When my liquid eyeliner addiction started, I didn't know that there was something as a felt tip. I started off with brush applicators and had to practice for hours (okay, that's probably not true, but still a very long time) on end until I finally got the hang of it. I kept using these type op eyeliners until I finally discovered the felt tip liner and fell in love. Now, a whole while later, I decided to give my old ways another try and picked up the Liquid Ink Eyeliner Waterproof by Essence.
As you can see, this eyeliner has a rather long (and quite bendy) brush applicator. On their website they state that it's child's play to apply this eyeliner, but I'd think that you'd want to practice a bit with this one if you don't have a lot of eyeliner experience. The tip if the brush doesn't end as pointy as I'd like, but I tend to get it to a fairly good pointyness level when I take off some excess product.
Yes, I think it's necessary to take some of it off. If you don't the brush tends to be too bulky and saturated, so much so that application becomes less accurate. The colour - however - is beautifully black. No need to go over certain spots twice.
The thing that has impressed me the most has surely been the staying power. Yes, it's waterproof, but I've had some waterproof eyeliners in the past that just didn't stay on my eyes - due to my watery eyes. I haven't had - as much - of a problem with this one (except when the sun is especially bright and I just can't stop my eyes from tearing up and rubbing in them). I even fell asleep with this eyeliner on my eyeballs - something I do not recommend - and when I woke up it looked just as good as when I fell asleep.
So this very affordable eyeliner is a winner for me. It does require some practice, but that's all worth it to me! I might try out the Eyeliner Pen Waterproof by Essence as well though, just to compare the formula and such.
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