01 September 2011


Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner

When it comes to eyeliner, I've always used Rimmel's soft khol pencil in black. I can only use eye pencils with ease, and Rimmel's version was nice and cheap - well suited to my strict student budget!

I have tried liquid eyeliner before, but never got used to it. The brush went everywhere, the product would bleed into the corners of my eyes and it took me 5 minutes to clean it all up and achieve the perfect look. After numerous attempts, I went back to the pencil.

A while ago, I mentioned ELF's mineral eyeliner, which I started to love using in replacement to my beloved Rimmel. However, after getting to the point where it started to snap, and I was losing more product after each use (I wasn't rough using it - honest), I was back on the hunt for the perfect eyeliner.

Enter Maybelline's new Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner.





I am actually amazed by this eyeliner. I always wondered about gel liner, and previously considered buying MAC's fluid line. However, due to money, I never got round to it... But even without comparing them, I can still say that Maybelline is the perfect alternative.

With a brush given with the liner, I found it was quite sturdy and straight, which I liked. Most eye liner brushes bend to the shape of your eyelid, which I guess is meant to make life easier for you. It makes it a lot harder for me, so the fact that this brush doesn't bend means I'm able to treat it similar to a pencil and apply it where I want with ease.

The liner itself lasts all day. I find it's quite a mission to remove - so much so, rubbing my eyes does hurt a little bit. I guess that's a negative, but 30 seconds worth of suffering is worth it after a full day of not needing to reapply it. My eyes aren't sensitive to the liner and they don't react after I've removed it completely, so all in all I don't mind that factor.

The black is dark enough and strong - I tend to use a thin line during the day and slightly thicker on a night out. Either way, it definitely helps bring out my eyes (I do love my big eyes) and doesn't make me look/feel like a bit of a goth.

Overall, I think I've changed my mind from eye pencils and will stick with this gel liner for a while. I'm very impressed with it and believe it's well worth the money!

You can buy this liner for £7.99 at any stores that sell Maybelline, I'm guessing. I bought mine in Boots... Just so you know ;)

Have you tried this gel liner? What kind of eye liner do you use/recommend?

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3 comments

Jessica said...

I've been thinking about buying this but someone said no because the Mac is better. But, to be honest it looks great on you! And as it is a fraction of the price I am defo going to get it! And as I never used the Mac in first place I don't know what I'm missing thus I won't be negative about it! haha.
I just LOVE reading your blog - its my pick-me-up of the day :)
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Cherry said...

I have this but can't seem to get a nice smooth line with it!

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

This gives such a perfect line!

Helen, X
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