I've been wanting a good felt tip liquid liner in brown for sometime now. I really want the Eyeko one actually (in all colors) but I don't want to pay for shipping!! Anyways, I got the Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner (I think it's $5.99) instead at CVS (ended up getting it free with coupons) so it couldn't hurt just trying it..
The Packaging: I like the packaging -it's simple and small. The material isn't the "mirrored" kind so it doesn't get fingerprints but it scratches really easily which bothers me. It's the same type of material on some art pens -I forget what it's called! The cap twists off to reveal the felt tip. It sort of looks like a fancy art pen. Be careful of ink spilling around the sides of the tip (on the black part) because it got all over my fingers -I always hold pens, pencils, and eyeliner very close to the tip.
The Product: The packaging tells the user that this liner is "easy to use, has a felt tip NIB applicator, has precise control, and is smudge-proof." I have no idea what a NIB applicator is but they're pretty correct with their description.My initial reaction when twisting off the cap was that the liner was very wet. However, it doesn't drip or run while I'm lining my eyes so that's really good. It does take a while to dry though. The first time I used it, I let it dry for about 40 seconds and then went on to curl my lashes. The whole line (at my lashline) smudged. I'd say you need a good about minute and 30 seconds for it to fully dry. This definitely isn't waterproof (you can remove it with even baby wipes or water.) The liner wore fine for about 7 hours straight with no smudging but that was on a day where I didn't rub my eyes or have allergies (watery eyes.) On another day, I wore the liner for about 5 hours and then took a nap. When I woke up, the liner had completely disappeared. I've done this with other lines (Urban Decay Liquid Liner, MAC Fluidline, etc.) and usually if anything, only the wing rubs off and the liner at my lashline stays on perfectly. The liner is smudgeproof but will not last if you rub your eyes (a lot) or your eyes water. The liner did stay on when I (lightly) rubbed my eyes.
A major positive about the liner is that it's super easy to use (easier than my L'Oreal felt tip liner.) I actually tried to apply it while on the train with all the stops and bumps and to my surprise, I actually lined both my eyes evenly with no mistakes! This is probably the easiest liquid/cream/gel liner I've ever used.
The Color: The color is a dark, chocolate brown that's not so dark that it looks black but just right so that you can still tell that it's brown without it being too light.