NYX first launched at drugstores in Canada back in 2016. (In fact, I excitedly posted about my very first NYX haul at that time. It included lots and lots of lip products among other things.) Since then, the brand has become a regular part of my makeup routine. From colourful lipsticks to eyeshadow palettes...NYX has it all. Recently, my eyeliner had run low. There were a few pencil liners left but my liquid and pen liners were all out. This is a rare occurrence! However, since the pandemic started, I really haven't been out much to stock up on those sorts of things. So, I needed something that would work well and was easy to use. The NYX Epic Ink Liner was recommended...but does it work??
More or less, the idea was to find something similar to the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner. But less expensive! The NYX Epic Ink Liner is about $13 CDN and the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner is about $29 CND. So...a pretty significant price difference. But does it work in a similar way? Is it a must have? The NYX liner comes in either black or brown, is waterproof, and boasts a "flexible and precise felt brush tip." Personally, I am all about a dark black liner. I love that this is a really dark black and makes a bold statement. The liner itself is fairly standard in terms of the packaging and use. Application is fairly simple and straightforward - and the felt brush tip makes winged liner much easier. The felt brush tip is very much like the Stila version and the iconic KVD Tattoo Liner. It has a similar amount of flexibility.
As for the liner itself? The NYX Epic Ink Liner absolutely stays put. This lasts all day with ease and definitely lives up to the waterproof claims. I love knowing that once my liner is on...it is on. There is no fear about it smudging, budging, or shifting throughout the day. It lasts really well. Considering the price difference between the NYX liner and similar high end versions, this is a real winner. The Epic Ink Liner looks amazing, is fairly easy to use, and has impressive longevity. Plus, it has a more affordable price point. This is something that I can see repurchasing in future.
So...does it work? Yes! If you love a pen liner and are looking for something that is comparable to some of those other high end offerings, the NYX Epic Ink Liner is a product that really lives up to the hype. I would absolutely recommend.
Rating: 5 / 5
Have you tried the Epic Ink Liner? Are you a fan of NYX products?