Why I will never wear Essence Stays Liquid Eyeliner again

I guess it’s my fault since the name of this eyeliner says it all – ESSENCE STAYS no matter what – and on the same line it says 24h.

Essence Cosmetics STAYS Liquid Eyeliner pen

Essence Cosmetics STAYS Liquid Eyeliner pen

This is a black liquid eyeliner pen with a long marker type stylus. In almost invisible letters it says “waterproof eyeliner pen”. The problem is that it doesn’t want to come off with any type of remover. I started with Mary Kay’s eyemakeup remover that gets everything off for me. It removed my eye makeup but I still saw black lines. Ok, it’s waterproof so I’ll try Philosophy Release since that’s terrific for anything I’ve put it through. No thank you says Essence. I’m not leaving.

Essence Stays stylus

Essence Stays stylus

By now I’m frustrated and cotton pads and q-tips drenched in remover aren’t removing the stain on my lashline. I have a small bottle of Bobbi Brown waterproof eye makeup remover and thought that would be the ticket. You can guess by now that it wasn’t. Even this morning after a shower and more tries I still have a stained line.

In my youth this would have been my favorite eyeliner. I would have loved waking up to eyeliner on and I doubt I’d have tried to remove it. I have a wonderful niece who loves that sooty look so she may want this. But I want to go to sleep with all my makeup removed and I want to wake up to a clean visage to start the day anew.

Essence Stays liquid eyeliner

Essence Stays liquid eyeliner

Bye bye Essence Stays – you aren’t staying with me “no matter what”. — Marcia

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Comments

  1. Haha! This is the funniest post you’ve ever written! So true about it being your dream eyeliner as a teen! However, On behalf of your brother, please do not share this with your lovely niece!

  2. beautyin says:

    @Carol, I bet you can tell I was upset with this product. My lovely niece would actually adore this but you are so right about her not getting it.

  3. sharpie for your eyes, huh?

  4. Ohmigosh, that is hysterical: a product that does what it says it does and works TOO well!

  5. I actually have this and the only thing that will take it off is my crazy Kiss Me remover that I buy with my Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara…

  6. beautyin says:

    Jbrobeck, where do you buy the Kiss Me? It’s probably cheaper to toss it since I own so many black liquid liers.

  7. Marcia, that is just too funny! It sounds like a wonderful liner, but I would be so nervous I wouldn’t be able to get if off my eyes!

  8. Wow, crazy that it works so well.

  9. Wow lol! I might actually want it lol.

  10. Well, at least it does what it says. Works TOO well lol

  11. I’m over here in tears laughing. Poor Marcia!

  12. beautyin says:

    Aprill, I was so frustrated. The thing is that I’d worn it once before and didn’t notice it but I won’t be wearing it again.

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