I only swear by a couple of eyeliners, and this Gel liner by Maybelline happens to be one of them. Gel liner came to the Indian market and won the hearts of many. Not only does it come with the gel consistency but also with the blackest black color. Today I’ll be reviewing the Maybelline New York Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black.
WHERE TO BUY: Available on Amazon.in
PRICE: 525 ₹ for 3gms.
DESCRIPTION: Up to 24 hour wear Smudge-proof Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base, so color is more intense and lines resist wear for 24 hours.
INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Ceresin, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate etc.
This is the first time I’ve ever tried a gel liner. First and foremost, I think that paying around 9$ or over 500 ₹ on a gel liner tub which is only 3 grams in weight is outrageous. The packaging is very simple, you just get an eyeliner brush and a very tiny pot of gel liner. The packaging is (obviously) very versatile and travel friendly, given the tiny size. You can easily carry it around, even in your pockets.
Coming to the shade, it is definitely black but blackest black? I’m not so sure about that. The color is a very intense black one. The finish is matte. The consistency is smooth, creamy and gel-like which makes it very easy to apply. Just dip your brush in it, and apply. It dries very easily too. It doesn’t tug on your eyes either. There’s no particular smell that I can identify so, people with sensitive noses wouldn’t have a problem.
The staying power is around 12 hours after which it begins to fade away from places. I think you can build it up by using dusting power over it. It’s definitely waterproof and smudgeproof.
- Intense black shade.
- Smooth consistency.
- Amazing staying power.
- Highly pigmented.
- Easily available.
- Doesn’t tug on your eyes.
- Travel friendly.
- Easy to apply.
- No smell.
- Waterproof and smudgeproof formulation.
- Less quantity.
OVERALL VERDICT: Maybelline New York Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black has the perfect intense color that your eyes need. It brings out the eyes and you can easily create multiple looks with this product. The staying power is amazing. You can easily apply it even if you’re a beginner. Apart from the quantity issue, it’s a must-have product!
Until next time,