Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
If it’s in the name, it has to be true.
Okay, as sarcastic as that may be it’s actually true with this product. I put the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner on at 8 in the morning, and it endured a full day — still staying strong though a cardio routine at the gym in the evening. Unfortunately, that’s one of the very few good things I have to say about it.
Off the bat, I’m not liquid eyeliner’s biggest fan. I know for newbies, it’s quite difficult to master, but in my case I simply don’t like the way it feels when I apply it, and on top of it I don’ t like the harsh line it delivers. Anyway, back to Stila. I can see what they were trying to accomplish when they designed the marker style tip, but can’t imagine anyone in their lab tried it on their own eyes. It was like lining my eyes with a Brillo pad! Complete exaggeration, but it was not a pleasant experience. It wasn’t the easiest liquid eyeliner applicator I’ve worked with, but easy enough. Newbies to liquid: stay away, and try L’Oreal’s Lineur Intense.
What I did appreciate about this product was how richly black the black was. Often times with liquid, the black comes out like a grayish black or charcoal, and if you’re wearing liquid for a particular look, grayish black is probably not conducive to that look. It also really did stay all day long without flaking or cracking, as some liquid liners have the tendency to do. If they changed the applicator, it wouldn’t be a bad choice, but because it is what it is… I’m probably not going to pick this one up again.