I bought this on a whim at CVS. First time I've ever used a liner in this form. Done the pencils, liquid, marker, ect. I love how smooth this glides on and amazing color payoff. A big tricky to manuever the brush at first, but not much harder than using liquid liner. Staying power was amazing and it appears his little jar will last a very long time. Great if you are looking for dark, dramatic liner.
UPDATE: This smudges bit time on me!! I love the color intensity and smoothness, but I look like a cracked out racoon by the end of the day.
This is amazing. When wore on your upper lash line or lid, especially if you set your waterline with translucent face powder, then this gel will last (literally) all day.
When set on top of black eye shadow or translucent face powder, it lasts around 6 to 7 hours before smudging. That's a long time. Then, even when it does smudge, it's barely. It's that kind of smudging where it's remotely tolerable.
The color payoff is magnificent. For those who don't know, there's two black versions---one in "Blackest Black" which is the very definition of INTENSE COLOR PAY OFF! Then there's "Charcoal", a blackish gray hue.
Being a pale NW20 myself, I liked the effect of "Charcoal on me better than "Blackest Black" as the contrast fit better with my skin tone and the gray undertone really helped bring out my blue eyes as well.
Also, let's not forget the brush. It's simply amazing. It's small enough to get perfectly into my water line, and it's even great for tight lining, though I wouldn't recommend Maybelline's gel liner for doing so as it transfers and smudges quite quickly this way.
Would I purchase again? Definitely.
I really love this liner! I bought this to replace my Buxom one which I was pretty unhappy with as it really isn't as pigmented as I'd like. This Maybelline one is so much better! (And cheaper!) It's really pigmented and will last all day, even if you go swimming or sweat, but will come off right away with makeup remover. I love this stuff, it's great. I'll defff repurchase :D
I was surprised that this gel liner cooperated with me. A gel eyeliner I tried previously smeared after a few hours but this one did not. I deduct one lippy for the stiffy brush and the dry formulation. I thought it would be smooooth consistency and a more maneuverable brush.
I love this, I have it in brown! It looks amazing, the color is extremely similar to MAC's fluidline in the brown color they have. I only purchased it recently and if it dries out in 6 months as the reviews say, it'll be worth it! I got it on sale for $11.00CAD, which is a steal up here! :)
This eyeliner is amazing! It's honestly better than the MAC version, which I found flakes after a few hours. This stuff does NOT budge, and it's super dark ( I bought blackest black). Ive worn it while swimming, in the rain and in hot tropical weather. At the end of the day it looks freshly applied. Also, the brush that comes with it is awesome. I expected it to be crap but it works so well with a little practice.
Fantastic. I bought this in black. The lines come out perfectly, although sometimes a little too thick for my liking. I want to try this in eggplant next. The brush is great and the pigmentation is fine after you get down to the colour below the first layer.
I don't know if it's the shimmer in the Charcoal color for this eyeliner but it is just not pigmented enough for me.
The charcoal looks like a very pretty dark, shimmery gray color in the pot but when put on the lashline with one swipe, it's a muddy and light wash of gray. Even with more than 3 swipes of this color it does not do itself any justice. I packed this eyeliner on one day and it faded in a couple hours and sudged in the inner and outer corners.
Maybe I just need to try the black color.
I can't stand pencil eyeliners, and though liquid and I get along sometimes I just don't get the line that I want. I picked this up to give the gel eyeliner a try and I have to say I was amazed! First time around I got an absolutely perfect line like I wanted.
Packaging: The packaging is great. Perfect size pot to carry with you for touch ups if needed.
Brush; Glad to see it came with a brush that was worth keeping around. I haven't had a single problem with it yet.
Eyeliner: Someone mentioned it before - you need to get past the first little layer to actually get into the colour. Once I did I have had no problem with it being as dark as I needed (I bought it in black).
i am really liking this eyeliner. it stays very well. i have an estee lauder gel liner as well but i tend to reach for this one more. it stays extremely well on the waterline as well. it never transfers to my lids either.
for people who have a problem with that, put some black eyeshadow over top of it. i dont have that problem and i love this eyeliner! definitely recommended.