Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner
This eyeliner is great! I've been using it exclusively since receiving it to test and very pleased so far. It's a pen style so it's easy and comfortable to hold to get my line and wings precise. And if you find you have to go over lines, the product layers nicely without lifting or product build up.
The shade of black is BLACK, not grey. So know that the color is going to be bold. The liner isn't completely matte after the dry down. It had a semi satin finish but I did find it mattified later on. I wear glasses regularly but applied while wearing contacts did not irritate my eyes. The liner is also an easy removal with makeup remover or cleanser and doesn't flake off throughout the day.
I love black liquid liner but usually find felt tip pen liners to not meet my needs since they either dry out too fast or the tip gets super flimsy or the tip is too hard that it hurts to apply. I tend to prefer brush tip since they're durable but flexible, but I have no complaints with Benefit's Roller Liner. Still I would make sure storage is tip side down so it's always ready for use and doesn't dry out (which sucks aesthetically since the cap is a cute hair roller but that's not a major con).
My only complaints are that it claims to last 24 hours & is waterproof. While I wouldn't wear makeup for a whole day, I can say it's pretty long lasting, just not 24 hours. Definitely at least ten to twelve hours for regular daily wear without excessive fading and the color is still black. But if you scratch or rub an itch by your eye or if you sort of tear up, your wing is going to fade slightly. I can't vouch for water running over my face to see if liner holds up but I doubt it can hold up for so long without fading or smudging, especially when you wipe water away.
However this liquid liner is great. I'd probably buy it when
I run out and I may look into the brown version.
*I received this product for free from to test. All opinions are my own*
Most Helpful Critical Review Great Liner But Pricey
The first time I used the Roller Liner, it was a disaster. Most of the time if I don't use eyeshadow, I like to put a concealer on my lids and then use a felt tip liner after it dries down. I have to say that this did not work well because it transfered on my top lid almost immediately and continued to do so throughout the day. With that being said, this would not be a good liner to use with just concealer, a paint pot, or a cream eyeshadow. If you use only a concealer on your lids or a paint pot, you have to either set your eyes with a translucent powder or use eyeshadow before applying the Roller Liner. I don't know how it performs on the lid by itself since I do not wear my makeup that way. When I used the Roller Liner with concealer and eyeshadow on top, it performed perfectly and I didn't experience any issues.
It claims to be 24hrs and I believe it is, but don't expect to sleep with it on and see it the next morning. It claims to be waterproof and I have to say that it is rather difficult to remove. I haven't tried swimming with it, but I'm more than positive it would survive a water test. The Roller Liner does dry down matte without flaking. You can go over your lines as many times as you want and the liner stays in place. For the most part, I would say the Roller Liner does create a smooth and continuous line, however I did experience a few times holding the applicator incorrectly (especially when creating a wing) can cause the liner to skip and not dispense product. I found the best way to apply the eyeliner is to use a light hand or the line ends up looking too thick. The packaging is cute, but the actual felt tip seemed too long in my opinion.
All in all, it's a great eyeliner, but the price is disappointing. I was excited to try this product out, but I don't feel like I was blown away. It was just okay. *I recieved this product compilmentary for testing purposes.*
Reviewed by 1704 customers I would not buy this again
Jaelyn from Virginia
The wand is entirely too flimsy, it made it hard to control, especially for hooded eyes. The color is extremely black, which I like. If you go over the same spot more than once, it smudges away.
woot from nampa
Within an hour of wearing this eyeliner smudges, the tip dries out very fast so it doesn't work. Also the product isn't water proof like it claims
Love love love
Sara from Grandville
I have tried so many liquid eye liners, and this wins me over. It goes on smooth and dark. Great price and lasts a long time!!!
Tip dried out on the first application
Lloydielui from USA
So I finished one eye & when I went to do my other it was fading then I went over the same line it seemed to remove what was already there & I tried to go over it but it just wasn't coming out the tip eventually just dried out it felt hardened. Waste of time having to go return it.
Eyeliner easily smear and not a sharp edge
Coco from CA
Used product in the morning with urban decay primer 2 hours later and one wipe of eyelid smear. 3 hours in raccoon eyes.
I hate I was talked into this
TMA from Austin, TX
If you suffer from dry eye. It's the worse. The liquid ends up drying my eyes out so bad. This causes me to rub my eyes and smudge the liner. Just don't if your eyes are already dry.
I wouldn't recommend this product
Melanie from Wisconsin
Overall this product was pretty disappointing. Within an hour of wearing this it transferred on to my eyelid even after using a primer and setting spray (when I used to wear stila liner I normally wouldn't need setting spray for regular day to day makeup I would only use it for an event or for going out.) Also, the liner was hard to remove especially while trying to fix it throughout the day, it left a dark residue around my eyes. My search for a great liquid liner continues 😔
I would never buy this product again!
Dissatisfied Customer from Central Valley CA
There is nothing great about this product; it is horrible.
New favorite eyeliner!
Michelle from Woodland Hills, CA
This eyeliner glides on so smoothly and it lasts all day for me. I've had a hard time finding an eyeliner that does that and it's easy to wash off, considering that's water proof. Love how super black it is.
It is NOT for precision eye lining and it doesn't last long!
Res from SoCal
I was really excited to try this eyeliner because, I LOVE benefit products, but I really wouldn't recommend this. Maybe I had a faulty product or something, but I didn't love this eyeliner. As a daily eyeliner "wearer" I expected more from this product. It worked good at first, but the eyeliner definitely does smear, it is not sweat-proof, and the felt tip dried out very quickly. By the end of the day, the eyeliner was pretty much completely gone. I will say, I am someone who works with liquid eyeliner, so precision for this felt-tip product is not comparable, but I was disappointed with this product, and for the cost, there are definitely better felt tip liners for a better price.
Carrie from Corona Ca
I use this everyday!!!! It's long lasting and glides over any product.... even glitter
Made eyes water and itch all day
Coffee crystL from Washington DC
Highly advise not to get this
Kim from Oxnard
This product will become flaky and not last more than 2 hours
A little smudgy :(
Dani from WI
Love the color and application, but smudges easily.
Best eyeliner ever!
Kelly from Allen, TX
I love this eyeliner!
Not the one
Javi from San Diego
I wouldn't use this brand at all even after shaking nd preping the eye lid for eye liner , you have to start from the bottom and press hard the tip is dry no liquid
HollyB from Huntsville, AL
I am happy with this product, I was looking for something that stayed in place and this does.
Can't go over liner
Kaitlin from Wisconsin
The pigmentation is fairly good, the applicator makes lines easy. Sadly, if you are applying a winged look you cannot go over the liner you've already applied, or it will pick up the product which gives a patchy look. if you just want to make a simple line, this is a serviceable product. not for winged eyeliner
Fi from New York
It's hard to impress me with an eyeliner. It's a hard thing to mess up but with so many out there, it's hard to find one that sticks with you. This is a perfect dupe for an OG fav the KVD- though in recent years that product has been dry and not as good quality as it used to be. This one is just like the original I loved so much!!! It's super black. It doesn't smudge. It's easy to use. It's a great product.
Won't purchase again
Missy from Connecticut
Very easily smudges. I don't believe it's waterproof. I find myself wiping the black from the corners and underneath my eyes all day long.
Stays all day
Cherry from California
This eyeliner is the best I've used, it's easy to apply and does not budge.
1BMFR1 from Henderson, NV
I am not a fan of liquid eyeliner, I've always had issues with applying and it making a mess, however this eyeliner is changing my mind on that. I suck at putting liquid eyeliner on, but this one goes on very evenly and smooth! So happy that the sale associate recommended this one for me.
I will never buy this again.
Unhappy Customer from PA
Smears right away. Horrible.
Definitely Not For a Soccer Mom
Soccer Mom from Keller, TX
Wore this to a Saturday filled with soccer games and when I got home and looked in the mirror I had eyeliner everywhere around my eyes. Does not stay put at all.
If you want to look like a raccoon, your search is over.
Cheryl from OR
I don't know how my eyeliner was so different from the one people are raving about. The tip looked like a fine point, but I could not do a clean flick at the outer corner. It was absolutely not matte, I could see a shine every time I turned my head. The worst part was about two hours into my day, I looked into the mirror, and I looked like a zombie raccoon. And, I hadn't even gone out the door, this was just a Saturday hanging out at home. I have had some smudging with liners in the past, but never anything as bad as this. I use the Stila one pretty regularly but wanted a true matte black liner. This is not it and now I have to pay to return it or go into a store which I am not doing during the pandemic. Really frustrating.