I was expecting a pencil, but I had used Fluidline in the past so I figured I could add this to my stash and play with it a little... my point is, I probably wouldn't have bought this for myself.
TURNS OUT, this is pretty nice. It doesn't have the same pigmentation as MAC Fluidline but it can be built up and layered for a more dramatic effect. It is a pretty remarkable colour, unlike any cream liner I have encountered, green-khaki-brown with a touch of gold, so that's a plus. It looks lovely in place of a brown liner for a more interesting colour combo (I heardy ever wear brown cause it's too... BLAH.)
I do take issue with the packaging, it's tall and skinny compared to short and wide like other cream liners so it's a little bit messier to get your brush in there (not the brush it comes with... like others have said: just throw that out.) and get the right amount of product.
All in all a nice liner in an original colour... I would PROBABLY buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I usually use pencil liners for convenience and speed but gel liners do stay on my lids longer without flaking or smudging, and Clinique's Egyptian liner is one of my favorite gel liners. I've tried MAC's Fluidlines, BB's famous liners, Px gel liners, and they are all great, I do love them all but the reason why I love this one is because I think it's a unique color and gives the perfect pop of color without being too over the top or too harsh, like Blacktrack sometimes is.
Note: Egyptian Gel Liner is DIFFERENT colors from Egyptian Cream Shaper. I thought they would be the same, or at least similar but on me, it actually looks noticeably different. For one, the Gel version is more brown and Cream Shaper is more gray. I think I prefer the gel liner in terms of color since I don't really like gray liners that much. The color, as I said, is fairly unique. It has shades of shimmery brown, green and gold and is GORGEOUS. I think it goes with a lot of colors and generally looks more natural than flat black but more natural than bright colors.
The consistency is quite nice, smooth and easy for product placement, it goes on extremely smoothly and you only need a little (it's also buildable) but once it tries, it will stay put. I have oily lids but it stays on my lids without flaking or smudging. I picked it up at a CCO so the price is quite reasonable as well, but it is smaller than BB's gel liners (but I think BB is very generous in its size) and also MAC's fluidlines.
Overall, a great product!! Also, the little dinky liner brush that comes with the gel liner is surprisingly workable. It's a little scratchy but I find that it draws a very smooth line, something to consider before throwing it away!
For reference, I'm NC30 with yellow undertones and brown eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Brown
Recently I had the opportunity to frequent the Clinique counter at Herberger's. I was modestly impressed with the Clinique associate, as she listened to my individual wants and needs. I have developed a true appreciation for gel liner, however; recently when discovered Clinique's gel lining product, I was so impressed. Not only is this product long-lasting, it doesn't smudge nor crease. In fact, I had to use eye make-up remover, just to remove the product. I also like the fact that this amazing gel lining product is heavily pigmented making it color building. The brush is included, which makes the application that much easier. I was impressed with Clinique's gel liner and would definitely use it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
A truely beautiful green/grey/ brown colour but what a lousy eye liner! I've only used the product about 5 times or so and it looks like a right mess in the jar already! Anyway I can live with that but my main complaint is the crumbling.... It's especially bad for me cause I'm a contact lens wearer and it messes them up big time. A real shame the product isn't better when the colour is so unique.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
OK ...I love the color..absolutely gorgeous with brown eyes....however,,,,,i agree with other MUA posters..the pot is horrendous......especially since this eyeliner is not as dry and matte as BB gel liners......i tried several different brushes thinking that was the problem..but..really the pot is way to deep and you do end up with more liner than you need......so i caved and bought the pencil version.....i like it better...however...i can see me using this pencil every day and since it is a gel liner it will probably go down faster then a regular kohl liner would......would i buy again? YES....i haven't had a color this beautigul in a long time!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought this to compliment my HG eyeliner, the pencil form of Egyptian, which I have used faithfully for over 3 years. My only complaint with the pencil form is that it does tend to fade a little by evening. I had hoped the gel liner on top of the pencil would fix this problem. However, while the color is even more gorgeous at first sight than the pencil, it was too thin for someone not adept to using gel liners and did not stick to my lower waterline the way a MAC fluidline would. This is something I could live with if I had more practice. However, my biggest complaint with the liner is the F*ing Idiot that designed the jar. There is no way to get to the liner without taking out a huge chunk on your brush. What was Clinique thinking? So, rather than fight it like mad, I will stick to my pencil and the slight fading that occurs.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Another winner for Clinique. They have really been coming out with some great products these days and the new cream/gel liners are no exception. I have a few of these and even though this is a great color (bronze/olive green), I find I don't use it as often as I'd like. I tend to reach for the Graphite the most. The applicaton is very smooth and they don't smudge at all. My only issue is that I'd like the product to be a touch thicker. Clinique's liners are cheaper than MAC or BB, but still a good second if cost is an issue.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Very nice, kudos to Clinique for this one! After my bad experience with Clinique's smoke grey gel liner, I never intended to purchase another similar product from Clinique. But when I checked the sample pot of Egyptian out at Sephora, it didn't seem as watery and poorly pigmented as the grey one I bought was, so I thought I'd give this one a shot. I find it does not apply as nicely as MAC Fluidlines or BB Gel Ink liners, but I really don't have any problems to complain about. I just have to go over the line more than I do with the previously mentioned brands, but it's not that bad. I agree w/ previous reviewers about the packaging being a little strange... the gel is kind of far down in the deep pot they put it in... but I still don't have any major problems with it. Overall, it's a pretty good gel liner, the color is gorgeous, and I probably would repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
The only negative I can say about it is the crappy plastic pot they put it in. It's wayyyy too deep in the neck, and hard to get on the brush without having a big glob. The pot isn't like the non-LE ones that are shallower and glass. This is like Clinique had a bunch of leftover gwp pots they needed to use, so they put a LE item in it.
The product itself is very nice. It's alittle wetter than I usually like, causing me to slather on more than I need, but I can blend it off. The color is amazing... You can actually see the shimmer in it - it's a very dark olive green with soft gold shimmer. I can't imagine this looking bad on anyone's eyes. What a shame it was LE....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
the best. color is gorgeous. stays on throughout the day. goes on so smoothly. comes off when i need it too.
the best! hg eyeliner
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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The color in the pot is absolutely gorgeous, a warm olive with gold shimmer. The brush it comes with, throw it away as soon as you open it, because it will not give you any kinds of results, unless you want to instantly be ticked off at this product and that's no way to start a relationship:) Anyway, I do find that the texture is fairly sheer and I usually need to put on two coats to get a good saturation of color. The liner does stay put through most anything and with a good brush it's very easy to apply and it glides well. As far as the pot goes, it's very nice and streamlined and it looks pretty nice, pretty simple. My only gripe with the packaging is that whereas with Fluidlines the product is almost level with the lip of the jar, the Clinique liners, the product starts way below the lip making it a little more interesting to get to the liner. Overall, I find it to be a very unique shade and two coats to get good pigmentation is still better than the three or so I need with Brassy Fluidline, so the lines are comparable IMO. The Deep Brown Clinique one is VERY pigmented, just FYI, so try that one out, it's my HG gel liner out of all my gel liners.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
General description of me: I am a PPP, NC15 with auburn hair, brown eyes, and freckles. My skin is dry. I love egyptian creamshaper, and could hardly wait to try the gel liner. I was ready to buy it as soon as I heard about it on the MUA boards. I stalked the counter for some time to find it.
General description of product: The product is in a plastic contaner with a silver lid. It does not have the nice "heavy" feel I like about the MAC fluidline pots, but I suppose this would be a good thing for travel. The fluidline pots just seem more luxurious for some reason. I have not noticed any difficulty with this liner drying out, so although less attractive, the plastic pot seems to serve its purpose. It retails for $14.50 and comes with a brush, which is scratchy and rough, and could probably be better used as a weapon than an application tool.
Effects and application: The liner iteself is a very glossy texture, and seems to apply more "fluidly" than MAC, but I do think it isn't quite as densely pigmented. I use UDPP on my lids, and this does begin to fade by the end of the day. MAC and BB stay on my lids all day. I did find that I loved the effect of two coats applied and then "burnished" a bit by rubbing the line with a brush...it seemed to bring out the shimmer in the liner. Overall, I still prefer my Egyptian creamshaper, but this does have a pretty and unique color, like a slightly watered down egyptian.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The color of this eyeliner pot is beautiful the shimmery olive green with brown is what i have been looking for (and what i had hoped Ostentatious from MAC would be) however i must say that the consistency of the Clinique eyeliner gel pots is a bit too slick - i much prefer MAC fluidlines and Stila smudgepots to this formula. it is a softter color payoff, not as dramatic as the egyptian eyeliner cream pencil (i have that one too- only eyeliner pencil i still use). the plastic pot feels so cheap next to my bobbi brown eye gels and my stila and mac ones too, as they are all glass, this one just feels so cheap to me. For daytime, casual looks this is fine, but for night i think this is a bit subtle. it does wear off by the end of the day, but i do rub my eyes and if i wanted eyeliner to last till i went to bed, then i'd worry, but i just wash my face after work anyway, so it is not a big thing for me. I would not buy this again, i like other formulas much better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I wouldn't say this lives up to its hype, and probably the pencil liner would be more dramatic than the gel one. I still believe this is a unique olive-brown that I haven't been able to find in other lines, so I'm glad I found it at Sephora's, of all places. BUT it doesn't have the drama that I like with liners. Cause if all I wanted was color, I would just use a shadow (I love the dark effect of liners). Fun to wear during the day and a change in routine from all of the blacks and browns that I own.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Very pretty olive green-brown color with shimmer. Nice texture, applies evenly. Seems to fade on me after about 6 hours. Pretty & unique color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this product! I have been hearing good reviews about Clinique's gel eyeliner, and I decided to purchase this limited edition color at Sephora before it's all gone. The color is great. It's olive with some gold shimmer. It's not as sharp as black, so it's good for everyday use. Glides on easily. And most important of all, IT DOES NOT SMUDGE on my my oil lids! I am looking forward to trying other color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this eyeliner. I have worn this 5 days in a row! It lasts all day and is a pretty shimmery brown/olive/khaki color on me. This is my favorite eyeliner right now. I have not used the brush it comes with (I either use the the stila or mac eyeliner brush). You get a lot of product for your money with this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this eye liner. It's a very dark olive green with gold and brown undertones. It's such a beautiful colour. It makes my hazel eyes just pop. The first day I wore it, my sister commented how much my eyes stood out. I put it on around 8:30 am and went to bed after midnight that day and it was still there.. there was only slight fading. I'm extremely happy with it. It's now my favourite liner.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Egyptian is absolutely lovely. I love black eyeliner but I must say this is a great liner color too for those more subtle days. I love using it on the lower eyelid, and find that since it's not so dark, I can brush it on instantly and perfectly too, a no can do with the black, when perfection is a must. I have turned on a couple friends on to this color too, it is great for ladies that think black or brown liners are too harsh. Ladies afraid of eyeliner, you must try this out, eyeliner really helps to enhance the shape of your eye and this ones is very user friendly and on top of that, it last all day and does not smudge! I must run out and buy more in case it is a limited edition!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I went to the Clinique counter last night to take advantage of the GWP offer, and the salesgirl tried several different brush-on cream liners on me. Egyptian was far and away my favorite, so she put a bit on my eyes so I could see how it looked - and wow! What a pretty, interesting, different shade. I rarely wear black liner because it looks so harsh on me (I'm fair, hazel eyes, hair that varies between brown and auburn), but Egyptian gives the effect I wish black liner had, with a chameleon quality that allows it to look good with many different colors. I love the gold sparkle on my eyes and play it up by wearing the liner with a pale gold cream shadow. This is quickly going to become a staple.