This is a newish release from TonyMoly which features the cushion trend.
According to TonyMoly this cushion eyeliner is supposed to give a feather light and ink-like application thank to its liquid-gel formula. It’s also supposed to be easy to apply with no clumping or dragging across the eyelid.
It comes in five shades: black, brown, pearl brown, plum wine and olive black.
I bought the black version so let’s see how it worked out.
This is one of the few times I am mesmerized by a products packaging alone.
I’m very firmly set in the belief that packaging can be cute/practical/sophisticated and I will appreciate it but the product itself will always be what I care about in the end.
This is shaped like a classical ink bottle with a feather quill. It is definitely an item that will look good on your vanity.
The quill is actually an included eyeliner brush and the cushion eyeliner itself is revealed when you twist the bottom half off.
I also like the fact that this packaging is sturdier than I initially expected and I give a huge plus for the included brush.
It contains 2 grams of product.
This is where I got really disappointed.
I don’t like giving bad reviews of products but unfortunately I cannot give this eyeliner any props.
Despite the claims that Tonymoly has about this eyeliner I felt that it was difficult to use. What I mean by that is that it dries too fast and it really tugged on my eyes making it difficult to apply properly.
I initially thought it might have something to do with the included brush but I experienced the same deal with my regular eyeliner brush.
I also did not like how the formula settles, it gives a very plasticky looking liner that looks very cheap and combined with how difficult it is to apply I end up with what best can be described as wonky results.
The cushion itself also dried up after a month despite the packaging saying that you can use this for up to six months before it’s expired.
I did try to use this in many of my looks but I always ended up using another eyeliner on top in order to make it look even and decent.
Another thing that irked me was that I had to dip my brush quite a lot in order to make a line, which means that the cushion was open to air longer than I would like and it might have contributed to it drying up.
This will not be rebought.
Again I don’t like writing reviews that are this negative since even though I have written negative reviews before I always manage to have some good things to say about a product or at least an understanding that it might be great on someone else.
The same goes for products I absolutely love, I can understand why they might not be someone elses cup of tea and I do my best to include that in a review with giving as much details of a product as possible.
This eyeliner on the other hand I can’t see how it could work on anyone.
It’s not that expensive in itself but when I compare the price and the fact that it dried up very quickly, it becomes evident that it is expensive compared to what you actually get.
The packaging is beyond gorgeous but I’d really wish I could say the same about the content aswell since I did have really high hopes for this.
Have you tried this?
What did you think about it?