I purchased this at the same time as the Lolita Palette (Click Here To Go To My Review On That) I went with the black one, named Blacquer. I’ve had my eye on this liner for quite a while now. I was reaching the end of my Makeup Forever Aqua Liner, so I thought it was time to try this one!
This product is meant to be a gel eyeliner in a pencil shape for easy application and travel…. and it is just that! Yes it was a $25 eyeliner, but a little goes a LONG way!
Before purchase I swatched it a few times, and was surprised to find that it was difficult to get off of my hand. I do get a full days wear with no problems.
The swatch above is an application straight from the pencil, I let it sit long enough to cap the pencil before I swiped my finger over it to smudge it. I wasn’t gentle either. The last picture is after I washed my hands with hot water and soap, and dried with a towel.
It does have a mini sharpener in the bottom, but at $25 a pop I wont be wasting any of it for a sharp point. Besides, I find that because the product is so soft, using it straight from the pencil is sometimes too much.
For everyday wear I usually smudge a bit on the outside edge of my lash line and then move it into position with an angel liner brush. For waterline wear, I do use it straight from the pencil, but with a light hand.
I probably won’t buy this again, the price point is just flat-out stupid. These are packaged in metal twist up tubes, so you don’t have to sharpen, BUT you get fooled into thinking there is as much in this pencil as any other.
The Marc Jacobs liner contains 0.5 grams for $25, that’s $50 a gram!!!! The packaging is the same size as any pencil liner, but with half as much inside.
Make Up Forever Aqua Liner in Black contains 1.2 grams for $19 which is about $16 per gram.
MAC Blacktrack Fluid Line is 3 grams for $16 which is about $5 per gram.
Illamasqua’s Sealing Gel works up to about .60c per gram, and you can use it with any powder item you already own. (Not including the cost of the powder you mix with it)
Yes, this is a fantastic liner. However, the bullshit packaging and price tag really put me off. There are so many more cost-effective options around, so no I will not be re-purchasing this!
I have reached the end of this product, which just adds to my disappointment. I purchased this 2 months and 1 week ago. I didn’t use it every single day, and when I did it was in my upper waterline. I also did not use the sharpener in the bottom, which would have wasted some product. This is the quickest I have ever used up a product! If I were to re-purchase and use this as an everyday liner, it would cost $150 a year! Of course I understand it’s a luxe brand and all that jazz, but I feel robbed! Yes its a pretty good liner, but it’s not “that” good!
I find myself really angry at eyeliner of all things, leave it to me to talk shit to an inanimate object!! I love it, but I hate it. I love that its gel in a pencil form…. but I can’t warrant spending that much on a liner than only lasts 2 months!
Comment below and let me know the quickest you’ve used up a liner. Gel, pencil, liquid, any kind!