MAYBELLINE Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Review

by - Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hello Guys! How was your finals? Me, doing good. I'm working on my last design painting plate to be passed tomorrow but before that, I'll be posting a long due product review.

Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Php 449.00

"Quick dry, Intense color, Lasts all day"

I love this! This is actually my HG eyeliner since 2009, although I can't make a good comparison of it with other eyeliners (since its my second eyeliner after pencil eyeliners and never switched again, haha!)


The gel eyeliner is contained in a thick glass pot with a metallic lid + eyeliner brush with cap. I have mine badly fell down several times but never breaks, pretty sturdy pot!

Here's my old Maybelline Gel eyeliner from Japan,

When I was younger, I decided to switch to GEL/cream types eyeliners when I'm about to throw my pencil liners away and study on liquid eyeliners isntead, YES I tried to research first since I don't have this steady hand and learning to make this hand steady in applying liquid eyeliners is quite next to impossible--but I'm really desperate to draw precise thin sharp defining lines, etc.

There I met GEL eyeliners They are extremely flexible. Their creamy texture make them easier to apply than liquid eyeliners, but not as thick as those. I used to love pencil eyeliners' texture because they also have that slightly dramatic look, but they get easily washed off, messy and smudge too much --and I don't like that since I tend to rub my eyes a lot.

With liquid eyeliners, I find them very hard to control, mistakes made easily, cheap ones flake, AGAIN, I CAN'T JUST CONTROL THAN TINY THIN BRUSH! lol

With GEL/creamy eyeliners it's like hitting two birds with one stone.

  • they are very easy to work with, and you'll actually love playing with it. *Ehem! for Fine Arts students like me and my girls hihihi*
  • I can make both thick and thin line with this dramatically
  • it's very flexible you can try different strokes and you can even use this as a matte black eye shadow too
  • doesn't flake
  • not messy (esp. when you got the hang of it)
  • no need to sharpen (pencils)
  • no need to improve your hand skills (compare to using a liquid eyeliner)

The box,

(I forgot to include these pictures yesterday)

I'm using ETUDE HOUSE Oh m' Eye Lash in (Double up Longlash)

What I don't like

This is indeed smudge-proof, but not that extremely smudge-proof since I still get creams/gels on my hand whenever I accidentally rub my eye (I usually forget I'm wearing eyeliners).

It's a tad bit longer to wash off since its water proof, but not that too annoying to wash unlike other waterproof eye makeups.

I have oily face and of course, oily lids and this smudges or washes off a bit when I oiled up.

You have to clean the brush every after use.

On the other news, I bought a new foundation and lipstick yesterday!

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