Disappointing Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Review

Hey beaut's!

Recently Elf launched in the UK in Superdrug, as soon as I saw the Elf stand in my local Superdrug I practically sprinted to it and had to buy something to try. Seeing as I wear liquid liner every single day without fail I thought their Waterproof Eyeliner Pen would be a good place to start!
The Elf Eyeliner Pen claims to be waterproof, smudge-proof, budge-free and long lasting whilst also offering fabulous precision, this is basically everything I look for in a liquid liner so I had high hopes for this. When I started using the Elf eyeliner pen for the very first time I loved it, the felt tip style nib was very easy to use and it was indeed precise like the claims suggest, it was a nice inky formula and not dry at all, and never dragged on my eyes during the application process and created a lovely sharp winged out liner look, so far so good. As I went about my day I noticed a few things about the liner that left me totally disappointed, firstly the claims of the liner being smudge-proof and budge-free are totally wrong in my opinion, firstly I noticed that the eyeliner had some how started transferring into my crease, this has never ever happened to me before in all the years I've worn liquid liner, I then went on to touch the wing I'd created to see if that would budge and it transferred onto my finger straight away, as you can imagine I wasn't a happy bunny. The thin line across my actual eyelid stayed in place OK but everything else was a smudgy mess. The claims of this also being waterproof are totally false too, the swatches I done on my hands actually washed away with ease and I also took some water to my eyes before removing my makeup and the liner rubbed off within a flash so it's certainly not waterproof in the slightest, you'd look like a little panda if you went into the pool or sea with this on I can assure you.
Overall, I'm so disappointed in the Elf Eyeliner Pen, it's such a shame because the nib works fantastically and the inky formula went on like a dream it's just the lasting power that's the problem, it actually feels a little bit like it never truly sets into place. It has been hot and humid in the UK recently so I don't know if that's the reason it was so smudgy but even so all of my other liquid liners I wear that aren't even waterproof never budge. If I was you beaut's I'd steer clear of this and save yourself the £3.00!

Have you tried the Elf Waterproof Eyeliner Pen beaut's? Was you left disappointed? I'd love to know!



  1. I haven't used this particular eyeliner from Elf, I just used their regular liquid liner, but I had a similar experience a few years ago. The stuff just would NOT dry so I ended up having to blow dry my eyelids so it wouldn't get all over my face! Elf has some great products but eyeliner is not one of them!

    Amanda | http://www.poppyseeder.com/

  2. such a bummer about the lasting power of this eyeliner! I like the NYC one which is also super cheap and lasts forevaaaa!!


  3. Ah this is disappointing. At least you didn't waste too much money on it. x

    Jordan Alice


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