I love using coloured eye pencils/Eyeliners as they spice up your usual makeup routine and make your eyes pop. Moreover, these can be used for special occasions as well as in daily makeup. So today, I am reviewing Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencils in the shade of Polished Amethyst and Glazed Toffee. I have already reviewed its Lustrous Sapphire, you may read its review here.
From a basic cat-eye look to a more dramatic winged liner, achieve it all with the intensely pigmented Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Pencil by Eye Studio! This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that helps achieve bold and intense pigmentation that lasts all day without any creasing. This smudge-resistant gel eyeliner glides on smoothly for intense definition and colour that stays put all day.
PRICE: INR 499 for 1.10 gm.
SHELF LIFE: 30 Months
Available in 10 SUPER-SATURATED SHADES:
My experience with Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Glazed Toffee & Polished Amethyst
These gel pencils come in an attractive thick paper packaging. Since the outer packaging has the same colour as the eyeliner thus it’s very easy to identify the colour of the pencil. The outer paper packaging carries all the necessary information i.e. product description, manufacturing details, price, ingredients list etc. Sadly, these are not twist-up pencils and needs to be sharpened moreover no sharpener provided with the pencils. However, the pencils look very attentive and very travel-friendly.
Pigmentation and texture:
These pencils are extremely pigmented and show vibrant colour payoff with just one stroke! The texture is so buttery and the finish is super silky. These glide on amazingly well on the lids or waterline without any tugging or looking patchy. please note that you need a light hand when applying these because these are super soft hence tend to break easily. I just love the formula which doesn’t dry instantly thus you have enough time to blend or smudge it well Once it dries, it does not smudge at all. Moreover, none of these causes any irritation to my eyes
Shade and Staying power- Glazed Toffee
I love brown eyeliners and this one is my favourite from this range. It’s subtle but such a perfect shade for an everyday look. It gives a matte finish thus you can easily create the smoky as well as a natural look. This shade would flatter from Medium to fair skin tones. If you are dusky to duskier then you can rock it along with Black kajal. Taking about its staying power, Glazed Toffee has a great staying power! Since I have bit watery eyes yet it stays really well i.e. up to doesn’t 6 hours in my waterline and minimum 12 hours on my lash line without smudging at all. It stays on and on even with sweating, it doesn’t run. I wore it during my Paris vacations and lasted from 9 A.M to midnight till 2 A.M! I am quiteee impressed with its lasting power!
Shade and Staying power- Polished Amethyst
Polished Amethyst is totally a glam shade! A gorgeous bright and shiny purple shade but at the same time its, not any overpowering shimmer. It looks so good in my eyes…Oh, I so love it! <3 It makes my eyes pop with instant rich and bold colour just in a single stroke. Moreover, this shade would flatter across all the complexions. Talking about its staying power, it has a great staying power too but less than Gazed toffee for sure. This too doesn’t run from my watery eyes. The staying power of these is almost 4 to 5 hours in my waterline and about than 8 to 9 hours on my lash line but doesn’t last for 16 hours as per the description.
Pros of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Glazed Toffee & Polished Amethyst:
- Attractive and travel-friendly packaging.
- Very creamy texture
- Bold and rich color in just one stroke.
- Super pigmented.
- Easy to apply.
- Glides on smoothly like butter.
- Lasting power is great.
- Easily available.
- Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
- Water-proof and Smudge-resistant.
- Dermatologist tested.
- Allergy tested thus doesn’t irritate your eyes.
- Polished Amethyst is such a gorgeous shade for all complexions.
- Glazed Toffee is perfect to create a smokey look.
Cons of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Glazed Toffee & Polished Amethyst:
- I wish it had a twist holder.
- Doesn’t stand on its 16-hour claim.
Overall, amazing pigmentation, buttery smooth texture, Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencils are so stunning and definitely worth buying! Since the pencils are absolutely smudge-free thus you need makeup remover or baby oil to remove them completely. I am extremely impressed with their pigmentation and rich and bold colors. Go and own these beauties!
MAB Rating: 4.75/5
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Have you tried any of these? Which one is your favourite?
POOJA A. RAINA
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