Maybelline Lasting Drama Swirl Gel Liner Review in Brown & Gold

by mehak on April 11, 2012

in Eye Products, Eyeliner, Grade A, Maybelline, Reviews

Maybelline Lasting Drama Swirl Gel Liner Review

Written by Guest Writer Kritika (Medium Skin tone, Combination Oily T-Zone Skin)

Best things come with a swirl. Cinnamon or chocobon rolls from Cinnabo, McSwirl ice cream, Cinnamon and raisin swirl bread, swirled cupcakes, Nutella swirl cheesecake (Editors Note: 100% couldnt agree more Kritika- like Cinnabon says life needs frosting, i say life needs swirls). I need to stop. I’m drooling all over my keyboard. But you get the point right? Best things come in a swirl ! So when Maybelline launched swirl gel liners, I knew I had to get it.

Maybelline says: Creamy gel type allows to draw a smooth clean line without crease. By mixing the two shades, you will have a classy subtle shine. By using separately you will get intense powerful line or a dramatic shine

I got the one in Brown+Gold. They have another in Black+Silver. That swirl ! OMG. I love that little swirl in that little tub of gel liner. It’s just so pretty. I’m sorry I couldn’t click a picture; I just couldn’t stop the urge of digging in with my liner brush. It was just so inviting!! The little pot looks like a tub of dark chocolate with gold swirls in it. The brown is deep, dark and intensely pigmented. You definitely don’t need more than a swipe with this one. It definitely shows up on my eyelids. Even though the gold swirl looks absolutely tempting, it’s not as awesome as the brown. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty and not at all OTT but it’s just not pigmented enough. I wish one could wear it by itself, but I think it just wouldn’t show up alone. It definitely is a nice addition because when you are not in a mood to wear just the matte liner, you have this to make it all sparkly and pretty.

The formula is pretty much the same as the old Maybelline Lasting Drama gel liner. I din’t notice any difference here. Its waterproof, smudgeproof, long lasting – it stays on for good 10 – 12 hours on me.  The liner also comes with a flat, tapered brush that performs surprisingly well and draws thick and thin lines with ease.  I really wish we could get more combination of colours in these. Imagine a steel grey with turquoise blue, a taupe with indigo, a deep purple with copper. Sigh. Dream a little dream.

(Editors Note: The previous Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner (the solid black one) made my eyes REALLY red and itchy if i applied it on the waterline. Even though Kritika mentions that this doesnt sting on the waterline, those with sensitive eyes, do try it before hand in the store on your waterline. If the ingredient list is the same as the earlier one, it might itch .)

Overall Verdict: A

Price: Rs.425 for 3g of Qty

Recommendation: If you loved the  Maybelline Gel Liner in Black you will love this because its essentially the same formula. Get this particular one if you want a great brown liner with some spunk to it, I wouldn’t suggest you to put high hopes on the gold colour alone though because thats not pigmented enough to be worn alone.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

M April 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Some cosmetics look good enough to eat ! This looks like one of those…. *imagining a dark chocolate fudge sundae* – yummm !


mehak April 12, 2012 at 12:14 am

hmm but whats the gold swirl in a sundae? Caramel? …


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

Heheh ! Yeah caramel !! or edible glitter infused whipped cream swirls :D


M April 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

Haha yeah ! Anything’s possible !


Sweet&Bitter April 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm

i want this – actually i want both the combination now…. :D


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

Hehe. I wanted both too :D
But since I have so many black liners, I went for this one. But I might just get the other one too :P


Sukanya April 12, 2012 at 12:01 am

i have this one..but the gold alone is ain’t much useful.also u need two brushes for neat application..n when the swirl lost its cuteness,,it’s now all messy ..otherwise this is indeed one for keeps.
Ps- this didn’t sting me(brown part) but again neither did the previous jet black.


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

I make do with the one provided with gel liner and a little cheat code :P
I don’t want my swirl to get messy. That’s not cool at all :(

I love all the different ways you’ve work this one in your post,Sukanya. Super !! :)


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 7:46 am

The old black gel liner stung your eyes Mehak? :O
I have sensitive eyes too and almost all eyeliners make them all red and irritated but neither the old one nor this one caused them to get irritated.
But now that I know the old one caused a problem for you, yes people, please with hyper sensitive eyes, test it out first :)

Thanks for that info Mehak !


Manu April 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

I have this one and I’ve tried it on my waterline. It doesn’t sting like the black one does but you can sort of feel it there all the time especially when you blink..sort of heavy.


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Oh I know what you mean, I feel the same way with Colorbar eyeliners, not this one though, heavy feeling and sometimes when I blink, it sorta feels sticky .


Neha April 12, 2012 at 10:27 am

I’m definitely getting this one !!!


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I hope you like it as much as I do :)


Parita April 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I so wanna get this brown + golden one! will probably get it this weekend itself!


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Hehe. Tempting combo right ? :D


Kejal April 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I jus bought it this weekend! Luv it!


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

I do too Kejal ! *Hi5*


Shruti29 April 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Great Review Kritika, I tried it out at a store and actually found it good :)


Kritika April 12, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Thankyou Shruti !


Vanu Anand April 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

i got dis recently, and vl b reviewing it soon


Zee Bee April 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I tried the brown swirl at a counter… so pretty! But on my eyes it didn’t stand out ! Next time i will try the black swirl… I really liked these !


Kritika April 13, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Yeah that happens with a few brown ones. A lot of them don’t show up on me as well, but this did.
I think the black one would be fabulous too !!


Anita April 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

hey! where can I get this…Couldnt find it at Kunchal’s, DLF , New U …:( not even on urban touch!


mehak April 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Hmmm…I think they are kind of not in stock in Delhi..i saw it once in New u Gurgaon but it got sold out pretty quickly


roopa May 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Hey Mehak. How u doing? When the swirl Gel liner was launched, I was very eager to lay my hands on this small cute glassy tub. Sumhow during all these months it has now hardened and am unable to use it. How do I get it back in it previous consistency? Help me Pls. Its my fav brown gel liner.


mehak May 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Hi Roopa,
Inglot has a liquid that liquifies all solid can try it


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