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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Product Review: Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner 01 Black

I am really excited to do a review on the gel liners I have recently purchased. I'll first do a review on Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in 01 Black. Even though I've had it only for 3-4 days, I think I have tested it enough to give it a review.

This is what I considered as the ultimate test. I was able to test it on the very same day that I purchased it. I wore it at around 5 or 6pm. I was out drinking with colleagues at Gilligan's until 12 and actually dropped by a friend's house and drank until 4am. There was minor smudging but not as bad as it would have been if I wore a pencil liner. Or it would've been gone by then considering how hot it was that night plus the fact that I have oily lids to begin with. I even had to use an eye makeup remover when I got home. It withstood my oily lids and I'm really pleased as to how it performed and delivered. I haven't really tested the 24h claim as it might be too much for my eyes but so far, I've no complaints aside from the packaging.

I once again tested it, this time at the back of my hands and rubbed the swatch with my thumb several times. Scroll down to see the results.

Just dried at the back of my hand.

Rubbed once.



Four times.

Spritzed alcohol on it and rubbed it with my thumb more than twice.

Spritzed alcohol again and rubbed it with a cloth. Now it's completely gone.

But if you notice how red my skin looks on the picture, you'll see how hard I rubbed it in order to remove the liner. That's how hard it is to rub off and that's the staying power of the liner. I had to put in a lot of effort in removing it and ended up hurting myself a bit. So on to the review.

What I like:
- Very creamy.
- Applies smoothly and glides on the lids without any tugging at all.
- Comes with a brush that is actually pretty good.
- Lasts for hours without smudging or having any traces of it transfer on my lower lash line or undereyes.
- Does not easily smudge but can be easily removed by soap and water.
- Did not irritate my eyes at all.
- Dries up in 60 seconds or so.
- Locally available at Maybelline counters in department stores and Watson's stores nationwide.
- Price is reasonable given the quality. Got this on sale at PHP360, SRP is PHP450.

What I don't like:
- They can do a little better on the packaging. I mean for PHP450, I think it can look a little nicer instead of having a cap made of tin. Looks pretty cheap.
- I had to apply it twice to achieve the black I want.

Overall rating: 4.5/5
Will I buy again? Yes!

On my eyes.

Have a wonderful week, everyone! :)


  1. wow, 4th times you rubbed it and only little smudge... that's amazing... might try this one too...

    I cant seem to buy another gel liner cause some of them dried easily and the application is very hard.

  2. i love this eyeliner too! =) a cheaper dupe for MAC Fluidline imo..

  3. Makeupjunkie, yes it's available at Maybelline counters in SM. :)

    Elsa, application for this one is easy as a breeze. :P

    Khymm, I haven't tried MAC Fluidline but I am already happy with this one. :P

  4. Hi Pammy! It's so nice to be back on your blog. I missed reading your posts.

    Great review! I love how the gel liner made your eyes sexier! Glad to know that this works for you.

    Lots of love,

  5. Hi Golden. I miss you. :P Maybe you can also try this and see if it works for you?

  6. thanks sa comment :D

    i love this eyeliner too :D

  7. 450 is good considering there's a brush that comes with it, but come to think of it I'd rather just buy the gel eyeliners from dollface cosmetics. Hehe.

  8. You're welcome, Aika. Looking gorgeous as ever. :P

    Chrissy, I have yet to try Dollface/CS gel liners. :P

  9. ur reviews are comprehensive, well thought of and barely has any grammatical errors that's why i luv reading dem.

  10. Thanks, Maila. I'm glad that you like my reviews. :)

  11. Great review! Looks like a really good product to try out.

  12. Hi Pammy, I've been following you for a while, and so far I am learning alot from your blog considering that I'm just a newbie in the world of beauty blogging! =) Btw, I'm using the same gel liner and it's really amazing! Got it on sale as well..

  13. Lady Mitchelli, I'm really delighted to know that you learned a lot from my blog. I'm doing something right after all. :P I am loving this gel liner too. ;D

  14. I've been using this a lot as well and I find it's easier to apply with a angled brush than the actual applicator that comes with it? My applicator went soggy on me after I washed it D:

    As for the price and packaging, I usually buy this when it's on sale, as it frequently is when I shop at Trinoma, so I get a good 10-30% off. So I'm really not complaining much :D

    Good to see someone loves this product as much as I do :)

  15. Adanonikki, I prefer the brush that comes with it. :P This liner is a keeper. :)


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