Elle 18 Water Resistant Black Out Liner: Review, Swatches and FOTD

Elle 18 was brand that I first came across during my teens but has suddenly made quite a comeback almost a decade later.  I have been quite curious about the brand for a while so I decided to finally test the products and did a quick haul. Being a liner girl, I always end up trying eye makeup from any new product from any new brand I try so I ended up picking up the Elle 18 Black Out Liner.

Price: Rs 85 for 2.2 gms

The Elle 18 Black Out Liner comes in a really tiny round glass bottle that reminds me of these nail paint packaging we used to have earlier. The lid has a small and thin brush attached to it which does take a little getting used to because if the length. Personally, I am not a very big fan of the brush because it is so small that getting a grip on it takes a little while. The good thing however is that the thin brush helps you create precise lines and you can easily apply a thin or a thick line or extend the liner to the inner corner of your eyes without creating a mess.


The liner has the perfect texture and consistency in my opinion so I don’t have to worry about it getting on to my lashes are getting in my eye, basically all the things that scare people of from using liquid liners. The liner is pretty dark and dries to give a nice matte finish. It does take a little time to dry so you do have to be careful after application otherwise you get a shadow liner on your lids.


The staying power is average for this liner and it stays on for a good 3-4 hours post which it does starts fading a bit. The water proof claim on the other hand doesn’t hold up and the liner washes off as soon it comes in contact with water or sweat.

Overall, it is a decent budget liner and great choice if you have just started venturing into makeup. The quantity is good and I have no complains about the quality considering the price it retails at. The only issue I have is that it takes a little while to dry up so I just avoid using it when I am in a rush. Other than that, I think its a good option if you do not want to spend big bucks on liners.