Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

L'Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner
L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner

Quick Reviews: L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner

L’Oreal Brown (797) Extra Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner ($8.49 for 0.03 oz.) is a dark neutral brown with a creamy, semi-matte finish. It’s easy to work with, and it glides on smoothly on the lid and lash line. It doesn’t drag, pull, or tug, and it deposits color evenly and doesn’t need layers to go opaque.

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: This is one of the better eyeliners I’ve discovered at drugstores — at the price tag, I’d recommend waiting for them to go on sale!


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L'Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner
L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner

L'Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner
L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner

L'Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner
L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner

L'Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner
L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner

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Where can I purchase L'Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

Milani Brown is similar.

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22 thoughts on “L’Oreal Brown Extra Intense Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jazz

    The black version is one of my go to eyeliners. Love it.

  2. Laura

    I love the eyeliner, I have it in black, the black is super intense and it reminds me of high-end liners. You should have done a review in black

  3. Leigh

    I’m just saying.

  4. AS

    Just curious as to why you would opt for high end if you have no complaints with the formula on this? Seems it might be a good value then, or do you judge quality and value differently depending on the brand? If it is opaque, doesn’t migrate, and is smooth, isn’t that the most you can expect from a plain-jane, nothing fancy brown eyeliner?

    • Value is based on similar brands – I’m not comparing Chanel to Urban Decay or Chanel to L’Oreal. Quality is judged by the same standards across all products, no matter the price.

      I prefer high-end products for a myriad of reasons, ranging from enjoying the packaging more, shade ranges, reliability of long-term wear, grade of ingredients, etc. that it’s my personal preference that if we’re talking $8.49 to $14 (and this liner is only 0.03 oz, while the average liner is 0.04 oz., so the actual discrepancy is closer), I personally would buy high-end.

      • Gisele

        I’ve purchased high and low end makeup, and the drugstore eye pencils are a complete waste of my money. And I speak from not years, but decades, of buying makeup. I always think, Oh, I’ll buy a cheaper brand and save money and it will last just as long. NO. Within a week, the Drugstore Brand(Cover Girl/L’Oreal/Maybelline/Physicians Formula/Almay/on and on and on) do not last on the eye; they fade; they smear; they are waxy. So I’ll spring the $14-$25 for a high-priced eyeliner and own it for as long as the thing has product to use. It does not end up in the wastebasket.

  5. Krista

    I have this brown liner and like it just as much as the high end liners in my collection. When it comes to plain colors like this, I have no problem using drug store liners.

  6. Kim

    I really like these but I’ve had black and brown and with both colors sharpening was a problem. There seem to be pockets without product. I would sharpen and sharpen and the product would just break off or smoosh.

    • Tania

      I know what you mean. For a while my go to liner wasL’Oreal Infallible eyeliner and the sharpening was a mess. :(
      It was a pretty good liner, but for the price and the product lost it didn’t make sense.

  7. AnGeLwInGz

    Purchased these several times (black) and they are pretty good, even better than some higher end brands I’ve tried. They smudge a lil bit but not significantly more than any others.

  8. El

    I ended up buying the black version of this and I really like it… not the best I’ve had, but it’s good. I found it funny that when I went to check reviews on the L’oreal website that the #1 complaint about this product is that people thought it couldn’t be sharpened! People were saying that the casing is plastic not wood! Just in case anyone was wondering, this sharpens like any ‘ol eyeliner pencil :)

  9. lissa

    I have this one in gray (dark smoky gray) and I love it. Goes on smooth and stays put. Very sweet when drugstore runs BOGO cosmetics. It held up slightly longer than UD 24/7 in wear test and it’s smokier than the 24/7 shades. They only have 3 colors though. Sharpening yea, it’s a soft pencil so I’d use Grindhouse or another good sharpener for best results. Unfortunately the brown doesn’t look nearly as rich. :-(

  10. Anna Banana

    Has anyone tried this on the waterline?

    • Kasiah

      I loved it on my waterline and it didn’t smudge but if you wear contacts you cannot wear this eyeliner. it smudges all over your contacts and ruins them. :(

  11. angelica

    omg! i just bought 2 plum pencils and a 1 bronze pencil at the Dollar Tree! i didn’t even know these were new or anything!

    • lissa

      what??? the liquid pencil? in plum and bronze? or the other version of the loreal pencils (I think there’s a version that’s not called liquid pencil and it’s good but not the same)

    • krystal

      i did too! i bought a purple, emerald and bronze one! they also had e.l.f products when i was there too :)

  12. Cat

    This is my go-to, HG eyeliner! I love Loreal Extra Intense Liners :)

  13. this liner in black is AMAZING! i layer it under liquid or gel liner to really intensify it. it’s so dark & smooth!