Wow it has been a long time since I did my last drugstore makeup review! I apologize but the holiday times is always filled with fun gift sets from high end brands! I have an exciting product to share today, the Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner. What’s new about this product is the “Exactify Wheel Tip” which looks like a pizza cutter!
Name: Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner (see official website)
Shades: 4 shades, I have Intense Black and Mulberry
Size: 1.0 mL
Available at your local drugstore
In recent years, I have gravitated towards liquid liners as opposed to pencil liners. I still do struggle with making my eyeliner perfectly straight so I was excited to give this a try. What Revlon claims is for this eyeliner is that the “easy to use wheel tip with convenient control handle for the ultimate no skip exactitude.”
I first tested the Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner in 101 Intense Black. You pull the wand out of the stopper which is a circular rubber piece with slits all around. The tip of the wand is actually a pizza cutter esque tip that can glide along skin. It might sound a bit scary to have a wheel glide along your eyelid but I actually didn’t notice any discomfort or sharpness at all. The wheel tip is pretty thin in width.
I am very impressed by how intense and bold the black eyeliner is. The finish has a shiny reflective effect. I don’t notice skipping as much on my eyelids but when I swatched it on my hands, there is quite a bit of skipping. I don’t know if the wheel tip is actually helpful for me to achieve the perfect eye liner but the formula itself is very good. Intense Black is actually a very bold black shade which I enjoy. Mulberry was also a pretty shade when you want definition but a softer look. You’ll notice though that you can’t really manuevoer loops or curves as well and it’s meant more for drawing straight lines.
The formula looks quite wet when you first apply but I was surprised that even when I blinked that the product didn’t smear to other parts of my eyelid. After it dried down, the Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner will stay on ALL DAY! Even when you try to take off with makeup remover at the end of the day, it is a bit stubborn.
Overall 39/50 B-
The Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner will give you an intense look that stays all day! However, I’m not sure if the wheel tip actually helps me as it is quite hard to maneuver especially if you wanted to draw loops or designs. Also there is more skipping than my normal eyeliners. But once this is on, it won’t smudge and will really last all day! I hope they’ll take this formula and make it with a great felt tip! What do you look for in your eyeliners?
On a side note, I just realized that both Nudestix and Guerlain both have eyeliners using this “wheel tip” technology and the packaging looks exactly the same! Is this a dupe? Although at $15.99 the price is quite high for drugstore!