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I have to start with 2 statements... 1) I love eyeliner and 2) I hate liquid liners.
This leaves me with 2 options - gels/creams, or pencils. I like both - pencils are great for a light or medium line, I sometimes use them without eyeshadow as they're not too harsh alone (and sometimes as an eyeshadow if I'm feeling lazy!), but you cannot get that strong line.
So most of the time, I've been using maybelline's gel liner, which only comes in black - which while nice sometimes, isn't always what I want. So I went to my trusty ELF site and found their cream liners and got the lovely purple (plum purple).
It comes with a brush which I did try - it's a perfectly good brush, I just happen to prefer my angled eyeliner brush, that said the brush that came with it has been kept as it's a great little brush. Perfectly usable.
The liner itself is a nice creaminess - not too thick or thin. It's as easy to apply as my maybelline (at around twice the cost), very similar texture to the gel liners. The shade is very accurate to the website and exactly what I wanted - a fairly dark purple I could use with other colours or by itself. It goes on nicely over eyeshadows or on bare skin with a very smooth gliding feel about it.
It dries fairly quickly (there's time for a quick tissue correction but if you eave it, you'll need something more) - which is perfect, the ridiculous drying times are one of the reasons I hate liquids!
It stays on all day, long after most shadows are gone or pencils would be, and really doesn't smudge - I've inadvertently rubbed it several times and not had any movement.
I use a waterproof mascara so I use wipes or remover that budges it relatively easily, I'd guess based on that you will need some sort of remover to get it off without a lot of scrubbing.
It really is a great product, especially for the low (now £3.75) pricetag- most highstreet brands will start at nearer £7 and of course tend to only go upwards from that.
Ultimately, a lovely easy product you just can't go wrong with.
When it comes to eye liners I tend not to be too adventurous. I have found one I like and that is the Avon glimmer sticks liner as I find it is a good middle ground for eye liner pencils and liquid liners. However, recently I purchased the elf studio cream liner to give it a go and I have to say I'm impressed.
Elf is a makeup company who sell most of their products online via their website; www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. It is a great website to have a look at as the products are so affordable. Elf has their main line with products costing up to around £3 and then they have their studio line with products costing just over £3. Typically on the website you won't find many products costing over £5 apart from the gift sets, so you can find an absolute bargain!
**Packaging- Cream eyeliner**
The eye liner itself comes in s small black box complete with a brush to apply the product with. I keep both of these items in the box so that I do not lose them and to keep the brush safe from any damage.
The box also contains information such as instructions so if like me you are a bit of a novice to these types of eye liners you have a step by step guide which is easy to follow.
**What it claims**
Elf makes a number of claims about this eyeliner on the back of the box, these are:
*That the eyeliner can be used to create smooth lines that are defined and precise.
*It is smudge-proof, budge-proof and water resistant.
*And that it can achieve thin or bold lined eyes with ease.
Opening the lid of the product it looks quite hard so my first impressions were not good as I wondered how such a hard product would create thin lines on my eye lids.
However persevering with the brush that is provided within the set I got to work. The brush is very small, no more that 5cm in height. Some people may find this a bit fiddly but I have managed to use it ok.
As the brush is dipped into the product it surprisingly picks up a lot of the cream, more than I had first anticipated so I wiped the excess onto the sides of the jar.
The brush itself has a small head which is angled so that you can apply the liner precisely from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner. I have found that this helped a lot to create nice straight lines.
Once the liner was first applied I couldn't help but to admire the results. The lines were thin, defined and were a lovely deep black.
This look not only is great in the morning but is also great after 8 hours wear so is very long lasting. I have had no problems with smudging throughout the days apart from once incident when it was pouring with rain. However, even then the smudge was minimal with a small amount of product on my brown bone which easily wiped away.
The eyeliner is easily removed with makeup wipes and eye makeup remover at the end of the day.
**Price and availability**
This product is available online at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk priced at £3.50 and there is a variety of colours to choose from.
I don't know why I had worries about trying a cream eye liner in the first place. Perhaps it was because I am not very good at applying liquid liners so was worried about using the brush. However after using this product I have to say that applying a cream liner with a small brush is a lot easier and less messy. It may take a couple of goes to get your look exactly how you want it but once you have you will see that this is a great product.
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When it comes to eyeliner, I usually tend to stick to pencils, as I find that they are the easiest to apply. However, I was recently ordering some items from ELF and came across this product. I had read some great reviews about it before, and so I thought I'd try it out and see for myself what all the hype was about.
ELF stands for eyes, lips, face and ELF cosmetics are only available in the UK through their website, http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. Ordering from ELF is very simple-the website is easy to navigate and their delivery times are excellent. I usually receive my order 2-3 days after ordering. They're always running some sort of offer, and combined with their cheap prices, ordering from ELF is quite affordable. Not all of their products will blow your mind away, but with prices normally ranging between £1.50-£5.50, I'm willing to take some risks.
The cream eyeliner is part of the ELF studio range, which is the slightly more pricey and better range, and it comes in a black box, which I have thrown away because I didn't feel the need to keep it. The eyeliner itself is contained in a a small square pot with a black screw on lid. The pot is made of clear plastic. The packaging is simple, but it makes the eye liner look expensive, like it could belong to one of the high end cosmetic brands. Included with the eyeliner is a small eyeliner brush. This brush is a smaller version of the ELF Small Angled Brush from the studio line. I tested the brush a couple of times and it is just as good as the bigger version. However, since I already own the bigger version I just use that.
I have this eyeliner in coffee which is a dark brown shade. The eyeliner itself is a little hard, and not exactly "creamy". However, it is easy to get some onto the brush, just be careful not to get too much. I've never used cream eyeliners before so I was surprised by how easy it was to apply this. It glided on easily without having to apply much pressure. It went on creamy and so there was no pulling and dragging. It looks very smooth and doesn't have any jagged edges, plus it is quite pigmented, and once applied the colour was the same as it appears in the pot. It also dries very quickly. It lasts for a few hours and doesn't smudge and spread all over like eyeliner pencils tend to. You also don't have to use a lot of it to line your eyes so I think the pot will last for ages.
Price and availability
As I have already mentioned, ELF products can only be bought through their website. The cream eyeliner pots retail at £3.50 for 4.7g. There are a number of different shades including black, grey, purple, brown, and olive green, some are matte and some are metallic. I recently ordered 3 more shades when there was a 50% off offer on the website, but I haven't tried them yet.
Do I recommend this?
Definitely. It looks beautiful when applied, and is easy to apply too. It doesn't cost much and will last for quite some time, so it is excellent value for money. It doesn't budge after application and the texture allows it to just glide on. An excellent product from ELF.
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Eyes are the windows to the soul they say, and from the amount of eyeliners on the market it's clear that the majority believe this to be true. But so many eyeliners irritate, give you a messy line, or simply slide down your face an hour after putting them on making it look as though you have some horror-movie style dark circles that only a sleep deprived scream queen could be proud of.
Having tried many many liners, from discount brands to the expensive luxury liners, I've faced these disappointments many times and thrown away countless eyeliners. And then Eyes. Lips. Face bought out their cream eyeliner and I thought at only £3.50 it was worth just one last shot so I ordered the black.
The liner itself comes in a very sleek looking black box that makes it look as though it should be sold by Lancome or Mac, then you pull out the little square pot and the classy packaging continues. It's not just simple, it looks elegant rather than cheap with a simple black lid and white writing on.
One problem at this point, it does not come with a brush, so make sure you have an angled liner brush ready so you can try it out as soon as you get it. I resorted to a fine paintbrush from my art box as I couldn't wait.
The liner itself has no real scent which is good for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers, and looks exactly like those gel ones you get in a pot. That is until you actually put it on. Unlike the gel liners where without perfect precision and firmness you can end up with it looking transparent in some sections as your skin shows though this cream liner goes on easily without having to worry about how much pressure you are using to apply it, whether you press hard or soft you will get an opaque line of whichever colour you have chosen.
It goes on smoothly even when using the tiniest amount and the cream texture stops it from dragging along the lid as you apply which tends to causes those little jagged bits in your line. and best of all this dries quicky so that you can get on with whatever other make-up you want to wear that day. I'd say mine was dry in less than a minute and to be fair I'm quite liberal with the liner!
The liner lasts well, even though I wear glasses and that normal means death to eyeliner in an hour or too, by the end of the first day I checked my liner and it was still where I had put it that morning, still looked clean and fresh and had not irritated my eyes.
Then stupidly I fell asleep with it on, I know I know, naughty Stacey. But to my surprise when I woke the next morning, other than where I had rubbed my eye in the night, the liner was still there. It wasn't as perfect as the day before but it still looked pretty darn good - think the perfect rock chic lived in liner look and that's what it was.
It came away easily with my Liz Earle cleanser and hadn't even irritated my eyes overnight, a very good sign as some liners will leave a red irritation mark on sensitive skin if left on too long.
This liner has since become my staple for going out, and I've found that you can even use it as an eyeshadow so long as you blend it well before it sets giving you a slightly sheer smokey eye look that before would take me ten minutes with three different powder eyeshadows.
It's a bargain product that works well, I have sensitive combination skin and have not had a single problem with this and have gotten compliments on how it looks so good on and must have taken lots of time or skill to do. Don't tell anyone it took neither!
I am in love with this eye liner!!(^o^)I have been trying to find an eye liner that would last all day and at last i have.
You must use a brush and by using a brush you are able to be a lot more creative than with a pencial. I used this for the summer and today I ran around in the sprinkles and I had no problems at all with this liner running deep black streaks down my face.
If you are like me and have the awful problem with randomly rubbing your eyes and forgetful to the fact you placed make up on you should buy the cream eye liner!!! I did many times on purpose and after at least 5 times it began to wear off. You can use the cream eye liner for school days, the office, or even events such as weddings. Also if purchasing your better off going onto the elf website and purchasing there for it is much cheaper. The E.l.f eye liner cream is so worth it though, after you try it no longer will you desire to obtain pencials.
A problem is its thick so it is tough to remove!!! (-__-) another would be the brush, it comes with a tiny brush that can make it a little messy and if you wish to carry around the liner in a little make up bag the brush is hard to carry with you for it takes a very long time to clean all the cream off and if not 100% clean it will get all over your other items in the make up bag ( happened to me) more than likely you will desire to buy another brush and e.l.f has lovely cheap brushes you can buy :)
Having heard a lot of good things about eyes lips face on youtube beauty tutorials, i decided to go investigate the site for myself.
Seening the great products available,i ended up spending £50!! which included the cream eyeliner in black for only £3.50. Bargin!!
I usually use liguid eyeliner or pens, so this eyeliner makes a change for me, however i am definitly coverted!! It comes in very cute little packaging, with its own little brush. the containor is quite small, however a little goes a long way. The brush i fould is alittle small for me, but really handy if you ae on the go. when im at home i tend to just use my own straight edged brush!
The product has a really nice consistencyand glides on smoothly, and i found it really easy to draw nice lines!! something which I've struggled with before.
Also its easy to create the smokey eyed look since it is easy to smudge!
Overall, for me this is a beauty must have- definitly a favorite product!!
I had been looking for a cream liner for a while and came across this. This product was only £3.50 and came with a brush so at this price I thought it was worth a try. The postage costs are usually £2.95 which I think can be expensive if you're only buying one or two things from the site.
So I ordered the cream liner in black as this is the colour I wear every day. The product comes in 8 shades and I defiantly want to try some of the others out. I really liked the brush that came with it, it's cute, easy to use and a good shape for applying eyeliner.
When it arrived I was quick to try it out. Using the brush that came with the liner, I applied it to my top and bottom lid and it went on with ease and you only need a tiny bit on the brush.
I found that the liner doesn't smudge during the day and dries really quickly. It's really pigmentated unlike other eyeliners I have used in the past and doesn't look cheap at all. I have been really enjoying using this product and will defiantly be re-purchasing.
Eyes, lips and face cosmetics (most commonly known as elf) are a cosmetic brand that are only available directly through their website. They have two ranges, a generic range with products priced at £1.50 and a more luxurious 'studio' product range priced £3.50 upwards. They claim that they can keep their prices so low due to only operating via the internet.
As they are solely internet based I feel their delivery times are an important aspect of the overall elf experience. I placed my order on a Tuesday night around 9pm and received my order on Thursday morning. They use Royal mail so I guess it's dependant on how busy Royal mail are, but the company themselves were very quick to despatch on this occasion. Products are posted in corrugated cardboard boxes and all my products arrived in perfect condition. My only concern is that there was no protection added to the box e.g. bubble wrap. Postage from the site is very reasonable at £2.95 and having browsed around there are often promotional codes for the site, I couldn't find a current one this time and so didn't use one.
*I purchased four items in this order and therefore the above introduction and delivery information is repeated on the other product reviews.
The cream eyeliner belongs to elf's studio range of products and is priced at £3.50 for 4.7g. I feel this is a very reasonable price for a cream eyeliner- I have seen some that are far more expensive.
The studio range appears to have much better packaging than the generic range but for £3.50 I wasn't expecting much and so I was surprised to receive a very sleek looking product in it's own rather snazzy looking box.
The eyeliner comes in a clear square container and has a black screw on lid with elf written in a grey writing on the top. It's an attractive looking product that emulates the packaging designs of some of the more expensive cosmetic ranges. It would look nice in any make up bag but lacks the heaviness you get with more expensive packaging.
I opted for the black version of the cream eyeliner but it is available in a variety of colours. On opening the product it looked very dark, which is exactly what I wanted seen as I only wear eyeliner on night's out. The dramatic look works well for me. The product is easy to pick up on an eyeliner brush and draws a beautiful dark line.
I have never used cream eyeliner before but found this product very easy to use. The cream is a thick consistency, quite different to liquid eyeliner's I have used in the past. The creaminess of the product enables it to go smoothly onto the eye area without dragging the delicate skin, a must in my opinion.
Elf's cream eyeliner wears very well. As the product feels so light and creamy I fully expected it to slide all over my face but was very surprised by it's staying power. It was fully intact after a girlie night out and even stood up to the light rain I encountered on the way home.
As it is a cream liner, a little goes a long way and I imagine this little tub will last me for ages as I only wear on special occasions but I imagine even for everyday use it would still prove very economical.
Overall this product is great value for money. It looks the part and works spectacularly. It has major staying power and is exceptionally comfortable to wear. It gets five stars from me.
ELF Cream Eyeliner
After searching the ELF's website on their studio range, again, I noticed they have a new eyeliner called Cream Eyeliner in their Studio range, which comes in four different shades, Coffee (brown), Black (need I say anymore?), Midnight (dark blue/navy) and Ivory (looks white on their website.
ELF says this eyeliner is smudge-proof, budge-proof and water resident. Since I have hooded lids I thought this sounded fantastic and just what I was looking for in eyeliner. With my hooded lids I am sick of purchasing an gel/cream eyeliner that say they will do all the above and within a few hours it's moved to my lids and not where it is suppose to be!
Before I purchased this product I was wondering whether I should buy it for a good 20 minutes or so, one because I have so many eyeliners (but of course I am still finding the one), because it only costs £3.50 I thought whether it is actually good for the price and I didn't want to buy another eyeliner that I never use and let it be another waste. In the end I thought it's only £3.50, what's the worst that can happen?
I bought it in black, although I also like the ideal of Ivory for inside of the rim to make your eyes seem more open, fresh and awake.
I received my purchase very quick like I always do from ELF. The eyeliner packaging looks a lot like MAC, black box with white writing. When you open the box and take out the product, again it looks like MAC packaging except this jar is square and plastic, instead of round and glass, but it still has the clear bottom with a black lid. I am surprised that they did a gel eyeliner inside a hard plastic jar, as everyone else puts them into glass jars to stop them drying out. But if the lid is tight enough and no air can get through, then no drying out of the product? The packaging of a product isn't something that really bothers me, it is what inside that count and you get 4.7g of product instead of MAC's 3g.
I like to apply my gel eyeliners with a fine eyeliner brush from Bobbi Brown. I have used other eyeliner brushes in the past and found this one to be the easiest to use and work with in getting that nice straight line.
As soon as you dip the brush into the product you can tell it's more of a solid texture, which I like. I find with MAC Fluidline it is a lot softer and didn't realise how much this annoys me until I tried this one.
Even though this is more solid it is also quite soft and easy to pick up the product and the right amount you need every time. This eyeliner is a lot easier to apply than I expected, this gel goes a long way so little is needed and making your £3.50 seem very economical. It is more pigmented than I expected it to be and quick drying.
I have tried using this product three ways, mostly because of my hooded lid I wanted to see which way works best. The first way I used a little primer and the eyeliner on top. The product glides on so smoothly and I was surprised just how pigmented this product is for the price, because it is more solid than MAC I found this helped a lot in the application and I got a beautiful straight line. As with MAC Fuildline as it is softer I find it more of a fuss to get right, takes longer to dry and doesn't have great staying power with me. Because I did have this on a naked lid with just a little primer I found it to wear off within a few hours and ended up on my lid! Not good.
Second way I used a light cream creaseless eyeshadow and drew a line first with black eyeliner pencil, just to make an outline. I found this had a more staying power and looked fantastic for hours, on some occasions I did find it on my lid after a bit.
Third way was with eyeshadow, again the pigment of the eyeliner is fantastic and staying power is brilliant, I am now reaching for the eye pencil first to draw a line and then gel eyeliner as it really does give it more staying power.
I can also see if you have oily eyelids it will slip off eventually. But don't they all unless you pay £20 a pot?
Even though the above didn't work for me on some of the tests I tried, it doesn't mean it wont work for you. If you have normal eyelids this will be brilliant for you.
I actually tried all the above ways with my MAC Fluidline and was surprised just how bad it is compared to a cheap product and this I never expected.
MAC didn't last as long, too soft thus rubbed off quicker and harder to apply, for £10.50 a pot you expect more than a cheaper product.
I have been in the rain with this product and scrambling on the floor with my daughter, who likes to jump all over me and having hands, feet and everything else in my face and eyes, the product still stays on.
Because I like this product so much I am wanting to purchase their cream eyeliner in Ivory for the inside rim to make me look more alive.
I have used this product for months and hardly made a dent in the product so I can see this lasting me a very long time.
I am glad to say ELF have proven me wrong on this account and will gladly purchase again.