April 10, 2019

Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner Review & Swatches

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4 stars out of 5

Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner ($7.99) is hew long-wearing glossy waterproof eyeliner that launched in several shades in the UK several weeks ago and are now just popping up in drugstores here in the US. At the moment we have three standard shades. I haven’t seen any of the colorful shades that the UK got in stores but amazon.com is selling some of them but sadly, a lot of the shades I want are sold out.

I’ve been searching for a replacement eyeliner for my beloved Urban Decay Perversion and my HG, L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner. I am convinced that the formulas has changed on both of these. Perversion used to be sooooo creamy and so easy to apply. I barely had to touch it to my eye! It practically applied all by itself! Likewise for the Silkissime. Nowadays, the formulas on both don’t seem as creamy or as glossy and they seem to tug during application.

Anyway, I’m pretty determined to find a replacement so when I saw the Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner at the drugstore I decided to give it a whirl!

As I said above Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner is available in some pretty wicked shades across the pond but the display at my drugstore only had three shades. Hopefully we’ll see more of those as we near Summer. I paid $7.99 for mine and it’s 0.042 oz in size.

According to Revlon it’ll wear for up to 16 hours. I could probably get that long without any issue on most eyeliners as I rarely have issues with smudging since my eyes aren’t watery nor do I have oily skin. I wore this for about eight hours without any smudging. It is glossy as promises but NOT as glossy and wet looking as they show in promo and marketing photos. They make it look like the model took a dive in the pool. It’s a glossy non-matte pencil but doesn’t have a visible glossy finish in my opinion. Even my swatch photo makes it look almost matte in finish!

It has a very easy glide across my lash line and smudges out nicely should you desire that look. It’s creamy but not as creamy as Prevision or the Silkissime I was raving earlier. But still, it isn’t a slacker either in this department and had a nice, soft texture that was dry or stiff. It didn’t work great on my waterline though! For some reason the color just didn’t transfer well in this area and I was sort of limited using on my upper and lower lash line as it wasn’t great for water or tight lining.

All in all, not a bad little eyeliner!

Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner is launching now in drugstores.

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Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner is a new glossy 16-hour wear eyeliner that’s launching now in drugstores which is available in three shades and $7.99 (0.042 oz in size). I have drier eyes and this wore well on me for eight plus hours without smudging however, the glossiness could be an issue for anyone with oily or water eyes as it may smear and smudge a bit. The formula is soft, creamy, and applies without skipping or tugging however, I struggled a little get color to transfer on my waterline! It just didn’t seem to work in this are for some reason but all in all, not a bad little liner!


  • Very creamy.
  • Applies smoothly without skipping or tugging.
  • Inexpensive.


  • Doesn’t quite work for water or tight lining.


Revlon So Fierce Vinyl Eyeliner is a great pick up if you like a glossier eyeliner with a creamier, soft texture!

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

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Linda Whitener

    Hey, Muse – I liked Silkissime, too. Closest I’ve found so far: the L.A. Girl Ultimate Eye Intense Wear Auto Eyeliner (glides on, lasts for hours) and Almay’s Gel Smooth Liner (glides on, but doesn’t quite have the staying power of the L.A. Girl product). FWIW…

    • Isabella Muse

      no kidding? LA Girl is one I never tried for eyeliner! Thanks for the rec!

  • MissMercurial

    I’m here for eyeliner releases that are more than just black/brown/grey as the standard (not just LE) choices. Can’t wait to see swatches of the other colors and/or see them in stores.

  • Adrienne

    I was wondering if any drug store brands were doing any new products because you haven’t mentioned any so I may look for these as I haven’t seen any new displays anywhere. I agree about the L’Oréal changing formulas because I loved it and had every color!

    On another quick note. I found GOT Oreos in the store! It’s the last season and everyone is cashing in on it. The packaging looked really cool, I saw Lanister from a distance and had to check it out.

    • Isabella Muse

      Nada. Drugstore makeup is slowwwwwww going! Wet n Wild’s new rebel rose but that’s about it for drugstore makeup at the moment. Waiting to hear about anything new from Maybelline/L’Oreal. All has been very quiet. There are some new CG palettes a reader told me about that I’ll be posting about shortly. Believe me if there was new DS to talk about I’d totally be talking about it ;-D thank god! because really, I sometimes feel like I’m alone in these weird feelings! That formula is NOT what it was like when it originally launched. I don’t even buy it anymore! It was SO damn awesome but now it isn’t as creamy and gorgeous! LUCKY! I went to two different stores no luck! Isn’t that the truth? They are making a killing with marketing!

  • MDW

    Remember back when we would put a flame to the tip of our eyeliners?! Those harsh pencils encased in brittle wood? Never tried the new kinds. Even if the wood was made of compressed small particles because it still required a sharpener.

    Turned to felt marker style eyeliners. Would store them upside down to use up every bit. Then when they became too dry, used them to draw eyebrow hairs. An in between product could be the automatic pencil type. Slightly harsher than the wood encased kind but would not fall apart when tightlining.

    • Isabella Muse

      I never did it but my sister did! ;-D I was a little young for makeup but I totally remember her doing that ;-D

  • Brandy

    I know the struggle of trying to find a new eyeliner. A few years ago L’Oreal discontinued my favorite pencil eyeliner and I’ve been struggling to find a new one. So far my favorite has been the Clinique quickliner for eyes intense that I got as a gift at Ulta. I might give this one a go for a cheaper option when Rite Aid has one of their sales.

    • Isabella Muse

      ugh it’s the worst! I loved Perversion but the formula is COMPLETELY changed 🙁

      • MDW

        There was a mechanical engineer from southeast asia who worked for one of the giant cosmetics conglomerate. She even gave an evil version of the company’s name when referring to it on her website.

        She goes into detail about formula changes and what happens behind the scenes.

    • Brandy

      I know this is old but I finally got around to trying this eyeliner, and I’m so glad I only paid $4 on it. I didn’t like it much. I couldn’t get a solid line on my upper eyelid as it kept skipping, and forget about it showing up on your waterline as you said in your review, Muse. In my quest for a good eyeliner, I did find I enjoy Ulta brand gel eyeliner pencil and Ulta is always having sales on them!

  • Stephanie

    How do you get more eyeliner to come out? I’ve tried twisting the bottom and nothing!

    • MDW

      Hi Stephanie. On some of my plastic shell twist up eye pencils, the core has broken off the base so it is loose in the barrel.

      Incidentally, I think only three factories in the world make cosmetics pencils, so not much competition innovation there.

      If Kat von D could go back in time and undo her scandal, she could lead the pack in you tube tutorials on drawing artistic lines on eyes.

    • Isabella Muse

      the sharpener is built into the pencil, remove the cap on the opposite side.

        • Isabella Muse

          the back of the pencil has a hidden sharpener under it. Not the side with the pencil, the other side.

          • Ann

            I’m not exactly stupid but it’s it the bottom where the small cap is. I removed that. I don’t see no stinking sharpener.

  • MDW

    This thread has had some momentum so I mentioned it to my scientist husband. We live in Europe. He remembers the following about automatic color pencils. He said “soft core” automatic color pencils for paper drawing has had those plastic bottom end sharpeners in the bottom end since 2000.

    They are plastic and look like a tiny version of the plastic crayon sharpeners built in the back of crayon boxes. It would seem that the cosmetics industry took cues from artists tools advancements. Would not be the first time. My mother was a model. I recall her buying tools from artist’s shops for cosmetic use.

    Dad was an inventor. I remember mom would come to him with a need for a cosmetics concept and the two would work together on a new design. They did the same for other things too.

    Back to the automatic twist up eye pencil. For the ones that don’t have sharpeners on the bottom end, I would lightly sweep at an angle the tip on a piece of paper to create a sharp tip. I recall a girl drawing on paper who didn’t have a sharpener would do that.

    Muse, you are into creative tools. Kudos to you creating this site. Showing the world that cosmetics is a science. A decorative science for now but still a science. And I go to this site for cosmeceutical news as well!