Eyeliner in Review

best liquid eyeliner

I’m a huge liquid eyeliner junkie and have tried numerous brands and styles. When I have time, I prefer to use cake eyeliner. The cake eyeliner method however requires patience as you need to open the cake eyeliner, reach for your brush, clean your brush to get the goop off from the previous application and really spend your time to get the perfect look. For everyday use, I opt for liquid eyeliner as it’s a better option for those times you’re in a pinch. Not to mention, it’s easily transportable.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried 4 different liquid eyeliners, to give you my take on best to worst.

REVLON COLORSTAY LIQUID LINER

revlon colorstay liquid liner

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner

The precision tip is great for application and gives me a lot of control with application. For a drug store brand liquid liner, it’s long lasting and comes on very black. I’ve now repurchased this for a second time and really love it.

MAYBELLINE MASTER PRECISE LIQUID LINER

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner Review

Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner

Maybelline in general is a great value brand for make up. Prior to trying Revlon’s Colorstay Liquid Liner (above), this was my go to everyday liquid liner. I liked how it mimicked the shape of a pen, allowing for a lot of control with your application. However, I found that it didn’t come on as dark and it didn’t have the long wear I would like in my liquid liner. The eyeliner would fade throughout the day.

It’s slightly cheaper than Revlon and does the job. It’s not a bad choice if you are price sensitive.

BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL PUSH UP LINER

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner review

Benefit They’re Real Push Up Liner

I was really excited when I purchased this, as it’s a cake eyeliner, without the fuss – no need to open the pot, grab your brush, clean your brush, etc. Unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed! You have to rotate the bottom and wait for a click to get the cake eyeliner product to come up – sometimes nothing would come out, or too much would! Then as I’d start applying, if it was too much, I’d get a big chunk of eyeliner on my eye, messing up my whole eyeliner game!

There were days it worked amazing, and other days it was a total mess. When I recently reached for it, it had completely dried out, and I had only used about a quarter of it! This product for me is a hit or miss and a steep price of $30 – simply not worth it.

KAT VON D TATTOO LINER

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner review

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

I got this as a free gift with my Sephora purchase. I’m not sure if it’s because it was a gift size or I got a bad apple, but for me, it was not worth the hype! The tip is kind of hard on your delicate eye area and very little actually comes on. It doesn’t come on dark. The tip is a bit flimsy, making it prone to error upon application. I didn’t have a single successful application with this liner.

What are some of your favourite liquid eyeliners? Share in the comments section below!

3 Comments on “Eyeliner in Review

  1. Kiss Me Heroine Make is my favorite liquid eyeliner–very precise line and long-lasting.

      • It’s a Japanese brand–I bought it on Amazon. Check the shipping source and time–I remember the first time I purchased it came from overseas and took awhile, but usually you can get it via prime now. The version I’ve used is “KissMe Heroine Make Eyeliner Black,” but I think it’s being replaced with “Heroine Make SP smooth liquid eyeliner super keep,” which looks quite similar, so I’ll probably order that next time I run out. I remember there were really good reviews of the version I’ve been using, but I haven’t looked up the new one yet. The company also sells some other eyeliner versions with chubbier or different tips, so you want to look at the pictures carefully to make sure you’re getting the one you want. I’ve been liking their long and curl super water proof mascara, too–first one I’ve found that holds a curl well on my lashes, but it does make lashes very stiff, takes a little time to apply, and is hard to remove. For me, it’s worth it for holding the curl, but if I had gorgeous lashes like yours it might not be my first choice!

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