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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Benefit Push-Up Liner

It's no secret that I'm awful at eyeliner...It takes me forever to put eyeliner on, it's thicker on one side, not a smooth line, etc and some days I just skip it altogether because I don't even want to go there.

Oh, and I have trouble with all types of eyeliner...my struggles aren't limited to one method. However, I will say that I've had the least amount of trouble with gel liner because it's easier to manipulate than any others in my opinion.

So, I decided to try the Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner. It's a gel liner pen, which gives the benefit of gel liner, but without the hassle of a little pot that dries out and dealing with a brush.

The tip on this pen is supposed to draw an easy line and hug your lash line to make your eyes look bigger. On the box there is also percentages of people that claim that it's long-wearing and water proof.

The first time I used this I loved it. It seemed so much easier and it didn't take me forever to apply my eyeliner to both eyes. I felt like I finally found a solution! However, as I've used it more, I'm still struggling with getting a thin, even line on both sides so it hasn't exactly solved all of my problems.

I will say that it is very long-wearing and is difficult for me to remove with makeup remover so it's probably waterproof as well. I seem to touch around my eyes a lot and they get watery as well, so that's always a good thing to have in an eyeliner. It's also very pigmented so it's very opaque and black. I really dislike eyeliners that I have to go over multiple times to get a dark line out of. A negative that I've found with this product is the packaging. You have to twist the end to get product to come up through the tip. That's fine, except I've twisted it and had nothing come out, so I twist again and then I get a huge clump that I then have to waste and wipe off because there's no way to apply that. This is a higher end product price-wise and I don't like that I feel like a lot of product gets wasted that way.

If you're an eyeliner pro, or even decent with eyeliner, you'll probably love this product. I think I just struggle with applying eyeliner no matter what the type is so while the product is good, it's not magical!

Have you tried this? What is your favorite eyeliner?

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  1. I don't think I would like this one. I like the angled tip a lot, but the twisting to get product out is a no for me. I always have the same problem you mentioned where you twist once and nothing comes out, and then you twist again and a ton of product comes oozing out. For the price of this one I think I will skip it. Glad I read this because I actually had this on my wish list. :)

    1. I'm glad it helped! It is pretty annoying to see so much product wasted :(

  2. i still haven't tried it. i'm on the fence. i just need to try it out but will probably skip.

    1. I like the concept of it being a gel liner, but pen form, it's still just a little difficult for me! xx

  3. I don't like the idea of a huge amount coming out when you twist it because it seems like a waste but I do like the waterproof end of it. Great review!

    1. Agreed! I like that it's pretty much waterproof, especially for allergy season! :)

  4. I haven't tried this, but I think I'll skip it because I really like using my gel eyeliner in a pot with a small brush!
    Modern Beauty Girl
    Other Modern Girl

    1. If you've found something that works from you I wouldn't try to change it :)


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