Having long been a fan of the black liner I decided to pick up a few more. Three of these, Gunmetal (silvery grey), Metallic Olive (a golden... erm... olive) and Purple and brand new shades. Coffee (a deep brown) is not new but I picked it up instead of the other new shade (Copper) because I’m unhappy with my Urban Decay brown gel liner. These come in heavy duty plastic jars and the barginous sum of £3.50 gets you 4.7g of product. Pretty no?
I love the black on for its deep pigmentation and impeccable wear. I had high hopes for these. I was interested to see that these now come with brushes but as with most free brushes they aren’t all that great. The brush itself is fine but the handle is too short to be of any use. I have these swatched alongside the original black one so you can compare them all.
The three new shades are shimmery but not overly so. I like them but they fall ever so slightly short of the black shade. Metallic Olive is the most pigmented. It goes perfectly with a neutral brown eye. I’ve actually been using this in place of Coffee which can go on slightly patchy. Coffee, Purple and Gunmetal are gorgeous but need a couple of swipes to get up to full pigmentation. Gunmetal has seen some use as a softer alternative to black with a grey smokey eye and I’m sure I’ll be using it under solver glitter liner in a few months time!
Staying power is good, they get through a work day no problem, but not quite as invincible as the black. I do like them a lot though. You just can’t buy better liners for this price. Cream/ Gel eyeliners at drugstore prices aren’t as common in the UK as in the US and you certainly don’t get this colour range for this price anywhere else. I’d give ELF an A- on these (more pigmentation please!) and I’m already eyeing up the Ivory, Midnight and Copper colours x
*I bought these*