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Cream Eye Liner in Smashing Midnight Brown
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on 5/15/2017 3:55:00 AM
More reviews by tempesttides
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I have this product in pencil form in the older formula, purchased about 6 years ago. It's a wooden pencil that needs sharpening. Given that this is a cream eyeliner in pencil form, it applies smoothly, but also smudges easily. This can be either good or bad, depending on what you are looking for.Personally, I don't like thinner hard lines for eyeliner, so this formula works great as I can apply it in a thin line, but use a smudge brush to blend it into the eyeshadow I put on my upper and lower lids. But, because it is a cream formula, it is easily smudged once in place, so you have to be careful about touching your eyes during the day. Also, if your lids get oily, this product will smudge even more. I use Milani eye primer and find it does well.
on 11/10/2014 10:20:00 PM
More reviews by kaitlynlovesmkeup
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Cons:*packaging sucks*useless as an eyelinerPros:*pretty decent eyebrow productI received this as a gift so I'm not sure how much it costs, but I have the gel liner duo, with midnight brown and caviar (a black). first off, the packaging is awful. I don't know how to describe it, but the outside of it started peeling off and it looks almost like when glue dries. it's really rubbery. the eyeliner is really dry (caviar more so than midnight brown) so using it as an eyeliner sucks. however, I use it on my eyebrows and its really nice. I usually use this on my eyebrows, then use an eyeshadow to prevent it from smudging and it lasts all day
on 4/19/2012 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by mrsleonidas
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Its a beautiful color and you get a ton of product.But all that don't even matter because............this stuff NEVER DRIES!!!!!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/25/2012 1:27:00 AM
More reviews by jayescott
Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine
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!
on 5/21/2012 3:04:00 AM
More reviews by notoriouskkg
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
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.
on 5/14/2012 11:16:00 PM
More reviews by Kathryn9
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
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.
on 7/3/2011 1:14:00 AM
More reviews by characterarc
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
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.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 9/23/2011 1:07:00 PM
More reviews by carrasco
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)
on 7/24/2011 6:06:00 AM
More reviews by slippingbeauty
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
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.
on 8/7/2011 2:09:00 AM
More reviews by jennifurrl
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other
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.
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