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

e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner

BY E.L.F. COSMETICS #39 in Eyeliner

3.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars39%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars20%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star4%
3.92 / 5 based on 29,325 Reviews
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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.


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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  • Where is the cheapest place to purchase ELF?155 Answers
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e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
Reviews (29325)
Q&A (706)
Media (936)
  • "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 1102 reviews
🌈Mitch V.
Lexington Park
11 reviews
Review for: Midnight more...
This product is a great price but NOT for beginners! I love the e.l.f line because it is usually very cheap and user friendly, but I would begin with a liner pen if I was just starting off. 

This product takes a bit to get used to. You need to make sure you don't pick up too much product, and don't spill any from the open component on your vanity. I find that you can get a great line and wing from this, but it is NOT good for tight lining (meaning you would need another liner near your lash line to prevent a gap).  

This product wears fairly well for daily use, but is not 'stay all day'. That being said, for the price it performs very well. For the price I also very much enjoy the applicator. The bristles are nice and stay together well after multiple uses. 

All in all, this is a good liner for the price, but if you can spend even $10 or so to get a pen type applicator, I would recommend that for beginners. 
Victoria H.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Jet Black more...
This was my first ever liquid eyeliner and at first I thought it was too liquidy to use however now with practice I know that the consistency is perfect for getting that perfect sharp wing and also forgiving enough to dry down quickly and wipe away mistakes if any. The brush could be a bit tapered at the end to get a more smoother wing but for $3 this is a great product! I will be purchasing again and at this price point the different shades seem inviting. I have had this on for about six hours with it still looking as if I just put it on, and it wipes off easily with a makeup wipes since this one is not waterproof. Although it does seem to be patchy, two coats of it makes it jet black and worth it!!
Lexus M.
Acworth, GA
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Jet Black more...
I first purchased this product in 9th grade when i really wanted to get in to makeup but i had absolutely no money to my name. I saw a winged eye look online and desperately wanted to recreate it. Once I had it, I would sit on my floor and practice for hours on end with just the liner and baby wipes until i perfected the look. It has been around 8 years now and this is still the only eyeliner that i use faithfully.

The brush applicator gives the perfect flick and it small enough that if there are any mistakes, it is an easy clean. The product itself dries quickly and it opaque in color. The shape of the handle is comfortable and the eyeliner is so affordable that i don't know how anyone could pass it up.

My only complaint is that my eyes tend to water from allergies so i can smudge at times but it is so easily removable that all you need it a quick tissue in the restroom to be back on your A game. I love this eyeliner!
Emily S.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Jet Black more...
I absolutely LOVE this eyeliner. I used to use the Urban Decay one, and then the stila - I still found those smudged after a few hours. This eyeliner stays in place all day, but is removed easily at the end of the day. For the price, this is an absolutely amazing product. I've spent $20+ dollars on products that smear, but I can pick this up for only $2 and it does exactly what I need it to. My only complaint is that it can be hit and miss with the opacity, so sometimes it takes more than one layer. It's also not my favorite applicator type, but it's not the end of the world! Definitely worth the value!!!
Brooklyn A.
137 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Jet Black more...
Honestly, the only reason I first started purchasing e.l.f. liner is because it was so inexpensive. I am overall satisfied with this liquid eye liner. Right off the bat I had no issues in making a flawless cat eye look. The quality is just as good as any other liquid eye liner. I am not a huge fan of the "brush" after a little while it will always break off and I will have the hardest time applying my eye liner with the stub of a brush I have left. Another down fall of this eye liner is the amount in it. You are getting so little eye liner so you minus well throw in those few extra dollars for an eye liner that doesn't break and will last you for more than 7 applications. 
Nadine G.
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Jet Black more...
I have to agree with a previous review and say that this applicator is not for beginners. It makes it a little hard to apply the product.

Though for $1, it really isn't too bad. It can fade pretty easily and you need to layer it up a bit, but it stays pretty much in place after it dries. 

That applicator needs a lot of practice to perfect a wing, though!
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1270 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.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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 :) 
Tyleah P.
Long Beach , WA
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Jet Black more...
Love this eyeliner. Been using it for years. I have tried plenty of expensive brands and this is by far my favorite over all. It lasts all day, dries fast and doesn't chip. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Butter BronzerTarte stellar amazonian clay blush 0.05 OZ SIZEAnastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow PomadeAnastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow KitJeffree Star Cosmetics Beauty Killer PaletteJeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick
Makenzie F.
North Judson, IN
301 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
Selina L.
El Paso, TX
140 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.
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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