Monday, August 22, 2011

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner

Happy Monday, everyone! I'm trying to be happy on a Monday. Haha. Today, I'm going to review Maybelline's Gel Liner in Black. I chose black because it was more dramatic than brown. It was my younger sister who introduced this product to me; I used to just use pencil eyeliners before. I thought that gel liners would be complicated to apply, but it turned out to be quite easy.

About Maybelline's Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner:
Smudge-proof and waterproof gel liner for a bold line that lasts for 24 hours.

This gel liner comes with a free brush. The brush is fine but firm, and it works excellently! The brush I got did not come with a proper cap (it was just a small cylinder plastic tube) and I lost it.

At first, I thought that the jar was so small, but a little goes a long way with this product. This would last you for months (or even years) depending on usage. Just remember to replace the cap tightly after use so the formula won't dry up.

Before, I would just use pencil eyeliners since they're the easiest to use, and no matter how they claim it to be smudge-proof/water-proof, they would smudge on me at all time because of my mini-crease. My heavy, hooded eyelids would somewhat "eat up" my crease and so any type of eyeliner I apply would smudge.

I like this gel liner's consistency. It is very buildable, and you can either make your look simple and clean with a faint line along your upper lashline, or make it look more dramatic by doing the cat's eyes look.

An attempt to create the winged eyeliner. I shall practice more.

This was the hooded eyelids + mini crease I was telling you about. I find it hard to apply eye makeup because of this. Makeup tips from you are welcome. :P Somehow, this black gel liner made my eyes look more alive.

What I Love About It:
  • It comes with a free brush that actually works!
  • It stays on longer than pencil eyeliners do.
  • Depending on the application, you can get a subtle or smoldering look with this gel liner.
  • On cool weather, this can last the whole day with super minimal smudging.
  • I only use cold cream to remove this, and it easily comes off. No need to buy a separate eye-makeup remover for this.

What I Don't Like About It:
  • On hot and humid days, this eyeliner smudges on me. Sometimes, I go home to find my eyeliner turned into messy eyeshadow. :|
  • This gel liner won't last for 24 hours.
  • I don't recommend using this on your waterline. It might break down due to the moisture and the dried up gel liner might get into your eyes. Use a waterproof pencil eyeliner for the waterline instead.
  • For some, this might look too harsh when used on the lower lashline.

Shades: Black and Brown
Would I repurchase? No.
Price: P449.00
Available at all leading department stores nationwide.

What eyeliner are you currently using?



  1. I love this gel liner. I agree with the smudging, but I found a way around it: try using an eye primer in a nude shade. Etude House has one and Urban Decay has the Primer Potion :) I just pat it on the lid, let it dry, then apply liner as usual. I hope it works for you!

  2. I should've read your review before I purchased mine... But so far I am liking it no smudges yet. Thanks for sharing~

  3. That's true it's not a smudge proof. That's why i prefer liquid eye liner

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this review, sad it din't work out though. I normally like the Maybelline products mainly because their budget friendly. - Mar
    -Not Your Ordinary Beauty Queen-

  5. great review! :) it looks great in your eyes! :D It makes your eyes wider 8)

  6. @Kari: Thanks for the tip! Urban Decay is kinda pricey. I'll check out Etude House's primer. :)

    @Genn: Good thing it works for you! I still prefer this over pencil eyeliners though.

    @Anne: Yup! I haven't tried liquid eyeliner yet. I don't know how to use it. Hehe

    @Mar: It's okay, I still like Maybelline for the same reason as yours. :)

    @Onika: Thank you for reading my review! :) Yes, whenever I use this, people would say that my eyes looks bigger.

  7. You look great with the hooded eyelids + mini crease :)
    ~Pauline @ Kallony

    1. Thank you, Pauline! My hooded eyelids rarely receive compliments. LOL :)


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