e.l.f Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Black Review and EOTD


e.l.f Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Black Review and EOTD

Hola Everyone,

I hope you are doing good.. I’m in my native town and I’m totally indulging in mom-made food…so yummmm!!! 😛 Ok I might be sounding crazy to you but trust me people who live alone out of their home definitely miss food made by mom.. 😀

Now you know the reason why I couldn’t post for past few days. I’ve been busy in packing and travelling. So I’ve decided to do this post.

Today’s review is of e.l.f waterproof eyeliner pen in black which I’ve purchased on my iHerb haul(see here).
elf waterproof eyeliner pen
Since I love eyeliners, it was obviously the first product I have used from the haul (Yeah I took my own time to ogle at packed RT brush and I wasn’t feeling like opening it :P)
So I’ve used this eyeliner pen a few times and I think I’m ready to share my review on it.

Read on to know my views on it..

e.l.f Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Black Description:

  • Long-Wear Waterproof Eyeliner
  • Safe, Gentle Formula
  • Become Your Own Makeup Artist
  • This smudge-free, budge-free eyeliner lasts for hours for a fabulous and fresh look of precision!
  • The smooth pen applicator easily glides on color for very fine to bold lines.

Suggested Use:
Directions: Hold applicator at a slight angle and apply the base of lashes. Use a light touch for thin lines or a firmer touch for thicker lines.
Tips: Best stored tip down for ultimate color saturation. For a dramatic lash look, use with the e.l.f. Regular & Waterproof Duo Mascara.


Water (aqua), styrene/acrylates/ammonium methacrylate copolymer, polysorbate 20, ethylhexyl palmitate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, benzyl alcohol, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, diethylene glycol. May contain: DC black #2 (Cl 77266), iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), manganese violet (Cl 77742), ultramarines (Cl 77007), chromium hydroxide green (Cl 77289), yellow 5 lake (Cl 19140), ferric ferrocyanide (Cl 77510), blue 1 lake (Cl 42090), red 40 lake (Cl 16035)


$1.99 for 1.8gm. You can’t beat price of e.l.f. products, they are dirt cheap. Buy it here.

My Experience with e.l.f Waterproof Eyeliner Pen Black:


The packaging is black colored plastic bodied pen which has unique shape and not like typical pen shape. I really like this packaging as it’s fun 😛 and different. It has silver font on it with which the product name and details are written on the body.
elf waterproof eyeliner pen packaging 2
I really like felt-tip liners as they make eyeliner application easy and hassle-free and they are super helpful if you want to apply winged eyeliner.
elf waterproof eyeliner pen packaging 1

Shade and felt-tip:

elf waterproof eyeliner pen shade
The shade is jet black with matte finish and felt-tip is really soft yet sturdy enough for proper application. I absolutely love this shade it looks beautiful on eyes 🙂
elf waterproof eyeliner pen felt tip


Pigmentation of the liner is good for a felt-tip liner. It does not give opaque finish in one swipe but in 2 swipes finish is opaque. The liner dries up very fast on your eyes so layering up it is not a pain 🙂 I absolutely love the pigmentation.
elf waterproof eyeliner pen swatches

Staying Power & Performance:

Staying power of the liner is good and it doesn’t transfer on lids BUT(yeah there is a big BUT in it 🙁 ) as soon as it comes in contact with water or sweat, it gives Racoon eyes 🙁 It totally fails the waterproof claim. It is not waterproof at all 🙁

I usually do to gym right after office and I don’t wash my kohl or liner before that so it gave me black eye look in the gym the day I wore it 🙁

What I like:

  • Jet Black matte finish.
  • Very good felt tip helps in winged eyeliner look.
  • Doesn’t take much time to dry.
  • Value for the money.
  • Doesn’t sting my sensitive eyes. I’ve used it on my upper and lower lashline.
  • Dirt cheap price.
  • glides easily, doesn’t tug or pull the eyes.
  • Doesn’t flake.

What I don’t like:

  • Not waterproof or sweat-proof at all.
  • Gives racoon eyes in contact with sweat or water.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

I adore this color but I like my eyeliner either water-proof or if it’s not water-proof then also it should not give racoon eyes. It is very big turn-off for me. I’m crazy for liners and have used so many variants of each category but definitely this doesn’t qualify my must-keep-in-bag list.

On the other hand I love the color pay-off and pigmentation. For the money it is priced at, it is a fantastic deal. I will use it when I’m going out for a short time and I want a winged eyeliner look.

And here is EOTD using e.l.f Waterproof eyeliner pen.
elf waterproof eyeliner pen EOTD
Have you used e.l.f. waterproof eyeliner pen? What are your views on it? Do not forget to drop your comments below in comment section 🙂 … Take care.. xoxo

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I haven’t tried it. Seems like and average liner 🙁 but loved the jet black finish

Charu Sharma

What a nice review and stunning pics! <3

Happy sunday! 🙂


hey anu.. I used it once and it stayed for the whole day. I got one seeing ur haul post and i am still to try it rigrously but i quite liked it when i used it


Love the intense pigmentation! Wish they had made it waterproof for real :/


Sounds like an average product. I will skip this one hun.


irrespective of the cons, loved your eotd 🙂

Kiss & Make-up

Too bad the waterproof claims are false. But other than that it sounds and looks quite good! My mom always has me order the liquid version for her.


well I guess this would work well in a pinch!


I have tried 3 of these in black and I agree it’s not waterproof also Ive had 2 of them with defected packaging. Nicely reviewed hun.

Richa Saxena

Loved your EOTD! Its simply beautiful…except for the fact this is not waterproof…it seems to be doing a great job…. 🙂


looks like good product…


wow !! amazing , i will also try this waterproof eyeliner pen 🙂 thanks for information .

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