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 £7.99, which 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.
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!
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.
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 😉