Cream/gel liners are one of those staples that all gals should have (in my opinion). Of course you need your everyday shades such as the blacks/browns/greys, but sometimes you need a little splash of color. Here comes in these little lovelies, the e.l.f. Cream Eyeliners. At $3 a pop, you can get nearly whatever color you want, including the basics (11 shades currently).
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Golden, as the name suggests is a warm gold metallic. It shows up well on the eyelid in one swipe. I didn't have to build this one up at all, and it's the best shade of the 3 I have.
Punk Purple, although not a dud, was my least favorite. The main issue I have is the color itself. I know you can't always rely on online swatches, but I was expecting a vibrant purple. What I got was a darkened, black based purple. Also this was the one liner that I have to build up to show. Part of it is that the black base isn't quite opaque, and neither is the purple. I have better purple liners, so I find I don't like using this one as much.
All in all, the only major problem I found with these liners is the brush included. As you can see, the included eyeliner brushes are rather horrific. It's really wide, making clean lines nearly impossible, and the edges are mangled. A lot of drug store brands actually have nice liner brushes included with the liner, but this isn't one of those.
The following swatches are on bare skin. As you can see below, the colors are rather vibrant and opaque. It's a little harder to see, but the Punk Purple isn't as vibrant as the other two colors. Teal Tease is a nice bright pop of color that stands out. However, of these 3 color choices, Golden, is the star. True vibrant metallic.
|Teal Tease, Punk Purple, Golden|
Bottom Line: For the price, these are great finds. Even ignoring the price, Teal Tease and Golden are totally worth it. It lasts and stands up against other cream/gel liners. There's a really nice range of colors as well. You can get several without hurting your wallet.