I haven't been able to live without my Make Up For Ever waterproof eyeliner, but I recently wore it down to a little nub, so it was time to replace it. Since times are tough, I'm not too keen on the $17 price tag. So I searched the aisles at CVS to find a suitable, yet cheaper alternative. I settled on Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in black, because the packaging said it lasts 16 hours. Well I don't know about that, since I didn't time it, but it does last a really long time. I drew a line on my hand first, let it set for about 30 seconds, then rubbed at it with my finger over and over again. It didn't budge! I actually had to scrub it with soap for about 2 minutes before it finally faded from my hand. The next morning, I used it around my eyes and went to work. It was still going strong when I got home at 7 pm, and it took a heavy duty makeup remover to get it off!
The formula is really soft, and doesn't pull on your eyelids at all. The packaging is great, because it twists up from the bottom and actually has a built in sharpener. This is a great buy if you're looking for an eyeliner that won't give you racoon eyes.