I finally decided to try E.L.F.'s Cream Eyeliner ($3.00), from their studio line. I don't know why it has taken me this long because, I love cream eyeliners. I love their smooth texture and, it doesn't hurt that they are super easy to apply. Well, for me they are. I actually prefer cream eyeliners over liquid eyeliners just because cream liners are much less messier and, there is a little more room to work with them before they completely set. The liquid eyeliners that I have encountered always set right away so, if I mess the line up, or it isn't to my liking, I would have to go back and re-do my line over again. Not fun! But, that's not to say that I wouldn't use liquid eyeliners. I definitely do from time to time. Cream eyeliners are just my preference, though.
E.L.F.'s Cream Eyeliner in Black comes housed in an attractive, plastic jar with a screw on/off top lid. Also included was a small, mini-angled, eyeliner brush. I was surprised that I actually liked the brush as much as I did. The brush hairs aren't flimsy, but they are not super stiff, either. Its really comfortable to use, making the brush a good option to bring along when on the go. Although the mini brush is nice, I prefer to use my much smaller and finer-tipped, eyeliner brushes which help me achieve a more precise, thinner line.
As for the cream eyeliner itself, I simply can't rave enough about it. I love it. I admit, I was a bit worried that this cream eyeliner would disappoint but, this eyeliner definitely lives up to the hype. The consistency is smooth, creamy, and it applies like a dream. I love that the color is so rich and pigmented, also. I only needed one layer to achieve dramatic color results. As for lasting power, it did not disappoint in that department, either. I found that it held on all day. No touch-ups were needed, and I saw no signs of smudging, nor fading.
I have only had this cream eyeliner for about a month now and, the consistency is still as smooth as ever. Seeing as cream eyeliners tend to dry out often, I really hope the liner does not dry out in the jar, in the months to come. But if, and/or when it does, I will be sure to update this post and let you all know.
Overall, if you are on the lookout for a cream eyeliner that performs well, is long lasting, and is affordable, don't hesitate picking this one up. I am already looking forward to trying out the other color options available!
Have any of you tried this cream eyeliner from E.L.F.? Which are your favorite affordable cream eyeliners?
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.