195 of 203 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2010
I LOVE Maybelline Gel Eye Liner - Brown!
I always had this problem of the stick eye liner melting around my eyes and making me look like a racoon, and liquid eye liners always flaked and faded because i have EXTREMELY oily skin including my eye lid area.
after trying this gel liner I'll never go back! It even has a really fine angular brush that comes free with it! How cool is that?! It's very soft and does the job perfectly. You can make your eye liner as thick or as thin as you desire. It's also really nice for blending in with eye shadow. I have caramel Asian skin, slightly on the fairer side, so I got brown for office wear, slightly subtle; and black for party wear.
It lasts all through the day and is water proof as well. At the end of the day all I have to do is gently dab away the eye liner with a clean earbud covered in a little lotion-type eye-makeup remover. Avon's is amazingly gentle, hydrating, and very very affordable!
I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants their eye makeup to actually stay on their eyes and not melt off or flake off.
140 of 153 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2010
I've used many different brands and styles of eye liner, and this one is by far my absolute favorite! So here is my experience:
I love the softer look of a pencil, but the darn stuff wears off, or smudges, or creases on my upper lid within a few hours. I've tried liquid liners before, but didn't care for the hard line, and if you mess up (I'm no pro) you have to start the whole eye from scratch. The gel liner...super easy to apply with the little brush and you can put as much or as little as you like. I do a thinner smoky line on my upper eye and just a bit on the lower outer corner. If you wanted that heavy liquid line, you could certainly accomplish that too with this product. I found I have much more control with the gel and the brush than the liquid. not to mention I've had liquid liner run into my eyes (man does that stuff burn!).
Needless to say, I'm kind of in love with this product. No more raccoon eyes for me! In a word, PERFECTION!
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2014
Bought this in September, and it is December and I still haven't had to buy any new eyeliner. I love it, it stays on all day with only a little smudge and is easy to take off and apply. My favorite eyeliner.
65 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on August 2, 2011
I have hooded eyelids, so it's always a gamble when I buy a new eyeliner. Plus, I almost always do a cat eye, so that adds to the difficulty for me. I have to say though, that this eyeliner has really done a great job. I haven't had any issues with it drying out yet, and it's been about a month. It goes on very smooth...sometimes I use the brush that comes with it, which is just ok, but usually I'll use an angled eyeliner brush. It dries quickly...I don't have to sit with my eyes closed for 5 minutes afterward (like with liquids), and for someone with hooded eyelids, this is great!
I only gave it 4 stars though, because the wings on my cat-eye generally wear off after about 2 hours. However, the eyeliner on my actual eyelids last me a good 8 hours before starting to wear off. Definitely not the "24 hours" they promise, but good nonetheless!
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2015
I really like this eyeliner and I would definitely prefer this eyeliner to pencil or liquid because for several reasons:
First, it is easy to apply and brush makes it easy to draw straight lines.
Secondly, unlike with liquid eyeliners, you have control over intensity so you can make it really dark (like for smoky eyes) or less intense for every-day makeup.
Lastly, this eyeliner is not as dry as pencil, which makes it less harsh on my eyelids, takes less time to apply, no need to sharpen, no mess.
I would also recommend it for someone who is new or not very good at applying makeup.
I’ve been wearing this eyeliner daily for a week and it didn't smudge.
The only disadvantage I can think of is that you should to clean brush after each time you apply make up.
39 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on August 25, 2011
I love wearing eyeliner and wear it everyday time allows. My two staples in life are eyeliner and lipgloss. However, for some reason, my eyelids run hot. almost every stick eyeliner I purchase ends up smearing and by the end of the day I look like a sleep deprived raccoon. This has forced me to switch over to things like liquid eyeliners that set after application. I still however find that unintentionally rubbing my eyes or teary moments (they happen!) leave me looking somewhat of a mess.
Thank goodness makeup companies push out tons of products and now there are pots of eyeliner colors that are applied with a brush. They come in a small pot, like the Maybelliene eye studio and are a very thick creme texture. Armed with a nifty eye liner brush they give you, I am able to quickly, very quickly, and accurately draw eyeliner across my lash line. I love this because there is no waiting with one eye open like liquid eye liner, and the creme seems to instantly bond with my skin and stay there. I can wear this all day long, sweating at my coffee job, or nap with my baby in the day and still look put together. Even when I wake up in the morning, having again neglected to take my makeup off, I look decent. It easily washes off with soap and water and I never get the left over black bags under my eyes look.
I have also tried Loreals HIP brand eyeliners and I was also impressed with the outcome. Loreals however comes with three different colors. Maybellienes brush is superior and I would recommend it if you want to do more design like cat eyes or have better control of the thickness as Maybellienes brush is tapered.
The drawbacks, which wont hinder me from the purchase of this product in the future, is that the pot will dry out at around the 3 month mark. If you use this everyday then you will get your moneys worth. i also suggest finding and buying brush cleaner, which I dont have. the bristles tend to get sticky and the makeup crumbles a little on it just sitting in the open air. I attempt to wash mine every once in a while but brush cleaner would be ideal. Also, if you loose your brush, which I have, you pretty much cant use your eyeliner!
Overall I am happy with this product!
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2013
This eyeliner is good stuff. The gel does make it easier to apply with the given brush. You can apply very thin lines if you want to go for an everyday look. However I find that it does smudge off slightly, especially after about an hour, if you don't wear mascara. If you do wear mascara, it holds better but not that great. I still need to clean up dark smudging under the eyes after 2 - 3 hours. I would say that it is water-resistant not waterproof, as it does smudge after a while (an hour) and leave a dark residue.
39 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2011
I have very oily eyelids thus i tend to use water-proof cosmetics. Upon reading the reviews and the four-stars rating i decided to test my luck. Yes, it was easy to apply, smooth touch, however, it smeared the second i blink. Do not buy this product if you have oily eyelids not worth your money and please don't be deceives by the reviews like i had (well, excluding mine though). Good luck.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2013
I absolutely love this stuff. I prefer to wear eyeliner on my waterline. This stuff applies smoothly and opaquely on the waterline. I top it with a coordinating powder shadow and it's set for the entire day. Pencil wears off within minutes and I'm extremely clumsy with liquid liner. This stuff is perfect. Well priced and it even comes with a brush! I have black and plum. Great buy. Those with a steadier hand and are experienced with liquid could switch to this to create whatever liner look they like and it WON'T budge. It's stayed on through sweaty nights out dancing, naps, sad movies (ahem, it lasted through Marley & Me.!), even unexpected rain. Strongly recommend this!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2015
I've tried several high-end brands and I've never liked any as much as I like this one. It goes on so smoothly and doesn't dry out so quickly like others. This eyeliner and the Sigma angled eyeliner brush are the perfect recipe for easy winged eyeliner. And at the price, you can try one of every color! My only suggestion is that Maybelline should come out with a dramatic blackest black color, as their black isn't super black. It still looks great and lasts forever without smudging