[[ E.L.F Cream Eyeliner - Sleek, sturdy, glass jar ]]
The colour I chose was a basic black, which is opaque in a few thin layers. I'm not used to having to layer eyeliner for full opacity, so for me, as an eyeliner I'm not a fan. As a base for dark, metallic or duochrome eyeshadows though - we have a winner! I like using this under matte blacks for a ridiculously dark finish. The small angle brush it comes with splays a bit with usage and it a little too wide for fine lines. On that note, I'd recommend you use a synthetic brush with this as you need to wash it after each use - otherwise your brush will get clumpy straight away. Not fun!
[[ ELF Black cream eyeliner alone, layered with MAC 'Pink Bronze', Darling Girl 'Enigma' and MUA 'Shade 12' ]]
As for wear, I was pleasantly surprised that this last all day, is smudge proof and water resistant. When I first bought this, I thought that perhaps it would work on the waterline, too...I was wrong. It didn't hurt, but my eyes DID water, resulting in black smudgey rings around my eyes - attractive. It dries to a true matte finish, which looks lovely paired with glimmering eyeshadow.
[[ Matte finish, not quite opaque ]]
Removal can be a pain, but nothing a cotton bud and some cleanser can't handle - however, it is for this reason that E.L.F cream eyeliner wont be making its way into my fashion make-up kit - quick changes would be next to impossible! It would be ideal for bridal or stage make-up though, tear and sweat resistant!
Would I buy this again? Hmm. Perhaps as an eyeshadow base, but as for eyeliners, right now I'll stick to my Kryolan ones! 4.7g of product for £3.50 from the E.L.F website.