Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen


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.

Easy application
Makes small or thick lines
Strong Black Color

Not Waterproof
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!


4 thoughts on “Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen

  1. the mac penultimate pen is awful! but I also really like the lorac pro pen, it’s the best pen liner I’ve tried. for whatever reason I’m not interested in smashbox products, but if I go to sephora and the lorac liner is sold out, I may just try this one.

    • I agree with you! Smashbox is usually a hit or miss for me. And Yes, Mac’s liner pen is probably the worst I’ve tried now that I have used other brands. This is definitely worth a try, especially if you can return it if you change your mind. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂

  2. I prefer gel liners – Caryl Baker Visage’s gel liner is my favorite – it doesn’t friggin’ budge! Coming in at a close second would have to be the Lancome art deco pen (if they still sell it) – it’s an actual liquid liner, but the pen is ridiculously precise!

    • I like gel liners too but I have a hard time finding gel liners with good pigmentation. I love the Makeup Forever Aqua Cream and the Bobbi Brown Gel liners. I’ve never heard of the Caryl Baker brand! I have heard good things about the Lancôme Art Deco liner. I’ll have to check that out as well! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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