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So I went through a mini one-week phase where I decided I would save money and try some lower-end cosmetics brands. Anyway, I got a liquid liner from E.L.F. and wow… I hated it! It was hard to work with, too liquidy – like water, and it smeared everywhere. It was one hot mess. I’ll still to my preferred brands I guess.
I second Elf liners…tried to buy a bargain and I shouldn’t have bothered!
Me three on e.l.f. Cheap you want, cheap you get! Felt like a colored pencil
Wow! I love my E.L.F. liners! They make great shadow bases too. I like the liquid liner as well. It’s very pigmented and sets nicely and their gel liners are also great.
The worst for me are the Jordana glitter eye liners. They draw nicely on my hand but scratch and tug like crazy on my eye and are not pigmented.
This crappy NYC one, it was a duo, “mockingbird” in my opinion I hated it!
Me too! I got Mockingbird and Through the Storm, it is so hard to draw
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil, I know everyone loves these, and they are mentioned in so many yt videos, but me and some of the other gurus dont like them, i have zero, which works great on the upper lashline , but doesnt last for three minutes on the waterline. Mac Eye Kohls and Powerpoint liners ftw !
I love the 24/7 pencils ya and maybe they dont last on the waterline for that long but are they really the worst eyeliners outthere i think not
(I hate NYC and ELF)
I agree with Allison. UD 24/7 may not be best on the waterline for some people but i doubt its the worst eyeliner out there.
I think CoverGirl’s Perfect Blend liners are terrible.
I have a purple liquid liner from Avon that peals/flakes off after a while. Other than that, I haven’t found any bad liners, although I find the brushes a bit useless sometimes. My current favourite is my black Gosh liner though, it’s great.
I love gosh! they remind me of mac’s liquid liners.
MAC eye kohl. I think they are off my eyes in about 5 minutes on the waterline and 30 minutes before its off my upper lash line
WORST, and “surprisingly” the worst is Smashbox Proof Cream eye liners. I bought the palette for $50 and expecting great results because its smashbox. But i was SO wrong. I will stick to my MAC FLUIDLINES (THEY ARE #1 TO ME!)
Worst eyeliner I’ve ever tried is MAC’s Kohl Power.
I hope I won’t get stoned to death for saying this since I know it’s a lot of people’s HG eyeliner.. but I really hate Feline Kohl power. I really honestly tried to make it work because I love the intense colour payoff but it seriously would not stay in place for me!
to get my feline to stay on my waterline, i dip it in blacktrack. i’m not sure if i just think it stays longer or if it actually does, but it works pretty well. also, if i want to make sure it’s not going to move, i’ll pat some matte black e/s onto my waterline, but i’m not sure if that’s the best idea for everyone, haha.
WET AND WILD got one becuase it was like 99 cents
it is horrible it doesnt even go on your eyes
Wet’n Wild hands down. Awful stuff.
what’s the best brush for applying MAC Blot? And what brush would suggest for loose powder? 182?
Almay liners…the ones that are supposed to be long lasting. They are not as smooth as MAC when it comes to application, and the color isnt very intense. I love my MAC!!
cover girl liquid liner and pencil liners. bleck.
I loathe indelible “gel” liners. IMO you can’t call them gel–nothing smooth about them!
I second that cover girl liquid liner! I got the felt tip pen one and it is pure effing crap!
I totally agree on the cover girl liquid pen liners. the pen just dries up instantly & the liner itself goes on thick and flakes. ick!
F*ck, i wish i would have known this earlier today :S
i went to the store for eye liner and thought i would take a risk by straying away from my pencil liner and testing out liquid. so i bought the covergirl exact liquid liner (the one that kind of looks like a mini felt) and i was expecting great results since i have been using their pencil liners for years and they have worked great (they dont do well on your bottom lid though and may not last as long as others but still they are pretty good to me). well i was SO wrong! as soon as i opened it the tip was dried up and i had to press down super hard on my hand for any eyeliner to even appear on it. the texture was cakey and awful. not at all what i was expecting. it was a terrible experience for my first and possibly last time with liquid eye liner.
personally for me i find the best eyeliner is honestly found at Merle Normans, its like spa-ish place. you can get waxed and get pedicures/manicures there and they sell great makeup. i highly reccomend everyone to go there. the workers match all the makeup to your skin and show you how to apply it and pick out the shades that complment you best. its a little pricey but its worth the money and the makeup lasts longer than most. and trust me its not like old lady makeup because im 15 and i get most of my stuff from their and it suits my age well.
Hmm… covergirl brow & eye makers. My mom used them once on her brows when she was on a black brown stint, and when her fad was over, she handed them to me – they were horrible! I have no need for black brows (im a redhead), so I tried it as eyeliner. There was virtually no pigment, it went on immensely rough and scratchy, and lasted for, what.. all of 3 minutes? It was awful! I also disliked the Rimmel kohl liners. Even though they went on smoothly and with lovely, rich black pigmentation, it was obviously TOO smooth and slipped off my lashlines within a few hours – and that’s with shadow layered over!
L’Oreal HiP is the worst that I’ve tried… the damn pot dried out in the space of 5 minutes!
I second that!
The pot I bought dried out in about a week.
And when I did use it (before it dried), it chipped off of my eyes, got inside of my eyes, and hurt so bad. It was horrible.
Rimmel Kohl liners were a mess! Went everywhere but the eye area.
If you are doing the covergirl brow pencils, you got to do the 80s trick.. get a lighter and melt them a little
Almay liners dont stay either and does not go on smoothly. BLECK
Also the NYC suck, but I do like 999 wet n wild lip liner but I melt it with the radient heat with my curling iron.
Cover girl brow & eye makers as well as Wet and Wild pencils… they’re absolutely awful! Never again would i ever buy them
When I was first trying makeup, I got a ton of Bonne Bell and Wet n Wild eyeliners. Gah, they were awful. Thankfully my budget for eyeliners has grown and I now use MAC fluidline in blacktrack and MAC Kohl Powerliner in Feline.
Max factor glide and define, very watery, no staying power, hard to work with looks like a mini penultimate liner but it came out before the penultimate liner. its a piece of crap
Hard Candy hands down.
Glittery, gritty, none of the sharpeners I had could even fit to sharpen in (too small.)
NYC AND ELF!!!
HATE HATE HATE!!!
i am just going to have to stick to my trusty fluidline and sephora eyeliner
I second( or fifteenth) ELF and also Mary Kay…grrr so waxy they wear off in like 20 minutes.
I wont buy Urban Decay’s 24/7 eye pencil in Zero again. For the price, this pencil does not deliver on any long lasting staying power. I have a blue pencil from this line and that one doesn’t budge but Zero is a crappy black liner that costs like $17.
anything by avon! they have some good skincreams and bubblebath but the makeup is terrible! my fav eyeliner is mac penultimate and mac kohl fo wt, i like the chromaline by mac too!!
The worst eyeliner I’ve ever used is NYX’s liquid liner. It’s horrible! it’s really watery and takes 15 minutes to dry, no joke! I had that eyeliner on my browbone problem every time I used it.
I completely second this!
Maybelline and Wet n’ Wild……My favorite eyeliners are by NYX!