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e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream Review

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February 2, 2016

While the eyes may be the windows to the soul, the brows are the window panes. They support your look and can really make all the difference in how your makeup comes together. So I’m pretty happy with how much attention brows are getting among the latest makeup releases.

Get brows on point while pinching pennies with the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. Click through for swatches!

Most recently, I’ve been playing around with the new e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. As the name hints, they can be used as both a cream liner and brow product and are supposed to really last. I was excited but unsure how they’d work on me, since the Lock On Gel Liner pencils didn’t really wow me last year. But, these showed up on my doorstep just as I ran out of my previous brow pencil, so I gave them a shot.

Get brows on point while pinching pennies with the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. Click through for swatches!Get brows on point while pinching pennies with the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. Click through for swatches!

There are four shades currently available, going lightest to darkest they are: Taupe Blonde, Light Brown, Medium Brown, and Espresso. I would say the two darkest shades would be the most practical when doubling as liner, but all are neutral enough to work with many different hair colors for filling in brows. I’ve personally been using Medium Brown which, despite the name, I find to be a cool toned dark brown.

Get brows on point while pinching pennies with the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. Click through to see how it looks on my brows!

Left to right: Taupe Blonde, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Espresso

The formula of the Lock On Liner & Brow Cream is soft but thin, but has enough substance to stay put precisely where you apply. They are similar to the wax you get in the e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit but definitely creamier. The cream is really easy to blend through the brow hairs and fill in sparse space, and is also rather pigmented— a light hand can go a long way with this product. I personally use the e.l.f. Eyebrow Duo Brush, applying the cream with the small angled side and brushing it through for a more natural look with the spoolie.

Get brows on point while pinching pennies with the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream. Click through for swatches!

You can go for a natural brow look or super bold brow look with this product, depending on your mood, so it’s great for pulling together all sorts of looks. I’ve found it to last all day on myself, living up to its Lock On name, with only very minimal fading after 8 hours (but still nothing that compromises how on point my brows look). I’ve also caught myself wiping or scratching my brow during the day after applying the cream, and there’s very little transfer. Watch the video below to see how I use it.

I haven’t used it as a liner yet, partially because I’m hesitant to use a potted product on both my eyelids and my brow area, but perhaps I’m worried over nothing. Either way, the e.l.f. Lock On Liner & Brow Cream is a definite hit with my brows and something I can see myself purchasing again and again in the future… especially since it’s only $4!

What’s your favorite type of brow product? Pencil, cream, powder?


27 Responses

  1. kristen
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    can you tell me where each of the pictured brushes are from?

    • One, my favorite, is the e.l.f. eyebrow duo brush which is only $3. The other, which is a little larger, is from bodyography ($19) and I’m not quite sure where the third one is from (the one without the spoolie on the end)… it’s unlabeled 😛

  2. Amy Ye
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    Where can you buy it?

  3. kellly
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    I have been searching for a fairly light taupe liner and this looks like a real good pick! I’ll be watching for these to show up in stores in my area and snagging one as soon as I see it!
    Thanks for the heads up on this!

  4. Nidia Doherty
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    Gorgeous brows! I’m in a brow pencil stage right now, but you make me want to try this pot.

  5. FabZilla_Kath
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    I need to try this, it’s a lot cheaper vs. Anastasia

  6. Honeygirlk
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    Girl, I need to check these out. I have been searching my Target for them. I always struggle with the right brow shade. I think I’ll enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Erika
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    I’m a brow product freak. I need to check these out!

  8. Kiss & Make-up
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    Ooooh, these look good!

  9. polarbelle
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    that sounds like a really nice gel.

  10. Anastasia
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    These look really nice! I love that elf provides good quality for such low prices.

  11. PrimeBeauty
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    Your brows are on fleek girl!

  12. CosmetopiaDigest.com
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    Amazing pigmentation! This is a great alternative to ABH Dipbrow Pomade. I have brow envy each time I see your photos LOL.

  13. hashtagfablife
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    This sounds perfect! Your brows are stunning!


  14. marciaf
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    I really should try this. My much more expensive brow gel dried up way too quickly so I don’t want to purchase it again. At $4 this would be great.

  15. Kim Porter
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    These are pretty nice looking. I think light brown would be best for me. Medium looks too harsh for me.

  16. Rachel Runyan
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    I love this stuff. It’s become my HG brow product. I wish there were a bigger selection. No shades for redheads, and the medium is pretty dark. I still get it to work. I actually think this holds up better on my oily skin than ABH Dipbrow. I use the powder from e.l.f.’s brow duo a lot, too. I like their brow pencil, but it doesn’t have a lot of product.

  17. Kat D
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    My brows never look that good, LOL!

  18. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    I’d say the brows are the curtains, lol. You have stunning eyes and brows!

    • Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
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      See, that’s what I originally thought but then I realized that my lashes were more like curtains. LOL metaphors

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