Today I got a questionnaire from E.L.F. asking my thoughts on the Glide On Gel Eyeliner which is one of their new products and, in turn, prompted me to write about their product here.
I had bought it as part of a haul to try E.L.F. out after having such a positive experience with their E.L.F. Eye Lock Primer. I had been on my usual YT makeup beauty viewing binge, and kept seeing about getting a nude eyeliner to help brighten and define the eye, most especially a nude, as white was considered too bright and unnatural.
I figured why not try out my luck with E.L.F.? And for $3.00 (U.S.), I couldn’t say no.
I bought the E.L.F. Glide On Eyeliner in Brightening Nude.
I expected the color to give me a natural brightness which it kind of did but…it didn’t seem to show or stay put. I’ll clarify: that the appearance of the natural brightness was “very understated”. I’m not one to rub my eyes on the regular, but I didn’t see if this was waterproof. The pigmentation didn’t seem to be there. I then read in the “how to use” that I should also use a liner sealer for it to “last all day”. So it’s a two step thing.
This would have been awesome if they did to this what they did to the Eye Primer & Liner Sealer, in that one end has the Eyeliner and the other side had the liner sealer. This would then sell like hotcakes.
I really wanted to like this product. It DOES go on smoothly, glides on just as it says. The design is nice. I would add that it’s very thin. The thin pencil look and small nib and you twist the bottom for the tip to ride up — do this carefully and not expose too much as the pencil nib is a bit thin and sensitive, moves around a bit so you don’t want it to break off. As far as the “gel” – it does not go on as liquid or a gel, more like a very thin tiny solid concealer pencil. I’m assuming the “gel” means that it goes on smooth, but the “Glide” in the eyeliner’s title would take care of that….?
I like the design, I like the idea. I just want more pigmentation and staying power.
A long lasting creamy gel eyeliner. This richly pigmented liner glides easily onto the lash and waterlines for bold rich color.
how to use
- Draw the tip of the eyeliner across the eyelid, sticking as close to the lash line as possible.
- Apply over your waterline for fully defined eyes.
- Use with a liner sealer for color that lasts all day.
81317 INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve) MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019)
81318 INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve) MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019)
81319 INGREDIENTS: Polyethylene, Polybutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Synthetic Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Glycerin MAY CONTAIN: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides ( CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019)