Product Type: ELF makeup
Newest Review: ... 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... more
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner
Member Name: littlem91
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner
Advantages: Cheap, easy to apply, selection of colours
Disadvantages: You'll want them all!
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.
Summary: Great little product.