Monday, June 17, 2013

Essence Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil

The Stays No Matter What Waterproof Eyeliner Pencils by Essence come in three shades and claim to stay put for 16 hours through sweat, water and everything imaginable! I've tried quite a few products from Essence and this one too, like many others from the brand, is super easy on the wallet. 

They have a small, but very wearable selection of colors - Midnight Black, Smokey Grey and Stunning Brown. I quite like how intense these colors are, in just one swipe. They tend to tug a little on the lash line - the texture feels moderately soft, but I've seen softer lines from essence. They are good for the waterline though - they adhere well and the not so soft texture makes it last a bit longer on the waterline. I also din't notice any stinging or burning as I tend to have bad luck with most long-wear liners and these din't bother me at all. As for the 16 hour claim, I got about 5 hours on my waterline and quite a bit of fading after about 4 hours on my lash line. 

L-R :  Stunning Brown, Smokey Grey, Midnight Black

Overall, for $1.99, I wouldn't complain too much, but if only these were a tad more softer and easier to work with, they would be the best drugstore liners for me. On the plus side, none of the colors made my eyes watery or itchy like a lot of long-wear liners do. I also love the basic colors they have, especially Smokey Grey. A little more tweaking, formula & texture wise, and they'd be perfect!

Have you tried any of the Essence Stays No Matter What Waterproof Liners?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I love essence, all their items are such a bargain. There are a few hit and miss bits, like some weird coloured shadows but I do like their liners- definitely don't last 16 hours but they are good for the money! I REALLY love their polishes too, amazing quality! xx

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    1. I love their polishes too! So many amazing colors!!

  2. The swatches look nice, though I am not sure I will ever be able to give up my newly discovered Cailyn gel eyeliner :)

    1. Where do you get Cailyn Gel Eyeliner? Sound fabulous!