Raise your hands if you can’t get your liquid liner right in one go! I’ll raise both my hands considering I am a mess when it comes to applying liquid liners.. Mostly, I use colored eye pencil since they are the easiest to use( no points for guessing :D), but on sunny days like these my super oily eye area leave me raccoon eyed after using pencil liners. I have taken the option of applying liquid liners off my list completely, since I start with uneven lines and end up drawing thick lines to match the symmetry of both eyes. In fact, I got myself the Lakme liquid liner only as part of my wedding makeup trousseau, only to never use it since it is so runny and chips off unevenly!
So should I say goodbye to beautiful looking eyes in summers? Not at all, to the rescue of girls-with-messy-hands here comes the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner!! I got a deal which had a complimentary Color Show Nail paint in Fiesty Fuschia from Purplle.com, hurray to freebies 🙂 🙂
The liner comes in a classy yet sturdy tab packaging along with a brush for application. The brush is long enough to be held properly with soft bristles for accurate application.
On the pigmentation department the product scores a perfect ten. It is super black and stays on for long duration without any smudge. Though Maybelline claims it to stay for 36 hours, I have tried wearing it for a maximum of 10 hours straight and by the end, there was minimal smudging considering I have very oily zone around my eyes.
Smudge Test- Wet and Dry
I am impressed by the intensity and richness of the color, it really helps to create dramatic eyes with this liner. The brush is very convenient to use, and you can play around with the thickness of the liner as per your liking, since it is very easy to draw a thin line using the brush. The liner is indeed waterproof, making it ideal to wear in tropical weather. I wore it on both upper & lower lash line, and did not feel any irritation or uneasiness.
Makeup Crush Tip: Try drawing a thin line as closes as possible to your lashes to make eyes appear bigger naturally
Price: INR 475 ( I got it for INR 380 along with a nail paint from Purplle.com)
Overall Verdict: A+
A winner in true sense, it is a complete value for money product. I know a few MUAs who use this liner along with other high end products, so I guess it is a hit with all!
- Excellent Pigmentation
- Easily available
- Smudge proof and waterproof
- Good staying power on oily lids
- Contact lens safe
- Hygienic tub packaging
The Not so Goods:
- I just wish the brush was a tab bit better