Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tell-All Tuesday: e.l.f. Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
$1.00 + shipping if ordering online.
So I'm going to keep this very short and simple, but let me first begin by saying I am the biggest eyeliner junkie you will ever meet: I have tried them all. No, but really.
e.l.f. Essential Waterproof Eyeliner Pen claims to provide you with a "no smudge with no-budge eyeliner, which creates a fabulous and fresh look of precision that lasts for hours. The smooth pen applicator easily glides on color for very fine to bold lines for effortless beauty."
To cut straight to the chase, this product really did nothing for me. I picked one up at Target and was pumped to try it (as I always am to try new products, especially when they could potentially save me a significant amount of money in the future), but ended up being thoroughly disappointed. I first tested the product on the back of one of my hands (as I usually do with just about any new product I am trying) and was initially quite impressed. The liner glided on, as stated in the description, easily and had great, bold pigmentation. I tried to smudge the liner with my finger and it (surprisingly) didn't budge. I then proceeded to use some hand sanitizer in attempts to remove it and even then the liner was still somewhat visible. This looked very promising.
Unfortunately the great results were only the case on my bare, otherwise makeupless hand. When I tried to apply this liner on top of any sort of makeup (concealer, foundation, mineral foundation, powdered or cream eye shadow) it simply will not show up, which I found kind of frustrating. Replacing the lid doesn’t help to re-wet the applicator tip with more product, and shaking it certainly didn’t get the liner flowing either. Maybe if you are planning on having a naked eye with just liquid liner this would be a great product, but in correlation with any other types of makeup, this liner is close to useless.
Good thing it was only a dollar, right?