I have the shakiest hands on this side of the planet, and applying liquid liner is a huge chore that leaves me shaking in my boots. The part that’s the scariest about liquid liners are their brush type applicators that leave my strokes a quivering mess. To prevent that I have taken to trying out various pen eyeliners because let’s face it, the liquid liner will always be one of the most alluring products in the makeup world. I can say that it’s nothing short of an art form, a beautiful stroke that immediately makes you look bushy tailed and ready to face this cruel world head on! But I can wax eloquent on this topic all day long. :p Let’s get on with the review before I get carried away 😉
$2 for 1.8 gm.
This is a felt tip liner with a very interesting curved body. The body is all black with just the name emblazoned in silver which makes this product look very classy and sleek. Not only that, by virtue of being a felt tip liner, it is inherently travel friendly. This pen style cosmetic can be easily slipped into even the tiniest of clutches. The problem with this, as it is with every other felt tip liner, is that it needs to be stored inverted or else it will dry up very fast, but this is easily remedied by proper storage.
My Take on ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner in Teal:
When one thinks of the colour “teal,” the colour that comes to mind is a greenish blue that’s cool toned and easy on the eyes. The swatches on the ELF website reflect the same and so does the colour label at the bottom of this eyeliner, but when I swatched this product, I was surprised, not sure if it was pleasantly or unpleasantly so, it is a deep inky blue almost bordering on black, save for the ultramarine glint that is so very prominent. It is a beautiful colour as unique as it is striking against dark skin. I absolutely adored it at the very first glance and vowed to buy a back up even if it royally sucked, but thankfully, the staying power is equally brilliant for this nifty product.
The liner stays for a decent 5 hours alone and 8-9 hours when layered over the ELF Eyelid primer. I also like to layer it over the Maybelline Colossal Kajal, which makes it an intense black-blue liner that lasts all day, with minor fading of the cat’s eye “tail,” by the end of the day which can be attributed to my oily eye corners.
The previous colour from this range (purple) was a beautifully vibrant colour but with a very harsh applicator which made application a huge headache, but thankfully, I didn’t face the same problem with this colour. The applicator gives clean crisp lines with single stroke opacity, perfect for cat’s eyes or any other graphic liner techniques you may wish to use this pen for.
Pros of ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner in Teal:
- Classy packaging.
- Travel-safe packaging.
- Unique ultramarine inky colour.
- Brilliantly pigmented.
- Dries lightning fast.
- Applicator is pretty great.
- Glossy finish.
- One stroke opacity.
Cons of ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner in Teal:
- The colour is not teal, to say the least.
- Hard to locate in your vanity because of no clear shade indication.
- Can dry up easily if not stored properly.
- Removal is a messy process.
Would I Repurchase ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner in Teal?
Yup! I adore the colour.
Do I Recommend ELF Essential Waterproof Eyeliner in Teal?
At the price point? Hell to the yes1
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