E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner - Black

E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner - Black

3.2

345 reviews

57% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $

INGREDIENTS

Water(Aqua), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Xathan Gum, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090)

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I had used this for awhile and in retrospect it's okay. I recently switched over from this to a much better drugstore eyeliner, so I just wanted to give my thoughts on it.

The applicator is not of the best quality, but it works if you have a steady enough hand. The pigmentation sucks though, to be honest. I often found myself having to apply at least another coat or two after the first one because it would look so streaky. The annoying thing about that was that you had to let it dry completely before applying another coat, otherwise it would remove some of your prior coat. Wear length was alright. This eyeliner can smudge pretty easily, so I would keep that in mind.

I would recommend this product to makeup beginners. It's only $2 and you do learn the fundamentals of how to apply liquid eyeliner with it, I'll admit. For more experienced makeup users, I would skip this. There's way better liquid eyeliners for only a few dollars more.

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on 3/5/2017 12:14:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I swear they changed the formulation for this and doubled the price ($1 to $2 USD but whatever). It was never the best eyeliner but it would do. I liked that it had a brown shade, which is hard to find in this format these days. I picked up the black at Walmart because they didn't have brown and was going to order brown online, but nope, It was very thin and runny. The first stroke was not pigmented enough and the second took off all the pigment of the first, like a bad, streaky nail polish. It did not even provide a smooth even line. Letting it dry made applying another coat all flaky, it was a disaster. I had to cover it with my Essence waterproof liquid liner to fix it. I use liquid liner because it is easier and faster to apply for me, plus more pigment with one stroke than pen or pencil provides. This negates all of it. Use the money you were going to use to buy this for something better.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I used to use this a while back and it wasn't that great. The brush tip was very flimsy and hard to work with. It was never the blackest eyeliner that I heard other people say it was. It's very watery and can be very messy. I have oily eyelids and this smudged very easily on me. I also have watery eyes and it comes off in the inner corner a lot too. It's only $3, but there's better eyeliners at the drugstore.


on 3/1/2017 6:50:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Pros: very black, cheap as chips Cons: flimsy tip, very wet so can get messy if you move or touch your eye before its dry


on 12/16/2016 11:17:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Although I love affordable makeup and several products from e.l.f, I wouldn't repurchase this. It's not a terrible eyeliner, but there are definitely better options. The most recent reviews I'm seeing for this are from 2012, and the packaging and brush looks different from the image shown, so I'm assuming they've updated the product. I had one of these back around that time, and I liked it then, but I was about 13 and didn't really know what a good formula was. I'm using one right now as a backup just in case I misplace my current liquid liner (Maybelline ultra liner in waterproof) so I can give a legit opinion about this. Onto the actual review:

-it has a decently long wand with a felt tip brush
-the formula isn't very opaque at all, I need about two coats for it to be true black without any patches or streakiness
-it has a shiny/vinyl finish
-the texture is pretty thin and almost watery, hence the lack of coverage
-I think the price was about $1-2 at CVS
-removes easily and doesn't smudge on me, but will crack or chip throughout the day

This liner was not absolute shit, but I wouldn't buy again unless I was desperate.


on 12/3/2016 2:51:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

I didn't like any from this line of liquid liners from e.l.f. It's super watery and takes a long time to dry so if you have hooded eyelids like me and blink, it usually smudges by itself. I'd much rather use any of their other eyeliners.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have pretty oily eyelids so if you suffer from the same thing, I wouldn't recommend using this product to do thick lines or cat eye - it's too runny and watery. But this is absolutely perfect for doing just a thin line on my top lashline when I want a super simple look with just a swipe of mascara.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Only slightly better than the studio precision liner by E.L.F. Doesn't dry shiny but still very watery and hard to work with. Have to build up to get black instead of watery gray

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on 10/3/2016 10:56:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I wish I loved this eye liner as I had read about it on BuzzFeed for being a great dupe. However it is so watery if does not pigment well. I had to return if.


on 10/3/2016 9:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Horrible consistency. I like a lot of elf's products, but this one was a huge miss. This liner is incredibly runny, not pigmented, and smugs at the slightest touch.

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