December 7, 2010

Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

A few months back, I read about this on one of the blogs, and then the reviews started pouring in and everyone was raving about it. And I really do love gel liners. Since my Coastal scents order which also had the gel liners went missing, I really was looking for a good budget friendly option here. 

But then, as was my luck, I couldn't find it anywhere. Either it's out of stock, or they haven't even received stock, or according to the dumb SAs, the product just doesn't exist. I looked for it for months. Nowhere was it found. I'd almost given up on finding it. Then, last week, I was shopping on commercial street, and wanted to have a look at the new colorbar counter at Empire Stores. And while I was checking out their lippies, i just randomly asked about the gel liner. And guess what, she had one last piece in stock. I couldn't believe my luck. But I really wish they'd introduced the other shades as well. I would love to get my hands on the eggplant one. 

Price: Rs. 375/- for the tub and the brush. Pretty good deal I think.

The Good: 

1. I like the cute tub. Its quite classy.

2. It glides on like velvet. I just love the texture of this liner, not too hard, not too liquidy.

3. The color pay-off is really good. For daily wear, I prefer matte liners instead of glossy ones. And this gives a very nice matte natural look.

4. It doesn't smudge at all.

5. Staying Power. I've worn it for over 8 hours, and it doesn't fade, feather or smudge.

6. It hasn't been recommended for the waterline. But I've used it on my waterline, and it works absolutely fine. And I do have sensitive eyes.

7. It's waterproof.

8. The brush really is good. But I still prefer my angled liner brush from Coastal Scents. So, I've been using this one as a lip brush.

9. Removes easily with makeup remover.

The Bad:

1. The quantity is quite less. But it looks like it will last a decent while since a little goes a long way.

Final Verdict: This is a great budget friendly option and I'd recommend it to everyone. I hope they come out with the other shades as well. I would love to try those as well.


G.G.G said...

Its such an awesome product no? I love it

Tanveer Parmar said...

I too would have liked to see more colors like Brown & Eggplant in this.. I hope they launch them soon ;)

Poohkie said...

You have lovely eyes Lavender. I have seen this everywhere & everyone's raving about it, but I'm strictly a pencil liner person (super unsteady hands). So this isn't for me.

indianmakeupways said...

nice to know that u like this. even i love this gel liner. its a great buy!

angel said...

It's cheap.. And not bad to use too..

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ladylavendersays said...

@GGG.. i know.. i've been using it almost everyday since i got it.

@tanveer.. i hate that most brands don't introduce all of the shades here.

@poohkie.. thank you so much. I'm kinda opposite of that. very bad with pencils.

@anju.. it really is worthy of all the love.

@angel.. Yea. very easy on the wallet.

sandhyaa said...

on my list...!!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

on my list too!! u have really pretty eyes!!

ladylavendersays said...

@sandhya.. definitely try it out..

@BSD.. thank you so much..

Poohkie said...

Hey you won Jiya's giveaway!! Congrats!! You'd chosen the 2 owl necklace, right?

Hadn't you won the the EOS lip balm too? Do post pics of that, if you can.

Nivedita said...

its in my next purchase list. Me too wish they launched the other shades as well. The eggplant is so beautiful. This black looks quite intese.

ladylavendersays said...

@Poohkie. Thanks a ton. Yea. I'd chosen the owl necklace.

I actually have a draft about the eos lip balm. completely forgot about it. will post it soon.

@nivedita. i know.. i want the eggplant one as well. and the black is really intense. i really like it.

bhumika said...

I have this n love this..but u knw it irritates a bit on d in not much but u can feel that..
as it says 'made in china' i dare not apply it on my waterline again..
u too if possible avoid it on waterline.
n congrats for winning jiya's giveaway..
i think u got dat owl necklace..rite ?
n have u reviewed dat EOS lip balm ??

bhumika said...

ohh..i n poohkie askd u d same thg :p
just saw..
i can see ur lenses..ur eyes look very similar to fathima's.

ladylavendersays said...

@bhumika. i normally don't use eyeliners on my waterline. Stick to kajal for that. Used it only for review purposes.

And thanks. ya..i wanted the owl necklace.
I haven't reviewed the eos lipbalm yet. Kind of forgot about it.

And i'm not wearing lenses. I've been avoiding them recently. My eyes get very irritated. And my eyes are a little lighter than fathima's i think. or maybe not. :P

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