If you’re looking for a white/ nude liner for the waterline, this is not it.
I did not check makeupalley nor did I do any googling before buying this, so… that’s lesson learned.
Now off to spilling out why I don’t think you should buy this.
Formulation. This is a soft pencil but not in a good way. Think of an eyeliner that’s overheated with a hair blower–unusably melted. It’s not smudge-proof nor water-proof.
Packaging. It has a very nifty plastic sharpener cap (see the photo above) that doesn’t fit the pencil well. It falls off all the time. If for some reason you like this and decide to bring it with you–I say, DON’T (or at least, secure it with a cellophane tape). Loose cap + melted eyeliner combined is not a good idea. It will create a silver mess on the (probably cute) lining of your bag.
Color. This liner looks silvery white on the pencil. But when you apply it on the skin, it’s more silver than white. It seems pigmented, as shown in the photo below–but on my waterline, it’s barely there.
Staying Power. If you can get it to show on your waterline, it can last you a (not so) good 30 minutes to 2 hours.
I tried using it on the inner corners of my eyes, on the browbone, and on the cupid’s bow–it didn’t even last ’til lunch.
Value for Money. This costs Php 99 and despite it being cheap, 99 still costs too much for this product. I felt like I bought a good sharpener for Php 99. The sharpener consoled me.
Application. This doesn’t glide easily on the waterline. You need to apply it over and over for the pigment to show, and when it does, it’s barely even there. You’ll just end up hurting your eye.
Also, since it’s creamy-melted–it clumps on the lashes. Parang meron kang sosyal na silver na muta.
Naalala ko, the last time I put this on after a day of swimming, a friend told me, “Rae, may naiwang sunblock sa mata mo.” After that, I never put it on my waterline again.
Now, if you use it as a highlighter or cream eyeshadow, apply it ever so lightly, else, you’ll break the tip of the pencil (yes, that’s how soft it is). Also, don’t expect it to last. If you’re oily, you’d have to reapply every 2 hours (or less)
Would I recommend this? No, not even for off-label use.
Would I buy it again? No
Bottomline, even if you see something cheap on the shelves, TRY not to buy it unless you’ve already googled it or atleast heard something good about it (still a lesson I need to learn).
Credit to elfcosmetics.com for the feature image | Originally posted on May 21, 2011.