So you already know that I've been hunting "the" eyeliner.
I used Ulta's refund policy and exchanged the Essence Liner I reviewed previously, because it was not waterproof, and DID transfer to the tops of my eyes.
After speaking with a couple of the helpful employees, I decided to try out
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.
It supposedly covered my 3 wishes:
1) not a pencil (I dislike pencil liners, I much prefer to use a brush so I can quickly control the width of the line, plus I'm just used to using a brush)
2) would not transfer to my top lid
3) would work on my waterline/inner rim
I was assured by the lovely lady helping me that this would NOT transfer to my upper eyelid and that it should perform fairly well on the waterline, too.
(She had it on her uppers, but not on the waterline, and it looked great on her.)
At $20, I hoped I wouldn't be let down.
And I wasn't, for the most part.
Here are my "before" shots:
And here are a few better shots showing the waterline:
About use on the waterline:
This eyeliner didn't want to "stick" to the waterline, even during application. I managed to get a decent yet fine line right near the lash line/edge. I couldn't get a broad line to stick no matter what.
But, it looked pretty good, so I went with it as it was.
I checked it a few times throughout the day, half expecting to need to dab or tissue off runs.
Gladly, I didn't need to.
Here are my "after" shots:
And a few "after" shots of the waterline:
So you will notice that the waterline didn't last very well.
But then, it wasn't very heavy to start with, either.
I'm thinking that if I want to line my inner eye, perhaps I'm going to need to buy a
specialty liner, such as
At any rate, I'm keeping this liner. I really like it a lot, except for the fact that it doesn't work very well on the inner lid.
It was easy for me to use, lasted 12+ hours, didn't transfer, created a nice, bold, black line, came off easily with face wash,
and could either create a super fine line, or be built up into a thick line
(thanks to it's very fine, precise tip).
As always, I love comments and am open to whatever eyeliner tips/comments you might want to share...especially if you have experience with Tarte's EmphasEYES Inner Rim Eye Pencil.