Tested on animals:No
True to name, this cream-gel eyeliner can easily be smudged for a dramatic, smokey look…but that’s also part of its downfall. The fragrance-free ultra-blendable formula never completely sets so you can end up with color that transfers, smudges, and fades throughout the day (especially if you have oily eyelids).
The shade range provides both classic matte and trendy options, but in some cases, you may need to apply a second coat to achieve a rich, bold line of color. That isn’t a huge issue since the texture is buildable, but then again, it would be easier if you didn’t have to apply it twice.
You’ll need an eyeliner brush to apply this (no applicator comes with the product itself), and as long as you have a good one, you can count coverage that doesn’t skip or tug along the eyelid.
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Comes in both classic matte and trendy shades.
Applies smoothly and builds well.
Blendable for a smokey eye look.
Formula doesn’t stay put.
Color can fade.
Smudges when you don’t want it to.