As my hunt continues for the best eyeliners (gel, pencil, etc.), I stumbled upon a drugstore favorite of many beauty bloggers I trust and that is the @maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner ($9.79 at @walgreens). I don’t often use gel eyeliner because I’m a perfectionist when it comes to drawing on a straight line, which normally means half of my eyelid is covered in black. However, I love the look and want to start wearing it more, especially if it lives up to the claims of this one!
What it claims:
🔘 Ophthalmologist tested
🔘 Safe for sensitive eyes
🔘 Contact lens safe
🔘 24-hour wear
🔘 Smudge-proof and waterproof
🔘 Intense color from highly concentrated pigments
🔘 I first applied this product to my lash line and waterline at 7 a.m.
👍🏻 It went on very smoothly and intensely black.
🔘 I didn’t use the included brush because I know I much prefer my @maccosmetics 266 brush.
👍🏻👎🏻 Only an hour or so into wear, I noticed it was traveling into the inside corners of my eyes. However, it traveled in such a way that it almost entirely stayed on my waterline and connected to the end of the line on my lash line. Basically, it looked intentional and not bad at all.
👍🏻👎🏻 It has traveled minimally into the outer corners of my eyes.
👍🏻👎🏻 It has faded very slightly on my waterline, but it hasn’t run at all.
👍🏻 There is no fading or feathering of the product on my upper lash line.
👍🏻 I have been wearing it for over seven (7) hours and the wear hasn’t changed much since an hour into wear.
Considering the price and the longevity I have experienced thus far, I would say this eyeliner is a winner for both the upper and lower lash lines – but especially for the upper! It took me only seconds to get an intense black line that didn’t disappear when more product was layered on top. I may now even look forward to applying gel eyeliner in the morning!
What is your favorite black gel eyeliner?