Monday 20 February 2012

Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Intense Black

I have been looking for a good black eyeliner that will not budge or transfer to the crease line on my eyes, so far my search has not brought up anything worth talking about, until now.... I mentioned on twitter what I was looking for and got a lot of recommendations for Bobbi Brown's Gel Eyeliner, as I don't often do dramatic eyes using black I saw this gel version from Maybelline and thought I would purchase this first to see how I got on with it.

Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Intense Black

Described on the Maybelline website as their first Catwalk-inspired liner:

Benefits -

• Oil-free formula holds concentrated pigments in a clear gel base.
• Smudge and water resistant.
• Up to 24 hours.
• Our most intense line for lasting drama.
• Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested.
• Contact lens safe.

My review and thoughts

I have always used pencils and more recently tried pen liners. I find pen liners extremely easy to use but was so far disappointed to have not been able to find a black that didn't budge. I was looking forward to trying out a different textured format and my first gel liner, I have to say this one from Maybelline is fantastic and I was incredibly impressed by the results.

The product comes in a screw top pot and included in the price is a brush applicator. The brush is soft, I found it was easy to apply product to the eye line using the brush. Whether you are looking to do a thin line or a more dramatic, thicker winged line, it works perfectly. The gel is well pigmented, a good strong black shade and it literally glides across the eye with no drag at all. Effortless. It dries to a matte black.

To ensure it didn't transfer just because it was still wet, I waited maximum 2 minutes for the gel to dry and then observed it at various intervals on my night out to see if it had budged. I wore it for 8 hours and it did not fade, smudge or budge and most importantly I did not have that tell tale black double line on my crease line which has happened with every single black liner I have ever tried. 

Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner really works and is reasonably priced. A product to add to your makeup kit.

Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Intense Black costs £7.99


  1. I love this too, decent price and great product!

  2. I have this and adore it! I also use Urban Decay gel liner. Bought this as a stand in when I left it at my friend's house and haven't looked back!


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