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e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
4 varieties available

e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #38 in Eyeliner

3.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars39%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars20%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star4%
3.91 / 5 based on 28,705 Reviews

Product Description

No more tugging or pulling on your eyelids with this easy glide Expert Liquid Liner. The smudge-proof liner is rich in color, creating a long lasting defined look. The fine tip brush creates easy and precise definition for natural or dramatic eye effects...

How To Use
Begin At The Inner Corner Of The Eye Along The Lash Line And Work Outwards.
Position Brush Tip Close To The Lash Roots And In A Gentle, Fluid Movement Apply Color Along The Natural Curve Of Your Lash Line.

Ingedients:


Water (Aqua), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isododecane, Polysorbate 20, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Pvm/Ma Decadiene Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Dc Black #2 (Ci 77266), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035)

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e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I was a little skeptical at first, but for a $1 I couldn't pass it up. I love this eyeliner. It goes on smoothly and is a nice dark color (I use black). It can take a while for it to dry, depending on how thick you lay it on. I need to fan it before I move on or else it will smudge everywhere. I will continue to buy this as long as it is available. " in 2441 reviews
  • "I really love this liquid eyeliner so much! other than its a dollar it dose not look to cheap on! dries really fast and stays on really pretty! it also last a long time! and I use it on the daily! the little brush is really soft and helps me with my winged cat eye lol!" in 1854 reviews
  • "I really love this liquid eyeliner so much! other than its a dollar it dose not look to cheap on! dries really fast and stays on really pretty! it also last a long time! and I use it on the daily! the little brush is really soft and helps me with my winged cat eye lol!" in 1102 reviews
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1222 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Charcoal more...
It sparkles!!!
I really like this liner, it does take some practice to get the hang of it but I am able to make a sharp wing. And after a few times of using this I noticed that when you go to wipe it off it becomes extremely glittery, but it doesn’t dry or go on glittery just straight black. So I did a little test, I put some liner on my hand and let it get completely dry, then I started to rub it, not too hard, with my finger and it sure did turn into something super glittery, not sure if anyone else has noticed this and I can’t find anything online about this little feature, but yea it does that. Here’s just a before and after.
EDNALYNN L.
10 reviews
Review for: Jet Black more...
Elf is an amazing brand for those beauties on a budget.  This jet black liquid liner complimented my brown eyes very well. The bottle itself is cute. As soon as the liner glides onto your lids , initially you will see how pigment the black is. It's pretty intense! As soon as it dries it will look matte. I wore this eyeliner a max of 8hrs during a work day. DID IT HELD UP? No, it didn't. Within 4 hrs i felt the crust of it. What happen when i reapply? don't reapply this eyeliner, once it dries it just gets worse. Would not recommend for long wearing. However, if your going out for a few , go for it :) 
Jay 💖.
346 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Black, Midnight more...
This is a pretty decent liner. It was my first liquid liner,and it's what I used to teach myself. It isn't hard to put on,it goes on the eye pretty decently for me,though it will smear if I get oily throughout the day. Otherwise,it didn't normally smudge or smear and it held up quite well. I loved the brush tip it used to have (I'm not sure if the brush has changed since I last used it) and I did repurchase it a few times. It's only around $2,and I would buy it again. The only reason I don't really use it anymore is because I like eyeliner pens best now. But it's decent. I would completely recommend it to beginners,for sure!
Hunter K.
Jacksonville, FL
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Black more...
This is a great quality eyeliner for the price. e.l.f. items are usually hit or miss for me but this one was a hit. I used to use e.l.f.'s Intense Ink liner and had so many problems with it; the liner faded away or smudged less than an hour after applying, easily transferred onto my lids, and was just not dark enough. It applied more as a grey than as a black liner. However, the Expert Liquid Eyeliner is leagues better. It does have some transfer on the skin if it isn't given time to dry first, but I rarely have to reapply the liner once I've done it. It's a wonderful eyeliner choice for those on a budget.
Alexis L.
Rochester
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Jet Black more...
This is not my favorite eyeliner but it is cheap and works fairly well. When this eyeliner dries it is a matte black. There are different colors and shades to select from, but I have only tried the 'jet black'. My biggest turn off is that you need to wait for it to dry. I could get a pretty precise line or thicker line with the product's applicator. Like I said it is very affordable and can be found at Walmart, Walgreens, Target, etc.  This product is great if you're just starting to wear makeup, are on vacation and forgot and eyeliner, or if you simply don't want to spend a lot of money. 
Regina C.
151 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Black more...
I tried this eyeliner when I first started wearing makeup, as I wanted something cheap to play and practice with. Like other ELF products, this eyeliner is extreme affordable ($3) and can be found at many drugstores. 
The formula of this liquid eyeliner is actually pretty good. It flows nicely, is pigmented, and long lasting. However, I did not like the brush of this liner, as I found it flimsy and hard to control. 
Overall though, I feel like this liner is decent. Although I would't choose this liner over other ones if I had a choice, it is great for if you are on a budget, or needed to pick a liner up quick. 
Makenzie F.
Francesville, IN
295 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Midnight Serenade more...
Im giving it a four star only because the brush was to little like there wasn't enough brush to make a nice line but if your the type who likes there eyeliner to make a really thin line then this is perfect for you it goes on so nicely and stays on all day a little bit goes a long way and it dries fast so no need to wait for it to dry I love this product so much just wasn't a bug fan of the brush
Abbey L.
Painesville, OH
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Jet Black more...
e.l.f. has some great, insanely affordable products, and black liner is probably my favorite makeup item...so I decided to pick this up. And I wasn't impressed.

The applicator isn't as sturdy as I would like, which makes it a little difficult to get a precise application. The formula is decently pigmented, but not as pitch black as I would like. The real downfall of this product is that the lasting power just isn't there. I have oily lids, and this liner began to fade and smudge after only about 3 hours.

If you have dry lids, this *may* work better for you, but for me, it's a pass.
Payton J.
El Paso , TX
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Black, Midnight more...
I'm like in between about this product. I love it because it's easy to apply and I love how black the black is. This was my staple eyeliner in my makeup collection, and still is sometimes. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't dry fast and sometimes it would get on my eyelids when I would blink. It does give you a good wing though, I will say that. And it's pretty cheap like I think maybe three bucks? So that's also a plus! I didn't care for the midnight, I guess just not with my complexion and it got pretty clumpy really fast. But over all it's a good liner to have if you love a good wing.
Allison V.
Tyler, TX
217 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Jet Black more...
This was my go-to liquid eyeliner. I used elf as my very first liquid eyeliner brand. 1, because it was affordable and 2, because I was a beginner and found the brush applicator really easy to use. It had nice precision too. However, it just didn’t hold up well enough to my liking. It didn’t stay jet black throughout the whole day. It would fade to a gray color. That’s the major down fall of this liquid eyeliner. Other than that it’s a good makeup product to use as a beginner for at home practice. I don’t recommend it at all for special events or long events.
Selina L.
Lafayette, IN
138 reviews
Where is the cheapest place to purchase ELF?
Loribel A.
Simpsonville, SC
2 reviews
I see a lot of girls using this product is it good and long lasting??
Monique A.
Toronto,On
11 reviews
How good is elfs liquid eyeliner!?
Mikayla F.
Baldwinsville, NY
71 reviews
Does it wipe off easily or fade away throughout the day?
michelle g.
valrico, fl
15 reviews
In what department/drug stores can I find e.l.f. products? on the hunt for some good cruelty free brands! thanks

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