Elf h2o proof eyeliner pen – review

I’ve tried a few of elf products and having had some positive experience I decided to go give the elf h2o proof eyeliner pen a try. Elf does offer products at a great affordable price so if this eyeliner doesn’t work out for me then I wouldn’t be too bothered, having not spent a fortune.

Right let’s get into it, stick around as I go through my favourite aspects as well as anything I’m not a fan of!

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Elf state their pen eyeliner is ‘a waterproof liquid liner’ which features a precise felt tip, essential for creating thick or thin lines.

This eyeliner also features a ‘quick drying, long-lasting formula’ that doesn’t smudge. It apparently delivers intense ‘deep black pigment that won’t budge’.

Elf mention their key ingredient in the elf waterproof eyeliner pen happens to be vitamin E, making sure your lash line is well nourished and soft!

I mean I love extra benefits especially if they are skin caring!


Application is overall easy, the tip is quite pointy which allows for precise lining however it is a little hard. I wouldn’t say it’s uncomfortable, but it’s just not as flexible as I expected it to be, like the glossier pro tip.

This also ment creating a winged look wasn’t as smooth but still manageable. The formula did dry quick so you can continue working on your look without wasting any time.

The elf liquid liner is a good size similar to other liners. I feel widths of liners are important as they can in a way have an effect on the thickness of your eye look, a jumbo liner would make it difficult to create a thin precise eye.


Elf h2o proof eyeliner pen
Elf h2o proof eyeliner pen swatch

Elf mention their eyeliner delivers an ‘intense, deep black pigment’, so does it?

It does have a deep black pigment, and stays the same colour throughout however towards the end it does seem to have faded quite a bit.

Which is not a major issue with me as one it’s still visible and two it’s gets through most of the day, and that’s what I’m after. Plus if you are after something with more pigment then you should check out their intense ink eyeliner which is designed with having a rich hue in mind.

You can reapply if it does fade earlier, it’s quick, easy and actually dries pretty rapidly just like elf stated.

Pigmentation = 8/10!


I’m actually quite surprised as to how long it lasted considering how affordable the pricing is. It goes to show sometimes the pricing doesn’t reflect the quality of a product.

The liner didn’t smudge or transfer even though I did wipe my eyes a few times, forgetting I had liner on. So it definitely ticks the waterproof box as well as the smudge resistant.

However, if you have teary eyes added with the mix of rubbing then there could be a little issue.

One of the things which did bother me a little, was the cap. It is some sort of springy cap which means you have to press till it clicks otherwise you’ll have the cap come flying back at you or in other words, it won’t shut.

This also means opening the eyeliner is a bit hard too. You have to give it a little tug, which did end up covering my hands with eyeliner markings a few times.

Lastage = 8/10!Elf h2o proof eyeliner pen


So overall I rate this eyeliner an 8/10! It has good pigmentation, is affordable, dries quick and goes on easily however I feel like the flexibility could be improved along with the cap! The colour gradually fades too!With that being said, I think I would repurchase the elf h20 liquid eyeliner if need be since it does offer quality results despite it’s low price!

Tap here if you’d like to check the elf H2O eyeliner out for yourselves!

So that’s it for now peeps, have you tried any of elf’s products? What do you think of them? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Have a great day!

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  • Mel

    I have absolutely no experience with makeup. I know that the theatre students use them. I am a teacher by day, entrepreneur in the evenings and on the weekend. Anyway, I also didn’t know there was such a thing as vegan makeup products. Good to know. I have a young daughter. When she becomes old enough to have an interest in makeup, I’ll at least know something about it from you blog. Thank you in advance! 

    • Sariyah

      Hey Mel thanks for stopping by!

      Wow that’s really cool, a hard worker you must be! Guess you learn something new everyday, even if you’re a teacher! 🙂 

      Vegan and cruelty-free makeup are thankfully on the rise, they can be found in the local drugstores as well or other makeup selling stores!

  • Dana

    Thank you for your brutally honest Elf H20 Eyeliner review. Vegan makeup is still not as popular as mainstream makeup it seems but the good news is it’s slowly starting to make waves, especially in the vegan/vegetarians and people who want to make healthier lifestyle changes communities.

    Conventional makeup consists of harmful substances that studies show may harm your health. Most women I know love to have the illusion of longer sexy eyelashes.

    I like that Elf H20 is waterproof, doesn´t smear or transfer, and goes on easily. But I´m not so crazy about the hard-to-open cap which leads to the transfer of mascara on your fingertips.

  • LineCowley

    Although I have used some of the Elf products, particularly their eyeshadow, I have not tried their eyeliner as I do not often wear eyeliner. Generally I find Elf makeup to be affordable and to live up to the expectation and what they claim the product to be.

    The Elf H20 proof eyeliner seems to be well worth trying. It does not smudge and is long-lasting, which are both essential elements of eyeliner. Thank you for pointing out the intricacy with the cap and closing it. I have bookmarked this post for when I need a new eyeliner.

  • Alice

    I tried elf’s H2O Proof Eyeliner Pen for its low price. It claims to be waterproof and smudge-proof with a felt tip and vitamin E for lash care.

    Application was decent, but the tip was a bit stiff. It had good pigmentation that lasted, and it resisted smudging.

    Overall, I’d rate it 8/10 for being affordable and long-lasting. The cap design was a minor issue. 

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