[REVIEW] New 2017 Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review:

The other day I went crazy and decided to go to Innisfree and walk out with a full set of makeup as advised by “the store lady” and I would take her opinion and not argue and just take those products home. Of course I only did that because they were on promotion, but still crazy in my book. So, the first thing I decided to try was this pencil liner. I never used a pencil liner in my life, I went straight to gel and liquid liner because they were blacker and didn’t smudge as easily. So this skinny pencil liner did tingle my curiosity because they claim that it is really thin!


♥ A 2mm slim type of pencil liner that can fill the smallest gaps between the eyelashes.

♥ Around half of the thickness of a normal liner.

♥ It’s as soft as a gel liner so it slides on your skin just as easily, and it’s long lasting – from morning to night smudge proof.


Black Iron Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyltrimethicone, Polyethylene, Ceresin, Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Acrylate / Stearyl Acrylate / Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Diisostearyl Maleate, Carbon Black, Baobab Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Arnica Flower Extract

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review

Volume: 0.14g

How to use:

Apply between the eyelashes to give them a fuller look, or use it to elongate your eye shape and make it look more defined.

My suggestion: to fill between the eyelashes apply from the eye-side and not from the eyelid-side. To draw a line on the eyelid (wing, etc) do it in small strokes instead of one long stroke, from the eyelid-side.

My Skin Type: Very thin, dehydrated and oily eyelids.

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review:

The first thing I want to get out of the way is I think this is black, it looks black on my skin, but I can’t guarantee anything… because I’m not sure really! But regardless, it’s a very dark color that matches my eyelashes really well.

Another thing I want to get out of the way is that they claim this is for filling between the eye lashes but then they make a super thick line on top of them? So later, when taking the picture to show you, I decided to do both of them. The “super thick” version, and the “actually between the lashes” version.

Now that I made my disclaimers we can talk.

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review

All the eyeliners on this collection have that small “band” with the color you purchased, so if you end up getting several of them all you have to do is look at that color (and not mix the lids by mistake).

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review

Here you can see how thin it is. It’s basically like a “permanent tip” of a regular pencil liner. Which is pretty thin, but I still prefer liquid liners when it comes to thinness! I mean, those can be as thin as the stroke on a computer letter! But for a pencil it’s still surprisingly thin.

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review

This is how thin I can make it go, and how thick I can make it go. The problem is that on the eyelid I can never make it that thin, I can only use that thinness between the eyelashes. Which is still good!

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I don’t notice any scent from here, so I guess scent is not a worry in this product.

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review

Since they did say long lasting and smudge proof of course I had to test it! I wet it, ran my finger on the wet one, patted it dry with a towel, then ran my finger there again and indeed it didn’t bulge. It is waterproof!

But after testing it on my eyes, it is not smudge proof if you consider oily eyelids. What I mean more specifically is that I get that black shade under my eyes at the end of the day, and on the corner of my eyes where my skin folds the eyeliner disappears.

However, other than those two cases (oily eyelids problems) it is very smudge proof and long lasting. But the one on the bottom, that makes me look like I have dark(er) circles is really bothersome. TT

Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night Review

Here on the left I drew the line over the eyelid and on the right it’s only filling the eyelash gaps. It’s not as easy to draw on the eyelid as they promise. And again there’s that problem of smudging with my oily eyelids. But it’s more long lasting than others I’ve tried, and that’s a big plus.

To put it short on this review, I love the color intensity, I agree that it’s long lasting if your eyelids aren’t really oily (even if I prime them they will have a problem on the crease), thinner than other pencil liners. I still prefer liquid liner, but this is the second best thing so far!

For people who use pencil to line their eyes instead of coloring them (like I like to do with the Jung Saem Mool pencil liners) this is definitely a good option! Would definitely recommend.

But if you’re a makeup noob… might want to start with a pencil that’s softer and easier to correct (or just practice a lot with this one, that’s also cool, but remember it’s water proof and thus cleansing water proof).

Where to buy:

eBay | Cosmetic-love

Have you tried Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night?

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4 thoughts on “[REVIEW] New 2017 Innisfree Skinny Micro Liner 05 Night”

  1. does this pencil dry out after you opened it? I found Korean gel/pencil liner tend to dry out fast and became unusable after about 3 months you first open/use it (=_=”)

    • Hi! Yeah, now it’s a little drier than it used to be (its been 8 months right) but when I apply it over primer or foundation (as opposed to a naked eye) it doesn’t tug on the skin. And so far it didn’t break either!


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