I successfully skipped all the cushion stuff so far until they got me with this: cushion eyeliner!
You have to have one of every type of black liner, right? For science?
This is by Catrice. The color is called 010 Black Sheep. I think it’s the only color at the moment.
The sponge! It looks so funny, somehow. The sponge is finer than in the bigger foundation cushions.
You dip into it with a brush like so. Any eyeliner brush will do and you can vary the result by using different brushes.
The finish is glossy, like in this picture. It does not get matte.
So far, so good. Picking up the product is easy, but it dries incredibly fast. In some cases it dries while still on your brush (I was trying to figure out the angle of the wing and when I had it, it was too late). It gets a sort of rubbery texture and that means going over what you already applied is difficult and the product that is left on your brush also makes it harder to work with it. For me that was more hassle than it was worth, not when gel eyeliner and regular liquid liner behaves so much better. However, many people on the net loved this cushion liner, so it might depend on your skin/preferences.
This product is not waterproof, but it did not smudge at all, even when I rubbed. This, however, does not mean the eyeliner stayed where I put it. Over the hours, starting an hour after application already, it crumbled around. It creates small fuzzies, like a tubes mascara. These stick all over the face. And since it did not smudge it means when it crumbled off, it left blank patches of skin in the middle of the eye look.
Sorry, but this stuff is a total dud for me. Do not recommend. (I have oily skin – maybe it works on dry skin?)