I’m not sure why I’d never tried this eyeliner or even heard anyone talk about it before, but I tested it at Sephora last month and instantly fell in love. Eyeliner pens are my favorite liquid liners. They just seem to be much easier to apply. The downside is that it’s hard to find a good one. So what do I mean by “good”?
- Stiff and pointed tip
- Long wearing/lasting
I’ve tried MAC Penultimate and it used to be my favorite. It has a short precise felt tip that glides on smoothly. It lasts all day. I tried Revlon Colorstay, which is pretty good, but the tip is bigger than I like and they don’t seem to be made the same. I’ve had a couple that were great and then a couple that dried really quickly and were hard to apply. It stayed on all day without any problems, even through intense workouts. I also gave the Elf eyeliner pen a try. The original version of the Elf eyeliner pen was decent. The newest version I don’t like at all. It has a weird applicator. It’s flat instead of long and pointy. You have to keep pumping it to get the liquid to come to the tip. It never seemed wet enough to glide on. It ended up being almost painful to apply. (plus it went up a dollar. *hmph*).
This Stila eyeliner pen is by far the best that I’ve ever tried. When I took the cap off, I was instantly optimistic because I saw the tip. It’s really long and goes from thick to fine. This means you can easily make a very thin or thick line above your lashes.
On my hand I applied the same Stila eyeliner pen. On top I held it at an angle. At the bottom I used the very tip with a soft stroke. Here it is on my eye. Another thing I absolutely LOVE about this Stila Eyeliner Pen is that it dries quickly and once it’s on…it’s on. You will need makeup remover to get it off.