Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
(DISCLOSURE: I received this product free from Influenster and Maybelline in exchange for my honest review.) I tend to prefer pencil to liquid when it comes to eyeliner, largely because I find pencil to be easier to apply, more naturally forgiving to mistakes, and less likely to fade or smear. After using the Tattoo Studio Ink Pen a few times – a classic cat-eye wing, an attempt at a smoky eye, and my basic everyday Single Swipe – I did still go back to my trusty pencil, but I also liked using this particular product a lot more than I thought I would. First: it went on VERY smooth. I didn't need to exert a lot of pressure to control the line during application, and for someone who isn't super makeup savvy – or who hasn't used liquid eyeliner in a while – I imagine the felt-tip brush, which does a lot of the work in terms of shaping/guiding, would be tremendously helpful. Someone who IS super makeup savvy, though, or who regularly likes trying out a lot of creative, daring looks, would probably prefer a more traditional multi-bristle brush. Second: this eyeliner does not smear, drip, flake, smudge, fade, or rub off. In fact, I had to actually kind of scrub at it with a second round of makeup remover after my normal oil cleanser couldn't get it off. It is truly waterproof. It does not feel fear. The next time I am watching one of those TV shows where the female lead has been living in a dystopian hellscape for a month without access to running water or a well-lit mirror but her eyeliner is somehow still perfect – I will simply shrug and concede that she must be wearing this stuff. It's not a plot hole, it's not a miracle, it's just How It Works. The post-apocalyptic beauty staple none of us knew we needed. That said . . . as long-lasting and powerful as the formula is, and as smooth as it goes ON, it does not dry well. I noticed odd texturizing throughout daily wear; like the ink was curling up around the edges of the line. I thought at first that maybe I applied too much, so I was conscientious about being as light-handed as possible the next day – but still saw curdled edges after a couple of hours. Not a deal-breaker if you like the other features of the product, in my opinion, but for sure a little odd. Overall: this is a really durable, beginner-friendly liquid eyeliner that I would absolutely recommend – with the caveat that it does seem to have a slightly imperfect finish after initial application.
It doesn't work for me. Maybe it's because I have hooded eyes, but I feel like no matter what, everyday it rubs off and does not stay. It transfers all over my eye and just makes a mess. I used to get NYX and it would work but near the end it would get dry and had its occasions where it would transfer and rub off. Every time I use this eyeliner, I feel that it does not dry like a tattoo and stay where it needs to stay. Even doing a small wing it rubs and is gone by the end of the day. Think I'm gonna spend some money for a better eyeliner.
Jessica from San Marcos, Tx
I bought this last week because it said it was long lasting, waterproof, and smudge proof. It is none of those! It didn't even last thru my office day job.
Kim66 from undisclosed
I used it once, and it worked well, but the next time I used it, the ink was not coming through very well at all. And it was not dried out. It just was not a dark color. Very watery.
alyssar238 from undisclosed
Prior to being sent this product, I used an eyeliner pencil and lets just say I will never have to use it again. I was amazed at this product with house dark it went on and how long it stayed. I will definitely buy again!
lindsayw86 from undisclosed
I received this product for free from Influenster in exchange for my honest review.
I like the product, and when I tried it on my arm it made a smooth line. I did not need to reapply it and it has stuck on my arm for many hours without flaking off. I'm not sure if I would use this product often and I don't think it's super versatile but it's good for what it's supposed to do.
jaqlynk from undisclosed
It goes on extremely smooth! The color makes my eyes pop! I love it! It's so thin and easy to apply ! Would recommend to someone instantly!
annetteb30 from undisclosed
So easy to use, even to correct my mistakes. Let's face it we all mess up when putting on eyeliner. This was easy to fix
madison__strong from undisclosed
I don't use a ton of liquid liner anymore but this one is fairly easy to use for someone with limited experience. The color is nice and rich and it lasts well on my lids.
salmam61 from undisclosed
I really liked this pen for the easiness and durability for Simone who struggle to put eyeliner this pen is the right for you it is very easy to work with . Flawless eyeliner and the pigmentation is good
lusines3 from undisclosed
It's stays all day long. And the good thing that it's really easy to apply the product.I would definitely recommend this product.
hellomer from undisclosed
I'm required to write a review fora product i didn't end up using so here is 120 characters of uselessness. I don't use eyeliner and don't plan to.
chelsea from andrews, texas
i've been using maybelline super stay eyeliner for years, and thought this eyeliner wouldn't smudge as much as that one, but this liner didn't last me half as long as the super stay. i love felt tips, and this one started giving out / drying out within weeks when the other version usually lasts me a month - minimum! not worth the extra dollar imo.
anht25 from undisclosed
Verry easy to use , when i applied it on my eyes , it should be have a contour in before draw eyeliner. I am willing to share my experiences using it to all in Influenster.
megshowalter from undisclosed
I'm not the biggest eye liner girlie but this was so easy to use and looks great on! I definitely have started to use this a lot more than I thought I would!
everythingwithlove from undisclosed
I really like how easy this is to use. I'm terrible with liquid liner and I think the applicator is why most of the time. This feels more like you're using an eyeliner pencil so it feels more familiar to use.
Cyndy from Hixson TN
This is the liquid eyeliner I have always wanted.
Perfect brush, easy to work with and affordable. No more irritated eyes. Genius product. Thank you!!!
Ash from Tulsa, OK
I was super excited to try this product, however the felt tip is very flimsy and quickly becomes hard to get a straight line. Additionally the pen runs out extremely fast.
Moth from IN
I don't wear a lot of makeup, but i do wear eyeliner almost daily. I like a brush tip liquid liner (black of course). I had been using Nyx epic ink which does the job, but can get runny. This is the opposite — its like it was already dried out. I've used it two times and I'm calling it quits, not worth it.
coryyalva from Evansville, IN
I bought this because I was super excited about doing colored eye liners. I have had little problems with Maybelline before despite them being a drugstore brand. This, however, was a big problem. This product has virtually no pigment and it can be wiped away just by my hand bumping into it. The applicator doesn't work well as well and the product is quick to clump up, therefore does not layer well.
I definitely won't be buying again.
coryt7 from undisclosed
I love this eyeliner! I have used similar ones in the past with the same tip and I love how smoothly it applies. This eyeliner stays on all day and night but is also easy to take off!
daniellaz8 from undisclosed
I typically have an issue with eyeliners smearing throughout the day. However, with this product I surprisingly didn't have that happening, even after prolonged use. I also like the applicator as it's not super thick.
Amanda from Horsham, Pa
I got this from ulta when it first debuted but it seemed almost dried out. I have to really fight to get this on. I'll stick to my benefit liner. I wanted something new I love trying new stuff but this isn't it. It wad patchy at best. I was so disappointed.
Indyrad from Indianapolis, IN
Meh110 from Buffalo NY
Goes on nicely, like it better than a brush tip for applying but absolutely not waterproof or anything more than several hours' wear. If your eyes water at all, if it's a humid day, if you have oily skin, if you perspire at all.. it's a no-go, or keep it in your purse for reapplication. That's what I'm doing so I don't feel I wasted money til i can find a keeper.
just_zoshin from undisclosed
I haven't used liquid liner in almost 20 years because I find it to be a pain and I don't have the patience for it. This was actually pretty easy to use and I really liked the color saturation. It held up all day but was easily removed at the end of the night.
baotrand from undisclosed
It doesn't say waterproof on the product but it really is waterproof. It stay on really good without fading. Very thin and natural like which i love, also before I applies on, I tested on my hand then washed my hands about 3-4 times at the shopping mall but it's still on my hand at the end of day