When I started this blog, I went all the way to find a drugstore gel liner that is as good as MAC fluidline. With trials and errors that mostly went unpublished in this blog, I braved up and bought a jar of L'Oreal HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner last year. With a coupon and a $5 eyeshadow/liner sale at CVS at that time, I bought this baby for 2 dollars plus tax. Since I already had MAC Blacktrack, I decided to nab Eggplant, a purple cream eyeliner.
|L'Oreal HiP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Eggplant|
The retail price is around $11, I think, but with sales and coupon, you can get it for a lot cheaper.
|The packaging is backward: what's facing you in the package is the bottom of the jar.|
|And here is the top!|
You get 4.5g of cream liner compared to 3.0g in fluidline. That's 50% more, people!
|Inside the box, you also get a brush. I'm glad to say this tiny brush is not totally useless. It's just really small and uncomfortable to grab.|
|Close-up at the color. It is really lovely.|
|Look, ma, I drew a fishie!|
The answer is yes, it does. In extreme heat and rain, Blacktrack would smudge on me. However, Eggplant is a trooper. It stays on and on until I take it off with an eye makeup remover. Since the color is dark, it is passable for black. Recently, I found myself using it more and more during the daytime since Blacktrack can look too dramatic sometimes.
Texture-wise, you can't compare Fluidline to Color Truth Cream liner. The former one is gel-like while the later is creamier. However, I do have this to say: fluidline tends to glide smoother and you can get a thinner line with it. With Color Truth cream eyeliner, the texture is dryer, which forces you to load more materials to your brush. To me, it is a minor trade-off for having less smudgier liner.
Would I buy it again? Yes, I would, but not in full price. L'Oreal made a valiant effort to create a good cream liner for the drugstore market. I love Eggplant as it is a beautiful purple color. I tried to use it as an eyeshadow base before but it didn't blend really well. However, as an eyeliner, it is fantastic.
How about you? Have you tried L'Oreal HiP Color Truth cream eyeliner before? What do you think about it?