This product left me highly disappointed. Looking at the jar, you would expect this to be a dark, rich, opaque, plum color. However it was the exact opposite. It's like a weird mixture of a light brown/purple. You can't even build up this product because it just keeps wiping away every time you try to pack it on. Worst $8 I ever spent.
As a brown eyed gal this purple color is flattering and NOT bright and obnoxious. the wear is the same as my old mac fluidline. they use to be a tad cheaper but they have hiked the price up to $9.99 at wags which is still about half the price of mac. so i am sticking with maybelline. they are becoming my favorite drugstore line. the quality of their stuff is getting better and better all around.
Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama in Eggplant/Aubergine
It's more dry than Bobbi Brown’s gel eyeliner, and extremely dry compared to Clinique’s brush-on cream eyeliner. It distributes in a clumpy/chunky, uneven fashion using either an angled eyeliner brush or a pointed eyeliner brush. The little glitter particles definitely don't help. Overall, I found it challenging to work with since I was trying to get a precise line. I expect gel eyeliners to glide on smoothly, and this one doesn’t.
I could not get an opaque line in one or two strokes. Even after the 3rd and 4th swipe it still looked more like the effect created by a kohl pencil than gel eyeliner. As for the color itself, it does have a subtle eggplant color, but it mostly reads as brown when applied as a line. If you smudge it out all over the lid and use it as an eye color base instead, you can see the eggplant color more clearly, but then you’re going to have to tug at your eye quite a bit, since the formulation is so dry.
Maybelline contains .106 oz/3 g, virtually the same as Bobbi Brown gel liner, listed as .1 oz/3 g and Clinique’s potted eyeliner contains more at .17 oz/5 g.
It claims to be waterproof and it is! It does not come off in water or soapy water or even with scrubbing. You must use an eye makeup remover with this liner. It claims to last 24 hours, but I have not tested this claim.
I wish I could get my money back, but you live and learn. When you lose $8 on a product, you wish would have saved that money for something nicer. I have kohl eyeliner pencils that create the same effect and are easier to use. I expected an opaque gel eyeliner look, plus the ease of a gel eyeliner application and this product did not deliver either point. Additionally, it looks nothing like the pictures/swatches shown of the eggplant color and texture on the Maybelline website (which are very misleading, IMO).
eggplant eye studio lasting drama gel liner is a dark eggplant gel liner. You can do a nice line,with a couple coats.the application is easy with the brush it comes with.it's verry pigmented,it's got a little shine to it.last long,verry long! Nice color to do a different winged eye.it's a beautiful color! Love it!