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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black: A Review

I don’t think there is any need to explain my immense love for Maybelline products. Being an eye makeup fanatic, I am always on a hunt for best in eye cosmetics. I have read raving reviews on Maybelline gel liners so brought all three of them. 
I prefer gel liners over liquid and pencil liners only because of their staying power. Pencil liners don’t stay more than 2-3 hrs on my very oily eyelids whereas liquid eyeliners stay a bit longer. Many say Maybelline’s Drama Gel Liners are cheaper alternative to MAC Fluidline Gel Eyeliner. However since I haven’t used Fluidline so cannot comment on how it works. But Maybelline is definitely way too cheaper than MAC. 

So, of the three Gel Liners from Maybelline, Today I will review Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Black. Internationally, Maybelline has launched three shades in this range; Black, Brown and Royal Blue. But in India, we have just one shade. Why this partiality Maybelline? Why? Why? Why? I know most of you must be craving to try the other shades like me right. We can either wait till they launch them in India or ask someone staying abroad to get one for you. I am planning to go for the latter option. :D  


Rs.410 for 2.8gm but I got it for 375 J

Product Claims:-

  • Our oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
  • More intense Color resists wear for hours
  • Smudge and Water-proof
  • Gives intense line for lasting drama

How to use:-

Use gel liner and begin at the inner eye. Extend along lash line, continuing up towards the brow.

Must be used before 30 months from the date of manufacturing


The Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner comes in a cool petite packaging. Inside the box you will find a small glass tub and a complimentary brush applicator. The cute looking frosty glass tub comes with an aluminum metal lid, which looks bit cheap. The pot even though made of glass is not that heavy to carry along. You can easily carry it in your vanity bag.

The brush:-

The complimentary brush applicator is pretty much of good quality and offer smooth application. The brush comes with a transparent plastic cap, which makes it easy to carry along at the same time maintain the hygiene factor.

The bristles of the brush are soft and don’t hurt your lids. Even after numerous washing, not a single bristle has come off nor has the structure of the brush has changed. I have made a habit of cleaning the brush after every use to prevent the accumulation of the product on it. Just wipe it on a damp tissue after every use and it’s done.

My experience of using Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black:

My first ever Gel Liner was from Maybelline and ever since I am crazy about them. Although I prefer Tips and Toes Gel liner over the Maybelline One, the quality of this product is pretty much good. Beauties with normal to dry skin can very well go for this product; however the ones with oily lids like mine might not like this as much. 

The shade is blackest of black and even a single swipe gives enough pigmentation. The shade just makes your eyes stand out. The Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner is ideal to create Smokey eye look.
The Gel liner is soft and creamy and glides on like magic. The application of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner gives a matt look on your lids. It dries quickly after application, which is another added benefit of Maybelline Gel liners.

You can also apply Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner on your water line. So far I haven’t experienced any tingling sensation on my eyelids.   


Swatches of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
After Rub test
After water test


Products Used:

Yays of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black:

  • Thick and creamy liner glides on your eyes like a dream
  • Shade is blackest of black
  • It is matte finish liner that gives natural black look
  • Dries quickly after application
  • Safe to be used on the water line
  • Staying power is pretty much good for normal to dry eyelids
  • Indeed smudge and water-proof Gel Liner
  • The complimentary brush is of great quality
  • Sturdy and travel friendly packaging
  • Is the most reasonably priced Gel liners available in the market

Nays of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black

As such I didn’t find any Con with this product. But the staying power of Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner on my very oily eyelids is pretty ok.

Would I buy Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner – Black again?

Considering the price and the quantity of product, I totally recommend Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. The quantity of the product in the tub is pretty good hence will take years and years to finish. But once it gets over I will try Gel liners from other brand, preferably MAC Fluidline.


  1. You have a nice blog following too love this product..:)

  2. ive recently tried mac fluidline and yes its amazing but i feel maybllne's gel liner is no less:)
    great review:)

    1. ooh.. I too have asked my hubby to get me MAC Fluidline in Macrovoilet. dying to get my hands on those.


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