I was in need of a new eyeliner and had this Stila eye liner in my Sephora cart. I have a tendency not to look at reviews before buying products, and wish I had before purchasing. I love Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner and their Smudge Stick Eyeliner. This cushion eye liner just wasn't my cup of tea.
It retails for $28 and has 0.1 oz of product. I got mine in the shade "Black Obsidian." Stila claims the product is smudge proof, water proof, and long wearing. I used all kinds of brushes for this eyeliner, but this formula isn't good.
I like the cushion idea behind this product. When it is applied it seems like a liquid eyeliner at first and is a bit watery. The color dried down to a black matte finish. That is where the problems begin. It drys really quickly and then flakes off when the second coat is applied.
I spent about 10-15 minutes trying to get the eyeliner perfect. No matter what brushes I used it would start flaking off on the second coat. I also had to keep dipping into the pot because the eyeliner dried quickly on the lid and my brush. There isn't even a lot of product to begin with.
It does look somewhat nice when you can get it right. I didn't have any problems with it smudging or not being water proof. Those claims do seem to be true. I wouldn't classify it as being long wearing though. The product begins to fade after four or five hours.
The picture below shows how the eyeliner has come off after a 2nd coat.
I'd purchase this if they would reformulate it. The color is nice, but I can't stand the product coming off when I try to go over the line. It's also a little pricey for only 0.1 oz of product. I'll be sticking to Stila's other eyeliner products.