Thursday, 4 August 2011

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - 01 Intense Black

I've not really tried gel eyeliner before so thought I'd pick this up - it comes with the gel and the brush applicator so I thought it would be a good starting point. I'm an eyeliner fiend but I tend to either use a liner brush and black shadow or a liquid liner pen. Sorry for the stock photo by the way, I managed to clag everything up before I remembered to take a photo.

Overall, I didn't really like this. The pros were: it's a really intense black and lasted well throughout the day (though there were a few little "crumbs" that flaked off during the day), plus doing flicks at the end of my lids was quite easy. The cons: the brush really (or maybe my technique), it felt a bit hard/stiff and I found it a bit difficult to do thin lines on my eyelid. My eyelashes are short so I like daytime eyeliner to be quite thin so you can actually see my eyelashes - trying to apply this thinly looked a bit odd and patchy like I'd applied it with a toothpick or something.

I wouldn't repurchase this mainly because I didn't like the brush, I'll continue to use it for nights out but probably with a different brush - I think I do prefer the look of powder or pen liner though. If I did purchase a gel liner in future, I'd purchase that and the brush seperately so I could do a little bit of quality control brush-wise.


  1. My friend just told me about this... I havent seen it in stores.... I have never used eyeliner in my life but maybe i`ll have to give this a try!


  2. I didn't like this either, I find that it's patchy to apply and it fades by the end of the day. I'm going to stick with my beloved fluidline x

  3. Bourjois Liner Feutre is still my favourite, though the Rimmel Liner pen is good too :-)

  4. I'd been thinking of buying this, but think i'll stick to my MAC fluidline now! :)

  5. The holy grail of gel eyeliner is bobbi brown apparently. I picked this up in my local tesco store because it was on offer and after your review, I'm glad I didn't purchase. I'll try the Bobbi Brown one though :)


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