This is actually one of my favorite items from ELF, I think. It’s like liquid eyeliner, but it comes in pen form, so it makes application easier and more forgiving than traditional liquid eyeliner. It’s great for beginners and experts alike. There is a small cap that comes off to reveal a small felt tip.
Application: This applies amazingly. Sometimes, I have really stubborn liquid eyeliner, and I hate messing up, because I have to clean everything up again, and it’s such a mess in the morning. Now this, this applies smoothly and evenly, and I never make mistakes. Sometimes, the pen falters a bit, but any eyeliner will do that. All you have to do is smooth it over with another thin line. I would really recommend this pen as a starting point for people who have never really used liquid eyeliner before.
Wear: ELF says this pen is waterproof, but it’s really not. But it’s not really such a big deal to me. All I need to be waterproof is mascara. It’s fine that this is not waterproof, but it will not hold up if you are going to be swimming. If you are careful, it may last, but I wouldn’t risk your life on it. It does however have a very long wear. I really don’t use eyeliner for long days, but over the weekend, I had a 14 hour day, and amazingly, this eyeliner stayed put without rubbing out or anything (I did use a primer and cream eyeshadow as a base though, with powder eyeshadow and then eyeliner over it). The eyeshadow faded a bit, but the eyeliner still looked fresh and new, and I was extremely impressed.
Quirks: This is a felt tip pen, so sometimes you have to store it upside down in order to get the ink flowing to the tip. Otherwise it is too dry. However, I did try to flip it upside down for an extended period of time, and then the eyeliner started dripping out, and it was pretty messy. So definitely don’t make that mistake. Store your pens upright if you are not going to be using them, then occasionally flip them over to get the ink flowing to the tip.
In any case, I’ve had this eyeliner pen for almost a year, and I still really love it. I haven’t even bought other liquid eyeliners because I love this one so much! I would definitely recommend it to everyone out there!