October 25, 2017

Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner Review

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner ($11.99) is a new liquid liner with a wheel tip applicator (or pizza cutter) that supposedly makes application of liner easy and fuss-free. When it comes to liquid eyeliner I can use all the help I can get and the wheel tip seems like an excellent way to give yourself more control over applying an otherwise difficult to apply formula.

Here’s my thoughts and review on Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner.

Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner is my second experience with a wheel tip liquid eyeliner as I recently tried out Woosh Beauty The Eyeliner prior to this but my experiences are pretty different using both. I haven’t tried MAC’s version so not sure how it compares to Revlon. I will review Woosh’s in a future post but just know the two products are quite different. Revlon’s version is considerably cheaper than Woosh and MAC but still fairly expensive at $12 none the less especially at this size of 0.03 oz.

Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner is a hit or miss situation for me. I wouldn’t say it makes using or applying liquid eyeliner easier. The wheel is very, very small in size and I think the tiny size can sometimes cause a little bit of problems during application. First off, the wheel saturates well with a lot of liner so I highly suggest wiping some off before trying to apply your liner. Secondly, the wheel doesn’t actually move smoothly across your lash line. Sometimes it sticks and doesn’t fully rotate because the liner just catches up in it and it refuses to move. In this case, you kind of just have to move it across your lash line and not concern yourself with the fact it isn’t fully rotating around. I sometimes feel the smaller size can be an issue as although it creates a nice thin line I sometimes feel the need to go back over it since it doesn’t quite leave a smooth, black line but instead looks a little patchy.

The “flick” is a hit or miss with the wheel applicator. Sometimes it works great but other times I end up with a messy, uneven looking flick. Likewise, for creating a straight line. Sometimes it works great, other times it looks patch and less than smooth. Not to mention the formula takes a very long time to dry down and remains “wet” for several minutes after application. Once it set it remained long-wearing on my drier eyes without smudging or flaking. It also removes easily at the end of the night.

I wouldn’t say this made liquid eyeliner any easier for me. Liquid is a medium I’ve always struggled with and the idea of the “pizza cutter” applicator seems like a good, easy, and foolproof way to apply liquid eyeliner in theory. But it doesn’t quite work out the way I expected it too. If anything at all, it seems like the learning curve has an even bigger gab when coming a totally new applicator with liquid eyeliner.


Maybe liquid eyeliner and I were never supposed to be or maybe Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner just sucks.

Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner is available now at drugstores, ulta.com, and amazon.com.

Tried it?

Or any wheel liners?

What do you think?

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • wendy Sue

    OMG I LOVE this and the Mac version, which are IDENTICAL, literally. I believe the are the same product and private labeled over in China somewhere. However, it was a game changer for me…I never could do liquid liner and forget about a wing….now I can do both and this is my go to eyeliner every single morning! I LOVE IT! And it literally stays put for like 12 hours.

    • Isabella Muse

      I have a feeling MAC’s version is better. It’s in my “to be reviewed” pile so I’m looking forward to trying it in the hopes that it is better than Revlon! Revlon missed the mark for me a bit!

  • Shana k.

    I bought the Revlon exactify but I’m too intimidated to actually try it.

    • Isabella Muse

      go for it! See what happens 😀 maybe you’ll like it more than I did 😀

  • smurfgir06

    I bought this. I loved it the first time I tried it, but was meh the second time. I think it had to do with putting it on over a matte shadow vs. a metallic. I find that metallic gunk up my eyeliners. We shall see what time number 3 brings.

  • Brenda C

    I’ve looked for the Revlon one in Canada and haven’t found it yet. On my way to the US on Sunday, I’m sure I’ll find it there! I would love to try it. I love trying new things and I don’t have a steady hand so I’m hoping this will help.

    • Isabella Muse

      Let me know if it works for you Brenda if you try it! check Target by the way if it’s around where you are as I saw a display there last night!