Rated 3.27 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Long lasting and fun colors!
I was really excited to try this product out because I LOVE colorful eyeliner. It adds such a fun pop to an otherwise normal or "boring" makeup look. I was excited to see I received a really pretty blue shade that would definitely serve as a color pop on my blue eyes. When they say that this stuff lasts it LASTS. I applied this at 6am before work and didn't use any sort of primer on my oily eyelids to see what the true lasting power of this liner was- when I got home at 6pm it was still perfectly intact with no flaking or smudging of any kind. The downside to that though is that it was still on my eyes after I hopped out of the shower and it needed a bit of tough love with some eye makeup remover to get it all off. If you have sensitive eyes and need this to come off after you've had your fun with it this might not be the product for you so keep that in mind. I liked the packaging and the tiny brush applicator was easy to use and create wings with. I can see this being an incredible product for people who preform on stage or for a bride who needs her makeup to stay in place all day. The bright colored ones could also be great for concerts or raves where makeup tends to be sweated off! Overall I recommend this product if you're looking for something long wearing that comes in a unique variety of colors!
Most Helpful Critical Review Why did they replace the matte liquid liner with this?!
I am so disappointed with this product. Ive been a longtime user of the matte liquid liner for my cat eye and this seems to be what they've replaced it with. MISTAKE. The brush on this is thick, and the liquid itself is thick and goopy . It makes it nearly impossible to get a nice fluid, smooth line. Ive been doing a cat eye on myself for nearly 20 years at this point and am capable with a lot of different liner types and this just isnt it. I thought maybe I got a bad one that had dried a bit or something so i bought another. But nope, same thick consistency that doesnt glide the way a liquid brush liner should. For positives, it is a pigmented dark black and stays put once its in place, but if i cant get it to glide on with smooth lines I have no use for it. Repeatedly having to touch up your lines because of uneven goopy texture is how you end up with way thicker liner than you want. PLEASE NYX bring back the old matte one, there actually isnt much like it on the market. This epic liner is a sad replacement of a great staple product you used to carry.
Reviewed by 881 customers Bring back the Matte
Matte Lover from Chicago
It smudges and gets clumpy. I regret not stocking up on the matte one before. It's so difficult to remove this eyeliner and the wand is a bit larger so I can't do my wings as sharp as I use to. So upset.
Slight Learning Curve, but SUPER long lasting!
deez neuts from Atlanta
It took a while to dry, the brush was too thick to get precise lines, and it was slightly shiny. However, after using my own eyeliner brush and slightly patting over with leftover setting powder, this eyeliner did not move at all! I have hooded eyelids so finding a good eyeliner that doesnt transfer is hard to find. This one did not move though. I think the pros outweigh the cons.
I would buy this again
Bella from Georgia
I love the liner it's very good and such a nice texture. The one issue that I have with it is the wand…I don't personally like the wand I wish it was smaller and more pointed but other than that I like it, and when it says it's waterproof…it is waterproof.
Miros from VA
Starts to get clumpy and hard to work with
Bring back the old formula
Alle from Anaheim, CA
NYX should just throw this product away because it is absolutely the worst! I cannot take it off no matter how many times I rub it with a makeup wipe or use an oil. Its super sticky and messy. NYX please bring back the old formula!
Long Dry Time
Hope from Arizona
SO! Is it waterproof yes, does it dry matt? Kinda downsides if your using this on your lids fan it dry before you open your lid completely or your gonna get it all over your lid. It also seems more oily as opposed to the Old Nyx Matt Liner
Not the same as matte vinyl
G from Dallas
I hate this new liner bring back the other one this one sucks
no honey no
average consumer lady from California
I keep mistaking this eyeliner from the other matte eyeliner that nyx discontinued. I gave this a handful of tries before just giving up. It was okay till it started to become clunky, goopy, and shiney??? But the eyeliner will stay on all day and night after crying and sweating. a little tough to take off, even after double cleansing. I do NOT like the brush for this AT ALL. too stubby for my liking. *shivers*
Basically I want the other liner back. It was the one of the v few that actually worked out. :/
Super long lasting!
Betsy from NJ
You need to bring back the oldest matte one
Marimar from California
After using the matte eyeliner for years the new formula burned my eyes. It doesnt feels like a liquid eyeliner. Also the applicator is different and didn't like it. I never leave reviews but I really want the discontinued eyeliner back :(
NEVER TRY THIS! it is not good.
Matte Eyeliner Lover from AR
I tried this product after having ran out of the NYX Liquid Matte Eyeliner thinking it could be a possibly good dupe, but was met with disappointment. It is really hard to apply and takes forever to dry. It is also super hard to take off, I have to keep rubbing my eyes for a long time to even budge getting it off. Honestly save your money and try out another product instead, this one is not good at all.
Cassidy woah from Idaho
I used to buy this all the time and then they changed the formula this year. The brush is way too big and creates huge lines. The formula is not liquid and more feels like glue. It's sad I have to find a new brand now.
Bring back old formula
Stephanie from Dalla
WORST EYELINER EVER, plz bring back the old formula, this is super thick and oily , it takes forever to dry, so be careful otherwise it will transfer on to eyelid and will take you forever to wipe it off
Awful! Please bring back the matte liner!
Miss from IL
I bought this thinking it was the same as the matte liner just updated packaging. I was WRONG! It's so globby and thick. Everytime I try to apply it I can't get a straight line because it is so thick. Please bring back the matte liner! I will no longer use NYX until they bring the old stuff back!
Kim from NY
I got this white eyeliner for the 4 dot trend since the girl that started the trend recommended this exact eyeliner. But honestly don't get it, it smears everywhere and it's so hard to get off or fix it if u make an error. The brush is so bad, don't waste your money on this.
Daisy from Utah
Don't buy this it isn't good. It flakes off constantly, you can't layer it. It has a bunch of cracks in it when it's applied. And it doesn't stay on all day.
Bring the matte liquid eyeliner back
Brit from Phoenix, arizona
Would rate it a 2/10. Nothing compared
To the matte long lasting eyeliner. Hard to make your eyeliner look smooth with this. Where is the old
Formula. I'm so sad about this.
Huge bummer. Not a replacement for the matte liner
Kiki from Kansas City, MO
I ordered this to try since NYX discontinued the black matte liquid liner (and the entire vivid brights collection 💔) and it is suuuuper not the same. The tube and brush are much thicker and the formula is very different. It's hard to clean up if you smudge the liner or don't get it exactly right during application.
Please bring back the matte liners!!!!
Why did you do this?!
Cpol from San Francisco, CA
I used the Vinyl liner for YEARS and was heartbroken to learn it's now discontinued. I tried the Epic as an alternative and it's awful. Skips, bleeds, and much hard to remove and work with. I threw it away. Please bring back the Vinyl formula!
the worst eyeliner i've ever used.
Mol from Long Island
i've been a huge fan of this brand for many years and especially of their vinyl liner and for whatever reason they don't have it anymore so I picked up this one. It is so thick and clumpy and gooey which makes it extremely difficult to put on. its also nearly impossibly to take off as well. the formula is just not it. I've never been so disappointed.
Awful. So disappointed
Amber from Wisconsin
I'm heartbroken. Suddenly I can't find the matte/vinyl formulas I've loved for years. This stuff is like super glue. It messes up my eyelashes, hurts to remove, and has become too tacky to even apply. Awful. Such a disappointment
Definitely water proof.
Lynds from Mesa Arizona
It's definitely a water proof liquid liner lasts all day I've been using NYX liquid liner matte for years and noticed they were out of the regular one I use which isn't waterproof. I still make mistakes and need q-tip to clean up so it smudges everywhere when cleaning up with this one. Honestly it's not a bad product im just not a huge fan of this item just because it's difficult to clean up and applies differently and I have hooded lids so when I accidentally look up it's a nightmare to clean.
C from Abq
Don't buy this it's horrible
Jay from Portland
If you're comparing this to the matte liquid liner than it's horrible! But on its own… this stuff does not budge at all! I'm still not a fan of the bigger wand.
BRING BACK THE MATTE LIQUID LINER
Rachel from MO
Because NYX got rid of their amazing Matte Liquid Liner, I decided to try the Epic Wear. It is awful! It's way too thick and doesn't go on as smoothly as the Matte liner. It also transfers to the tops of my eyelids after wearing it all day, but somehow it is insanely hard to wash it off. Please bring back the old formula!