Thursday, October 4, 2012

ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

Hey everyone! After testing this product for almost a week now, I believe I'm ready for my review of this ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black. I have wanted this for so long because it's very inexpensive, and it says waterproof. Now I have been a fan of the brand not only because of the affordability, but they make good makeup. I got this at SM Department Store for P129.75 or you can get it for $1 online.

The packaging is made of a light plastic that's easy to control during application and carry around. The tip is very soft and pointy, like sponge-y, but it breaks and splits no matter how much of a light hand you use. As you can see in the photo above, it's not a clean end anymore. The swatch below shows the pigmentation of the eyeliner and I love how very black it is. You just cannot make a very precise line though because the end is not strong enough to draw a thin line, so if you apply more pressure you end up creating a thicker line. When it's still wet, you can smudge this to create a smokey eyeliner effect. 

ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black Swatch

ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Waterproof Test

ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Waterproof Test (more water)

I sprayed water on the swatch on my hand to test the waterproof claim, and it didn't run at all. This held on pretty nicely on my lash line for hours, until I removed it. It did wash away after I showered so it's not really 100% waterproof. DO NOT rub your eyes when you're out using this liner as this will smudge if apply much pressure. 

You can effortlessly create a cat eye or winged line with this eyeliner because it glides on smoothly, and you can easily grip the pen to have good control. I don't normally use eyeliner, so I am no expert on drawing my eyes, but I did manage to create a clean line.

The product is a little watery so it doesn't create a very, very clean line if you look closer in the photo above. It creeps into the fine lines on my lids, and I'm not liking that part. You cannot notice it anyway unless you really look closely. This, however, can be avoided by putting on a primer first so no biggy. The photos below was taken after I got home (after 7hrs), and as you can see the eyeliner held on pretty nicely. The eyeliner pencil on my upper waterline melted though so you may notice some smudging on my lower lash line.

Wearing ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Black

So let's discuss the pros and the cons quickly:


Long staying
Smudge Proof (unless you apply good amount of pressure)
Budge Proof


Not 100% waterproof
Tip is not strong enough and breaks after one swipe
A little watery

My verdict: 3.5 STARS!!! Overall, this eyeliner is not bad considering the price. My Maybelline works better, but it costs 3 times more so I cannot really complain about this product. It's good enough for the price I paid :).

If you have tried this eyeliner, please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. That's all for today everyone, until next time. Please like, and follow me if you aren't already. May you all have a dazzling day! ♥

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