I have addiction to gel eyeliner – I really think they are brilliant – so soft and easy to apply. They do require more effort than your average pencil eyeliner in that you need a brush and a steady hand but still, I will not be parted from my Bobbi Brown black gel liner…
Then along comes this.
I have plenty of black waterproof gel liners to work through but I couldn’t resist trying out this one from Maybelline. Maybe because the drug store gel liners I have tried before seemed so dry and flaky.
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black comes in this pack with a brush – a pretty decent one for application. Something about the packaging reminds me of a B&C gel liner I have – the whole lasting for 24 hour thing.
Another thing I don’t like is if a black eyeliner is not as black as they say it is. Well this gel liner in Blackest Black is indeed a deep, try, shimmer free black.
It comes in a solid glass jar like many other gel eyeliner and the texture I have to tell you is EXCELLENT. It is up there with Bobbi Brown in terms of pigmentation and softness.
I prefer the super soft gel liners but at the same time these can run. I can confirm that this gel eyeliner lasts beautifully, as well as most gel liners last.
See how it is a perfectly deep black? This was just one little swipe, I think you can see how creamy, soft and pigmented this eyeliner is – it’s really easy and lovely to use.
In terms of being waterproof – I would say it is water resistant but I wouldn’t trust myself with it on to go swimming or anything to active. It’s a little too creamy for that, but a bit of rain – no problem!
This gel eyeliner takes a few moments to dry – then it’s set and looks lovely. The brush is quite easy to use so you can get a thin line:
I did this pretty quickly I think it’s not a bad line. You don’t really need more than a sweep with this eyeliner it’s so pigmented.
It does last well for day to day wear as well as the Bobbi Brown gel liner.
The Gel eyeliner is ophthalmologist tested, safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens safe.
I bought it from eBay (I THINK at the moment it’s US only) for about $7. I would highly recommend this gel eyeliner it works so well, better than some high end gel liners I have tried for sure.
Have you tried this product before?
What is your favourite gel eyeliner?