JennySue Makeup Product Review :: L’Oreal Paris HiP Cream Eyeliner

I hardly ever go out without eyeliner. It’s one product (of many!) that immediately makes my lash line and my eye shape look a little bit larger and more exaggerated. I am also a big fan of the look of liquid liner, so when I had a couple girlfriends recently ask me what I thought about L’Oreal’s HiP Cream Eyeliner ($11), of course I had to go out and get myself one to see what the fuss was about!

The “cat eye” look is worn on my eyes at least 3 days a week. So I tried a subtle cat eye with my new product. And wow did this stuff deliver!

Here is what I loved about this product:

  • The pigments are very rich once they hit your eyelid. I had the brown (shown in my photo) and it was really pretty and not boring brown.

  • The staying power is shockingly good for a cream liner. I put it on around 2pm and it stuck until around until 9:30pm.

  • You only need a little to last a long time. I made the mistake of dipping it too far into the pot the first time and it was WAY too much to control. So a little goes a long way!

  • The consistency is super soft and smooth, which makes it easy to go on and the look of the line is very exact.

My ONLY concern was the slanted applicator it came with that you are to apply the product with. It’s sorta sharp and hard feeling which I suppose is necessary in order to get a thin straight line, but it was kind of uncomfortable at first. I ended up just using short light strokes to draw my line so that it didn’t feel so sharp.

This product does take some practice, so don’t give up on it after one use – just like liquid liner. It delivers a pretty line and is still easier to control than liquid liner if you want that look. And it’s a great alternative to the pricier pot liners like Bobbi Brown’s Gel Liner ($21) that gets so many awards!

Have a beautiful makeup-filled weekend!!