So I went into Naimies looking for a nice liquid liner. I really like the liquid liner pens for numerous reasons; 1.) In my opinion it gives me more control in creating a perfect line; 2.) I can use them on clients and not have to worry about contamination and double dipping. I just spray it with 99% alcohol, wipe it clean and I’m good to go; 3.) I find that liner pens don’t bleed as much as the others. Anyhow, I tested the Lorac Liner pen and I absolutely loved it. I loved the brush on the pen and I loved how black the ink was. Of course, my luck, they were sold out. So the associate suggested the Smashbox liner pen to me. I liked it but you know how it is when you have your heart set on something? Nothing else compares to what you want. So I bought the Smashbox liner anyways because I needed a black liquid liner and I’m an impulse shopper.
I like the liner, it’s really black and it gives a really good line. I like this liner pen much better than the Mac Penultimate Pen because the Smashbox pen gives a nice pigmented line with one or two strokes. However this is supposed to be waterproof and it’s not to my standards of waterproof. My definition of waterproof is, I can submerge myself into water and the product will look the same when I come up. Granted the liner doesn’t move or smudge throughout wear but if you rub it enough it does smudge. I would think this wouldn’t work too well for those with oily lids. I haven’t had problems with this on my oily lids but I always use primers on my eyes. I washed the swatch with soap and water and it easily came off without much scrubbing. So I do not agree with the claim that it is waterproof. Maybe water resistant, to the minimum, but not water proof. I like the Smashbox pen. It serves it’s purpose though I am not 100% happy with my purchase.
Makes small or thick lines
Strong Black Color
Not great for oily lids
Washes off easily
My final grade for this Product is B-
Does anyone have a preference of liquid liner? I’d love to hear your thoughts!