Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Product Review: Maybelline Gel Eyeliner

Now I've been using liquid eyeliner since the 8th grade, I prefer a liquid liner that has a felt brush that's skinny and long, but I'm always open to new products. I've heard so much about gel liners, I felt like I was missing out! I just had to try it.  I picked it up a while ago and just recently tested it out in black.

Here's the info about the liner from their site:
• Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
• Smudge-proof and waterwproof for 24 hours
• Most intense line for lasting drama
• Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
• Contact lens safe

In my own experience, here's my summary:

• Easy to find and a great price
• The brush it comes with is actually really good. It's small, has a soft, rounded point, and firm bristles
• The black color is very pigmented
• No flaking
• Has a soft finish

• This smudged all over my eyelid (I tried it alone and with eyeshadow)
• The finish isn't very intense like a regular liquid gives you (now this may not be a con to some, depending on what you prefer)

Other thoughts of note:
• The liner is easy to apply, but I'm used to using my liquid so it was weird for me to get used to the brush
• I had a difficult time knowing how much product to use, which would come with using it more obviously
• It lasted just as long as my liquid liner

Overall, I'm skipping this and staying with my usual liquid liner (I'm using Maybelline Line Stiletto). I do think that my review is somewhat biased only because I've used liquid for so long. I thought I gave this guy a good chance, I used it for a whole week before I went back to liquid.  If you usually use gel, I would definitely recommend you to try this one. My friends who use gel all enjoyed it (it was from their recs that I bought it!).

Do you wear eyeliner? What kind do you prefer?
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