Sunday, March 21, 2010

ELF, Jordana, Wet n Wild, LaGirl Eyeliner Pens Swatches, Pictures, Reviews

An eyeliner pen is like a very fine tipped marker that gives the dark of effect of liquid liner, with the ease and precision of a pencil liner. Below are some pictures and reviews on what I think of eyeliner pens.

I will be reviewing... The Jordana/INcolor Fabuliner, The Wet N Wild Mega Eyes Defining Eye Marker, L'Oreal Voluminous Eyeliner Pen, Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, and L.A. Girls Mark My Eyes Bold Eyeliner Pen. Below is an image of each liner, which I drew over twice to make sure it could be seen in the picture. They are in order as listed above. The second image is after running my finger down each liner to see how much they will smudge.

Jordana/ INcolor Fabuliner
The Jordana Fabuliner works very well. It has a fine tip, but it is still sturdy enough not to bend too much when pressing around the eye. It is dark and looks just like liquid liner. The one con I have for this liner is that it is not waterproof. If you have a problem with runny eyes, allergies, or just tend to rub your eyes sometimes, it will wear off or rub off. The inner corners of my eyes always water, so after an hour or so, I have none of this liner left in the corners. However, liner on the rest of my eye does stay put. This liner can be found at Walgreens for $1.99. I would give the Jordana Fabuliner 3.5 stars out of 5. I would probably give it 4.5 if they had a waterproof version.

Wet N Wild Mega Eyes The tip of the Wet N Wild liner is very similar to the Jordana Fabuliner, but it just a tad thinner. The first day I bought this liner, it was super dark and easy to apply onto the eye. However, the second day I tried to use it, it was no longer dark and required me to go over my eye several times, which started to cause irritation. Also, this liner wears off extremely quickly. It lasted roughly 3 hours on my eyes before it was almost entirely gone. This can be at Walgreens and most other drugstores for around $4. I give this liner a 2.5 out of 5 stars.

L'Oreal Voluminous Eyeliner Pen
The L'Oreal Voluminous pen looks much different than the other pens. It has a slanted tip and is very hard. This pen would do well to make the outer tip of a cat eye, but I could not get it to work for lining the entire eye. This liner tip is just far too hard to draw with. It hurts and tugs on the delicate eye area, and I would not recommend using it. It is really dark, and I like the formula, but they really need to improve on the applicator. L'Oreal Voluminous Eyeliner Pens can be found at almost any retailer for around $8. I give the L'Oreal liner 1 out 5 stars because I simply cannot use it.

Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen
The Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen has an almost identical tip to the Jordana Fabuliner, but is a little softer after use. The intensity of this liner is buildable, and it does not rub off or wear off from watery eyes. The tip feels a little sharp the first you use it. However, it becomes much softer after the second use. The only flaw with this pen is the cap. The cap needs to secure more tightly than it does. The lids on the other pens all make a click and cannot be bumped off the liner. These lids can be bumped off and do not provide an air tight click, which makes them dry out a little quicker. However, the Elf Eyeliner Pen is still my favorite one. It is the easiest to use, and wears the longest. Plus they have several other colors to choose from, including Plum, Ash, Midnight, Coffee, and Black. The plum and midnight look more black than blue and purple, but when compared to the black, you can tell there is a hint of purple tones in the plum, and a blue based tone to the midnight. The Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen can be found in some Target and KMart stores for $1 and on Overall, I would give this liner 4 out 5 stars because it is the best out of all of the liners listed, but the lid needs to fit on more tightly to prevent it from drying out.

L.A. Girls Mark My Eyes Bold Eyeliner
The L.A. Girls Mark My Eyes looks identical to a marker. It has a very thick applicator, exactly like a marker. The idea is that this will provide bolder, thicker lines for dramatic looks. This pen goes on very dark and thick, but I find that it bleeds into the little lines of your skin. I do not even have wrinkles, but the eyeliner bled down around my eye. The staying power is about average. It was a little worn off by the end of the day, but did not look anywhere near perfect, and it does smudge quite a bit. The L.A. Girls Mark My Eyes can be found on for around $5. I would give this liner 2.5 out of 5 stars because of the bleeding.

Overall, I love eyeliner pens. They are so easy to draw with and are very dark. I suggest trying some out if you like the bold liquid liner look, but would like to have the ease of a pencil liner.


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