Friday, April 2, 2010

Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner - Review

Creamy liner brushes on deep, smoky, eye-defining colour. Long-wearing, waterproof formula. Ophthalmologist tested."

The first cream eye liner I ever used was the Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black. I purchased it over three years ago for $16.00CAD and I still have it! Back when I was 16 (a complete make-up newb) I decided to try cream eyeliner because all of the drugstore pencil/kohl liners I tried weren't working for me.
Every guy n' gal is looking for a waterproof, smudgeproof, oil-proof eyeliner. Well I know I am/was and I still am! My initial thoughts on Clinique's cream liner was that it was great. Now I find it is so-so. There is always some bad to the good so let's start with the good first!

The Good: True Black is truly black and dries to a semi-matte finish. The texture is creamy making it easy to apply. I don't use it daily but even after 3 years, it still hasn't dried out. It is just as creamy as when I first used it. To take it off, simply use water or oil-free eye make-up remover.

The Bad: It isn't waterproof, smudgeproof & it will transfer if you have oily lids. You will need a primer if you do not want it to transfer. You may find "cracks" in your line because this cream liner also flakes after 4 hours or more. For $16.00, I wish it did atleast one of the things it claimed to do.

So all and all, it isn't perfect. You will need a primer (FYI - I didn't even know what primer was until last year). It isn't waterproof as it says it is and it also isn't long wearing. If you find you have dry eyelids, I would still recommend using an eye primer. I would use this is only during a short trip to the grocery store or practicing doing the perfect flick or cat eye.

P.S. - The brush it comes with is small so it is fairly easy to lose. If you have giant hands then there is another one! However, the brush (minus the size factor) was easy to use & create neat lines with.


Anonymous said...

3 years ago? Wouldn't it be expired by now ??

Ashley said...

It has expired but it's exactly the same as when I bought it! Sorry for the late reply, I didn't know anyone read my blog!

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