Finally – a tear proof liquid eyeliner? Ishizawa Tearbaby Eyeliner

I’m not a cry baby – I have an innate fear/hatred of cry babies. You know the ones that cry at anything and everything – then someone dies on a soap opera – when they trap a finger nail – when they’ve run out of chocolate bourbons at Tesco.

Although I am not a cry baby I do have very very watery eyes. I was rather excited when I saw this liquid eyeliner by Ishizawa Labs that is a waterproof liquid liner – apparently you can use it to tightline!*

*Lined under your eyelashes.

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Here was the demo I saw on eBay that made me buy it:

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Here is the liner – bought it from eBay for about £10 inc shipping:

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This is a non refillable liquid liner (boo!) and is like a soft felt tip/caligraphy pen.

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The pen is very fine so you can easily do a thin line with this one. The brush is easy to use and control – no complaints there. The black is a good black, fairly true.

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I tried this for what I bought it for – on the waterline. The liner came off fairly easily although it takes at least 2 lines to make it a good dark line.

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The most important thing is – does it last? Well…..yes it does. It lasts better than any other liquid eyeliner I have tried before on the waterline (which normally just ends up like an Alice Cooper tribute look). I would use this with confidence on my waterline knowing it won’t run BUT – it does fade. I didn’t have a super true black line at the end of the day but I didn’t have nasty smudges.

My favourite liner for tight lining is a gel liner but sometimes there isn’t time, in which case this is my alternative.

I bought mine here.

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  1. mint says

    o.o i have a similar eye liner like that… the line is so fine, whenever i tight line my upper lids, like the picture’s showing. my lashes get in the way. also i get still get a thin line of flesh inbetween…Dx how do i fix that?

  2. Row says


    I use a gel liner or a soft shadow and really work it into the lashes. Line under the lashes but also above it and really push it in. Blink hard and it will fill in the missing spots :) x

  3. says

    Yay! Great review.. another item to add to my “i haz spare moneyz, lets buy stoof!” list 😛
    I use this cheap as chips liquid eyeliner by Collection 2000 (Uh.. £2.44, awesome!) and it’s proper black and WATERPROOOOOF! My saviour in a black and blue little bottle with a felt tip liner. Ace! I stocked up on two today in Superdrug 😛

    • Row says

      Hey Jules

      I havent used collection 2000 for so long, I should revisit it! My first every lipstick was a collection 2000 a rosy pink.

  4. says

    Row Row! You know what I’m DYING to get my hands on.. collection 2000 nail polish in Dynasty. It’s the perfect inexpensive lilac colour I’ve been seeking to find! Hallelujah for the nail gods! 😀

  5. sue says

    Looks promising! I wanna try it after I finish my current one. Thanks Row for introducing another cool new product!

  6. Blair says

    Looks really promising! Every pencil liner that I use to tightline or waterline smudges =(

    • Row says

      Hey Blair

      Yes its a good one – even though it didnt last ALL day , it didnt run everywhere either! x