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April 10, 2013

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black

I don't know about you ladies, but I just cannot do liquid eye liner. I have tried a couple of liquid liners by different brands, and despite watching numerous how-to tutorials online, I just couldn't get myself to master the technique. I decided to venture into the gel liner world instead, since it is said to apply more easily than its liquid counterpart. Insert the Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black: my dramatic eye liner saviour!

Maybelline's Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black is a REALLY good black gel liner for any beginners out there like me. It comes with a tiny brush which works amazingly well. This gel liner is extremely easy to work with because its consistency is ultra smooth and it simply glides onto the skin. Its formulation also makes it easy to stay close to the lash line. The intensity of black can also be built to achieve that "blackest black" look. This stuff does not budge, literally. Since I have yet to find a heavy duty makeup remover, I simply use coconut oil, it removes eye makeup like a dream (click here to discover more beauty uses for coconut oil)!

When applying, I dip about half the length of the brush bristles in the pot, and wipe off any extra product on the side of the jar. Starting mid-lid, and remaining as close to my lash line as possible, I drag the brush on its narrow end to the outer corner of my eye. I then go to the inner corner of my eye lid and connect a second line to the outer-half drawn line. Finally, I sweep the brush across the entire length of my eye lid to make sure it is as straight as possible and I correct for any missed spots, making the line a little thicker at the outer corner to achieve a crisp and clean look. I might not have mastered the cat eye yet, but I have definitely come a long way from my failed liquid liner days! Slowly and steadily, I'll get there! :)

Here is a swatch showing how the intensity can be built:

I can now officially state that I am on the gel liner bandwagon! :)
How about you? Are you a gel liner lover? Which one is your favorite?


  1. I heard such amazing things on it

  2. It's one of my favorite gel liners!!!!

  3. I have the same and I love it.*__*
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    Lovely greets Nessa

  4. I like the Annabelle and Physicians Formula gel liners. I should try Maybelline's too as I need a new one!

    I'm bad at liquid liner too so gel is awesome.

  5. It's great that it works nice for you. I haven't had that luck since I have deep set eyes and it kind of disapeared on me. But you're right, it is easy to work with. I've never been able to master liquid either. :(

  6. I agree, liquid liners are a pain. I have it figured out but they are not my preference. They take forever to apply. Gel is my favorite and this is the one I go with 95% of the time. It's an awesome one. I recently picked up Wet 'n Wilds and it's dead on with this one.

  7. I like gel liners, but I prefer liquid ones :)


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