The highly anticipated Benefit liner came into my life, people, and the initial impression is mixed.
While the liner itself is insanely black and the rubber tip is unique, I found this product to be very difficult to work with initially, especially when the liner itself was clumping up due to how thick it is. The formula was a bit drier than I was expecting which means you have to spend a little extra time working with it. Also, within a couple of hours there was transfer on my eyelids. This generally happens with gel liners but given how dry this formula is I was hoping for more.
On the other hand, the rubber tip is just bendy enough to allow you to create a wing. Hopefully with more practice I can get smoother lines & create smaller wings when that’s the intention. Additionally, I ended up exercising with this liner on & after sweating like a fool at Zumba the liner was still totally intact. The color payoff is also insane! It is a dense black which is very satisfying.
Removing the liner was a less arduous task than I anticipated given how difficult it was to remove from the back of my hand. I first soaked two otton pads as usual with Bioderma & held them over my eyes for about a minute and gently rubbed off what I could. I followed this up with my MAC Cleanse Off Oil to remove the rest of my makeup & leftover liner, and finally used a tiny bit more Bioderma on a Q-Tip and ran it over my mascara and lash line to remove whatever may not have budged through cleansing.
Watch below as I go from being fairly irritated to ok to pretty good.
Top: Transfer after 8 hours of wear; Bottom: Smiling with a product that I’m still not sure I’m super in love with