Review: E.L.F Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (Coffee)

I realized that it's been a while since my last review.... :) So while I was thinking about today's experience with this eyeliner I decided to write it down.

Aqua(water), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, SD Alcohol 40 (Alcohol Denat), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Maganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Yellow No. 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue No.1 Lake (CI 42090) 

Get no smudge with no-budge eyeliner, which creates a fabulous and fresh look of precision that lasts for hours. The smooth pen applicator easily glides on color for very fine to bold lines for effortless beauty.

I really don't understand WHY it has written waterproof on it if you can remove it with a water based remover? That really makes no sense to me.

I got this eyeliner in a swap, and it's my first e.l.f. product. I got it in color Coffee, which is a not too deep brown.

The tip:

The tip got used up pretty quickly, so now I can't make those nice thin lines that I could at the beginning... 

(back in March when I got it, the black one is from Essence)

The left part is, how it applies with one coat, right part is two coats. I can't even draw a thin line anymore.

And the worst thing (because it says it's waterproof);
Smudged with 1 drop of water

That's so sad...  but it's easy to use it and to draw nice lines...  So I do use it quite a lot. 

But today I realized that it does one sad thing for me...  It melts with my tears (my eyes water here and there), and it BURNS LIKE HELL! Today my eye was damn red and burning and it seemed like it won't stop ever again..  and I realized that it's because of this 'waterproof' eyeliner :/.

+It's easy to apply
+It's damn cheap!!
+Comes in 5 different colors.
+Shows up nicely.
+Has nice quality.
+The package, I like the shape.
+Looks classy.

-It's NOT waterproof.
-In contact with my watery eyes, it melts and then burns!
-The tip got used up quite quickly.

Rating: 3/5 ♥♥♥
Price: 5/5 ♥♥♥♥♥ ($1, hello?!)

Overall: I do like it, except for the burning fact. I mostly use it on my lower line, because there it doesn't touch my watering spot (corner of the eye), so I don't get the burning sensation. Other than that, it's nice quality especially if you think that's only 1$! If I had the chance I'd buy all the other colors, just to play with them! It's really easy to apply (even for a makeup dummy) and with one coat you get decent brown color. With two (or if you press harder, but NOT hard) you get a darker brown, but honestly. I only use one because if I wanted a darker color, I'd use black instead. It goes off even with regular water, so it's not really appropriate for summer (at least for me). But other than that, it's a great eyeliner. I just wish it could stand up to its name (waterproof).


  1. Kere lepe oči! :) Kero maskaro pa uporabljaš? :P Lepe trepalniceee, zavihane, ohhh.

  2. Ivana: hvala! Tam sem uporabila Essence Black Mania mascara, ki je sicer super ampak ni vodoodporna in tudi pece kot hudic ko pride v ocke :(

  3. Pa tko lepe trepalnice nardi tale Essence. :) Nism mela še nobene, bo treba probat. :) Kero wateproof pa priporočaš? Sm lih v iskanju ene WP. :P

  4. i have this too! i wanted to buy the one in black before doing a review on it but they're always out of stock so the review has been pending forever. i like it so much because its easy to use, but staying power is not so good.

    you're right, why say waterproof when it isnt.

  5. Ivana: Ja essence ni svoh, sploh sedaj ko sem preizkusila se prosojno maskaro cez navadno, da postane malo bolj waterproof... in je ql. Drugace od vodoodpornih mi je bila vsec L'oreal hmmm.. False lashes effect waterproof. Sedaj imam Manhattan Volcano waterproof.. pa je krtacka bolj tako.. ampak je pa ful obstojna.

    Jenobebs: Yah it's sad about the name and staying power, but other than that it's great :D

  6. That's the reason why I avoid to use felt tip eyeliners. They tend to break. I'm very sorry to hear that you react allergic to it but I like the eyeliner of your eye make up a lot.


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