At a Glance:
Price: US$6.98 / RM39.90
Made in: Korea
Likes: Pigmented, long lasting, doesn't smudge, good brush provided, affordable, easily available.
Gripes: Flakes and fades in humid weather, dries up quickly!
Repurchase: Yes, but I want to try out other gel liners first! :)
Jenn's Rating: 4 Stars! Me likey!! :D
Only our oil-free formula can hold highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base.
- So color is more intense and lines resist wear for 24 hours.
- Smudge-proof and Water-proof.
- The most intense line for lasting drama.
Actual Product Pic:
Pigmentation & Color:
This gel liner comes in 2 colors - the basic black and brown, as well as a limited edition blue! All 3 colors have some shimmers to them. They're quite pigmented and you get a nice opaque line with only one stroke! :)
Texture & Scent:
All 3 colors have a smooth buttery texture that dries quickly! However, i find that these liners dry up quickly. They're rather hard already after 2 months although i made sure to screw the lid back on tightly as well and store them upside down! :(
This one smells like, you know, gel liners! lol!! XD
These liners come in a small glass far with a metal cap, which i find terribly cute!! :D To give you an idea of how small these jars are:
Here's the packaging they came in:
I usually find brushes provided on pack to be somewhat disappointing and of substandard quality, but this one is different! The firm bristles are just right to line your eyes nicely:
They do not splay or shed too!! Me really likes it!! :D
These liners lasted more than 14 hours on me if i'm in an air conditioned place. If the weather is humid, i find that these starts to fade at around the 6th hour!
Price & Availability:
These liners go for RM39.90 each, and should be available at most Maybelline displayers in Watsons / Guardian / your local supermarket. Girls in the US can get this off Walmart and Ulta! :)
Ok, i know, it's been AWHILE since i got these liners!! But there's just so many things to review so this got put aside for sometime! Oh well, time to remedy that now! :P
These mini pots of liners are definitely drugstore gems IMHO - they're pigmented and oh so creamy so they apply like a dream, plus with that price it won't burn a hole in your wallet! Furthermore, the brush that comes with it is really good too!! :D
Unfortunately, this does fade and flake if your out and about in our humid climate! But thankfully it doesn't smudge so no panda eyes! Another thing - I find that these dries up in the pot really quickly!! Mine was barely opened 2 months and it's already kinda hard to work with! :(
Ok, as usual, here're some pics for you to see for yourself! This "experiment" is done during a hot day without using any primer underneath (I love testing worst case scenarios!! :P)! :D The picture on the left is freshly applied, and the one on the right, 8 hours later! :D
As you can see, the line is still there, but it faded a bit. Also it flaked on me! Cloze-up of the flakies:
All in all, methinks that this is truly a drugstore gem, and i'll repurchase - but with so many gel liners out there in the market, it'll take some time before i come back to this one!! :D I wish they would make that Blue shade permenant - it's just GORGEOUS!! :D
Now with this review done, i have another mission to accomplish - review the Loreal Superliner Gel Liners, which are still nicely packed and brand new in their boxes!! *sweats*
Read what the other fab ladies have to say about this gel liner:
Photo credit: Product picture from Maybelline.com.