Clinique • Brush-on cream liner in TRUE BLACK • Eyeliner

rated 4.4(204 reviews)

Average Rating.4.4
Would buy this product again.81%

rated 4 of 5 MandyDee on 6/19/2010 9:44:00 PM more reviews by MandyDee

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Black, Straight   Eyes: Brown    

This is a great gel eyeliner for first timers at a reasonable price. I found I got a better application with my MAC 209 Eyeliner brush (I like a very thin neat line). The only downside is that it smudges sometimes. I bought the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner Set and it does exactly what it lasts all day and night without a smudge. I also find the quality and ease of application with the BB Gel Eyeliners are much better.

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rated 4 of 5 ClaudiaNunez7 on 6/16/2010 12:19:00 AM more reviews by ClaudiaNunez7

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

This Was My First Creme Eyeliner. I Like It Very Much. It Goes On Nicely, And It Is Dark(Atleast You Can Make It By Lightly Applying It Over You Line) I Love It. It Looks Very Smooth And Creamy And Makes My Small Green Eyes Look Big. I Would Definitely Recommend It. It Last A Long Time And By The End Of The Day I Just Grab A Q-Tip With A Lil Lotion And It Comes Right Off!

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rated 4 of 5 d0r0thyy on 6/11/2010 2:35:00 AM more reviews by d0r0thyy

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Hm... this was my first cream liner i've ever bought and I have to say it is very gooood. It's not as black as i'd like it to be and i haven't compared it to MAC's gel liner in black, but i'd suppose it isn't as pigmented as MAC's is. other than that, it is super creamy and goes on very niceeee.

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rated 5 of 5 evelynhg1107 on 5/24/2010 7:02:00 PM more reviews by evelynhg1107

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Black    

This is my favorite eyeliner so far. The texture is so smooth and creamy that it's easy to alter and re-alter to your perfection. It also stays on and does not come streaking off at the end of the day. I recommend using either a really thin eyeliner brush or a lip brush instead of the little brush that comes with the application. I use a lip brush - it's easy to handle and it helps me get a precise line.

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rated 5 of 5 ladysonoma on 5/8/2010 12:12:00 PM more reviews by ladysonoma

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Red   Eyes: Brown    

This is now my favorite. It's just like the cream pencils but there's a ton more of it. In fact, I think this will last me at least two years or more. Of course, I'll probably replace it before then but what a great deal, relatively.

Some say the brush is too small, but not for me. The brush is perfect and the bristles are perfect to put the shape that I want that isn't too thick.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* HotCurry on 5/6/2010 9:56:00 PM more reviews by HotCurry

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

This is an amazing cream liner...a million times better than Mac's fluidline! It's VERY black, very smooth and easy to work with, and lasts all day, even on my waterline! It also doesn't irritate my super sensitive eyes. Pretty much a flawless product, love it!

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rated 5 of 5 westcoast84 on 4/23/2010 12:53:00 AM more reviews by westcoast84

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

You can see my before and after cream eyeliner photos here

Iím a huge eyeliner person. I feel that my makeup is incomplete without thick black eyeliner. Before I got my hands on Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner (14.50 USD), Iíve tried MAC Fluidline, gel liner by Bobbi Brown, and LíOrťal HIP Color Rich Cream Eyeliner. Those are all very popular brands. People raved about these two gel liners, particularly Mac Fluidline and gel liner by Bobbi Brown, thatís why I was greatly disappointed when they both came off my oily lids and smeared under my eyes in the middle of the hot day. I gave up on gel/cream liner all together after those tries and switched to liquid liner. Liquid liners can give you intense jet-black color, and they really donít stay on your eyelids forever. Iíve gone swimming with my gel eyeliner on (Itís private swimming pool so I didnít have to remove my makeup) and it stayed on my face the entire time. However, while liquid liners have amazing lasting power, itís not as easy to work with as cream liners. The slightest wrong move leaves a big dark splotch on you which is hard to clean up. Liquid liners also dry up slower than cream liners which can lead to potential mess if you wink or smudge it by accident. But when theyíre completely dry, they never come off.

Even though I had some good liquid liner days, I had been tempted to go back to cream/gel liner for awhile despite my previous bad experiences I had with them. I was somewhat tired of the stark/harsh line liquid liner gives me, and really wanted to change things up and adopt a softer look. When I picked up Clinique Brush-On Cream Line, I had no expectations whatsoever, but it impressed me.

This liner glides on smoothly, it doesnít dry right away which means you get 10-20 seconds to smudge it out if you wish. But after this, it stays put rain or shine. The texture is creamy and itís perfect for beginners who donít have steady hands. With liquid eyeliner, every jitter of your hand shows on your eye line. This cream liner is also good for making those cat eye flicks.

The brush applicator it came with is flat and stiff, I use Bobbi Brown angle brush which is softer and gives you more precise lining. But since the original brush is so tiny, you can carry it in your purse in case you need some touch up. The Clinique brush quality kind of lower its overall rating, but this little grievance doesnít change the fact that this cream eyeliner is simply one of the best out there.

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rated 4 of 5 lsc87 on 4/22/2010 6:44:00 PM more reviews by lsc87

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

This is a lovely pigmented liner, very smooth application, and doesn't dry flakey or anything. Stays on all day. However when putting it on the brush, because it is quite solid sometimes clumps do go on the brush. Comes with a little brush which is a good idea, though I do not use the brush that came with it.

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rated 5 of 5 andygirrl1 on 4/9/2010 1:24:00 AM more reviews by andygirrl1

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Tan   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

I got lucky and bought this as my first gel liner. It is so black and easy to work with. I sampled other gel liners and they're not as good as this. This stuff goes on smoooth and it lasts all day long even in the waterline which is a tricky place to keep eyeliner on for the entire day. The price on this is great for the quality.I think $14.50.

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rated 5 of 5 FinalDestination019 on 3/16/2010 11:32:00 PM more reviews by FinalDestination019

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Olive   Hair: Black, Straight   Eyes: Blue    

After running out of my HG cream liner, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, I decided to try something new when I spotted this at Sephora about a week ago. The packaging is cute and it is about $2 less than the fluidline. I put it on and fell in love. The texture is super creamy, the color is definitely a true black, and slightly more pigmented than the MAC one. It is so easy to manage my brush with this and I use it on both my upper and lower lash line. It lasts an extremely long time and I don't need to reapply like I do with a pencil. This is a great gel eyeliner. I will definitely be repurchasing it. Not too pricey (about $16) and it works great! I recommend it.

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