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E.l.fs (not so) Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
E.L.F Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
Member Name: Cinny91
E.L.F Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
Advantages: Lasts quite some time without smudging
Disadvantages: Isn't waterproof at all!
I can happily go without most makeup products, but the only one that really leaves my face feeling naked if I don't use it is Liquid Eyeliner. So when I was browsing on the E.L.F website and saw this pen I thought it was worth a try - it's in a compact pen and would fit perfectly into my 'on the go' makeup bag. And it's only £1.50, so I popped it into my basket.
:: The Pen + Promises ::
E.L.F say this pen is a 'no smudge, no budge eyeliner' and promise it will last for hours after useage giving you a 'fabulous and fresh' look all day long.
The Eyeliner comes in 5 colours - Black, Brown, Midnight (blue), Ash (grey) and Plum - There are swatches of the colours on the E.l.f website.
:: The Packaging ::
The packaging for this, of course, is a pen! I'd say it's about as long as your typical biro, but it kind of curves in the middle (the pen has a waist!) so you can get a good grip.
The lid just pulls off - yep, just like a pen. - to reveal the eyeliner applicator which reminds me of the tips on the Berol felt tip pens you used at school! Apart from this is about 1cm long with a rather fine tip for more precise applications.
The packaging is completely black bar a very sleek looking silver font that just reads 'elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen' and is the only design on the packaging.
Like all E.L.F packaging, it's kept simple as to not bump the price up but I think it gives it quite a chic look using simple solid colours.
:: Over All ::
I'm 50/50 on this pen. When I first got it the tip was very dry so I couldn't use it straight away and had to stand in upside down for a day for the colour to kind of make it's way to the tip! So you need to make sure you store this tip down to get the best colour results. - I've had days where I forget to do this and the next day the colour is very weak and the tip is really dry!
But when it works, it's really good. I find the colour lasts all day and doesn't smudge like my other liquid eyeliners. - When I pop to the ladies to spruce my makeup after work up it doesn't need a lot of work (just a re application to the outside corners of your eyes if you do 'flicks') so it gets top marks there.
But sadly, waterproof it isn't! I wore this while I watched 'A Love to Hide' and bawled my eyes out. I thought I'd be safe with it supposedly being waterproof but when I checked my makeup in the mirror afterwards I had a case of Panda eyes going on. Thanks E.l.f!
:: Pricing ::
Like all the other E.L.F basic product this costs £1.50 - which I think is more than reasonable.
Summary: A decent liner for what it costs.