Lorac – Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner (Black)

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Online Description:

This long-wearing, no-smudge, no-budge, water-resistant liquid liner boasts a unique automatic delivery system that provides a clean, precise application. The flexible tip provides ultimate control, accuracy and smooth strokes, so you’ll never miss your lines. From very fine to dramatically bold, this versatile PRO will take you to the front of the line every time!

 

My Thoughts:

The first time I ever tried this product was when I got it in a makeup set from Sephora (when Lorac was still sold there) with an eyeshadow trio, this, and an eyeshadow primer. The eyeshadow trio is now discontinued, unfortunately, but this eyeliner and the eyeshadow primer are still available. Since then, I’ve replaced this eyeliner about 3 or 4 times because it always ends up being my go-to. I had a Glossybox subscription for years and they would send eyeliners pretty frequently, which stalled my need to replace this, but I always come back to this eyeliner.

It does have its setbacks like most liquid eyeliners that come as pens, but in my opinion, it is the best eyeliner pen I have used to date. I still prefer to use a eyeliner pot with a brush above all else, but when it comes to travel purposes ease of use, this is a close contender.

There isn’t a scent to this formula, which is a nice feature being something applied to such a sensitive area like the eyes. I know scents can go one way or another with people, especially for those who have headaches triggered by certain scents, but you can rest easy with this knowing it shouldn’t cause an issue. Personally, I love sweet scented things like the Chocolate and Peach collections by Too Faced, but some companies don’t formulate their chemically-manufactured scents very well and they end up smelling foul.

Packaging:                                                ★★★★★/5

This is probably the best cap situation I’ve come across because it has a secure, reassuring “click” that holds the cap on tightly to the pen when it’s closed but isn’t a nuisance to try and remove it when it’s time to apply product. Most other liquid eyeliners have caps that are too weak and dry out quickly because of all the air that’s let in through the cap, or they’re secured too well and take a bit of strength to open it and I usually end up wiping product on my hand or something behind me in the process.

The slender width of the pen with the reflective, silver coating gives it an elegant feel while still retaining simplicity. A lot of liquid eyeliner pens have cheap out packaging that is easily scratched and the labels are soon removed, but this seems to resist damage and look like I’ve barely touched it since I purchased it.

My favorite feature and pretty much the key characteristic of why I habitually come back to using this eyeliner pen over all others is the brush tip. The bristles/hairs (I’m not sure what is used on it to be honest) that create such a sharp point not only on the pen, but for applications as well. Most felt tips fail shortly after their first few uses, which result in more time in my makeup routine used to clean up the chubby line at the end of my winged look. I get so annoyed with doing that, that I end up not using liquid eyeliner for a while to avoid the headache. Then, to avoid wasting product, I’ll go back to using it, but only on my lid, and then use this for the wing end.

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Performance/Wear:                               ★★★★★/5

Anyone else get annoyed when you buy a product thinking it’s going to be a true black color, then use it and when it dries it looks gray? Yeah, that’s not an issue with this product. Basically, what you see when you swipe it on (shiny, black liquid), is the same finish you get when it dries: shiny and black. It’s easy to apply and doesn’t tug or drag on my skin (I normally do that on my own to get a straight line), and it dries quickly, saving time in my routine in comparison to other liquid eyeliners I’ve tried.

No matter what, I always set my eyeliner with an eyeshadow, with the color depending on the look I’m wearing. For example, I’ll frequently use the color from my Urban Decay – The Black Palette which includes 6 eyeshadows that are 90% black, with faint hints of color. Those colors turn to black when I try blending them on eye looks so I use them to set liquid eyeliner instead as to not waste good makeup. What I end up with is a color that looks mostly black but has a faint hint of a complimenting color to the look I’m wearing. If my look doesn’t coordinate with one of the eyeshadow colors in that palette, I’ll simply use a black or brown eyeshadow instead. Regardless, it’s a necessary step because I have yet to find a liquid eyeliner that doesn’t imprint on my upper lid. It’s more crucial for people with hooded eyes, plus, it mattifies the eyeliner and takes away the shine, which is popular since matte products are a huge trend right now.

This doesn’t break up, flake, or smudge once it’s dry, but it isn’t waterproof either, so for those who have watery eyes or cry frequently (no shame), I’d suggest the Stila eyeliner instead. That one may have a felt tip, but at least it’s waterproof. It lasts all day when I set it with an eyeshadow, but it doesn’t when I don’t. Every liquid eyeliner I’ve tried end ups imprinting to some degree on my upper eyelid if I don’t set it, even the waterproof formulas.

A common issue I found when I mostly found in drugstore liquid eyeliner was that the formula would bleed through the lines on my lid, which not only created a mess and took up more time in my routine, but I couldn’t wear it over eyeshadow because it would bleed onto it and ruin it. The only way to maintain the product so I could wear it was to wear it alone on my eyes.

Price:                                                          ★★★/5

I do with the price was lower, considering each pen only lasts me a month with daily use and I could get an eyeliner pot with more product that lasts me 3x-4x longer than this with the same/better quality in the same price range. The biggest selling point for me is the brush point. If another company sold through Sephora had an identical product with the same, if not better results and lasted longer, you can bet that this will be knocked down from a Holy Grail to a product that I like but won’t repurchase. Considering it’s not even sold at Sephora anymore, I don’t think it should retain that overpriced margin that most of their products have.

Ingredients:

Water, Ammonium Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Beheneth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Methylparaben, Polyglyceryl-3 Disiloxane Dimethicone, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Black 2 (CI 77266).

Pros:

  • True black color
  • Doesn’t flake, crack, break up, or smudge once dried
  • Best liquid eyeliner pen I’ve tried so far
  • Travel-friendly
  • No scent
  • No tugging or dragging on my skin
  • Doesn’t bleed

Cons:

  • Not much product inside for the price they charge
  • Imprints on upper lid if not set with powder

Texture:                                       Liquid

Scent:                                           None

Recommend?                             Sure

Repurchase?                               Sure

Retail:                                           $23.00

Size:                                              0.02 oz.

Want to try this for yourself?

I’d love to hear about your experience with this in the comments!! 😊

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