Makeup Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

Friday, June 15, 2012
I have been eyeing this product for some time now. I've heard good reviews on this and I thought I should know what the hype is really all about. Some say that this gel eyeliner is comparable to MAC Fluidline so I bought this. I haven't tried MAC Fluidline yet so I can't really say if they are really similar.

Included in the box is a small eyeliner brush.

I am sorry that the text is quite little. I'll just retype it here.


<Caution> Please ensure to close the cap after use. Please wipe the brush with tissues after every use. When stains are noticeable on brush, please absorb makeup remover into cotton pads and remove the stain from the brush then wipe it again with dry tissues, and leave the brush to dry.


Creamy gel type allows to draw a smooth clean line without crease. Customized eye line brush allows lines to be drawn as desired from fine to thick. The creamy gel texture dries quickly after application. Long lasting Water-proof and smudge- proof formula that resists sweat, tears, and water.

 I love that the text at the back is 100% true. It does all that it claims and the results are really satisfactory. I also love that the product looks opaque, color payoff is great, and it is not shiny when applied (unlike some liquid liners)

The product comes in a glass car with a metal cap. It feels and looks sturdy. Although this product is cheap, the packaging doesn't really make it obvious. The packaging can pass as a high end product.

The brush included. It is quite small (11.5 cm) but I find it the right size for my small hands. The brush is okay. It can do thin lines and bold, thick lines. I wish the brush was angled so it would be easier to use. Also, stains are hard to remove in the brush. I've tried doing what the box says but it doesn't remove the color on the bristles.


(without flash)

(with flash)

After swatching the products on the back of my hand, I tried washing it with soap and water to see if it really is waterproof and smudge proof. It is! It was still good as new after washing it thoroughly. I also used this gel eyeliner for our dance recital and after sweating so much, the product was still intact. The waterproof formula may be quite a pain since it is hard to remove. I remove mine by first washing my face, then applying makeup remover on a cotton pad, then on a Q-tip. Sometimes these steps aren't even enough. It's quite a hassle to remove the product completely especially when it gets on the skin between the lashes.

Price: PHP 450
Rating: 4.75/5
Verdict: A hyped up product that actually works (and it's cheap!). I will most definitely repurchase! Although this will happen in maybe a year since the jar contains a lot of product. I think I am never going back to liquid eyeliner. This gel eyeliner is perfect for me and I recommend everyone to try it. :)


Anonymous said...

Heyy, just browsing beauty secrets and tips on various blogs. Came across this and have to agree completely with the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner. It's probably the best gel liner i've used and is affordable as well. I enjoy using liquid liners, but would definitely go to this liner for any nights out.

I've followed. :)


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