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Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner Review

Product Review: Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner

In an effort to find a new makeup routine for Fall, I decided to try Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in Deep Brown ($14.50). Lately, I've been sticking with liquid liners that come in pen form because I can't draw a straight line. The brush it came with was immediately a red flag for me — it's only a couple inches long and the tip isn't tiny or flat. I dipped the brush in the cream, which felt too soft to give a precise line, and brushed it across my upper lashes, and then on the bottom water line. My liner was instantly amazing; I didn't even need a Q-tip soaked in eye makeup remover. Perfectly lined eyes took under two minutes, and I'm starting to wonder why I thought I needed a fine-point pen anywhere near my eyeballs in the first place!

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Sherrilee Sherrilee 7 years
Eyeliners just don't stay on me. However I like Clinque and I'm going to try this.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I am so bad at gel liner. I have some fluidline and I can't seem to get it on like pencil. Does anyone have any tips?
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
ok you guys have totally convinced me to try this one out. i have a hard time working with eyeliners and they are always so smudgy, so hopefully this one will be a lot better
CCee CCee 8 years
I've been using this liner for over a year now, and I love it (I used it in a few looks I have on teamsugar). The only thing is that if I use it on my bottom lash line it tends to migrate (even if I use a primer). So I got something to fix that with... (and it's an answer to your question beram1220) Smashbox has JetSet, a waterproof liner that really is waterproof and smudge proof. I even use this on my waterline (let it dry before you blink or you'll have black bits floating around your eye at first).
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I've always been scared of these but I might have to give it a try now.
littlekaren littlekaren 8 years
Oh wow! Now I think I have to go buy this. Thank you all for your comments, they've made up my mind!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
hellomisskitty hellomisskitty 8 years
I love this in black honey!! The best eyeliner I've used yet-of all pens, pencils or liquids. The brush is surprisingly easy to use; I usually trash the brushes that come with cosmetics but this one is good.
kaytwo44 kaytwo44 8 years
I can't live without this product - it's one of my "must-haves"! I have both the true black as well as the smoke gray; the true black is perfect for the winged-eye look. I did buy a different brush, though, because the one that came with the liner got a little stiff and spread-out after much use :) I now use a fine angled brush and love it just as much.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I may have to give that a try sometime.
ImmaDiva ImmaDiva 8 years
O wow, the after pic looks gorgeous! I'm definitely going to try this!!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
when I went through my clinique initiation at the mall (classy, right?) the woman doing my makeup used this and I LOVED it.
jessolicious jessolicious 8 years
Personally, I use Shiseido's Accentuating Cream Liner and it's AMAZING. It also comes with a little brush and I swear this stuff would last through the apocalypse. I go straight to the gym from work and even after an hour on the treadmill there's not a single smudge. I've put it on at 6am and it's still going strong by 10pm. Talk about long-lasting.
graylen graylen 8 years
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS LINER! It lasts all day, goes on fantastic and is pretty smudge resistant. I would hands down recommend it to anyone. I have this in the deep brown and it's a great, natural color on me. However- ditch the brush and get Sonia Kashuk's bent liner brush from Target. It works like a dream with this liner.
sofi sofi 8 years
oh, I had forgotten about this one. I tried this last year when they got some new colors and loved it! I'd have to finish up my BB gel liner before getting more.
ForeverMeg ForeverMeg 8 years
I use this for work (I work at Disney) and I ADORE it. Even outside in 90 degree weather this stuff doesn't go ANYWHERE. It's seriously one of the best, even better then MAC liquid, even though I like MAC's brush better. It's a bit of a hassle to get on and I hate the brush but that's easily fixed. No joke... this liner is amazing.
myownworstcritic myownworstcritic 8 years
Second only to mascara on my necessity list!! I love this product in Black Honey. It looks blackish brown in the pot but appears as a shimmery chocolate/aubergine on my skin. Stays put all day, even with my oily skin!
beram1220 beram1220 8 years
Does anyone know how smudge proof this one is? Mine is always off by the end of the day!! Any suggestions for a good long lasting liquid/gel liner
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I'll have to look into this one next time I'm at the mall
scmeggiry scmeggiry 8 years
I love this stuff! It flakes a wee more than MAC fluidline, but I love the richness and depth of the colors! Especially deep brown, which is so much prettier than dipdown. And of course, true black. Black honey has too much red in it for me. It makes me look like red-eyed death.
GeriAnne1932 GeriAnne1932 8 years
dumb question.. Are you supposed to brush it on with the tip of the brush or with the full brush? I'm having trouble getting the right type of line and thought maybe i was doing it wrong.
SmileyFace26 SmileyFace26 8 years
I have tried this and I like it. I also love MAC's liquid liner very easy to put on.
nikkimcd nikkimcd 8 years
aahh I just ordered this! And a load of other clinique stuff... I ordered the smokey grey shade I hope it's okay. I thought about the black honey but wondered whether it would go with all eyeshadow shades...hmm...
beautyameye beautyameye 8 years
Bobbi Browns gel eyeliners are GR8 too!!!!...They come with a similar small brush.
emalove emalove 8 years
I absolutely love this stuff!!!!! I use it pretty often...I have the Black Honey shade.
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