I’d recently reviewed the pen style liquid liner from NYC, which only made me more intrigued to try the original. The NYC Liquid Eyeliner is an item I’ve heard good things about many times, but I just prefer the pen style liners better. But I was actually pleasantly surprised with their liner pen, so I figured I needed to see for myself if this was worth the raves.
Packaging. Again, I’m not a fan of this bottle and brush type liquid liner, but I will say that compared to others I’ve tried in the past I do like this more. It’s a brush instead of a felt tip applicator and the brush is small thin enough to get a more precise line. Rating: 4/5
Performance. I have to say I love the formula in that it’s very black and almost creamy in consistency. It dries matte and is so opaque. On the other hand, it’s not waterproof so if your eyes tend to tear you wanna be careful with this one. Although it’s not waterproof, it doesn’t smudge into my crease and lasts until the end of the day. I’ve been using artificial tears like crazy lately and I noticed some of my wing rubbed off when I dried my eyes. It also doesn’t get watery like the liners you have to shake, it just stays the same consistency all the time.
If they could instill the formula into a pen I’d like this so much more. For me, I just have a harder time using it. I always end up bumping the brush against my lashes and getting a whole lotta product all over them. And I take for granted not having the load the brush, get off the excess, apply and repeat as needed when I use a pen. It’s just not as neat and clean of a process as with a pen liner. But I can still get a good result with it despite those difficulties. Rating: 3/5
Price: This was $2.82 at Target and definitely worth the money. I like it better than any the drugstore version I’ve tried. Rating: 5/5
Overall rating: 4/5
I’d definitely recommend this liquid liner to anyone looking for an affordable drugstore option. If the formula was waterproof and came in a pen I think it would be perfect. I noticed a few more drugstore brands that I want to try before I’d repurchase this, but I would repurchase.