|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
First off, I got this in a 500 point perk from Sephora along with an eyeshadow trio and primer.
I first hated this liner because I didn't have an appropriate brush. To save money, I went out and bought a $3 angled eyeliner brush from e.l.f. (which SUCKED). It took me a while to realize that the problem was with the crappy brush and not the product.
Later, my mom bought me the Smashbox Sepia cream liner from their Girls on Film collection (which is gorgeous), and it included a travel-size cream liner brush. I was finally able to apply my Midnight Brown appropriately and see what a great product it actually is. You get so much product in the jar, as well. I've had this for over a year, and I'm still pretty far from hitting pan (I use this liner at least 2-3 times per week).
This is a great basic liner. The color payoff is awesome, and it's a beautiful chocolate brown, even though the name "Midnight Brown" implies that it is a blackish brown. It is so smooth and creamy, and it glides on my lids so easily. You don't need a lot. In fact, I think most of the complaints are coming from people who are using too much product. If you use too much, it does get smudgey and clumping. So, don't use so much! Also, if you apply it on top of eyeshadow and primer, it lasts all day long.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
ok firstly i was given this as a gift so I'm not sure how much it costs.
Cons: this is a horrible eyeliner! it is hard to put on because its very dry, you need to build it up to get a nice pigmented line, and by the time you get that it usually has smudged everywhere because this doesn't set very well. However I did say that I would buy this product again... why?
Pros: I gave up on using this as an eyeliner because it just doesn't work, however I have started using it as an eyebrow gel and its amazing! the dry gel consistency holds better than a shadow, and its easier to use than a pencil and it doesnt leave any harsh lines. Because it is quite sheer but buildable, you can use the same product to softly fill in your brows, or to heavily fill them in.
I have used this almost every day on my brows since I was given it... but i think i only attempted to use this as an eye liner twice and then gave up.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love Smashbox Cream Liners. They go on easily and don't tug on my sensitive eyelid skin. This is a great color, I have it in a set where it's paired with black, and they are my go-to eyeliners. I'm not sure why all of these people are saying it doesn't last all day - I have worn it all day and then left it on at the gym and even after sweating it's still there. I hardly ever use my pencil or liquid eyeliners any more!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Its a beautiful color and you get a ton of product.
But all that don't even matter because............
this stuff NEVER DRIES!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a dark batte brown cream liner in a pot and it's got a huge amount. I am a sucker for brown eyeliner and I feel like I've tried so many brands. This one is the worst one I've ever tried. Mine is not dry but it just isn't as creamy as any other brand I've used. I can't use my usual angled brush to apply it either, I have to use a Mac 209 and that is def not what I prefer to use for applying this eyeliner. I just happen to have it. I literally have to rub my brush back and forth half a dozen times to get the brush loaded up and it seems to hardly grab any product. I have to repeat this process 2 times per eye. It just completely turns me off and my eyeliner takes way longer than it should, or ever has before. I would not buy this again but I will try to finish this up. (it could take awhile)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This stuff never dries. I bought this as part of a promotional set whikch included a flattop liner brush for $28 (largely because I liked the brush and wanted a brown cream or gel liner). While I love the color and consistency I don't love the way it applies. The cream is pretty structureless... not sure how to describe it... I can't really get it to form a lasting true line. It just seems to sort of splooge out any which way.
I'm annoyed that I spent almost $30 on this liner set since the brush isn't worth the $28 either -- but I suppose at an average of $14 apiece I can live with having had the opportunity to try them out. Maybe I can find another purpose for it... as a dark outer crease base for an intense smoky eye or something. The brush may grow on me... I never know when I'll find that the perfect brush I need for some new purpose suddenly appears when I shop my own stash. So there's that.
Also: setting this liner with a decent quality shadow seems to improve its staying power though not considerably. It's so creamy that eventually it just absorbs into the skin and the color sort of flakes away. Set with a powder shadow after a bit you're left with basically a powder shadow line.
It isn't bad stuff... just not comparable to a long-lasting liner which is pretty much what I'm used to. So maybe this is actually awesome for what it's supposed to do... but somehow I doubt it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this product. It's not supposed to be dry and hard, so for heaven's sake if you have a dry or hard one TAKE IT BACK TO THE STORE. It's a cream liner, it's supposed to be creamy. I have Midnight Brown in a duo with Thunder that's at least a couple of years old and neither side has changed in texture at all. This product applies and wears nicely, so I would repurchase it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The process I go through when using this:
1. "Why is this so dry?"
2. "Why do I need to load up a ton of this on my brush just to get to BARELY show up on my lashline?"
3. "I've barely applied any and already I need to load up more again."
4. "This is tugging on my lashline."
Don't even try to create a winged eye with this. You will be there all day. The only pro to this product is that it came free in my Sephora 500point perk gift. The cons - in addition to those above - is that its a full size and that I spent my 500pts on this garbage.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have noticed a lot of people say that this eyeliner either fades too much or smudges. I have not had those problems with it yet. However, here are a couple things I do that might help keep it in place: I use Laura Mercier eye basics all over my lid, which is nothing short of a miracle worker. After using a very thin eyeliner brush to apply the eyeliner (I apply it right on top of my Laura Mercier Topaz eyeshadow), I then take Laura Mercier Coffee Ground eyeshadow (same dark brown color) and apply it with a smudge brush over the eyeliner. It gives a slight smokey look. I do not put any of the eyeliner on the lower lashes.
While the pot looks teeny tiny, I only use just a little bit with my brush so I can see the product lasting for quite a while, maybe even drying up too much well before I have used it all.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Its a black brown, smooth texture, very pliable and buildable. It makes my brown eyes look more mochaish color. It stays all day even in hot heat. I got this free sample pot from sephora, even this will last me a long time. I most likely will purchase. The pigmentation is incredible for a cream liner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really love this dark brown. It makes my blue eyes pop, and it is a color that goes with any neutral eye shadow combination. It stays put all day, and since it is a cream eye liner, it is very easy to apply. It's also really easy for me to apply close to the lash line. It's a simple dark, warm brown color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Despite the generally bad reviews for this, I really love this eyeliner, but understand why a lot of people wouldn't. I have it in Midnight Brown and Caviar (Black). The brown is great for the day/more natural look. It is very creamy and smears easily but I use it mostly on the bottom and outer corners, smudged with a Q-tip for a soft smokey look. I would use something else if I wanted a precise line or only on the top lid. It is a bit pricey, but it lasts a REALLY long time. I've had the brown for literally 4 years and there is still a lot left. Also, I apply it with those cheap CVS "essence of beauty" applicators that have the rounded/tapered sponge tips which I find work great for this. I wouldn't recommend using an actual brush.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This isnt THAT creamy, to be called creamy eye liner! There is a little tugging when applying, and the color wasnt a very dark brown as the name applies. Used w/ UDPP and it was 50% gone at the end of the day. .04oz
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
This is an amazing eyeliner! This was my very first and I have been using this one ever since. I love the brown shade as it makes my look natural but still glam [as compared to black eyeliner which I absolutely despise]. It's pretty costly so I have to save a lot in order to restock. Still, I recommend this to all, even newbies who wish to experimet with their first eyeliner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Got it in a sephora gift set. Terrible item. I am very disppointed with smashbox with this item. The other items such as eyeshaw and lip palette are great. The color is pretty, however, it's too dry to put on my eye. Though it says it's "creamy", but i felt I was budding my poor eye lid with this. The color is hard to got on. though it's work if you try it on hand. I guess pencil liner isn't for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I actually absolutely love this cream eyeliner in Midnight Brown! I've had the same one from 3 years ago. I use it nearly everyday and it still hasn't quite hit 50% yet. You need very, very little product so it lasts forever....in fact, the SA at Sephora, where I bought it, told me it would last a long time. I'm terrible with eyeliner pencils and can never draw a straight line, so when I found this cream eyeliner it was a godsend. I actually don't find that it rubs off, as the others have mentioned. This brown color is the perfect color for me and I will definitely be purchasing other colors from this range!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this as part of the Brow Tech & Cream Eye Liner Palette in the Try Me! set. The following cream liners were included: Image (sparkly green black), Caviar (black), Thunder (grey), Picasso (midnight blue), Putty (brownish grey), Midnight Brown (dark brown). I like the high pigmentation of this liner, as well as the creamy quality. While I understand the concept of cream liners being soft smudgable for smokey eyes, IMO they they should set eventually so that they look the same later in the day as they did when you were finished applying your makeup. I actually don't have smudging problems with this product (no raccoon eyes or anything like that)-- it just doesn't last (it just seems to disappear...) However, I think it's a little overpriced given the quality--I cannot get the liner to last on my lower lashline for more than a few hours even using eye primer and setting it with some powder.
Overall: This isn't my HG, feel that there are better d/s cream liners, and will keep looking.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
this goes on very creamy...no tugging whatsoever...on my lids...it shows up a medium-dark brown...not super dark brown at all......very nice if u want a very natural look and dont wanna use black...my only beef is that it fades too fast...u have to touch up within a 4 hrs, even with primer...so no, i will not repurchase