Name: Double Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Brown
Brand: Estee Lauder
From Estee Lauder’s website:
For an ultra defined line and 15-hour staying power. Superfine felt tip applicator gives you a precision line every time. Waterproof formula glides on, stays on, won’t budge.
What I liked:
– beautiful color with a shiny finish
– defines the eye in a precise and natural way
– felt-tip applicator is easy to use
– dries fast
– stays put all day, no smudges
What I didn’t like:
– messy to remove
– the price
When we think of Estee Lauder Double Wear, their foundation instantly springs to mind. It sure is the most popular product from this line and a favourite of many. But this range includes a lot of products for face, eyes and lips and we shouldn’t forget about those either. One of these, which I recently had a chance to try, is their Double Wear Liquid Eyeliner.
The shade I have is brown, a beautiful chocolate brown with shimmers and a shiny finish, and it defines the eyes in a precise way. Not as harsh as black, this is a better choice for those that want a more natural look. In addition, the color is pigmented enough to allow an opaque line in one swipe but you can always layer it for a more intense color. Although, I find that one coat is enough for me.
I also love that this liquid eyeliner has a felt-tip applicator. I always make a mess when the applicator is a brush, but the Double Wear liner applicator has a very fine tip that makes it very easy to draw thin lines (thick lines will require a bit more work but it’s doable). The formula is thin too, almost watery but dries fast so the eyeliner won’t transfer to your lids.
But the best thing about this eyeliner is its amazing staying power. I can use it both with and without primer and in both cases it lasts from morning till night, without smudging! Of course I have slightly oily lids, so if yours are very oily or you have very watery eyes you may experience different results. But I was really impressed by how well it performed on me.
However, this eyeliner isn’t perfect. Apart from the high price tag, the problem with this eyeliner is that it is not so easy to remove. You definitely need an oil-based makeup remover to take this off and even then it will crumble into small little pieces that stick all over the eye area! Removal is quite messy, which may put some people off, but I think it is a small con compared to its good performance.
Available at: esteelauder.com and Estee Lauder counters
Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Eyeliner in Brown is a beautiful pigmented brown with shimmers that defines the eyes in a natural way. The felt-tip applicator allows you to draw a straight and precise line that lasts all day. However, it is expensive and messy to remove.