This eyeliner is great. It has a very creamy consistency, which makes it perfect for smudging or as a base. It does tend to run when used on the waterline by itself, but eyeliner on the waterline usually needs to be re-applied frequently anyways. I set it with an eye shadow which extends the period of time I can go without re-applying (I usually only re-apply once with this method). On the upper lash line, I find that this product lasts all day after being set with an eye shadow.
This is definitely my "go-to" eyeliner. I have repurchased this product many times over the last couple of years.
This is my HG eyeliner. I wear this every single day on my water line! It glides on so nicely and stays put a majority of the time. It never stings my eyes and has been my #1 eyeliner for a couple years. I probably will never find an eyeliner I like as much as this one, especially for the price.
My absolute favorite eyeliner, and I am convinced I will never find one I like as much (I hope I can... but still). I never ever have problems with smearing or smudging if I prime and powder up first. The line goes on easily in just one swipe, the color is vivid and bold. I have this in ebony black, slate gray, brownish black and chestnut brown. I love them all so much. Love the pen/pencil (idk what youd call this tool) and the creamy consistincy.
oh also, i never use the smudger cause it truely just makes you look like you were tired and rubbed your eyes, and after using it once it gets limp and kind of gross and looks like a lovely home for bacteria to live.
Used this for years
This eyeliner is extremely creamy and easy to apply. It is extremely black and shows up that way. This product is great for people like me who line their water-line daily. I've tried other liners from the drug-store that do not perform as well as this one does, so I always end up re-purchasing this one. The only problem with this eyeliner is that is smudges and wears off easily. This eyeliner has to be re-applied to the waterline and cleaned up underneath the lower lash line. I do not recommend this eyeliner for lining the upper lash line. The price of this eyeliner is average-pricey. ($8 depending from where purchased) Overall, I love this eyeliner and will continue to use it until I find something that performs better and gives me the desired look I am aiming for.
I love how creamy and easy this is to use! Plus, it's very black, which is exactly what I wanted. This is perfect for upper or lower lining! The only problem is that it smudges really easily, so I wouldn't suggest it if you touch your eyes frequently!
Standard Black Liner, has some drawbacks.
I've had this liner for eons and probably should have ditched it a long time ago- but its become something nostalgic as it has found its home in different makeup bags, boxes and ceramic cups over the years. I think this could be compared to their Great Lash line- but better. The packaging is primo- you can easily uncap the lid and roll the product out of its tube- with no need to sharpen. Even with a blunter edge the eye liner nub is still easy to work with. It has suffered no damage in its duration in my care and the packaging is not only cute, but durable, something I find pretty important in any cosmetic or skincare product. The smudger on the other size is cozily nestled under another pretty durable, clear plastic cap. Because the liner is so smudgy/pliable, I find the smudger sponge only good for removing product from the eyes, not simply smudging. That's not good, and I've since stopped using it, and I didn't use it much to begin with. Plus, even though its your personal e.l. that seems hella unsanitary. And near the smudger side is a sharpener, which of course I forgot to mention/use. My b! The products that encompass this three-in-one might be good to sub-par, but at least you get a few things to play around with.
I like the texture and pigmentation of this liner. Its creamy and spreadable and obviously appears blacker and more pigmented the more product you apply, be it swatched on your hand or on your eyes. However, like many of you mentioned, and I agree- it doesn't stay on the lid without creasing (I think that's happened even with primers) and its notorious for slipping off the waterline. On the other hand, like Erin Z. mentioned, its great for a momentary touch to top off an eye look. I like to use this on my waterlines and to tight line (because its so smooth and won't tug on delicate lid skin) and it will show up great on camera. Its always been a must for me when doing a gothy smokey eye- to fill in the eye area completely with black- especially the waterline.
I find it will stay for a little bit, and the worst its done for me is slip to the lash line- but not much under. I've been lucky and had no raccoon/crying eyes with this, but it might have slipped even under the lash line and hit my under eye creases. It has the tendency to mix and muddy up the shadow or liner lining your bottom lashes so its ideal to wear it when you have darker shadow on, to keep your eye colors purer and less disturbed from mixed in black liner. But again, it will stay on the waterline for a bit, long enough to snap a nice pic, and for some, the most damage it will do is falling to the lash line- which makes the bottom lashes look darker and fuller at the root. Forget lining the top lid, and forget the smudger, it will only wipe away the hard work you did on your eyes.
Even though this has many cons, its a nice, cheaper eyeliner that you can grab on the go and have for awhile. It doesn't need to be the best eye liner on the planet to have a place in your beauty collection. Its great for balancing out a colorful eye with a little black in the water/tight lines, or adding definition to a neutral eye, and most importantly, filling in areas for a dark smokey eye- but of course capture this on the video or camera because in a few hours it will have faded or not even be there. I might be rating this higher because of nostalgia but I find it to be useful in some ways, so I've kept it around. But I don't reach for it for many of the reasons stated above.
This is my go-to eyeliner. I use it for day time looks and smudge it out for a softer and more natural look. It might be the smoothest eyeliner I have used, it glides on so easily. I would recommend using primer before applying because it can run and make panda eyes as the day wears on.