While I am a makeup aficionado, there are a few things that I find are incredibly hard to master. One of them, the art of applying liquid liner. I began wearing pencil liner as a teen and then tried liquid liner once and twice, but due to my shaky hands, I gave up on it and transitioned to gel liners. But recently due to my love for Audrey Hepburn’s classic cat’s eye, I decided to give liquid liner another shot. But my mom refused to let me use her liquid liners for practice, for obvious reasons 😛 Hence, I had to resort to buying the product I am going to review now.
Not more than 3 ml.
No more tugging or pulling on your eyelids with this easy glide liquid eyeliner. The smudge-proof liner is rich in color, creating a long-lasting defined look. The fine tip brush creates easy and precise definition for natural or dramatic eye effects. Begin at the inner corner of the eye along the lash line and work outwards. Position brush tip close to the lash roots, and in a gentle, fluid movement brush color along the natural curve of your lash line.
Ingredients (With Glitter): Water(Aqua), Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cyclomethicone, PVP/VA Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance 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), Copper Powder, Aluminum Powder.
Ingredients (Without Glitter): 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).
The eyeliner comes in a little bottle which corresponds with the colour of the liner. It has a long brush handle that looks classy and sleek. The shade number and details are given at the bottom of the liner and it’s pretty easy to locate the bottle in your vanity, but the whole packaging looks a tad too flimsy and not that sturdy, so I have successfully managed to avoid dropping the liner till now 😛
My Take on ELF Essentials Liquid Eyeliner in Coffee:
Honestly, at a dollar, I wasn’t really expecting anything much from this liner, but it exceeded my expectations. It is a glossy brown eyeliner that can define your eyes (depending on how light your skin is) and lasts for quite a long time, even on my oily lids. The applicator is of a very good quality and can make thin or thick lines with ease.
The problem is mostly with the formula itself, there is no one stroke opacity and it isn’t even the slightest bit water resistant. So, it’s pretty much impossible to carry off this liner in Delhi’s hot and humid climate, but in an air-conditioned environment, this liner does pass the longevity test. It lasts well over 4-5 hours, with a subsequent even fade. But as a practice liner, it’s pretty darn good. I can practice without feeling like I am wasting the product and I am well on the way to mastering liquid liner.
Pros of ELF Essentials Liquid Eyeliner in Coffee:
- Travel safe packaging.
- Thin pliant applicator.
- Ease of removal.
- Glossy finish.
- Lasts for about 4 hours, with no noticeable fading.
Cons of ELF Essentials Liquid Eyeliner in Coffee:
- Very little product.
- Not waterproof, or even water resistant.
- Takes over a minute to set.
- No one stroke opacity.
Would I Repurchase ELF Essentials Liquid Eyeliner in Brown?
Would I Recommend ELF Essentials Liquid Eyeliner in Brown?
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