Essence Superfine Eyeliner PenHot
I loved this at first, the tip is really fine and it was the darkest of all the Essence felt tip pens. I really wanted to experiment using a pen to see what it was like in comparison to gel and liquid brushes. When applied it wasn’t as dark as expected and I had to build it up to two or three layers to get a line that stood out. It applied a consistent amount of product and I really loved the tip, but it seems to dry out towards the end of each use. Yesterday I had successfully lined my top lids and one bottom lid and it went dry at the tip. I’m not talking about a tick cat-eye, but something like the photo about from the Get Big Lashes review. Is it worth it? Unfortunately not. Even though this is really cheap and under R30, it’s not worth it. I’d rather spend a little extra and buy the Bourjois Liner Pinceau that lasts me a year!
I need a liner that's going to give me consistency while I'm applying my wing and this one just ended up being more work (I had to reapply over the same area many times) for a very average looking outcome.
I've stopped using this .
What is super amazing about this liquid pen is its super fine tip. Winged eyeliner has never being this easy ...if it last! I kind of kept this pen now (even if its dry) as a tool. Like you would with an eyeliner brush, to do my winged eyeliner with. I dip it in a liquid eyeliner bottle which I have and then do the liner, since you struggle to get a tip as fine and firm as this.
So all in all I have to say the the product let the packaging down.
The colour was not black enough for me, and the fine point at the end was not that stiff, so it was tricky doing precision work. Also it dried out very quickly.
I won't buy this one again!
super fine tip for precision liners
easy to us
does not smudge
quick dry (work fast when creating you line)
Dries out too fast!
Not as black (have to go over with a different liner to create the dark cat eye)
Even though the pro's out weigh the cons find that I still prefer using my previous liners. I feel like this liner is best used for beginners to create their outline before filing in the full eye. I do love the easy to use super fine tip but the quick dry out is a pet peeve for me.
I like it but if you are a beginner to the liquid liner this product would be perfect.