Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner
Last Updated:06.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner is a surprisingly bad liquid liner. The main problem is the stiff brush that tends to splay and deposit color unevenly. The formula dries quickly, but remains smear-prone longer than it should, which is reason enough to leave this on the shelf.

Brand Overview

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minor—if there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreal’s makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands’ enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstore—imagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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Disagree with review

I completely disagree with this review. It is by far the best liquid eyeliner on the market. Although I don't use drugstore makeup, this is the one I returned to again and again for over 10 years because it performs so much better than other eyeliners, even the ones that are much more expensive. It goes on smoothly, does not smudge at all, and washes off easily. This is truly my holy grail product and I would suggest the reviewer give this product another try.

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Eye liner

I've been using this product for over 40 years and absolutely love it. I get the thinnest line, no smear, no flaking, just great definition, lasts all day until I wash it off. It goes on easily, and if anything, the brush is better when it's new and still stiff. A couple of years ago I felt black was too harsh and now use brown. I disagree with your rating. I've tried other products and types of brushes, including felt tips, and always come back to Lineur Intense Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner.

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Elke R.
My fave liner

I am confused why this product is rated Poor vs the felt tip rated Best... I'd love some explanation as to whether the formula is different, or if it's just the application methods that create the different ratings. This is the 1st liquid liner I've ever used, so the brush is what i've learned and is the easiest for me, and I love the way it applies... so I'm surprised that this would be rated poorly!

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Amelia R.
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