30 October 2012

Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool

Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool.
So this baby is something new from Too Faced.  The 3 Way Lash Lining Tool grabbed my interest because it seemed like something, that conceptually, would be right up my alley.  

A regular barrel style eyeliner pen... or is it?
The premise is that this one tool will enable you to line your eyes three ways.  The first - Lining to thicken your lashes.  The second - Precisely lining your upper waterline.  The third - Regular winged/ cat-eye liner.

BEHOLD! Frankentip!
This three pronged tip, theoretically, will allow you to dot product ever so daintily between the lashes.  The width of the tip is very similar to your typical angled liner brush, but depending upon the angle you hold it at, you well get very different "strokes" and looks from the brush.

Examples of the three styles of line you can get from the TF 3 Way Lash Lining Tool.
So, off the bat.  The formulation of the ink in this pen is very different than the formulation of the ink in the tester I tried out at Macy's.  It's not as black, consistent or quick drying as I thought it was.  In fact, the dots blobbed out a bit on my hand, and while the ink is black, it comes out very sheerly. I don't think this is a product that would bode well on my face.

This is for illustrative purposes - Before.
See how shiny and patchy it is?  I'm not entirely impressed with it.  I like my eyeliners to be super black and super opaque when I use them.  I also like them to dry quickly, so I can go about applying the rest of my face in a timely fashion.  Something which this does not do (as you will see below).

After - 1 min has elapsed for the top rectangle, over 5 has elapsed for the demo swatches.
Conceptually, the critical failure in this product is not with the lining tool itself, which I think is really neat, and wish this had worked out the way I wanted it.  The failure is the formulation of the product.  Based on the above demo you need to wait for over five minutes for the liner to set, and even then, don't wear it on a rainy day because this will dissolve and run if the above test is any indication.  To which I say, why bother purchasing then? At this stage of the eyeliner game and the evolution of makeup shouldn't we expect eyeliner to black, opaque and non-runny?  

This product retails for $22 USD from Too Faced, Sephora, Macy's and other fine retailers.


  1. Woah, that is not what I want in an eyeliner at all. This is horrible that they smeared like this. Definitely won't be buying this!

    1. I was confused by it too, because the tester was pretty much the opposite in store. This was used fresh out of the box, I'm not sure if the age of the product has something to do with it. But I was like.... what....