Saturday, June 7, 2014

Review: Sleek Dip It Eyeliner in Black

A fabulous liquid liner can be the difference between feeling like Brigitte Bardot and feeling like a toddler who managed to get a hold of a sharpie. Luckily, Sleek's Dip It Liner leans more towards the former.


My favorite part about this eyeliner is the brush. The tapered, sponge-y nib is reminiscent of theBalm's Schwing. This style of brushes works well as a "gateway" liquid eyeliner since it's so easy to use in comparison to the floppy collection of bristles you usually see. Additionally, this style works well for people who tend to use the pen-style liquid liners, but who have problems with the tip getting clogged up with eyeshadow or having the whole tube dry up.


I do have to note that my brush has cracked. The issue is purely cosmetic (no air or germs can sneak in and the tube isn't going to dry out), but it doesn't exactly make you feel like you are getting ready to go to the Oscars when you are using a drugstore eyeliner with a broken handle.


I am not necessarily sure that the crack is due to fundamental packaging problems or due to my extreme clumsiness. I know it's sort of a trope in the media to use clumsiness as a character flaw. Bad writers think, "Well, we don't want her to be perfect, but she can't have anything really wrong with her…". My real life, though, is like a terrible Jessica Alba comedy. Today I slammed my fingers in the car door and broke not one, but two glasses over the garbage disposal.

Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79cWig36XJc&feature=kp
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79cWig36XJc&feature=kp
I have done both of these things in real life.

Anyways, long story short: I dropped this eyeliner. I have no evidence suggesting that people who don't drop things will also break it.


The ink is quick-drying, opaque, and matte as a stick of charcoal. I haven't had any problems with it flaking throughout the day.

Here's how it looks on my face:


The only other problem I have had with this eyeliner is that it was very uncomfortable when I stabbed myself in the eye with the brush. So, I definitely don't recommend doing that.

The Sleek Dip It Eyeliners retail for $6.99 for 0.14 fl oz, or $49.93 per ounce.

14 comments:

  1. Great review, Robyn.. coming from another clumsy soul. ( I have broken exactly three mirrors this week alone)
    I love pen style liners, like Stila's Stay All Day liquid, but, as you mentioned, I get them clogged with eyeshadow immediately. The new one from tarte seems to be a little better, but still a lot to pay for its longevity.
    Have you tried L'Oréal Telescopic? It seems to be a similar application to this guy. .. I'm an eyeliner snot and I love it.
    I can't wait to see what your opinion on the new Benefit "They're Real Push - up Liner." I love that it's a gel form. I am super disappointed in Urban Decay ' s newer Super Saturated gel eyeliner, as I dearly love Perversion pencil.
    It just ain't black enough. Pissy dishwater black.
    P.S. I love you.

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  2. What's that lipstick? Love it!

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  3. Ha! You sounds like me: I have a lotion that really burns when it gets in your eyes. I know this from multiple occasions... Plus, this looks like an good option - I do like a foam tip rather than bristles! Thanks for the review.

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  4. Fingers? HA! I shut my head in the car door. Twice.

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  5. That looks great. That's my favorite kind of brush. Putting it on my list! Sleek seems to have a lot of interesting stuff - I haven't tried that brand yet.

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  6. Great review, the description reminds me of the Milani Ultra fine eyeliner, except this looks like a matte black formula. On that clumsy bit, that's hilarious and extremely unfortunate too!

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  7. Heh, I walked face first into the School of Music sign at my university. I thought I was going to lose a couple of teeth, actually, but fortunately all I lost was my dignity. All of it. ;-)

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  8. Very good review! I once dropped a jar of coconut oil on my bathroom floor. I don't recommend it.

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  9. Do they sell Sleek in the U.S.?

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  10. About the only thing I like about Schwing is the felt tip pen. Mid-day I tend to lose at least one cat eye. If Sleek has the precision of Schwing with staying power - that's definitely a win!

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  11. Thank you!! I now understand the name of this blog on a deeper level, because this post so brightened up my day.

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  12. Is that earring a coffee bean?!

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