Maybelline Gel Liner in Black: A keeper?

Maybelline Gel Liner in Black: review, Swatches, photos
I know I might be the last person to jump into the bandwagon.But better late than never. Isn't it? For the last 4 or 5 months I have been using the Maybelline Gel Liner in Black and for the last two months almost regularly.
Maybelline Gel Liner in Black

I am a liquid liner girl. So what made me turn to it? The innumerable reviews? Initially yes. I wanted to find out for myself what this hoopla is about.


My experience: The rosy ones:
It's very creamy and just glides over. No tugging or pulling. Even though initially I used a liner brush, I have switched back to the brush it comes with.
It dries very quick. I normally switch off my fan because I am afraid of the product drying up. So far, it has not shown any sign of that.
It doesn't smudge at all and is quite easy to take off  if you are using oil or oil-based makeup remover. I always clean my eyes with pure coconut oil and then go over with a cleanser. So, not a problem for me.

Maybelline Gel Liner in Black

How I use it:
 Now here is a tricky part. The product actually is thick. So, if you are used to liquid liners initially you would find it difficult to manage. At first I would just 'dip' my brush and try to put it on. That way it went over too light. Hence, with the sturdy-bristled brush provided, I would kind of scoop up a wee bit of it and kind of layer/spread that dollop around smoothing it into a neat line.This resulted in an intense dark line.

Maybelline Gel Liner in Black





The Not-S0-Rosy part:
Layered too thick it flakes. Not layered too thick -- I am not happy with the pigmentation.
At the end of the day it always flakes at the edges or the corners. In case you happen to touch, the line starts coming off in flakes. This is something I am not really happy about. Wish the shade was darker. or may be I am too obsessed with the darkest blacks.





Overall for 415 bucks I am just too glad.

Maybelline Gel Liner in Black

I shall repurchase this if not only for the brush itself. Since it also comes with a cap, the whole kit becomes extremely portable.
Maybelline Gel Liner in Black
My eyes only with the liner.

So, what do you think of this?

Comments

  1. I can not use a liquid eye liner Nivi.. People say it needs practice.. and Im very comfortable with eye pencils(as it needs no extra effort lol)
    but this gel liner seems quite nice.. i might give it a try but.. nt now..

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    1. Hey. if you are more comfortable with eye pencils, this might be your cupas well. It's easier to handle than the liquid liners

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  2. Yr eyes look great..I use MAC's Blacktrack, the only gel liner Ive ever tried..this one does sound good

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    1. I hear so much about blacktrack. Also heard they don;t dry up that quickly as well! but the price.... *sigh* :P

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  3. This is a great product and a definite keeper. Lately i feel that the gel is kinda drying up, anyone faced this issue??
    And i love liquid eyeliners as well :)

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    1. same here Sudhaa... it dries up too soon! :(

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    2. Oh my! I guess I should be using up mine faster in case it does dry up!

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  4. i have this one too... and quite like it... though it dries in the pot way too soon!
    looks good on you:)

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    1. You girls scared me. Now I would religiously use up whatever is left of it.
      Thank you so much! :)

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  5. Oooh! I use this too! It's awesome! :)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog....ami Tollygunje-e thaki....you from Kolkata too? Let's connect!

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    1. The pleasure was mine. Arre amioto kachhei thaki. Chetla!! Of course we should rather we MUST!!

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  6. I love gel liners, they work so great! Right now I'm using Mac's Fluidline and it's great--they tend to stay really black which is awesome :)

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