Jul 22, 2011

ELF Long-Wear Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (Black)

Ever since I came to the US, I have been wanting to buy something from ELF - the $1 price tag had me so curious!  I finally found the brand at Target and picked up this black eyeliner since that was one thing I did actually need.  No point wasting a dollar on things I already have :D

elf waterproof eyeliner pen black
elf waterproof eyeliner pen black reviews eotds swatches

The eyeliner comes in a pen-type packaging with a snugly fitting cap that doesn't seem like it would come loose.  The felt tip dispenses the eyeliner and can draw thin or thick lines depending on your requirement.

elf waterproof eyeliner pen black reviews eotds swatches
elf waterproof eyeliner pen black reviews eotds swatches

On my hand, it is very easy to swatch and is quite black and pigmented.  It dries very fast and true to it's claims the swatch is waterproof.  I held my hand under water for some time and the swatch stayed on just as it was.  I tried rubbing the swatch with a towel and it got smudged slightly after that.

elf waterproof eyeliner pen black reviews eotds swatches
L:  Original swatch before water testing.
R:  Swatch after testing under water and rubbing
with a towel.
However while using it on my eyes, I didn't find it that easy to apply.  The tip seemed a bit scratchy, and the colour didn't apply that smoothly.  I don't know if it is because of my lack of experience with these kind of eyeliners or that's just how this is - either way I found it a little difficult to apply a thin line with this pen.  I can't say I am very disappointed with it, but I would have liked it if it was a little more smooth in its application.  I tried using it on my waterline, but the colour didn't show up at all - didn't get applied at all - on the waterline.  There was a bit of a grey tinge, and I only tried once and left it after that.

On my eyes:

elf waterproof eyeliner pen black reviews eotds swatches

The colour is just as black on my eyes as it is in the hand swatch, but I guess the sunlight was just too much and washed out the colour making it look less dark.

Overall, I find this to be a very decent eyeliner.  I do wish ELF would do something about the scratchy applicator, but at the $1 price, I guess there is only so much I can complain about.

Have you tried ELF products?  Which ones would you recommend?

14 comments:

  1. I love the flat top powder brush from the ELF studio line...its about $3. Try it sometime. It's great for liquid foundation too :)

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  2. Haaaaaaaa..I bought it :D :D It seemed really nice..thank goodness I got a positive review already :D

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  3. I got its nail paint and It was a total waste :(( just clicked piccys to rant about it...

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  4. Oh..thanks for the warning!

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  5. i have a few eyepencils and an e/s quad and a mascara. but i hardly wear them. :P

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  6. I had a similar one from Lakme,but it got dried because I didnt store it upside down :'(

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  7. *banghead* *banghead* *banghead* *banghead* *banghead* *banghead* *banghead*

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  8. hihihihih i am too eager to see your $1 collection now. :P yeah reteeka lakme one was similar na..

    what eyeshadow you wearing> is naice.. :D

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  9. knock knock!!

    Radiggaa i miss you.. *puppy faces*

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  10. Rads u should also try out their cream eyeliners and the HD powder. I am so jealous that I've to pay so much more than you guys and you even get offers for 75% off!!!

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  11. Hehehee ya that we do...get it on discounts too :D :D :D I will definitely pick up those two some time..thank you :)

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  12. $1 stuffs.. I love them too :D

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  13. Rads try their studio blushes. They are very good.

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  14. I have heard they are pretty good, but I never see a colour that suits me - everytime I find this bright pink colour only. Guess they sell out very fast :D have you tried them?

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