Saturday 17 December 2011

Reviews Revisited: Maybelline Gel Liner

Good evening girlies!
I thought I would use this gap between the first strictly come dancing and the results bit (I'm rooting for Harry by the way!) to do a quick blog post...

I was browsing back through a few of my old reviews today and realised a couple of my opinions of certain products have changed since I reviewed them, as sometimes initial opinions and opinions after using products for a couple of moths are different, so here is my first review revisited. Back in September I compared Collection 2000 liquid eye liner and Maybelline eye studio 24h lasting gel liner, if you want to read the original in full then it's here- splurge-or-save-on-eye-liner.html-but basically I concluded that I preferred to save by buying the Collection 2000 liner as it was only £2.99 and the pot lasted ages, however I think one of the main reasons I came to this conclusion is because I'd been using it for a few years and was very used to it, where as the Maybelline liner was a new purchase. Now after using the Maybelline liner for a few months I have come to a definite conclusion that I actually couldn't live without it and will probably never buy a different eye liner again! 

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All the pros from my previous review still very much apply-


  • It lives up to its claims that it lasts all day
  • It also lives up to its claim that you can apply it to the top lid in one stroke
  • It never cracks or flakes
  • It has a very soft applicator brush, making application nice and gentle
  • Easier and quicker to apply than I thought it would be- I managed to apply it perfectly in a moving car! 
  • It dries instantly on your eyelids
  • It never causes my eyes or skin to feel irritated or stingy
  • It's very easy to use under your lower lashes if you turn the brush so it's flat
However, after using this eye liner everyday for the past 3 months I now disagree with nearly all of my previous cons-

  • More expensive at £7.99 from boots- 
-It is still this price, but well worth it for the quality of the product and £7.99 won't break the bank anyway.
  • The applicator is quite chunky making it hard to do precise flicks at the corner of your eyes
- After a bit of practise I've now learnt how to easily create the flicks I like with the applicator. 
  • the gel doesn't glide onto your lid as easily as liquid does
-as long as you coat the brush with enough gel and don't let the gel dry out it does actually glide very smoothly  onto your lid.
  • the gel isn't as dark and bold as I would like, so it doesn't stand out as much over dark eye shadow
-when I want the line darker I just go back over it. 
  • I haven't used up a tub yet so I don't know how long it will last but you only seem to get a very small amount of gel
-This is the main thing I was wrong about, as although the pot looks tiny the one I got back in September is still going now even though I've used it everyday since!
  • Because the applicator brush is separate to the pot it's quite easy to lose and the tip also gets easily clogged with old gel
-This is the one thing that I still think is a con, as my brush is very clogged with gel now and I've almost lost it a few times, however next time I buy it I'm just going to make sure I clean the brush after every use and look after it!

Well I hope that's helpful to some of you! I thought it was important for me to let you know what I think now I've had the time to make a more informed opinion as I would hate for people not to buy this product just because of my initial impressions of it! I'm going to make sure I use every product I review for quite a long period of time in future, so I don't have to make too many review revisits! 

I hope your all having a great Saturday night and enjoying Strictly like I am!
Love Meg


  1. I'm so glad you changed your review on this product, defo disagreed last time because I love it so much. So glad you love it too now :) xxx

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  3. Such a great post. Even though I'm a new follower, so have never read the initial post, I think it's such a good idea and so honest of you to go back and re-think your opinion. Such a great post and I'm looking forward to reading more from you x

  4. Great post, i always change my mind about products over time too.
    I have this gel eyeliner but i havent used it for a while, might have to start using it again!

  5. Thanks very much girls! I'm really happy you think it was a good idea to go back and tell you about my new opinion! xxx

  6. It's faaar too tricky for me to use on my top line when i want a thin line still haha but on my waterline it's unbeatable! doesn't budge an inch :)

  7. Yes it is by far the best on the waterline, I can't get over how easy it is and how long it lasts! I think it just takes practise to get it how you want it on the top line xxx


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