Lakme Eye Artist Pen Review

by Rati on April 10, 2010 · 72 comments

For Tanveer and Anoma. πŸ™‚

What is Lakme Eye Artist Pen?

A liquid liner filled in a pen.

Price: Rs 375 (Indian Rupees)for 1.2 ml

What does Lakme Have to say about Lakme Eye Artist Pen?

Outline, define and intensify your eyes in one easy stroke. Bring out the artist in you. Create wings or bold, structured eyes. Eye Artist is a unique foam tip eye liner pen that gives you complete control and precise lining so you can experiment till you get that ultimate, dynamic look.

Lakme Eye Artist Pen

Lakme Eye Artist Pen

Why should you buy Lakme Eye Artist Pen?

  • It is not an intense black colour. Although I love intense black liners but I like to keep one of not-so-intense-blacks also in my collection. People who don’t like blackest-blacks, would like this.
  • It is super easy to use- completely non-messy.It is just the same as using a pencil liner.
  • It doesn’t dry up completely matte and neither does it dry too glossy. Just rich black liner with which you can easily create winged lines, double winged lines, bold lines or or the most precise lines.
  • It has a felt tip so gives a better control.
  • The pen itself is not very long so it gets easier to control.
  • If you have shaky hands or if you have trouble creating the perfect lines or you are completely pissed with the liquid linersΒ  :X-P: , Lakme Eye Artist pen is for you.
  • You may build the intensity of colour. You may create a blackest-black line if you want to with Lakme Eye Artist.
  • It gets removed easily. No raccoon eyes. :pirate:
  • This eyeliner does not flake.


Lakme Eye Artist Pen Swatch

Lakme Eye Artist Pen Swatch

Why should you NOT buy Lakme Eye Artist Pen?

  • It is pricey. But I don’t regret buying it at all.
  • It starts to fade away after 4-5 hours. What I do is that I line my eyes with this eye liner and then I apply a black eyeshadow on top of it with a Q-tip. And it stays on my eyes for all day long. Sometimes I also like to do what I did in my Kareena Kapoor Eye Makeup Tutorial.
Lakme Eye Artist Pen Swatch

Lakme Eye Artist Pen Swatch

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: 3+ .5

Some precautions about Lakme Eye Artist Pen:

  • Store your Lakme Eye Artist Pen upside down. This would keep the tip of your liner soaked or else there are high chances that the tip would dry pretty soon.
  • Don’t apply this on your waterline.

Some tips on Eye lining:

  • If you are in a hurry don’t apply liquid liners. Pick up pencil liners and use them instead. If you mess up, take a wet Q-tip and correct the mistake carefully.
  • Apply eyeliner in short strokes. You don’t have to make a perfect line in one go. You can always go back and correct the mistakes.
  • If you have shaky hands, rest your elbow on the table and then line your eyes. This would give a better control.
  • If you have oily lids, prep your eye lids with a primer, apply loose powder or a taupe eyeshadow on your lids and then apply liners or else most of the liners would fade away from your eyes. I use MAC Paint Pot in Painterly and it is an excellent primer but I think MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre would suit people with wheatish complexions more. Beyu Cosmetics also make an eye primer. If nothing else, mix concealer + oil free moisturiser (Thank you, Palak :)) in equal quantities and apply it on your eyes. Set it with loose powder/ compact and you are good to go. πŸ™‚
  • Just have fun with liners. They are things to be experimented with and until you don’t experiment, you wouldn’t know what looks good on your eyes. πŸ™‚

PS: Colorbar and Revlon also have eyeliner pens. I was not too concvicned about the Colorbar’s Eye liner Pen but I really liked the intensity of colour on Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen,

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ki. April 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I have NEVER used anything on my eyes except kajal. Time to start, I think :panda:


Rati April 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Not even mascara , Ki?


ki. April 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Mascara, occasionally. (Read: almost never) :-((


Mrunmayee April 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

Oh it finally arrives.. I love the pen… :inlove:
That’s all i’m gonna say…


Rati April 10, 2010 at 8:15 pm

me 2 me 2 me :dazed: :dazed:


Priyanka April 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I bought this one some time back.. i used it for the first time and i lose the cap..{ was going to the hospital to get admitted.. haha yes i even got all dolled up to get myself admitted in a hospital.. i guess i must be their most perky and colorful patient till now.. :blush: :shy: the nurses were so amused to see my never ending red nails} tried to find it here and there couldn’t find it so told my maid to find it. The other day when my dad brought my lil vanity case consisting of kajal, dry shampoo, lipgloss, hairbrush, perfume and stuff. My lakme eye artist pen was all dried up.. and now i dont want to spend 375 again on it.

WoW i wrote a whole story here. 😯


Rati April 10, 2010 at 8:20 pm

lol!! that is so cute , Priyanka. πŸ™‚ I was not too much into reds until sometime back but now I wear all crazy colours of nail polishes. Once I was going to wear prussian blue and dirty yellow alternatively on my fingers but hubby said “meri izzat ka kuch khayal kar lo.” :rotfl: :rotfl: So I wore only yellow on all my fingers for first few days and only blue for the next few.I compromised. πŸ˜€

Which dry shampoo do you use?


Priyanka April 11, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Hehe izzat ka sawaal.. My friend was coming from US so i told to get it from there.. It was some Batiste i dont remember actually now.. I had it for quiet some time had saved it for the hour of crisis and necessity.. and the opportunity cropped up when i was to be admitted at the hospital.. and it was good..


Rati April 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm

oh okz. πŸ™‚


ritu April 21, 2010 at 9:57 pm

r there any brands of dry shampoos available in india?


Rati April 21, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I think there’s one by Boots that’s available.


Palak April 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm

haha !! Pri , Your story is GREAT !!
Totally loved it πŸ˜›
And Rati , I use the other version by Oriflame .. And it works just as well .. Its very economical at 198 πŸ˜›


Rati April 11, 2010 at 11:07 am


I took oriflame’s membership as a teenager and I still remember that I earned Rs 350. It was my first earning eevr. πŸ˜›

After tha I have no clue where to get Oriflame’s stuff from. You do a review, may be? πŸ™‚


ritu April 11, 2010 at 12:40 am

i got this type of liner abt 5 years ago frm revlon.i don’t like eyeliner.they look dramatic.i like natural look.i baught lakme’s water proof eyeliner & it was good.but then again i always go 4 eye pencils 4 a natural look.chk out this video 4 bigger eyes.this trick really works.


Rati April 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

I will surely watch it. As it is I find Kandee extremely cute . πŸ™‚


Poornima April 11, 2010 at 10:21 am

Oh Rati…

Now you are tempting me again :-)) ..

I love precision work and also in my make up collection :-*

Btw, whats your opinion on Lakme Naturelle foundation from the Bridal Sutra range?


Rati April 11, 2010 at 10:42 am


I haven’t used it but surprizingly I haven’t heard a single complaint about it. It is a light textured foundation and gives a non-cakey look. I find problem with shades in Lakme foundtaion or else I would have def picked this one up. The foundation has semi-matte finish and could be a good choice for summers. πŸ™‚


susy April 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

hey is the eye artist pen waterproof & smudgeproof….?


Rati April 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Yes, Suszy. It is. πŸ™‚


haripriya October 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

it s smudge proof…bt not water proof………. i owned it few days back!!! n i love it :-)) πŸ™‚ :yes: ma eyes loook coooooollll nw.. 😎 😎


Sunaina April 11, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Looks like a great pen, nice photo!
Thanks for the face care tips:)
I’ll put it into practice.

I use a scrub occasionally but will use it
more often now. I’m facing this other
problem: ingrown hairs, horrible!
Scrubbing 2-3 times a week would help
right? I also have this product which
I use sometimes:

I would like to know what you think about this.
It doesn’t really works for me but maybe that’s
because of the scrubbing lack.


Rati April 11, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Thank you, SUnanina. πŸ™‚

I wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about this product as I am hearing about it for the first time. I haven’t seen it in India as yet. But from the reviews and product description it looks like a good product. For oily skin do exfoliate and don’t forget to mositurize your skin. πŸ™‚


Cynthia Zacharica April 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I almost bought this many times, but the testers always look like a dry sketch pen that I didn’t feel like buying. Plus there are so many similar ones in other brands that I felt like it’s better I pick them instead of Lakme :D. It doesn’t sound all bad though.



Rati April 11, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I know testers can really make or break your decision. I wonder how revlon survives. I have seen some of the shops still using the 2007 expired testers. Eeekkss!! I know you have all the right to think like this about Lakme. They have so created this image for themselves. πŸ™‚


Anoma April 12, 2010 at 2:27 am

Hi rati, Thank you so much for the review.very nicely explained.
can i make fine fine-thin lines with it?

If u were to choose between lakme eye artist pen and revlon pen liner which one wud u choose?
I have heard that the revlon liner is kinda watery and transulent as well ,not very opaque( not intense black), though i havent cheked both of these yet.


Rati April 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Yes Anoma, you would be able to make the fine thin lines with it. The tip is very fine and pointed.

Haven’t seen the Revlon’s pen liner but I saw the Colorbar’s liner. I found Lakme’s better among the two.

This liner is also not very intense but you can build the colour.


ritu April 21, 2010 at 10:01 pm

i chkd out oriflame pen & it has more fine tip & its available in 3 shades.reading this review,i think i m going 2 get it in brown color.


Rati April 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Great. Do let us know how you find it. πŸ™‚


tanveer April 12, 2010 at 8:56 am

Thks for the review Rati! It sounds like a really good product, but I may skip it simply coz they don’t have it in any shade other than black. πŸ˜›


Rati April 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm



Sunita June 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

I bought this when I was in India last May.. I still had my Revlon Liquid Liner so I just started used this the other day. I like that it is a pen-type, that way I dont have to dip the applicator in the container, as what I used to do with Revlon. The pigmentation is just about right for me. My only concern is that pen-type liquid liners usually dry up faster than other the tube-types. I’ll try storing it as what you recommended.. hopefully it will not dry up quick. As for the price, I think it was fair at 375 INR, but it’s almost same as Revlon’s so I guess it’s a bit pricey.


Rati June 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

I agree that pen tip liners dry quicker than the regular liners but I found the liner pretty good so I didn’t mind paying the price. πŸ™‚

Just store it upside down and it should be fine. πŸ™‚


Sunita November 16, 2010 at 4:01 pm

i somehow lost this post that’s why i was not able to reply sooner.

anyways, just an update, since the time I started using this product (June), it hasn’t dried up on me yet.

im liking it so much that i asked my uncle to bring me 2 more when he visits us here next week!


preeti August 4, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Hello Rati,

I just loved it. I am using Lakme pen daily, bit concerned whether I can use it as Kajal too ! Only make up I use is on my eyes, and I love painting it up and down.


DP August 9, 2010 at 12:11 am

I bought this in feb 2010, and it dried up in june, i had used it only twice-thrice, dint quite like the gloosy look, its not a intense black eye was a waste of money for me :-((


DP August 9, 2010 at 12:13 am

glossy* i meant


Poornima February 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm

I am new in using eye liner.I use kajal only.Will this be useful for me?


Nandu April 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Hi girls, New to IMBB … fresher

Hey can ne one suggest a good eye pencil/kajal for lower waterline. I use oriflame Eye definer but it doesnt last even for a hour.

Please help on this


sony June 7, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I was always thinking to put liner but with liquid liner it was very bad. but its perfect with this pencil :yahoo:


Chaitali June 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Hi… I recently bought Lakme Eye Artists… I tried but not able to understand how to use it??? I applied as a Kajal but it dosnt feel like i apply… i don knw the pencil is defective or i don knw how to apply… plz help….


EsteeDarla July 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

I am trying to find ware I can buy the Lakme Line of cosmetics and skin care they have but I can’t find ware to buy them even online???Help if you have a link plz let me know .Thanks.


bea October 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

i have recently bought eye artist but i dont know how to use it properly! :waaa: .help


sony January 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm


Its a very nice product. I generally draw my eyes with upper n lower waterline also so its dam good n stays for complete day.After washing 2 times my face at office it stays properly. But now it sout of stock in market. If any one knows where can I get it just let me know. I am in bangalor eso online is also fine.

Just use it its :jiggy1: awesome.


Monica Verma April 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Great work!I just stopped short of buying one, thought lets google it up before I buy and whoa such a review! Thank you :clap:


sanchari June 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

hey… i love this one…. bt I also need to ask about something… its my face… it sweats a lot.. what foundation i should use… i have a fair to wheatish complexion.. ???? please help!!!!!


ghousia December 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm

this is reaaly a waste product i’v ever bied
i fades in ten minutes doesnt matter how thick u apply
galsssssss dnt ever think to buy it
its worth less,wen we are investing 375 for jus a eyeliner it should be worthy,,but this product is worthless,,i regret after using it…
better use a skecth pen than this product dnt knw y companies get this kinds products which are expensive rather worthlesss


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