Sunday, 20 May 2012

Review: Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Brown


I bought Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H recently (or Maybelline Gel Eyeliner for short!) after discovering Maybelline had launched it in brown. I’m pretty pleased about this as I had considered purchasing Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner in one of their brown shades, which is over half the price and doesn’t include a brush! Maybelline Gel Eyeliner is only £7.99 and comes with a brush. This is a great price, especially if you’re trying gel eyeliner for the first time like me. My signature night time look is black liquid eyeliner, so I was keen to try brown for daytime. I’d also heard that gel eyeliner was easy peasy to use. 

The pot is quite plain but at the same time quite expensive looking I think. The brush also seems of a very good quality.



The colour is quite an intense, rich brown, which I really like. I tested out the brush first on my hand, just to get a feel for the application really, I’m not always the most steady handed!! As you can see the brush is so precise that it’s very easy to achieve a thin line and build up the colour gradually into a thicker line.


I was surprised how easy it was to apply the eyeliner on my eyes, even for a novice like me! As mentioned before the thin brush is very precise and it’s just generally easy to handle. I found it much easier to achieve a straight, even line than with liquid eyeliner. However if you do muck up it’s more difficult to correct the mistake as it dries really quickly. Once on, I also noticed the colour has a hint of bronze sparkle, which glints subtly in the light. Lovely!


Now what about Maybelline’s claim that it lasts 24 hours and is non transfer? Well I can’t say that I’ve worn it for 24 hours, but I wore it for about 12 hours and I’m pretty impressed with its staying power. However, the only downside for me is that some of the eyeliner on my right eye did transfer onto the upper section of my eye. This eye is slightly hooded and I’ve had this problem with kohl eyeliner before, it’s such a shame that it has happened with this. I’m not put off the eyeliner but for this reason I don’t think I’d wear it on a night out- I want to enjoy myself rather than keep checking whether my eyeliner has budged or not!

In summary, I am a gel eyeliner convert! I love the formula, the colour and ease of application. There is a small issue for me with transfer on one eye, but I think I can put up with this for daytime wear.

Have you tried gel eyeliner? What’s your experience with using/wearing it?

Beauty Bird xx
SHARE:

10 comments

  1. I love gel eyeliners, i have a few different brands. Iv'e been eyeing up this one i really like the colour of it. Great post i may pick it up Ax

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your feedback! :-) If you buy it let me know what you think of it!x

      Delete
  2. This is my go-to eyeliner, was using MAC before but now stick with this, it's great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll definitely be sticking with this too for the foreseeable future!x

      Delete
  3. I always get black but I love the way the brown looks on your eyes x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you! This particular brown is lovely! x

      Delete
  4. Thanks for the post, I was totally put off gel liners after Collection 2000's offering, but this looks like a better investment! I have the same problem with upper eye transfer though, so annoying when all you want to do is enjoy yourself! You have a new follower :D x

    zombiesweareyeliner.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for following! :-)
      I've tried doing the line a bit thinner and it doesn't transfer, which is good! But yep, agree, v. annoying otherwise! x

      Delete
  5. I've been thinking of buying this, so your post is really useful :) I love gel eyeliner I don't know why but I really struggle with pencils yet find gel so easy!
    http://lemonadebudget.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so glad you found this post useful! I just can't get on with kohl, but I love gel!xx

      Delete

Thank you for reading my ramblings! Please feel free to pop yours in the comments box - I read and reply to every one! :-)

© Ramblings of a Beauty Bird. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig