Review: Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Noir Intense

In the Noel set, I received this eye pencil, which is new to the Lancome family.




It was a travel size product, but as you can see, I’ve gotten much use out of it. 🙂

It applies a true, deep black. No grayish tones or charcoal finish here.


This eyeliner is meant to be a liquid liner in pencil form. It’s promoted as one that applies as dark and rich as a liquid, but with the ease of use a pencil offers. I have found this to be true. It applies beautifully and gives me a very dark black color. It dries very quickly and I have trouble removing it with my finger (it doesn’t smudge). It comes off fairly easily with eye makeup remover, but I find that I have to run the cotton over the same spot twice to get everything off.

It is a very soft pencil, so I found myself having to sharpen it frequently. This was the one issue I had with it. It wears down quickly, and the point is impossible to keep sharp unless one sharpens it after each use. I also experience a breaking incident where the entire tip came off and I had to sharpen it several times (wasting product) to reach  a newly shaped tip.

Pros: Applies much like a liquid (very black and dries in place), is rich in color and lasts all day.
Cons: Very soft product, which wears down quickly. Sharpening this often will lead to it finishing faster than the average eyeliner pencil.

Grade: A-

If your beauty budget allows it, I recommend this eyeliner. Otherwise, you will be spending a lot of money to replace this pencil. I really like it, but I would like something less soft and a little more resistant to wear.

The full sized version of this is $23.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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10 Responses to Review: Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Noir Intense

  1. I am pretty content with my drugstore liner, so I don’t think I will splurge here.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Natalye says:

    I like that it applies like a liquid liner. I would definitely try this since I like the control I get with a pencil liner.

  3. Price aside it sounds really good!

  4. planetbeauties says:

    thats a lot of money..I think there are better eyeliners for lesser price 🙂


  5. Lupe says:

    It’s a really great liner. I love how black is it.

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