Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama 36Hr Gel Liner in Black Review (9)Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama 36Hr Gel Liner in Black Review

Would you believe  me if I tell you that this is my first ever gel liner? Though I have been a big eye liner junkie since I started my journey with makeup,  somehow gel liners never came under my radar. I have always been a fan of felt tip liners – they are quite easy to use & give  a neat swish even if you are a noob ! I guess I always refrained from Gel Liners because they are a bit of a bother- the brush et all… so before buying a costly variant, I picked up the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama 36Hr Gel Liner in Black.

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Packaging: Simple & light weight plastic container & a screw lid. It is compact in size which fits easily into your palm or bag.

Texture: It is very smooth & creamy. All it requires is a single dip of your brush in the tub & you get just enough product to line your eye. I haven’t used any other brand so I can’t compare but this is very soft in texture.

Pigmentation: Super pigmented, you just need a swipe over the lids to get opaque line.

Color: It is an intense black with a matte finish. Gorgeous! Just pure true black color.

Staying Power: It claims to last upto 36 Hr, not tested that long but it stays put for an entire day. I have tried it for as long as 10 hours and it stays put if not touched. It can wear off with touch so not entirely smudge proof & water proof. You need to be a little bit cautious with this on!

Application & Finish: It goes on really easily & I find gel liners more mistake proof than the felt tip liners. Even if you make mistakes it is easy to clean up the mess with Q-tip dipped in make remover. You don’t need to start over. It is light weight & matte.

Brush: Now the brush is not very sturdy, it is nice to use but I don’t think it will last many uses. It feels a little fragile. And it did not shed any bristles on washing.

Does it dry out over the time? I really can’t comment on that as its been only few times since I have used it. But I think when you tightly close the lid it shouldn’t dry up in few months time.

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Pros:

  1. Compact & light weight packaging
  2. Easy to carry around
  3. Pigmented & smooth texture
  4. Intense black color
  5. Matte finish
  6. Lasts for several hours
  7. Comes with a brush

Cons:

  1. It is not entirely smudge & water proof. It has the tendency to wear off if worn for a really long time.
  2. The brush won’t is fragile in quality.

Rating: A-

Price: Rs. 450

Recommendation: The Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama 36Hr Gel Liner in Black is a great product if you are looking for budget gel liner or you are just starting up with eyeliners or gel liners. It is easy to use & is decent in texture & pigmentation. But it is not entirely smudge proof if you have the habit of touching your eyes. The color is rich black with  a gorgeous matte finish. Worth trying!

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