quix's review of E.L.F. Waterproof Eyeliner Pen


542 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $


Aqua(water), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, SD Alcohol 40 (Alcohol Denat), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Maganese 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)


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Not bad at all! I bought Plum & Midnight simultaneously and found that they both had felt tips that were thickish, short, and not very flexible (just like me!). I find that any liquid eyeliner is made a breeze by using an angled liner anyway, so that problem was solved (sadly, it does not solve my little-teapot problem, but I assume it distracts).

The consistency of these liners is very liquidy at first and stays that way for a while, but it gets very dry over time; cracking might be an issue if you have dry lids. I have oily lids so I like that the liner doesn't get gummed up with the eyeshadow (which can happen with acrylic pencil liners). This liner does fade somewhat over time, and the line will not remain as sharp, but it's definitely pertinacious, especially when it comes time to removing it.

The colours are gorgeous - very rich and full of depth. Plum is almost mesmerising to look at once you swipe it because of all the layers to it. I find that the site shows the colours lighter than they really are (you can especially tell with black); if you have a flatscreen monitor like me, you can just tilt your screen back a bit and voila! Instant darkening effect.

I was quite pleased with the quality of these liners for the price (let's pretend that my HG liquid liner isn't Wet & Wild for a moment). The only drawback for me, besides the tip that I don't really use anyway, is the driness it gets, which is why it got a 4. I will definitely buy the other colours - all the colours are well-chosen for liners - especially since I'm installing a stash of makeup at my SO's place now (what did he get himself into)!

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