E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in ‘Coffee’ & ‘Plum Purple’ – Review & swatches

E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in ‘Coffee’ & ‘Plum Purple’ – Review & swatches

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Sara Hassan , 23 Comments

Under the spotlight today we have two cream eyeliners by E.L.F. Read more for the review.

E.L.F Cream Eyeliner
The cream formula creates smooth lines that are defined and precise. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against sweat, tears or rain! Achieve thin or bold lines with ease. Slanted Eyeliner Brush included.

Directions
  • Dip the thin angled brush into the formula, swirl around gently until brush is saturated with color.
  • Swipe off any excess formula on the top edge of the pot.
  • Trace a line along the top lash line from the inner corner towards the outer corner of the eye.
  • If desired, apply on lower lash line as well.
  • Remove with an oil based eye makeup remover. 


E.L.F Cream Eyeliner
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in ‘Plum Purple’ & ‘Coffee’
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in ‘Plum Purple’ & ‘Coffee’ (swatch)
My thoughts
This is my first time trying out any cream eyeliner. Unfortunately, I got both of them completely dried up in the pot. I have seen some great reviews on these and I do believe these would have been good if they were usable. Since they were all dried up, I tried to melt them down and they to some extent became functional but within half an hour, they were back to their original self.

I so wish I could use them because Plum Purple is such a stunning shade and also Coffee which is a perfect chocolate-y brown. Anyway, I did a swatch when they were half-melted and I was pleased with the pigmentation however I don’t find the formula to be very creamy; it’s a good thing because it doesn’t take time for them to set or migrate. I completely agree they are water-resistant and do seem to fulfill the promise of budge-proof coverage. I can’t tell how would they fare on my oily lids because I never got a chance to use them but I assume they won’t be disappointingly bad given that the swatches were difficult to remove .

I can’t rate this product because I got it all desiccated. Even if they were utilizable, I think they would have dried out fast. You can spot these on  Beauty Joint where they cost $3.99 each. Oh, now you can enjoy 5% discount on your order at Beauty Joint by using the code SARAHASSAN (all upper case letters) on checkout. 

What do you think about this product? Have you tried it?


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23 comments :

  1. Too bad that they were dried out! The shades look beautiful!

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  2. such pretty colours :) but sad abt how dry they are !

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  3. oh man! thats sad! the colors are so pretty!!

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  4. yes it is these dried out so quickly i bought two and both dried it the pan and i could not use this ...

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    1. I microwaved my gel liners for a few seconds and they are brand new again! try!

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    2. That's great! :) But these cream liners were extremely dried up.

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  5. Plum is sucha gorgeous deep purple color !!!!

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  6. Plum looks amazing.
    Are e.l.f cosmetics available online in Pakistan?

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    1. Hey Gulbashra, you can check out online Facebook stores for ELF.

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  7. aww man I just ordered from beauty joint!! do you know how long the code is good for? I used to have those elf liners, you are not missing out on much, I found the MAC or even Maybelline much better...

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    1. I have found the e.l.f. cream liners to be amazing! They are super creamy and easy to apply. And they set to a budge-proof finish.

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    2. Hi Amalia, the code can be used anytime. There is no deadline to it. :)

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  8. You can renew them by mixing with few drops of Duraline from Inglot.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Arsenic. Aww.. I just tossed these away but I will sure look for it :) x

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  9. Hi Sara! i LOVE your blog. I wish I lived in Pakistan sometimes just so I can get my hands on all the great makeup there and the best FASHION clothing in the world.
    Can you please like and follow me at hinasbeautybag.com
    I'm just starting the site so LOTS to come!

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    1. Hi Hina, thank you for your lovely words. <3 I would sure stop by! Happy blogging ^_^

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  10. hey sara i wanted to knw have u tried the wet and wild eyeshadows plz letme knw if thy r reaally gud im alwaz sceptical to buy them

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    1. Hey Farah, I haven't yet tried Wet n Wild eye shadows but I have heard good things about their palettes :)

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  11. Elf ccream eye liners are pretty good. I had one in Black and mine dried out pretty quickly as well.

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  12. Hi Sara....nice review...I also face the same problem....just pour few drops of baby oil aftr making holes using a clean pin :) aftr some time, it will eat out all oil and it will be usable,...I saved my liners from drying using this method....It won't make the liner oily..try it and tell me the results:)

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    1. Awww Renji.. Thanks for the great tip! But I tossed them away a long time ago. :)

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  13. To save tried liners drop in a few moisturizing eye drops and place the pots onto a plate. Put it over a pot of boiling water for 10 mins. Voila! Hope this helps!

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