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