Review | Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner


Hi Everyone! How are you all? I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and are having a relaxed sunday night. I've had a great weekend and am now sat on the sofa drinking tea, eating Reese's peanut butter cups and blogging - perfect! Today I want to review the Maybelline Lasting Gel Eyeliner that is often compared as a dupe for the Bobbi Brown and MAC gel liners. Now I've tried the Bobbi Brown gel liner before and wasn't impressed (I found it dry and hard to work with), so I didn't have great hopes for the Maybelline version. However, after reading some reviews and watching YT videos of people raving about how great the Maybelline version is, I couldn't resist temptation. In true beauty blogger style I popped onto the Boots website and bought it without a second thought.

So, first things first - the packaging? If you read my blog regularly you'll know by now that packaging is very important to me. If a product looks cheap, tacky or generally unattractive, the chances are I won't buy it. Gosh, that makes me sound like such a makeup snob but the way I see it is if I'm spending my hard earned cash, I want to buy something that looks nice. So, does this live up to my packaging standards you ask? It most certainly does! I absolutely love the frosted glass pot containing the liner and the fact it comes with a handy little brush is a nice extra. The Bobbi Brown and MAC liners are over double the price of this one and don't come with a brush so this was definitely a plus point for me.

Moving on to the actual liner itself, I am very impressed. To be honest, I don't wear liner on my top lash line all that often because I find liquid liner quite messy and hard to work with while I'm rushing around before work in a morning. However, this gel liner is so easy to use its almost foolproof. As the formula is gel instead of liquid I find it much easier to control and so easy to create a perfect winged effect (see photo above). I've also found that a little goes a very long way and with only one dab of the brush my whole eye is liner in a matter of seconds. The reason I prefer this to the Bobbi Brown version is because the gel is 'wetter', making it easier to apply. I've also tried using this on my waterline and although I don't like it as much as my MAC Smolder and Feline liners, it still works.

As for the claims that this lasts 24 hours, I'm not too sure. To be honest, I don't know many people who wear their eyeliner for 24 hours anyway but what I do know is it last a long time. I can wear mine for a full day without it budging and thats good considering I'm one of those silly people who is always picking at her eyelashes. Whoops! The colour I picked up is 'Intense Black' and like the name states its very intense, deep and rich. I personally prefer wearing black liner but for those of you who prefer brown, they also offer a chocolate brown shade.

Overall I'm very impressed with this liner, much prefer it to the Bobbi Brown version and would definitely repurchase (not that I'll need to for a while - this will last AGES!). I bought mine here from Boots for £7.99 and theres currently a 3 for 2 deal on Maybelline products. Bargain alert!

Have you tried this gel eyeliner? What do you think?

Lots of Love,


50 comments

  1. I really want to try this but they seem to only have the brown one in my boots xx

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    1. They have the black one in stock on the Boots website so you could maybe order it online and snap up the 3 for 2 deal too :) xxx.

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  2. I love how you start your posts with a little chat about your day or something - it's lovely! I have the Bobbi Brown eye liner and agree it can be too dry to work with! The easiest eye liner I have found for my lash line is a felt tip one by Rimmel but I don't think they sell it anymore! Therefore I need a new eye liner so definitely need to try this now! You make me want to buy so much! Haha :) I hope you're having a great day lovely :) xxx

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    1. Aw thanks lovely, I just find them more personal that way and I'm a total chatterbox anyway haha :) ooh, I haven't tried the Rimmel pen but Collection 2000 do one and its fabulous (cheap as chips too!). This one is fab though, I'd highly recommend! Xx.

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  3. Great review! i have been wanting to use/buy a gel eyeliner but was so confused as to which one to get. Keep up the good work! ^^

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    1. I've not tried many but this one is fabulous and pretty reasonably priced too!! :) xxx.

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  4. I just bought this! It's incredible! I bought it in the 'Black Chrome' (I think that's what it's called!) as I can't really pull off the intense liner look, and it really is excellent! I constantly touch my eyes so my eyeliner always smudges, but so far this one does stay put. I'm new to your blog, and I have to say, I really love reading what you have to say! x

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    1. Ooh I didn't realise they did other shades - I thought it was just black and brown! It definitely does stay put, I'm really impressed! Thank you so much, going to check your blog out now :) xxx.

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  5. Great review, and amazing pics. I don't buy Maybelline products, but I totally need to find a liquid liner that is foolproof.

    Alex
    Bump to Baby

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    1. Ah thank you so much :) Awww why don't you use Maybelline products?? This eyeliner is definitely worth a try :) xxx.

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  6. I literally just wrote up a post about how much the bobbi brown gel liner disappointed me! So I'll defos be trying this one out xx

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  7. Love the way you do your photos! Ive tried this recently and love it, doesnt last 24 hours though! I sometimes sleep in my makeup (oops) and most waterproof eyeliners last through the night but this was completely gone by the morning, boo! x

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  8. I really like this gel liner! It looks amazing on you. Such a good review you did on this product!

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  9. Ah, I've been looking around for a good gel eyeliner... sadly I'm so over pencil ones.
    This came in very good time! Thank You!

    imemmymah.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. i love this eyeliner but for some reason i hated the brush that came with it? really not good at all!
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  11. I have tried this and really liked it - but I am not a gel liner fan :/ <3
    Love
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xxx

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  12. Great review! I can't apply eyeliner to save my life haha xxx

    http://leishaaxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. heard so many good reviews about this, really need to try it.

    Kayleigh
    geekinthepinkdress.blogspot.com
    xx

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  14. This is my staple gel liner, I cant get enough of it!

    - Keyta

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  15. Oooh this looks fab, I've not had much luck with gel liner before but this sounds great! xo

    chloesway.com

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  16. I love the look and sound of this eyeliner! looks similar to Collection's one! xo
    hope you have a lovely week!:D

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥


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  17. This looks lovely on you :) I'm looking for a gel eyeliner to try and this looks great! Even the packagaing is very cute xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. How was it to get off? I find that a lot of liquid & gel liners won't budge :/

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  19. Love your blog!
    I just nominated you for the Reader Appreciation Award!
    For details - http://pinstripesandtights.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/reader-appreciation-award.html

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  20. looks beautiful on you! wish I could do my liner as well as you! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. So far I've tried Collection 2000, MAC and Avon gel eyeliners (all in different colours as that's how I justify being allowed to spend money on them - it isn't a waste if I don't have that colour!)The Collection 2000 is quite good, I have two of them. The MAC is obviously brilliant, but my mum has the Maybelline one and I genuinely think I wasted my money with the high-end version! As for Avon, I bought a blue one and it is pretty useless unfortunately.
    I can't wait for Maybelline to bring out some more colours so I can justify buying them! I'm just going to have to buy some 24 colour tattoos from them as I've heard they work well as eyeliners!

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  22. Really great review as ever :)) I love this eyeliner although I hate the brush that comes with it, I don't find it leaves an accurate enough line on my lid for my personal liking. However my real techniques eyeliner brush is a dream with this gel :)) xx


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  23. oh this sounds lovely! i love the look of the packaging, with the frosted jar! your eyeliner looks flawless! :)

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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  24. Great review. The packing is for sure top quality and the brush alone is worth the price of this product. Thanks for sharing with us all!!

    xoxo
    annpaige

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  25. Great review, I'm tempted by this even just for the lovely packaging!

    Becca x
    beccaclare.blogspot.com

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  26. Glad I'm not the only person who values good packaging. I love glass jars, because they show class. This gel would be a nice addition in my makeup bag. I'm very into eye liners.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

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  27. Looks so good! I've just recently started using my gel liner instead of my liner pens because I like the color payoff it gives. xx

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  28. i've been wanting a new gel eyeliner! i will wait until this one comes at my local pharmacy, sounds great! xx

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  29. You have sold me! I have never tried gel but this makes me want to give it a try. Unfortunately I know it will be more than $7.99 here in Australia.

    x Eve

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  30. I had this eye liner a while ago and i did really like it, the only issue i had (which was my fault) is i didnt put the lid back on tight enough and it came off in my makeup bag and dried up! x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I always umm and ahh about buying this but always convince myself my usual liner pen does just a good job but I'm loving how you've applied it!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  32. That looks like a great product! I loe the packaging, and glass case

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  34. Like the look of this and seems the best one out there but think I might take the plunge and invest in the Bobbi Brown one. I find eyeliners never stay on me as I have such watery eyes! :( real pain. I like the glass too, looks more expensive than it is!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com/ xo

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  35. I love this eyeliner its great in my waterline, the only thing is it smudges a bit in the outer corner :(xxx

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  36. I love this eyeliner! I've had the same pot for about a year and it's still got some left in it and it's not dried out one bit!xxx

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  37. I'm definitely purchasing this liner! I have heard nothing but good things and it looks beautiful on you! X

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  38. This sounds great! Sounds so long-lasting aswell- fabulous! X x

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  39. I've been using this eyeliner for yonks and never felt the need to change to a different brand. I love it! I always wear gel liner on my top lash line and find this has incredible staying power, & it might look like a little pot but it will last you a loooong time! I've recently just brought this liner in brown too, I really like the colour, it offers a bit of a softer alternative to black.

    Jemm xoxo

    http://jemmfrances.wordpress.com

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  40. gorgeous eyeliner - i bought one similiar but the brush was tiny and found i couldn't quite get the flick that i wanted, so this one looks so much better!
    new follower xxx www.fashionfumblings.com xxx

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  41. i've been wanting to try gel eyeliner for a while and im glad you did this review because i would hate to spend money on a bobbi brown or MAC and be disappointed!
    stylesista.blogspot.com

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  42. I quite like this eyeliner, agree with you though I mean who wears eyeliner 48 hours LoL? It's a sales pitch that's a bit odd but anyway, I like it just that I still prefer a liquid eyeliner. :-) x x x

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  43. thanks for the post is very interesting!
    I love eyeliner is very chic;)
    wanted to inform you that I published my article on SFX reportage

    xoxo

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