22 March 2012

Review: ELF Cream Eyeliner - Black

I have noticed recently that I don't seem to actually review the things I use on a daily basis. I review things I quite like, things I really don't and things I'm neither here nor there about. About time I reviewed my second favorite cream eyeliner.

In the above photo the top swatch of each colour is two swipes of the liner, and the bottle line is just one swipe. As you can see the black is quite well pigmented with the one line but after two its the perfect black. I have worn black eye liner of various sorts for over ten years and this is my go-to. I find it lasts well on the waterline and with a primer it doesn't seem to move on my lids either. The consistency is a moderately solid cream, but once it is on the brush it goes smoothly on the eye area without dragging. The finish is very much a matte which for me is very important.
Day to day I opt for this, however if I need something which will stay put for over 15 hours then I will go for my Maybelline Lasting Drama 24h. Only because it stays put for as long as you leave it, also its great for your waterline. This ELF one is much cheaper and almost on a par with the Maybelline.

9 / 10

£3.50 - 4.7g

Which black eyeliners do you recommend?


  1. I love the colouring of that teal!

  2. i use the black essence gel eyeliner and love it, still im sure there is some better but atm i'll stick to this! thinking about buying elf gun metal ormidnight for my eyebrows now though ^^


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