Holding the Line: Neogen Long-Lasting Eyeliner Coating Serum Review

Neogen is well known for its skincare (ex: wine gauze pads and cleansing sticks), so I was surprised to spot a makeup item among the Neogen items at Skinfood in Flushing (Queens, NY).

Fine, Neogen Code9 Long-Lasting Eyeliner Coating Serum is pseudo skincare because it’s “serum,” but seriously, just use it as a clear topcoat to seal eyeliner into place.  Something my hooded eyes could really benefit from.

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It’s marketed for use on brows and lashes as well, but I’ve only ever applied it over eyeliner.  Specifically, the gawgeous cream liner you spy in this post: Tarte Fairy Wings.

>>READ MOAR: My review of 5 purple eyeliners<<

This serum is optimized for eyeliner anyway with its soft brush and liquidy formula.  Just paint on and let dry!  Because it’s a bit runny and takes a while to dry, I look down for 30 seconds afterward just to be safe.

03-neogen-long-lasting-eyeliner-coating-serum-reviewOnce dry, it’s imperceptible yet manages to extend the wear of the Tarte liner from 2 hours or less (not kidding) to 10-12 hours!

Long ago, I tried a couple of different eyeliner sealers that worked well but left a shiny finish.  I much prefer Neogen’s version, which doesn’t affect the eyeliner’s matte finish and feels weightless.

Freshly applied:

04-neogen-long-lasting-eyeliner-coating-serum-reviewDried down:

05-neogen-long-lasting-eyeliner-coating-serum-reviewA bunch of skincare-ish ingredients are in this, but I have doubts about whether this really does anything for your skin or lashes.

01-neogen-long-lasting-eyeliner-coating-serum-review Full list of ingredients:

06-neogen-long-lasting-eyeliner-coating-serum-ingredientsIn the end, it’s worth a try if you have trouble keeping eyeliner on.  Ultimately, I stopped using it because lazy: it’s an extra step that I only needed when I wore the purple Tarte liner, which wasn’t often because purple doesn’t exactly scream “I haz law degree.”  I reverted to using my trusty liquid eyeliners (Chacott and Clio) that don’t need help to last all day.

07-neogen-long-lasting-eyeliner-coating-serum-reviewPros: Makes eyeliner last waaaaay longer.  Doesn’t change eyeliner’s finish.

Cons: Takes a while to dry.

4 Replies to “Holding the Line: Neogen Long-Lasting Eyeliner Coating Serum Review”

  1. Wow! I’ve never heard of a product like this. I have the same hooded eye problem and I’ve tried tons of eyeliners. Is it actually also a lash growing product then? I’m a little scared of using those. Thanks for the introduction of this product! 🙂

    1. I don’t know if it actually grows lashes. I recognize some common “lash-conditioning” ingredients like panthenol but not any weird/controversial lash-growing ingredients. (Btw, I’ve posted about bimatoprost (Latisse) before and it really is awesome. I need to pick up more.)

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