I’m normally not a pencil liner gal. I have practiced and practiced my wing-liner skills and am pretty on my game there (relatively speaking)—so liquid is usually my go-to. But I’ve heard some buzz about the L’Oreal Silkissime liners (seriously though, how do you say that? Silk-kiss-me? Or Silkiss-ime? Please help) and decided to pick up one during a buy one get one half off of L’Oreal products at Ulta (still going on in most Ultas with Maybelline and L’Oreal products right now).Now that I have tried it, this has easily become my new favorite black liner.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this picture. I decided to try writing my name with the pencil and it did it smoothly, evenly, and creamily with no skips and little pressure in about 3 seconds. That was the point I began to get excited, and the testing began.
Silkissime liners run $8.99 but you could easily get them cheaper with coupons or promotions, but are definitely worth picking up. I really wanted ‘Black’, which is the most gorgeous matte pitch black (gives UD’s Zero a major run for it’s money) but they didn’t have it and I settled for Charcoal (which I still love).
Charcoal is slightly shimmery, as seen in the swatch above. Its not totally noticeable on the eye, but its there.
Because this is an extremely creamy liner, oily eyes should prime well. Silkissime claims to wear for 16 hours and is waterproof. The waterproof part is definitely apparent, you need dual phase makeup remover to get this off. The 16 hours—well, the liner lasted about 13 looking pretty darn perfect on my eye, but I chose to take it off then.
I primed my eyes well and this stayed, but when used on the waterline, I found the creaminess smudged a bit to my lower lash line, so be aware of that. However, if you are into the smudgy look–this does that well! You have a few seconds to smudge out before it really sets.
Keep in mind that my pencil eyeliner skills lack from obvious lack of practice, but I managed a decent cat eye and the look remained all day (I’m not wearing mascara here so it would look way better with mascara ha..).
Overall, I am pleased and pleasantly surprised by L’Oreal Silkissime liner, even if I can’t say the name for the life of me.
Have you tried it?