This eye liner has always been Sephora Malaysia Top 10 Makeup Best Seller (numerous times) and I am curious to try it. It’s Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. Stila is no strange makeup brand and was once missed when years before they were no longer available in Malaysia. Fret not, they are very much visible in Sephora stores.
‘Finally, a waterproof liquid liner that glides on with ease, won’t smudge or run, and stays in place until you say when! The thin marker-like tip is easy to use even for the least experienced, and delivers a defined thin line to a dramatic bold line with precision.
Goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!
Waterproof and easy-to-use
Goes on smoothly without skipping
Lasts all day long!’
At the back of the box, describes how we could use the eye liner and the benefits we are able to enjoy. Since it is water and smudge proof, it is great for those who are looking out for long lasting and oily eyelid. It is also fast drying which will make an ease for people like me especially on weekdays before going to work.
At the side of the box is where the ingredients listing. Do bare in mind that this eye liner contains alcohol and paraben, therefore it may not be suitable for those who have sensitive skin.
This eye liner is made in Japan and assembled in Korea, which doesn’t surprise me why this eye liner has good rating on it.
I would like try with the very basic shade before I go into colors. This liquid eye liner has a range with colors and I might want to grab them later on.
This eye liner comes in a pen form which is great for on-the-go person. You just want to apply and go quickly. The pen is skinny and comes in the right length to fit into my daily makeup bag easy. Also to highlight that this eye liner was given the Award for Best Eye Liner in 2011 by TotalBeauty.com.
The eye liner comes with felt tip applicator which I am skeptical of because some felt tip eye liners could be rough, hard and ink doesn’t flow smoothly.
Here is a swatch for the eye liner which shows how opaque the shade is. Single layer is where I lined a thin line and double layer is where I have applied twice. Either way, both looks great and the ink comes smoothly over the application. Finishes slightly glossy.
The cap for the eye liner has an inner spring which helps to secure the eye liner better. Normally, I find these type of caps helps to prolong the life span of the eye liners too.
This is how I use it. I would start from the inner corner of my eyes and the felt tip applicator is fine enough to create precise application. In my opinion, it is alright to tug your skin a little in order to get that smooth application. I find it tricky when I want to draw a sharp wing on my second application on the other eye. The eye liner tip seems to be less firm and it always happened to my second application.
Here is how it turns out for me and I do notice that this eye liner is great to fill the lash gaps.
I love this eye liner for it’s color payoff, it is water and smudge-proof because it held up very well after 9 hours of wearing it. There are some part could be tricky like having to draw sharp wing on my second application and at a certain angle, the ink would comes on smoothly. There are times when I try to apply over more than double layer to touch up, the felt tip removes the existing layer instead where I find it difficult to layer the application.
I would still think this is worth to try for an eye liner especially for tropical weather in Malaysia. They come off easily with water-proof makeup remover. I have yet to experience any irritations which is good as I could continue my usage happily.
Weight: 0.5ml / 0.016fl.oz
Availability: Sephora nationwide
- Great color payoff
- Water and smudge-proof for more than 9 hours
- Precise application
- Lash gap filler
- Easy removal with water-proof makeup remover
- Tricky to create sharp wing on second application
- Removes existing eye liner when layers more eye liner
My Rating: 4.6/5