This is my first review for BFF and I’m really excited and nervous at the same time 😉 . Before I start the review let me introduce myself. I am Mansi, pursuing my college and I’m in 2nd year. I live in Delhi with my parents. I love shopping like every other girl and also love trying new beauty and makeup products. Not completely a lipstick person but I love hoarding eye-makeup stuff as I love doing eye makeup. So, you can except lot of eye product reviews from me. Okay, enough about me… let’s come back to the review. 🙂
Today I am reviewing Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black in the new 36 hr formula. I have tried the previous 12 hr formula also and loved it very much. So when it was finished, I went to market to repurchase it again but the SA told me that it is available in new packaging with 36 hr staying power. I got excited and purchased it. Read on to know more about this gel eyeliner.
- Smudge-proof, water-proof eye liner last for up to 36 hours
- Has an oil-free formula that holds highly concentrated color pigments
- Offers intense color for a dramatic effect
My Experience with Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black:
Maybelline gel eyeliner comes in a small glass pot and has a black metallic lid on top. The lid closes tightly which makes it easy to carry while travelling. I love this new packaging as it is sleeker and looks classy at the same time. One of the best things about Maybelline gel eyeliner is that it comes along with its own good-quality eyeliner brush which makes application easy. The brush is good enough to apply eyeliner and I’m glad that it comes along with the packaging.
The shade is jet-black as I want my eyeliner to be. If you still haven’t found that perfect jet black eyeliner than this one is for you. The texture is very smooth which glides effortlessly on lids. You don’t need to tug or pull eyes for application. The pigmentation is excellent and one layer gives dark opaque color to my eyes. You don’t need to layer it multiple times as its highly pigmented. It dries within seconds of application and if you want smudgy look then you have to be very quick. Even after drying, the depth and the shade stay as it is. The eyeliner has a glossy finish that I absolutely love and the glossy finish stays for 3-4 hours after application. This eyeliner is also waterline safe and when applied doesn’t give watery eyes like other eyeliner I have tried before. So, if you have sensitive eyes or you wear lens then also you can try it without worrying about irritation.
The eyeliner brush which comes along with it is also of good quality. It picks up right amount of product and helps in precise application. Now coming to the 36 hr staying claim, frankly I haven’t tested it for that long… I mean, who wear eyeliner for that long? But I have worn it for more than 12 hours and it stayed on my eyes even after this with very slight fading. It’s smudge proof and doesn’t transfer from my lash line to my socket line. The price and the quantity are also justified as one pot is going to last 3-04 months easily. This is the most affordable gel eyeliner available in India.
Pros of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black:
- Packaging looks classy and sleek
- It’s travel friendly and sturdy
- Comes with its own brush
- The shade is inky black and darker than the previous 12hr formula
- Highly pigmented
- Texture is very smooth that glides on eyes without tugging or pulling
- Love the glossy finish it gives
- Doesn’t transfer or smudge
- Water proof
- Waterline safe
- Doesn’t dry in the pot if kept safe
- Stays for more than 12 hr without fading
Cons of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black:
- Ummm nothing at all
Price: Rs 450 for 2.8gm
Final Verdict: A+
Will I Repurchase or recommend Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 01 Black?
Yes, this is the best gel eyeliner available in India with an affordable price tag. The shade is inky black, super pigmented and the staying power is amazing too. I haven’t tried the 36 hr claim yet but it stays for more than 12 hour without fading. The packaging is classy and it comes along with its own brush which is an added advantage.