Friday, January 13, 2012

ELF Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black

I got this in coffee which I purchased December 2009 and I didn't like it as much. The first month of use was okay but then it dried out pretty badly. I cannot even restore it anymore after trying several options which was unfortunate because it's a total waste. However, when I tried the tester and felt that the product is not too thick as the one I had, I decided to give it another try and prayed it doesn't disappoint me again. It's still priced at P249.75 or $3 from their website. If you want to check out my review on the ELF Studio Cream Eyeliner in Coffee, please click on the link. 

The eyeliner comes with a small, denser, but softer bristle brush which is very usable. As a matter of fact it's the only brush I use on this product because I have good control and it creates a thin line. I like the product more now because it's not as thick and more blendable than the coffee I got. the first thing I noticed when I swatched it was it's creamier than before making the application very smooth and trouble-free. The color is very black and matte the way I like it. I only swatched it once but you can see that it created a very clean black line, perfect for creating a cat eye. 

ELF Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black Swatch

This liner stays in plays for a very long time when applied on the lash line and it doesn't smudge! I cannot complain about the staying power because this line isn't going anywhere :).I have to use Olive oil to completely remove it. However, it's not all good. I don't like that this melts if I use it to tight line. After 2-3 hours the eyeliner dissolves and transfers on my lower water line which is a little disappointing as I only normally tight line my upper water line for softer looks, unless I'm going for a more dramatic eye makeup. The coffee one was really good though on the water line as it didn't move at all. 

If only this liner doesn't melt on the water line, this would have been the perfect liner for me. It's still a good one though and I prefer it than my Fanny Seranno Gel Liner which is a little watery. If you're looking for an affordable but good quality cream eyeliner, this is really a brand product to try. Elf cosmetics are reasonably priced, have good quality, and are worth every penny if you ask me.
My verdict: 4 STARS!!!



  1. now I'm confused what to buy..1st is the Fanny Serrano gel liner and now this?! although I haven't tried any cream eyeliner yet and I love ELF products too :) great review btw

  2. Thanks Kimberly :)! If you prefer a matte, natural, fast drying, and longer staying liner, ELF is a better option. If you want a more blendable, shiny, and blacker liner, Fanny Serrano is the one :D

  3. I have these both in brown and black and they actually are pretty good, though I'm still on the lookout for that perfect gel eyeliner!


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  4. I couldn't use my coffee liner anymore unfortunately. I tried heating, and it melts but still unusable. I'm looking for the perfect liner myself :D

  5. aww thank you! guess I'll just go with this one...waiting for it to be available here in Davao


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