Revlon Grow Luscious Lashliner: Lines and Nourishes

Is it the craze now, or is it just me? Maybe brands just feel left out if their cosmetics are not infused with skincare goodness. For Revlon, its Grow Luscious range started with mascaras. Like the other high end and drugstore mascaras I’ve reviewed before, Grow Luscious products are infused with lash care serum that promises to nourish and support healthy lashes. However, I am not talking about mascaras today. It is a pencil liner. The first pencil liner that has lash care properties (well, those that I’ve tried anyway).

 

In line with Grow Luscious mascara, this lashliner has a green body. The shade that I have is 001 Onyx, which is black. It is a pencil that needs sharpening, and a generic pencil sharpener does the job. What I like about this lashliner is that it is super soft and pigmented. I don’t have to use much effort to get a very dark line and in fact, don’t use too much pressure if you want just a thin line. As you can see from the swatch below, the pencil is creamy and very pigmented.

 

 

Now, let’s talk about lining the waterline. My eyes are quite sensitive, so it’s great to know that this Revlon Lashliner doesn’t irritate my eyes. This pencil is soft enough that pigments are easily transferred, so my eyes don’t even water a bit. I have tried other pencils before (eg MAC and Urban Decay) and while they don’t irritate my eyes, they don’t stay long on my waterline either. Revlon outperforms in terms of staying power, for sure.

 

 

Now comes the negatives. There is only one main problem which brings in so many more problems. While I like that the pencil is soft, I don’t like that it is so soft that it breaks super easily. And I mean SUPER easily. I sharpen, it breaks. Want a sharp pencil for a super thin line? Not Revlon Lashliner. I press a little harder, it squishes. That learning curve got on my nerves a little, but I’m used to it now, so I’m OK. The fact that it breaks easily also means more frequent sharpening… and that translates to product wastage. I’ve only used this pencil for about 2 weeks (daily) and it’s even shorter than my other liners that I’ve used for a month! I blame the super soft pencil. I think it would be so much better if it is packaged like an automatic pencil where you twist for more product. No sharpening needed! You hear me, Revlon?

This pencil retails for RM29.70, I think. It’s close to RM30, for sure. Have you tried the lashliner before and did you get the same experience? Or did I get a dud?

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • Hanny Daforcena

    Hmmm, perhaps you could freeze the pencil before using?

    It lasts on the waterline, you say? Hmmm, definitely a keeper for me on that front!

    • Lily

      Freezing the pencil before using? That would involve having the pencil in the freezer which will be awkward. My in-laws use the fridge too. LOL! But yes, it definitely lasts on my waterline… MUCH better than Urban Decay or MAC, for sure. You should try it 😉

  • I’m quite interested in this one. Been seeing it in the pharmacies and keep forgetting to pick it up 😛 I might today 😀

    • Lily

      Cool! Then maybe you can also let me know if the softness is just my problem… -.-” If not for the quality of the performance itself, I’d probably have chucked it out. Hahaha!

  • Hmm, ok, thats quite an interesting product. I wonder if it really helps with the growth of lashes. Great to hear it’s good on the waterline, my waterline is quite the challenge.Have you tried putting the pencil in your fridge? It might help with the sharpening problem. It sounds like a nice pencil, especially with the price!

    • Lily

      Yeah, the fridge thing… My in-laws are quite conservative and I don’t have a personal fridge. I wonder what they’ll say about finding makeup or skincare in the fridge. That’d be funny!! I’m a little pessimistic about lash growth, but I use lash serum at night to help condition them. You should give this a try. I was very happily surprised by the staying power esp on waterline!

  • Gin

    i have tried SO MANY eyeliners and none of it worked on my water line……either irritates or smudges like hell… i tried high brands and low…

    sigh…

    now i dont do eyeliner at all because the only one i can use is kissme and even that flakes after 4 hours on me…

    • Lily

      Aaw… I’m sorry to hear that. You might want to give this a try. Maybe testing it out before purchasing?

      • Gin

        the thing is i prefer tightlining…which really really open up my eyes like 2x. BUT i cant test it in the store due to hygiene!!!
        and so far every single one i bought either smudges or irritates…i have tried like 10brands…VERy SAD….

        • Lily

          What about gel eye liners? I like to tightline using Bobbi Brown gel liner. Stays on forever and doesn’t irritate my eyes…

          • Gin

            ooo is that good? does it dries up fast?
            i havent tried bobbi brown! should give it a go!!
            do u happened to have reviewed on that already?

            • Lily

              That’s right… a review! I seem to forget to do that, and of all gel liners, I like Bobbi Brown’s best. It doesn’t dry up fast if you store it properly. You should definitely try it, but it’s expensive. I would advise you to try it out at the counter. My friend also has a problem with liners smudging on her, and while BB gel liner stays on me the whole day, through sweaty exercise classes, it smudged on her after 2 hours.

  • I really need to get that video up and post it to you!! =p I have been applying mascara nearly everyday and my friends say it makes a difference to the way I look and I’m thinking eye liner is definitely next on my to-conquer list! =)

    • Lily

      Yes my dear. The video. Then I’ll see how I can help you out… but yes, lining your eyes definitely makes a difference. I like tightlining but that probably needs more practice…