Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner [Intense Black]

I finally got a chance to try out this popular Stila eyeliner. The design and formulation are supposed to be similar to Japanese liquid liners, so I was really looking forward to using this product.

First, the packaging is similar to that of Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner because there’s a spring inside the cap. This ensures a tight seal but if you are not careful when capping this product, the cap could fly across the room. The tip, however, is different from any other liquid liners I’ve used before. It has a felt tip instead of a brush tip. I feel like a lot of American eyeliners tend to have felt tips and Asian eyeliners tend to have brush tips. Both are very easy to use but I personally prefer the brush tip because it’s more thin and precise. Since I have small eyelid space, I want the line to be as thin as possible. When I use this Stila eyeliner, too much product comes out of the felt tip when I press it against my eyelids. Therefore, the line comes out thicker than I had wanted. It’s possible to make the line thinner by changing the way I’m drawing the line, but it takes more time and work.

As for the formula, it’s definitely my top favorite. The black shade is super pigmented and it does not fade throughout the day. It’s also waterproof and smudgeproof. The liner goes on a bit wet but it surprisingly dries very quickly to a matte finish. It’s very easy to remove this eyeliner with a makeup remover or a good makeup removing cleanser, such as Philosophy Purity. Basically, it goes on easily, stays in place, and goes off easily at the end of the day. Very good product and I’ll definitely be re-purchasing.

This product is available at: Sephora, Ulta, and Stila official website


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