MAKE UP FOR EVER Graphic Liner Review, Photos, Swatches

Thursday, April 09, 2015

I'm pretty bad at liquid eyeliner. I think if you took a census of my beauty spending habits, liquid liner would rank the lowest at most bought. I'm completely intimidated by it. It's a fact.


With the offer to try one of MAKE UP FOR EVER's new liners -- Graphic Liner* ($29, as seen here) or Ink Liner ($27) -- I chose the foam-tipped former, as I thought I'd have more luck with it. Click the cut to see how it (and I) fared:

MUFE's Graphic Liner has a fine tip and wider base, making it easy to get a thin or thick line. I really like how the precision tip can get in between lashes for tight-lining, and it doesn't skip or take a lot of pressure to get an opaque black line. I find pen tips the easiest to maneuver when it comes to liquid liner, and the fine tip on this helps a lot. The foam tip hasn't lost its shape or become floppy, nor do I have issues with the liner drying out when applying. It's a lot like using a sharp pencil liner, but with the gorgeous effect of liquid.

Love that fine point!

The liner lasts all day, but if I draw wings and rub my eyes, they will come off. This is pretty much the case with every liner I've tried, though. There's no transfer when applying, but it does take around 30 seconds to set. Removal takes a bit of rubbing, which again is on par with other liners I've tried.

Overall, I'm really enjoying MUFE's Graphic Liner. It's easy to use for a liquid liner novice like myself, and performs well throughout the day. Also, in the 4+ months I've been using it (yes, this review is quite late...) it hasn't dried out or lost its efficacy.

My liner skillz are still pretty bad, so I only have a full-face photo to show instead of any closeups. Hopefully it gives a sense of the liner's performance!

Need to pluck eyebroooows.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, CI 77266 (Black 2), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Coco-Glucoside, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Ammonium Hydroxide. C15001/01.

Have you tried either of MUFE's new liners? How's your liquid eyeliner game?

*Product provided for review. No monetary compensation given. All opinions are my own.

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