Review: Colourpop Creme Gel Liners

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you've all had a fabulous start to the week. I am drowning in coursework thanks to midterm season but I am doing my best to stay afloat!

Today I wanted to do a brief post reviewing the Colourpop Creme Gel Pencil liners. I received these in the shades Workout, Overboard, and Best O as a gift for the holidays last year from my parents. You can purchase these eyeliners on Coloupop's website for 5 bucks a pop (see what I did there?)

As the name suggests, the texture of these liners is super creamy. The slide right onto the lid easily and I've never had a problem with them tugging or snagging on my skin. They are easy to apply on the waterline and don't irritate my eyes, which is a massive feat for my watery eyeballs. Shockingly, these liners last all day long, even on the waterline. I don't find that to be the case with many creme liners, so that was super impressive to me.

Swatches of Colourpop Creme Gel Liners. Top to bottom: Workout, Over Board, Best O

Swatches of Colourpop Creme Gel Liners. Top to bottom: Workout, Over Board, Best O

I have to say, these liners are impressively pigmented. You only need one swipe to get optimum color pay-off with these liners. Colourpop also has an impressive shade range for these liners, from wearable, everyday shades to crazy pretty pastels and bold colors. Here are my thoughts on the three shades that I own:

Workout: This is a forest-green shade that looks almost slate gray in certain lighting. I was initially nervous about this one, but I actually really love it. This shade looks posh with my brown/hazel eyes, but I think it would also be gorgeous with green and blue eyes alike. I love using it when I want to add a little pop of color to a neutral eye look. This shade is currently out of stock on the Colourpop website but I don't think that means that it's discontinued!

Over Board: This is a metallic bronze shade that truly does glimmer in the light. Since it's a neutral color, it pairs well with a variety of eyeshadows or makeup themes. My favorite uses for it are accenting black winged liner and using it on my waterline to bring some subtle attention to my eyes.

Best O: This is a deep burgundy shade that is optimal for the fall and winter seasons. We all already know that burgundy makeup makes me feel some type of way, so I go gaga over this shade. Some of my go-to eyeshadow looks include pink smokey or halo eyes, sunset shades, and neutral eyes, and this liner pairs beautifully with all of them.

Colourpop Creme Gel Liners top to bottom: Workout, Over Board, Best O

Colourpop Creme Gel Liners top to bottom: Workout, Over Board, Best O

While there are so many amazing qualities of these liners, there is one major fallback: they're insanely breakable. The first time I ever opened them, the entire creme part of the liner itself fell out of its packaging for all three shades. I popped the liners back in the packaging so it wasn't a huge deal but it can be problematic, especially if it breaks and falls down the sink or onto an unsanitary surface. The liners continue to be incredibly fragile throughout use as well - you cannot apply much pressure before the liner crumbles. 

Since they are so fragile, I find it difficult to create winged liner looks using these products. That is super unfortunate as I think they would look stunning when applied as a wing. Instead, I like to smudge the liner on my upper eyelid, use it to tightline, and apply it on my lower waterline. They are definitely still usable, you just have to take extreme caution not to use too much pressure or twist too much of the liner up out of the tube at once.

Overall, I enjoy these products because they are pigmented, apply easily, and are extremely affordable. If you're looking for fun liners to create colorful looks with, it's worth a shot to pick up a few of these to test them out for yourself. However, do be warned that they don't perform as well as liquid liners do when it comes to applying winged liner.

Have you tried the Colourpop Creme Gel Liners? What are your thoughts on them?