I have reviewed Elianto products in the past here and here so I shall not get into the brand itself. Today, it is about their liquid eyeliner; a felt tip one from Elianto to be specific called the Absolutely Resistance Eyeliner Pen. Liquid eyeliner is a Indian dancer’s staple. I have been on the hunt for a felt tip liner that is waterproof and cheap for a very long time. So let’s see how this particular one works.
Moving along, PICTURES!
The shade and product amount.
Name of the product. If you can see, there’s a partially hidden line down there that says “Made in Germany”. As I have mentioned in some of my older posts, Elianto does source its products from different countries.
The liner. It is felt tip and in black.
It is a felt tip liquid liner in black (01 twilight black). It isn’t a matte finish liner but it isn’t shiny or metallic either. The felt tip is quite sharp and allows for a nice thin line (swatches below). It claims to be long wearing but does not claim to be waterproof.
Price: MYR 35.90 (I bought it for less than MYR 10 during a promotion).
Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide and at http://www.elianto.biz/
I have some swatch pictures.
It can be drawn as thick or as thin as you would want to. It doesn’t move with rubbing once dried.
Water test; it does not melt with water so sweating with it on wouldn’t be a problem. I can attest to this because I used it on a friend (picture below) and she performed on stage (sweat and all) with no problem with the liner.
I used my finger to smudge the liner with water and it does come off.
My friend. I hope the picture is clear enough to see that it is possible to get a nice fine line with the liner.
Does not melt off with sweating (mentioned in the picture caption with the water test).
The felt tip pen is easy to control and apply.
The thin tip allows precise application.
If bought with promotion, it is extremely cost efficient! 1.2 ml is about 0.04 fl. oz which is approximately the amount typically present in pen liquid liners. Felt tip liners aren’t the cheapest thing to purchase so this is definitely a plus.
Hasn’t irritated my eyes upon application or during wear.
The tip of the felt can dry out during application making it skip a little when applying. Skipping is when a liner drags on the eyelid resulting in gaps in the liner. This can be remedied by pressing down the liner on the back of the hand to allow product to flow out a little before continuing application.
I prefer a matte finish liner so this is a con for me.
The tip of the felt can get a little fuzzy thus making application a tiny bit problematic.
Felt tip liquid liners are more beginner friendly compared to the ones with the wand. This one in particular is a pretty good one if you want to get into makeup but do not want to spend too much on a felt tip liner. However, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a holy grail product for me.