e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
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e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner


3.9 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars39%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars20%
  • 2 Stars8%
  • 1 Star4%


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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e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
e.l.f. Expert Liquid Liner
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  • "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. 
Jazz P.
Brandon, FL
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Jet Black more...
Before I discovered the NYX Epic Ink liner, this elf liquid liner was my daily go-to liner. It’s incredibly pigmented and long wearing. I live in Florida, where it is constantly humid and hot; I can’t step out of the house for ten minutes without sweating. This eyeliner stays put through everything. I usually wear it for 7+ hours while I’m at work, and whenever I go out after. I really like the brush tip as well. However, I noticed the brush is inconsistent with each bottle of liner. I’ve had some brushes that were fine tipped and kind of tapered, and a couple looked like a child cut them with scissors. That was the only con though. Overall it is a great eyeliner, for the amazing price of $2. I’d recommend this to those who love liquid liner.
Brooklyn A.
Miamisburg, OH
189 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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. 
Amber M.
Zanesville, OH
1,277 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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.
28 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 :) 
Lexus M.
Collegedale, TN
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!
Makenzie F.
North Judson, IN
303 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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
Therese S.
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Jet Black more...
To be completely and totally honest, for the price of this product, it ROCKED MY WORLD!! While it is not a pen, and a true liquid liner brush, it performed just as well, if not better than other liquid liners in the same category. The pigmentation was great, and the dry down time, as well as smear-proof ability was fantastic. The only thing that held this out for me was the fact that after 8/9 hours of wear, in the corners, it can start to crumble a bit. It is also a little difficult to remove with soap and water. However, other than those factors, this product is truly incredible!
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.
Allison V.
Tyler, TX
239 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
146 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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