Great product!! I have the smashbox jet set waterproof e/l, which the Sephora S/A rec'd and I've heard from lots of ppl is supposed to be so great and it sucks. This little ol' Maybelline e/l kicked Smashbox's liners ass.Who woulda thought? It is opaque, stays on my waterline/upper lashine for hrs, and the brush that comes with it is brilliant. I have black and brown...now if they would only come out with all the awesome colors that BB has!!
****UPDATE- This is still a decent budget eyeliner, and still kick's Smashbox's ass (which is $22!) but MAC's Fluidline in Blacktrack is my new HG! And it's only $15! If you can, spend the extra 6 or 7 bucks, and go for that, it's creamier, more pigmented, and lasts way longer...I still love the Maybelline brush tho, I use it with my Fluidine now!! And I am on a budget too, bigtime, but I cut back on my DS purchases and now opt for less quanity, higher quality!!****
I have tried liner after liner to no avail. Like many others, I am searching for one that will stay on my waterline. As someone with allergies, my eyes water constantly. I have tried so many different 'waterproof' eyeliners with little success. Even high end brands like Make up forever and mac, which charge twice as much, have faded, smudged and rubbed off despite their longwearing claims. All the drugstore eyeliners I've tried have dried out within a matter of days. Out of all the gel eyeliners I've tried, this is the most longwearing and pigmented. I've had it for 6 months, I still have plenty of product left and it has not dried out. Although the best longwearing eyeliner I've found, it does still come off in the corners. However, I appreciate that this product does not smudge down my face like the make up forever liner, it washes off flaking or smudging. That being said I do set this liner with eyeshadow for extra insurance. Overall, I'm pretty content with this product. I will use it time and time again. Although not perfect, it is the best that i have tried so I gave it a 5.
I bought this in black. The colour is thin and transparent. Oddly enough, I like the brush..... Not for this eyeliner, but it's a great smudger
i got thisin brown to fill in my eyebrows and its great! its not as pigmented as other prands ive tried which makes it perfect for my ebs- but it does build easily. i also like the brush as well- not for the el though, i prefer to use an angled liner. the staying power was suprisingly good, better than macs browndown which i used to use to fill in my eb. i want to try black next. will repurchase
I've been using this product since February, and, after many bad experiences with liquid and cream eyeliners, this is one of my favorites. It goes on smooth and looks good(:
pretty decent. stays on for most of the day without a primer and the black color is intense. it does get less creamy after a month or so but nothing heating it in the microwave cant fix. the brush it comes with, in my opinion, is just trash. i use a seperate brush for application and i find it alot smoother and easier to use. would i recommend? yes. is it holy grail? ehh. i tend to use it interchangeably with my urban decay pencil in zero. there are times when i love this and use it for an extended period of time, then there are the days i wont even spare it a glance. its a so-so product. just okay. nothing special. i'd still recommend over buying mac's blacktrack. honestly works the same, just at a fraction of the cost.
In response to the reviewer below. I would like to state for the record that I A) Have owned MAC, BB, Stila and countless other gel liners and B) I have worked in makeup for the past 15yrs. I think this is a great gel liner. I have it in Blackest Black and I love it. In fact, I like it better than Blacktrack. It's thicker and therefore with a proper brush it's easier to get a perfect line in onee swoop. Plus, on me, it's much darker than Blacktrack. Add to the fact that is always on sale somewhere and this makes this a winner in my book.
This is the first gel eyeliner I have tried.
Usually I use liquid liners but have the problem that they don't stay put...I often have to set them with eyeshadow for a longer lasting finish.
This gel eyeliner doesn't need any setting. It is a little thicker during application (make sure you don't have too much on your brush) but nothing that causes any problem. For me it stays put for the whole evening. The pigmentation is very good (Black 01). You have to have a decent make up remover to get it off.
I'm not a fan of the brush but find the gel liner works very well with a small angled brush. That's just personal preference though.
I absolutely love this eyeliner. I have been using it for about six months. I don't like the little brush it comes with (now it's in my craft bin) but I use an angled brush that works beautifully. I have it in Blackest Black, and it really is a wonderful, dark black.
The ONLY complaint I have about this product is the packaging. The deepness of the little container makes it hard to reach in and get some eyeliner after awhile. Ideally, it should be a little fatter of a container and a little more shallow (the overall content not changing volume).
After trying liquid liners and having a hard time, I decided to give gel liner a shot after years of using pencil.
Not wanting to splurge right away on a more expensive brand, I figured I'd give this a go first. Total came to just over $12 CAD after tax.
I'm so glad I gave this a shot! I use the little brush it comes with (sometimes a smaller lipliner brush for more precise lines) and use it for upper and lower lashlines and waterline.
The staying power of this stuff, for me, is great. It's the only liner I've ever used that has stayed on my waterline all day without smudging or irritating my eyes. Sometimes it stays a little TOO well and I have to really struggle to get it off, but I'd take this over bleeding and smudging any day.
The colours that are available are pretty standard and it's available pretty much anywhere that carries Maybelline cosmetics.
I'm so glad I tried this first. Now I know I don't need to spend more for a product that works.