|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
When I first got this I hated it. The brush that came with it was next to useless and didn't give me a precise line. Once I swapped it for another brush, I started to like this product. Until a few months later I noticed it had already dried out. Most of it wound up in the trash thanks to this, so I am going back to my liquid liner, which I can get many months of use out of.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I wonder if people here talk about the same product leaving these nice reviews. This gel liner is NOT super black (my pencil liner leaves a darker line than this). It is flakey and not easy to apply. But the MAIN problem is that it is IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE. I tried eye make-up remover, foaming face wash, soap, baby oil, you name it. Nothing works!!!
Stay away from this product!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this liner! This is my first foray into gel eye liners, and I'm pleased with the lasting power and the lack of smearing or flaking. But definitely toss out that little brush they give you and buy a separate eye liner brush! I get a much cleaner application and a thinner line that way. Also, this liner goes on very smoothly. It's not a product where I have to keep redrawing the line to get it to show up. Overall, amazing in every way for a drugstore product! I don't even need to look at high end versions after trying this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So I'm known as the Queen of dollar makeup lol. All my sorority sisters use MAC, MUFE, and Inglot. Im broke so shelling out 12 bucks for eyeliner took a lot but boy am I happy I did. The fact that it even stayed on my waterline was awesome. The only reason that I gave it a 4 was because its messy to put on and its hard to take off. But it stays on my water eyes and doesn't move
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the first cream eyeliner product I've used, but I can say with confidence that I won't be using anything else :) this has a very intense, rich pigment that stays on all day with minimal smudging or wearing off. I normally apply it with the brush it came with (I quite like it, actually.. I feel it being small gives me more control) or my own angled eyeliner brush. I do find this a bit hard to remove, but for its long-wearing quality and unbeatable colour, it's not too big of a complain. This does tend to dry out quickly, too, so I recommend you don't leave the little jar open while applying it. This also isn't stocked in Australia, so I had to buy it online, but from memory it didn't cost more than AU$10. Love it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have this product in black and have used it twice. It glides on easily, has great staying power and I use it in combination with Loreal's loose kohl. The cream eyeliner works best on the top lid above the eyelashes, and the kohl powder works best on the waterline. I do not like the applicators for either product. The cream eyeliner brush (included with product), was not enough for me to work with, the handle was way too short. Trash it and get a longer handled brush with more control. The applicator for the Khol loose powder curled up. Chunk the applicators for both of these products and I think you will be well pleased, especially when comparing the price to Mac.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've been looking for a dupe for MAC fluidline, I've never used it but I've watched a ton of tutorials using it and I wanted some. There isn't a MAC counter near me and I pretty much love instant makeup gratification ;) so I went and got the L'Oreal HIP gel eyeliner. Overall, I like it. the only downside is the fall-out while applying. It's hard to describe but it's like black ball like thingys fall onto my cheeks while applying. I can brush them off fine and as long as it doesn't fall into my eyes then it's alright. I have VERY sensitive eyes.
When I run out of this, I am going to purchase the Fluidline so I can compare.
Edit*** Ok, the fallout is so bad that I've basically stopped wearing it. I have uber sensitive eyes and the last time I wore it (with an always clean brush), it was so irritating I couldn't wait to get it off. I won't be buying this product again. I like the Maybelline gel liner much better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
meh. I have used both the mac and stila cream liners and they are both much better in my opinion. I bought this when Stila was temporarily closing. I loved my black smudge pot but had accidentally let it dry out. This was cheap and I hoped it would be a more economical replacement. 6+ months later, I can officially say I just don't like it.
Maybe this would work well for someone who is more skilled and careful with makeup application. Personally, I don't like to spend more than 10 minutes doing my makeup, pretty much ever, and this stuff is just too difficult to control. I can pretty much always get a fairly stable and contiguous line with stila or mac but not this - I am always over-applying and/or getting jagged lines with it. I think it's just too thin/wet. It also doesn't stay put as well or as long in my opinion. Plus, it's so much softer that you use more with each application. Stila and mac pots last forever (so much so that they dry out before you can finish 'em if you aren't careful).
Hey, if you've never used the fancier brands and you have crazy steady hands and patience, this might work for you. It does create a nice thick, dark line. If you have the cash though, I highly recommend stepping it up to stila or mac.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
So far out of all of the eyeliners (Liquid, pencil, stick, cream, gel, etc.) I've used, this has been my absolute favorite. It is a little pricey for a drugstore brand, but it's a good amount of product. The black is true black, dark and rich. The formula goes on creamy and doesn't really flake like some do as they dry. I've worked 9 hour shifts in a hot kitchen with this eyeliner on, went to bed to tired to take it off, and it still looked perfect when I woke up. However, I do recommend a primer to help it stay put even better.
As a side note, the brush included is horrid. I found it rough and coarse and decided against using it. Any regular liner brush will be your best bet.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
The color, consistency, and staying power is fabulous, but there are cons. The brush that comes with it is stiff and really a hindrance. I went to Sephora and bought a Sephora brand gel liner brush which works wonderfully and makes thinner lines. I do use this almost every day, but the product has dried so much even though there is a lot left. I'm still on the fence about buying it again, but I loved it while it was still workable.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
LOVE this product. Once it's applied, it stays on. No smudges, high pigment, no crumbling off. The only downside is how pricey it is considering how big it is. However- that will not stop me from continuing to buy this product. I've never tried MAC fluidline, so I can't compare the two- but what I do know is that this eyeliner is the best eyeliner out of all the drugstore eyeliners. Hands down. Buy this, ladies. You won't regret it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my HG eyeliner. This truly lives up to the name and is much more pigmented than MAC's blacktrack fluidline. It applies much smoother than MAC's, and doesn't dry out as quickly as blacktrack does. The staying power is definitely there.
If you could, avoid using this with an angled brush like the 266. I find that that causes flakes to fall down your cheek since the consistency is so smooth and soft at touch, and you don't realize that since it's so tiny until you start to blend your foundation. It also is too rough, causing the "color gap" if you know what I mean.
TIPS: Use this with MAC's 209 brush (you know, the brush you like to ignore when they have their holiday special edition brush sets). Also, yes it's not that much cheaper than department stores, but the pot will last you a LONG TIME. Plus, you see this in ULTA's BOGO specials all the time, so if you haven't tried it, wait for the BOGO specials.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have purchased the makeupforever eyeliner like this which was.. hmm like 20 something?? Anywho If you do not like this, well, thats because you don't know how to apply gel liner. Sorry but that is the truth.. I will spend money on make up and honestly this is right up there with all the prestigious labels. P.S try it. OH AND PLEASE purchase a eye line brush usually a good one is 10 and up?? I use bare minerals.. but yes drive over to your local Walgreens/walmart/CVS etc... Take the plunge ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I got this at a warehouse sale for $4, so you definitely can't beat the price. The formula for this eyeliner is FABULOUS! You only need a tiny bit to make a beautiful line. The color is deep and fabulous, so no complaints there. For the staying power, you can't beat it. I went swimming with this, and it didn't budge, yet it washes off easily with a little baby shampoo.
I think this is a fabulous product. I've tried the other colors which are equally pigmented and long lasting. Overall a fabulous liner and a great alternative to pencils and liquids!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Overall, I thought this product was ok. I mean for the price you could get higher end ones (since it was over 10 bucks with tax!) It does go on smooth, and on me it stays on for a while without flaking or drying out. I have had mine for a while and it hasn't dried out yet so that is a plus. I like the way it looks on but the brush it came with was horrible. You will probably have to use another type of eyeliner brush. I would not repurchase just b/c its expensive for drug store brand, but it is an alright product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this eyeliner! It's very easy to apply whether you use their brush or your own and goes on very smooth and evenly. It is also VERY OPAQUE! only need to swipe once
Best part of this product is how long it stays on. When I put on eyeliner, an hour later, I end up with an arc of color above my crease, but not with this one. It's pretty much smudge proof! (which also makes it a little difficult to take off at night...)
worst part of this product is that you get a bunch in the package. You will surely never use that much before it dries out. I would prefer less for a cheaper price but eh...
overall, this is my favorite eyeliner of all time!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my first cream eyeliner and I'm very impress with this product. It gave me the dark define eyes that I always go for. I buy mine in black and the color picks up great. Unlike some products, the brush that with this is actually pretty good. This does not smudge that easily unless of course you rub your eyes like crazy. You can easily touch up and light smudges with a Q-tip anyways. This tends to dry out fast after a month's use so try not to keep the lid open for to long when in use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I actually found this pretty pricey for a d/s brand ($11+US). Sephora has just come out w a cream liner and it's only a couple dollars more than this one :P
Anyways, onto my review. I wanted to find a cheaper alternative to MAC. Yes i know it's not that expensive, but I don't find it lasts as long as i would like it to on my lids. I heard great reviews about the HIP liners, so i thought i'd give this a try. I do like it better than the MAC one for a couple reasons. 1) the black is really really black. It's more pigmented than MAC's Blacktrack fluidline. With the MAC one, I find it's not very pigmented when I line my upper lash line. I would have to layer on the product. The HIP liner, it goes on very nice and intense.
2) the HIP liner lasts long on my lid as well. Also, less smudging than blacktrack. I said i would rebuy cuz it's a good liner, but when i run out of this one, I will probably try the sephora one next :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I originally bought this product looking for a dupe for MAC's blacktrack. The brush it comes with is very hard and pokey, so you have to use another liner brush. It worked nicely and didn't smudge much, but it didn't even take 1 month before it was dried up. I decided it was okay.. I would just use it as an eyeshadow base instead.. I found that even with a shadow primer, it wouldn't work very well for a base either.. So now I have no use for it any longer! Maybelline has a new gel liner in a pot as well and it's 10x better!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
My friend gave me this product a month ago and i decided to give it a try because i heard great reviews. The first time put it on , i only went out for 3 hours and it was fine except it smeared a little under my lashes on the outer corner. My next attempt was a few days ago and by the end of 2 hours i looked like a racooon. I thought it was just because i rubbed my eye, so i tried it one more time and goodness ! it was horrrrible, it smearedd badlly !! The product surprisingly did not dry up yet and it is quite smoooth. I guess my oily lids and cream liners do not go together.