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e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner, Coffee, 0.17 Ounce

The cream formula creates smooth lines that are defined and precise. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against sweat, tears or rain. Achieve thin or bold lines with ease. Slanted eyeliner brush included. Smudge-proof, budge-proof and water-resistant coverage for all day wear to combat against sweat, tears or rain.

Key features

  • The cream formula creates smooth lines that are defined and precise
  • Smudge-proof
  • Achieve thin or bold lines with ease; Slanted eyeliner brush included

Honest reviews


Love Love Love this liner

I have natural jet black hair and I found filling in my brows with line as dark as my hair tended to wash me out but the other “dark brown” liners were too light and made my brows look funny. This shade is perfect for my brows with out looking too brown but not quite black. It last through club nights, rainy weather, and the gym without smudging a bit and comes off perfectly with make up remover. I stocked up since my beauty store was selling them for $2 a piece.

Edwina Hyde Park, NY

Less than stellar…

This is the first ever cream liner for me so perhaps people with more experience with this type of eyeliner may have a different experience.My last eyeliner is a cheapo liquid one and it runs off upon contact with water, or it smudges into raccoon eyes after a dry long day, and my eyes water easily so I was looking for something that would last even when touched with water. So, after reading the reviews about a few similar products I’ve found that this eyeliner is reputed to have the strongest staying power. I decided to get it in dark brown/coffee color because I wanted something less harsh than black.Well, I’ve been using it for a few weeks now (I learned how by watching videos online) and it hasn’t lived up to the hype about how well it stays on all day long. For me it would still disappear after a while, and that’s when I’m sitting in the office all day long with nice sunny weather outside. It needs to be reapplied after every few hours. I’ve tried the setting method with eyeshadow and that didn’t seem to help.One GOOD thing, though, is that even though it wears off, it doesn’t stay on your skin, and so when it wears off, it just disappears. It won’t smudge around your eyes to make them look like raccoon eyes. It just loses the fine definition of the line and the overall presence of the eyeliner. And it IS waterproof as long as it doesn’t touch water when you apply it.Bottom line, I will probably find something better to use than this in the long run, but for now and for this price, this product is good enough.

Lara Colfax, WI


I did love the e l f cream eyeliner as it was easy to use and smudge proof. Dried up and unusable after not using it for two months.

Brittney Muncy Valley, PA


The color (gold) is a very dark metallic unlike what is shown. It proves hard to apply, and wears off quickly. I would not purchase again.

Anastasia Clarendon, NY

Love the color

I have thin eyebrows and I color in my eyebrows. This is great over the pencil it stays put all day.

Irene Wilton, WI

Love it!

This is everything an eyeliner should be: pigmented in one application, creamy, easy to work with and long-lasting (for $3 on the ELF website). It’s a beautiful color that works great as liner and as a colored base that lasts all day. I find it easier to use with an angled eyeliner brush, but the tiny brush it comes with is also workable, just make sure not to load it too much, otherwise you’ll get no color from the tip of the brush and two parallel black lines from the edges. I have super-watery eyes and it times, after extended wear, it can smudge a little bit under the eye, but nothing dramatic. I’ll keep buying this!

Fanny Shelby, NE

Really works- even for sensitive eyes!

Let me just start by saying I have very dry/irritable eyes and I have psoriasis on my eyelids, so I’m constantly itching, rubbing, and putting eye drops in my eyes. Every single time I wore cream/liquid eyeliner I ended up having raccoon eyes, black tears, smudges, or cracked eyeliner all in my eyes and all over my face. Most of them made my psoriasis a billion times worse. This was my last option before saying I quit to top eyeliner all together. I got it in the mail at 10am and I instantly tried it. I wore it all day long around the house and when I looked in the mirror at 7pm it had worn off just a tiny bit on my left eye. I couldn’t believe it. This IS the best cream eyeliner I’ve used so far. It doesn’t crack. It doesn’t run. It doesn’t cause raccoon eyes. It doesn’t irritate my eyes. I also love the color too, it really makes my green eyes pop! It’s not too light to notice it’s brown but it’s not too dark to look black. I have my own brush that I used to apply it, but the brush that came with works just fine. Also, you don’t have to scrub your skin off to remove it. One makeup remover pad and poof, it’s gone. I love it so much. This is a beauty staple for me for sure. I’ll continue to buy it as long as it’s on the market.

Leonor Central, SC

Not great

It comes out way too soft. I have to go over it about 3 times to get a bold look.

Amalia Pinetop, AZ


i bought this as a gift and my cousin likes it. they dont have eyeliner gels like this in greece and so she loves it and goes on real smooth and that it comes with a brush

Sabrina Fall River, MA

Great Product! A must have.

I use this for my eyebrows as a filler and it works beautifully. Creamy smooth and last all day. Great item.

Sheri Saint Francisville, IL