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NYX Professional Makeup Epic Wear Metallic Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner is a waterproof, smudge-proof gel eye liner with a striking metallic finish.
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Rated 3.98 out of 5 stars
This product is not joking when it claims to be long wearing.
I did receive this product in the shade teal metal in exchange for my review however all opinions are my own.
I've worn this quite a few times to get full thoughts and each time was impressed by how budge proof this product truly is.
Color: I was expecting very electric teal blue however it was deeper which I loved even more. It still defined my eyes (which as a blonde I need) but gave just enough color to add a fun bit of interest to the eyes. I was complimented on this multiple times when I wore it out.
Application: it's a thicker gel/water consistency goes on very easily but be sure to wipe off any excess or your cat eye will become very thick! Lol as someone who typically uses felt tip liquid liner it was a little adjustment but very easy/user friendly formula, easy to get a crisp line (doesn't skip) and great at sharp points
Staying power: incredible. Does not budge, run or flake through 12 hours of wear. Can be a bit difficult to remove
Removal: I tried a few different ways to remove including micellar water, cleansing balm, eye makeup remover. The best for me was eye makeup remover and then cleansing balm. Yes this adds a third step technically but anytime I wear a more dramatic eye look I'm doing this anyway to save my towels lol!
Final thoughts: if you're looking for a budge proof liquid liner formula I think this is a great bet! If you want to be able to easily remove in five seconds or less this is probably not for you but I will be purchasing the black with my own money!
WHY WHY WHY do makeup companies discontinue great products? I've been using the Matte eyeliner for so many years and just found out that I could no longer buy it because they got rid of it. I bought this one even though the price is so much higher, and it's not even worth a few dollars. Awful awful formulation. It's pigmented but it just flakes off during the work day and it's so embarrassing. The tip won't let you create a precise wing either, it's useless. It literally doubled my getting ready time in the morning. Bring back the Matte eyeliner!!!
Millie from New Mexico
This liner is not as good as the now discontinued matte liner- formula is streaky and the brush isn't as precise. However whatever they put in this STAYS. It is my birthday and as many girls do, i'm having a moment crying and it stays man. It has survived me totaling my car, crying daily because i'm on the worst birth control ever. It's a pain to take off at night but a little coconut oil does it… if you need something that will stay on your eyes no matter what, she's the liner.
Colleen the Disappointed from Leslie, MI
The pigment isn't good in this. I returned the pink because it doesn't show up and I'll be returning the Gunmetal (I believe that's the name) because I can't draw a very thin line without getting it all over my lashes. I wanted purple but both stores were out. I probably would have bee disappointed with it.
Eva from Ann Arbor
I like this a lot, I bought the blue and it's very pigmented and stays on great! No complaints!
mommyluvof4 from ohio
this is very thin and liquidy. the pigment is barely there, you have to go over the line many many times to be opaque. and by then your line is crooked or too thick. I'm not getting any use out of this. I got the hot pink one.
Kimmy from Washington
Bring back Matte and Vinyl.
This liner sucks. Nothing good about it.
I felt bamboozled by Nyx.
Ris77 from New york
Please in the name of the holy lord bring back the matte eyeliner. I'm all out and trying every eyeliner on the market & nothing is as good as the matte. Epic is terrible. Globby, blobby awfulness.
BK2CA from Colton, CA
Purchased this item in Teal Metal. I did like the color but after only 2 wears the formula became too thick to use. I definitely could not use it to create a more
thin line like I prefer. I am a big fan of Nyx in general but this item is a miss.
Cici B from Orlando, FL
Pretty upset with this product. I used to use the liquid matte eyeliner that NYX would carry and this one is a huge disappointment. The formula is incredibly thick, the applicator squares off so it's really difficult to make precise lines, and it's not waterproof
Nicole228 from Virginia Beach
I bought this eyeliner thinking it was a cool color and could try something new, not only is this eyeliner difficult to apply but it also just won't come off. I tried everything even using olive oil and you can still see where it was on my eyes, I spent a good 20 minutes trying to get it off and it just wouldn't come off.
Nat from Yakima Wa
Love how easy it is to use super quick and dries almost instantly
Kim from Washington
I bought this for my teenage daughter, she wears it everyday and she loves it. It goes on better than most liquid eyeliners, the metallic is a nice touch. She's able to do more precise designs.
Alicia from PA
I don't like waterproof eyeliners. They are so hard to get off! Will be returning.
chamilton12 from Ohio
I never tried the matte/vinyl eyeliner everyone is talking about in other reviews but this eyeliner is hard to remove and is very thick. The brush is also hard to use since it's thicker and the tip isn't very sharp. I've had issues with the eyeliner applying unevenly and leaving thick goopy blobs on my eyes.
This is also extremely hard to remove. Good for long lasting wear, but the dry down time, depending on how it was applied, varies and could mean you accidentally smear it while it dries. In that case, it is very hard to get off and pretty much ruins the entire look because you have to work so hard to get it off.
All of that being said, the color is very pretty.
Jflo from Los Angeles
Color saturation is amazing. Formula lasts all day and doesn't crack or look weird. And brush is super soft and good quality. I am able to get super precise lines and points to my wings
Cierra from Rochester New York
Not super impressed. Yes the color is pretty but the application is a little chunky and it dries super fast. It's also very hard to get off even with a make up remover
J Bro from CT
Worst liner ever. Idk why NYX would ever discontinue matte and vinyl this is a TERRIBLE alternative. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Clumpy and terrible formula
Michelle from TN
The formula changed to what seems like a thick paste. Impossible to remove without ripping off my lid and it's not easy to apply.. AT ALL!
Tee from Tx
I'll give this an extra star for truly being waterproof. I swatched the teal one on my hand and it didn't come off for 3 days. However, the brush it terrible.. the eyeliner goes on very streaky so you have to go over it multiple times. Impossible to do a wing without tape
Chey from Trussville, AL
I use it as a pinstripe eyeliner to go beside my black eyeliner. I love it. It stands out even against black and white. I also use it for drawing temporary tattoos, it's awesome for it and lasts all day especially with setting spray. It is a beautiful gunmetal gray.
Ambar from Los Angeles
Why ????? Did they discontinue the vinyl eyeliner!!!!!! This new one is horrible !!! It's thick and hard to removed. We don't need waterproof liquid liner our eyelids are sensitive. It's ok for those who would preferred a waterproof but why discontinue the other one!!!
Jess from San Ramon, CA
Please, please do not buy this product unless you want permanent liner on your eyes! I scrubbed my eyes for 45 minutes with various oil based products and soap trying to get this off and I still have pieces of metallic glitter around my eyes. Never had an issue with NYX before but this product literally caused my eyes to swell up. It is a wonder I still have eyelashes with all the scrubbing I did.
If I could give this 0 stars I would. If you haven't tried it, at least test on a small portion of your face and see what happens to avoid having permanent liner.
Tf from Arizona
Makes my brown eyes pop. Love the metallic color and it lasts forever.
HazelB from New Jersey
Way too thick, my eyelid started to tingle when I more a little more than a little bit. Bring back the old Vinyl eyeliner!!!
licapri from Boston, MA
Tried SO many liquid eyeliners with brush tip and this one is by far the best. Colors are amazing too!
Lori7 from Yuma
Looks like I will have to find a new liquid eyeliner.. because the others suck