Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner

After a very stressful day, which included a news reading exam and a vaccine injection, I hopped off the bus on the way home and decided to treat myself to something I’d had my eye on – the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I popped into Superdrug and found the product for Β£7.99, which Β is more than I would probably spend on something like a liquid eyeliner – however, this looked too good (and too fun!) to miss out on.

Maybelline Gel Eyeliner

The outer packaging looks nice and neat, and I adore the fact that a brush is included. The colour is 01 Intense Black, which sounds about right for me!

Maybelline Gel Liner Brush and Pot

Out of the packaging, the product continued to impress me. The pot itself feels heavy, and I believe it is made of frosted glass – call me superficial, but I like to see that a product has sturdy, aesthetically pleasing packaging as it hints to the quality of the product. The brush also looks precise enough to apply the product properly.

Maybelline Gel on Eyes

As you can see in this rather attractive (erm, not) photo of me, the end result of the gel is a smooth, opaque and defined line. The application itself was actually quite fantastic – the brush made it easier to control than something like a liquid eyeliner, and considering it was my first experience with gel liner I’m pretty impressed! The pigmentation of the product is excellent, and ‘Intense Black’ is an accurate description. One tiny criticism is that the brush could do with being ever so slightly thinner at the tip, only minutely, just to allow an even more precise application. Saying that, the shape of the brush actually did help to form the cat-eye flick, which is a tricky area for many of us!!

So, all in all, I’d thoroughly recommend the Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner – especially as a little pick-me-up treat πŸ˜‰

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. linzi
    May 11, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    Hi Chyaz.
    I was going to purchase this myself, but instead opted for ELF’s gel eye liner. It works amazingly!
    I actually use a small detail paint brush to apply mine, for a far more precise line. (:

    • May 11, 2011 / 5:47 pm

      Hey! I like the paint brush idea, I think I’ll look into that πŸ™‚ thanks for your comment! x

  2. abbey
    May 11, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    my cousin brought this yesterday, you dont get alot for the price, but it is good!

    • May 11, 2011 / 5:48 pm

      I guess you don’t really, but I probably won’t use it often enough to mind πŸ™‚ I usually do winged looks on a night out. xx

      • abbey
        May 11, 2011 / 5:49 pm

        I suppose, but its suppose to last long, so I might invest in some! xx

  3. Bekah
    May 11, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    I’ve used the Sleek Ink pot Gel Liner for a while which costs Β£4.99 I think. Since I’ve pretty much finished it I ordered the ELF Cream Liner today… I love the Sleek one though!

    • May 11, 2011 / 6:49 pm

      Ah, that’s great to hear! I might have to try it sometime xx

  4. Daph
    May 11, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    i think really any gel liner is better than liquid. Ive been using MAC gel for a while and it seams to last forever.

  5. May 11, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    I agree, its much easier to use x

  6. May 12, 2011 / 12:02 am

    That looks good, is it really so much easier than using regular eyeliner? Because I find regular eyeliner also hard to work with πŸ˜›

  7. May 16, 2011 / 11:44 am

    Depending on the mood I’m in, I use liquid or gel liner. And I like them both =) I think this one looks like a pretty good one ! It really does look as black as you can get it and I also like the packaging !

  8. Sofie
    May 17, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    I really like to read your reviews, ’cause you’re always honest! I’ve been looking for a good eyeliner for a while, because most of the eyeliners fade very easily and fast. I wish we had a Superdrug store, all the products you can get there, for decent prices! Is there a webshop?

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