Maybelline EyeStudio 36H Lasting Drama Gel LinerWednesday, May 02, 2012
A full eye make-up (with eyeshadows, glitters ,etc) needs a good liner - one with intense staying color that will not mix with the other pigments. Now, an eye makeup that only uses a liner (simple example is a plan cat eyes) needs to be good also - one that won't smudge or give an eyeshadow effect, and will stay for a long time with a precise definition.
Let's see if this one from Maybelline - a gel liner - which works perfectly for dry skin types, but also with oily skin types, IF it has good staying power. I have oily skin so let's test it!
Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 36H in Brown
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(+) Coverage is full with intense color
(+) Semi-Matte finish with some glitters which makes it middle ground between a glossy liquid liner and a matte kohl/pencil liner
(+) "gel" like because it glides smoothly making a line without a crease, but not really gel in the sense that it will produce that kind of effect.
(+) creamy but dries quickly after application
(+) Below is a picture of the line while it was wet, I smudged it using my nails and the main line still was covered with the product.
|After scratching with nails, with 1 coat.|
|Another swatch, before smudging, with 2 coats|
|After smudging and scratching, product stayed.|
(+) clearly, the cat eyes can be seen with definition and precision.
(+) perfect for cat eyes with or without shadows!
(+) I tested it for 24 hours and it indeed stayed without smudging and ruining the cat eye effect. It kinda leaves a stain that can't be removed by smudging eyes or touching it.
(+) water-proof and resists to sweat, tears, sebum and water so it's also perfect for oily skin like me!
(-) quite hard to remove. use a oil-based make up remover.
(-) jar and brush may be hard to bring to parties, but it stays for more than 8 hours. I bet wouldn't party for more than that ;)
It passed with flying colors!! Overall, I recommend this for everyone because it worked even on my oily eyelids!! I'm so excited to try and use the black one and for sure, I will repurchase because of its affordable price and the qualities I'm looking for an eyeliner! I will use this for semi-matte eye makeup applications, or maybe even to replace my liquid eyeliner which doesn't stay on my lids because of the oil.