Laura Mercier • Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Well, it looks like I am in a minority here, but I do not like the performance of this eyeliner. However, I do love the concept. I bought this along with the LM flat brush, and used both with just plain water and Metamorfix (liquid that turns eyeshadows and cake eyeliners into liquid WATERPROOF eyeliners) and I still couldn't get the longevity and performance I was after. I tried both LM method (under the lash line) and standard (tight lash line) and both times, this ended up smudging, coming off or flaking.
1) Great method, you can mix your own consistency which makes the product more versatile and customizable depending on the method you are using
2) Would've probably lasted me a long time even with daily use
3) Quick and easy to apply
1) Staying power sucks IMHO
2) Cost - this is an expensive product
So, this is my third LM product, 1 I adore and 2 I dislike, so I think LM as a brand is probably just not my cup of tea or does not seem to sit well with me. For a brand that is so expensive, I think it has to deliver flawlessly, which is just not the case.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
My friend used to work at the Laura Mercier counter at Bloomindales and successfully convinced me to buy a bunch of LM products I didn't necessarily want or need. The ONLY thing I'm truly happy about purchasing is this eyeliner (with the flat liner brush). If applied right, I find this stuff to be the longest lasting eyeliner EVER. That being said, it did take me awhile to perfect putting it on and in the process of learning I managed to poke myself in the eye more than once. I once accidentally fell asleep wearing this eyeliner and the next morning it still looked freshly applied, if that gives you any idea of its staying power. Anyway, not an everyday eyeliner for me due to how long it takes to apply, but my go-to eyeliner for going out/weekends.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product so much that I am now on my third Black Ebony eyeliner! I have used this product for years now and it has never let me down. It is so easy to use (especially with Laura Mercier's liner brush), and the color is buildable - you can create a sheer line, or put multiple layers to create a true black line. I also love that it does not budge/smear - yet it is so easy to remove at the end of the day. Absolutely lovely product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this specifically for tight lining my eyes (done by pushing eyeliner under your lashes instead of on top so the pigment settles between the lashes, which produces the appearance of a thicker lash line). I've tried tight lining my top lashes with gel liner and always ended up with the liner on the inner rim of my bottom lashes when I blinked. I've also stabbed myself in the eye several times using other brushes. The only way I have ever been able to tight line successfully, and with minimal time and effort, is by using the LM cake liner, a little water and the LM Flat Eye Liner brush. This will set you back about $40. Your local LM sales associate should be able to show you how to do it right. I think it's worth it, particularly if you were not blessed with dense, dark lashes in the first place. I still use a pencil or cream liner above the lash line, usually smudging it quite a bit to get a smokier eye. I would also recommend using the cake liner in bleu marine, especially if you have green or blue eyes. It's a dark navy color and when used to tight line the inner lash line it seems to give a subtle brightness to your eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I used it about a year ago and for some reason I stopped and just started using pencils. I went a tried it again a couple weeks ago and I could not believe I went back to pencils!! This is by far the best eye liner, and I use it with the ecotools liner brush or the ELF eye liner brush. Laura Mercier's eye liner brush is just a little too soft for me. Love how you can wear this product during the day and then at night spice it up and add even more to make it a night time look. Never going back to pencil lining again!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is an absolutely incredibly eyeliner, the deepest, sootiest, richest black eyeliner I've ever used. I got a BI sample from a friend and wow, am I impressed. Just get a drop of water on your brush (I use SK's bent liner brush), work into a paste, and presto, the deepest darkest black eyeliner a girl could wish for. I've always shied away from using black liquid liner too often because it can be such a harsh look--I don't know how to explain it but there's something softer about this, but the color is intense.
I knocked off one lippie for three reasons: because I wish the FS product was a little bit less expensive, because it takes a little longer to use which sometimes is more time than I have in the morning, and because it irritated my eyes a bit on the waterline (I don't think it's intended to be used there so be advised!). But these are small quibbles with a truly superior product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
The most beautiful long lasting eyeliner I own! The color black is intense and velvet, sexy looking. Never smudges or fades on me. I have every color in Laura Mercier's cake eye liners. Worth every cent I paid. Love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The Laura Mercier way of of dabbing this moistened eyeliner into your lash line from below the lashes while looking down is absolutely awesome. I used to use the black ebony and the blue marine cake eyeliner for years, except that little flakes would fall below my eyes every day. The good thing is that this eyeliner stays put and doesn't smudge even with my oily lids. The bad thing is the flaking. I actually found that if you use the Laura Mercier method of applying eyeliner (as I mentioned above, and with the flat eyeliner brush) but with the Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner, that works the absolute best. The Laura Mercier cake eyeliner can get too messy because you have to add water whenever you use it and the cake can dry out and crumble in the container. I've repurchased this before, but now I've realized that this is not the best out there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I'm a black liner addict (and mascara junkie) and I usually wear the black Stila Smudgepot. But on days I want something a little different this is what I reach for. Same look, just do two coats like I do with the Stila and I'm set. I usually try to give it a bit more time to dry (just a few seconds) but I got it at the same time as my Stila and it still looks unused. A flat brush I think is best with this, and it is great for giving a more natural looking line.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this product! I have been using it for years and will never consider another eyeliner. It's perfect for a natural look, but it's possible to build as well. It never smudges and is easy to apply (once you master Laura's techniques...). It is kinda intimidating at first but use a flat brush and it's fullproof. I can't apply make up well at all but have no probs with this product.