Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Brown

One of favorite cosmetics is eyeliner. Whenever I feel liking wearing a little bit of makeup but have no time or am just lazy to do my eye makeup, I put on eyeliner and put on mascara on my curled lashes, and that’s it.

Maybelline has a 30% SALE going on right now until December 15, and I took advantage of the sale. I bought another Clear Smooth Minerals and bought their Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I read raves about this gel eyeliner so I wanted to try it for myself.

I bought the brown shade.

The complete kit.

The reason why I chose Brown is because I already have 2 black gel liners. And I have never owned a brown gel liner before.

 It comes with a brush.
 It kinda looks like a small concealer brush. I’m not used to using this kind of brush, but I will give it a try. :)

Top: without flash
Bottom: without flash

For swatches:

Hand pressure: light-moderate
Top: with flash
Bottom: without flash

Now to see the swatches with both light-moderate (top) and moderate-hard (bottom) hand pressure:

I also wanted to see if it would smudge or not. Apparently, it does smudge. See swatches below: Although in its defense, I smudged pretty hard.

Lastly I checked how it works with water. No additional smudging.  Well, the color didn’t run further.

I have yet to roadtest it yet and use it on my eyes. I will soon. I like brown eyeliners because they aren’t too harsh and they look more natural on the eyes. Usually I use my eyeshadows and foil them to get that brown natural liner. But it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t brighten and make your eyes look bigger.

I am really excited to try this product. I’ve been using gel liners recently and I think that it’s the perfect balance of controllability and intensity. But just like the liquid eyeliners, practice still makes perfect.