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.


  1. Thanks so so much for this post! The swatches are great!
    I have become a new follower here,

  2. Aaww thanks Catanya! I actually have tried it already and liked it very much. I'll do another post on it soon. :)