Review: Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner

I’d bought this during my trip to Korea in winter 2012 (yes I know, it’s been a while), but I never got around to using it cos it was buried under my mountain of products. And since I’m was planning for my usual pilgrimage to Korea in mid-April, I commenced my usual guilt-ridden frenzy of product clearance sometime in March so that I can make space for new ones, and also to suss out what’s good so I can buy 100 more pieces of it. heh.


Etude House Proof 10 Liquid LinerEtude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner – KRW9,000


Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner (1)A sleek slim packaging

Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner (2)
Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner (3)

Etude House Proof 10 Liquid Liner (4)Loving the intensity of the black BK802

etude house proof 10 liner types2

There are versions with shimmer in them as well


I say…

Now, this is uncharacteristically pricier for an Etude House product – most of their stuff in Korea are priced extremely affordably at KRw3,000 onwards. Plus, it wasn’t the usual girly pink packaging. So why did I buy it?

  • Cos I swatched it on the back of my hand, and it wouldn’t go away. For almost the entire day.
  • The ink doesn’t feather.
  • It’s a deep black intense colour which I love.
  • It’s not waterproof, so it can be easily removed by rubbing gently with water. However, it’s amazingly resistant to the force of evil (i.e. the oil on my face).
  • When I use my cleansing tissue to remove it, it comes off in patches and flakes (not the smudged-ink kinda removal), so they can be picked off if you miss a spot.
  • It stays on the entire day without smudging. Seriously.
  • The one downside (or perhaps I was just unlucky to get a not-so-well-made piece) is that the felt tip brush is slightly rough and slightly abrasive on the skin.
  • The brush tip also isn’t very well made – when I first got it, it had  random stray strands of material sticking out, so I’ve had to use my scissors to trim them into place. It doesn’t happen again though.
  • The brush tip is also firm/flexible enough to draw the eye lines smoothly and to give you the type of shape you want.
  • After extended usage, I think the ink gets kinda cloggy and dried around the edges, so closing it gets a little tougher. I’ve found myself twisting and twisting it and it doesn’t close properly. Make sure you clean it well from time to time.



Otherwise, this would be a perfect eyeliner – it doesn’t smudge or budge and can be easily removed. It’s also super affordable – I just wish the brush tip would be  better made. I’m zipping off to Korea tonight for a business trip hehe (follow me on Instagram to follow me on my trip!), so I’ll be buying more of these in the hope that I had a badly manufactured piece 😀







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