Gel Liner

Benefit – They’re Real! Push-Up Liner: Review

Benefit – They’re Real! Push-Up Liner Review and Swatches

MRP: Rs. 2,240
Shelf Life: 3 Years
Finish: Matte
Key Feature: AccuFlex TipAvailability: Online and at Sephora Stores across India.

Official Website: https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en/product/theyre-real-gel-eyeliner-pen

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Ingredients: sododecane, Dextrin Palmitate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica. [+/: CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]. N⁰ 08395/A

WHY WE LOVE IT?
This matte black gel formula is waterproof and won’t smudge, budge or dry out for 24 hours*. The innovative soft AccuFlex™ Tip hugs your lashline from corner to corner…the closer the line, the bigger the eye!
  • 91% said it was longwearing**
  • 88% said it hugged the lashline**
  • 84% said eyes looked visibly larger**

**Results observed in a consumer panel survey on 32 women after 2 weeks

*Instrumental test on 19 panelists

AWARDS

  • #1 Prestige Gel Eyeliner in the US*
  • Allure Best of Beauty for beauty breakthrough, 2014
  • Allure Best of Beauty for best gel/cream eye liner, 2014

My Review:

The credit for introducing this brand to me goes to Komal from delhifashionblogger. She raved about this eyeliner in her many videos and this seems to be her favorite gel liner. Moreover i love her perfect winged eye liner and the precise application. So when benefit cosmetics posted on their instagram that they have restocked this liner, my hapiness knew no bounds and without wasting much time i raided Sephora store and brought this beauty home. I also got Benefit Mascara which i will be reviewing soon( BTW i am wearing this mascara in pics below).

It took me 2-3 applications to get the hang of it,afterwards I felt no issue. It is one of the best eyeliner to get the perfect winged eyeliner. The unique tip make sure that you draw a precise line closer to the lash line. The only downside I faced is that the texture of the eyeliner crumbles whenever I try to layer it. So the ideal approach is to draw small lines and then join them, do not go overboard with layering. I am mentioning some important facts below which would help you all to have a better understanding of the product. This Gel Liner is Pricey so read thoroughly before making your decision 😉 It sure is a lengthy post but I assures you that it is worth a read 🙂

The Tip!!!

Lets come to the most important feature of this product, its Tip.I am including a diagram to give a better idea of the tip.

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Picture Credit: http://blog.benefitcosmetics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Tarl_AccuTip_diagram1.png

This accuflex tip was designed keeping in mind all eye shapes and the flexible material of the tip allows you to glide across the curve of eyelids.

How does it work?

1. Remove the orange tip protector.

2. Twist the base to push up the gel until it reaches the tip.

3. Start from the center or outer corner of the eyes, if excess product had come out from the tip. Otherwise there is no mendatory rule.

4. Once you are done, wipe off the tip and put the orange tip protector back. This is not mandatory, i put it to make sure the gel liner does not dry off.

Why is it raved all around the world?

Mostly because of its unique tip, get black matte finish and very user friendly packaging which is really easy to carry in a handbag. If you look across the eyeliners available in market, the wooden ones or Pencil ones smudge easily and wear off quickly, Liquid eyeliners are kind of outdated now and looks shiny. Moreover Liquid eyeliners are not everyone’s cup of tea, most people can’t get used to the liquid formula. Gel liners that comes in a pot are very difficult to carry around, moreover they need brush and its very difficult to apply them on-the-go. Felt tip ones, well….they dry out very quickly.

So here is the Benefit – They’re Real! Push-Up Liner, which is blackest of black liner, gives Matte Finish, Smudge-proof and Long Lasting 🙂

Rating: 4.5/5

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PS: I love to find Little notes and comments from you all. Please drop them!! I really appreciate you taking the time out to share your views.

PJK

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner : Metallic Bronze – review and Swatch

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner : Metallic Bronze

MRP: Rs. 800

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Color: Lakme has launched this beautiful range of gel liners last year. I purchased Metallic Bronze on my recent shopping trip, as name depicts it is a beautiful  Bronze shade with metallic sheen. But the negative point is that the color doesn’t have depth and much of the coverage. in single swipe. You need to layer it to show the bronze color effectively on the eyes, specially on upper eye lid.

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Packaging: The product comes in a round jar with a long cap. The cap has a detachable brush inside which is very handy and has smooth bristles. The brush is ideal for application, It is curved at the edges that helps to create a thin to medium and thicker line. I found the packaging very innovative and cult.

Lakme absolute gel liner metallic Bronze

Lakme absolute gel addict liner swatch

Texture/formula: The texture is very smooth and ideal. It spreads evenly and neither it is too thick nor too runny and gives a  precise application. And the best part is that it is water proof, yay yayy..i love it 🙂

Longevity: It stayed on me all day long, i wore it to the office. The color was intact and so was the metallic sheen. I had the wear time of 7-8 hours.

Removal: As this is waterproof liner, so you need a good oil based makeup remover to completely remove it.

My Verdict: Metallic Bronze is a nice shade, i just wish the color had more intensity and richness. I had to layer it to have the desired color, but then too it felt very lightweight on the eyes. This is the first Indian brand that has come up with the colored gel liners and i am very impressed with it. Totally recommend!! and i would love to try the other shades from the same range.

Rating: 4.5/5

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch
(Above pic is with flash)

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Liner Metallic Bronze swatch

Pros:

  1. Nice bronze color with metallic sheen.
  2. Very Handy and trendy packaging.
  3. Smooth texture which spreads evenly.
  4. Brush is ideal for application.
  5. Waterproof.
  6. Long wear time.
  7. Feels very light weight on the lids.

Cons:

  1. Color lacks intensity. You need to layer up to have the dark bronze shade.
  2. Some may find the price too steep for a gel liner, but i found it a totally worthy product

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Love,
PJK

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner – Swatches

Lakme Absolute Gel Addict Eye Liner
(http://www.lakmeindia.com/lakme-professional-makeup/Lakme-Absolute/Gel-Addict-Eye-Liner)

Price: Rs. 800

Last year Lakme has launched the colored gel liners under their Lakme Absolute Range. The Range has total of 7 liners:

1. White Delight
2. Vine Yard
3. Tempting Teal
4. Grey Ash
5. Deep Sea
6. Metallic Bronze
7. Must Have

Lakme absolute gel liner swatches
From Left to Right: White Delight, Grey Ash, Deep Sea, Metallic Bronze, Tempting teal, Vine Yard. One shade is missing i.e. Must have, it is a dark black shade.

Lakme Describes them as:

  • Professional finish gel liner
  • Very intense, vibrant color
  • Smudge proof and water proof
  • Long lasting formula

I have bought Metallic Bronze and will post the detailed review Soon. Till then enjoy the swatches and i would love to know which one is your favorite?

Love,
PJK

 

MAYBELLINE EYESTUDIO LASTING DRAMA GEL EYELINER

MAYBELLINE Eyestudio lasting drama GEL eyeliner(black)

MRP: Rs. 475

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Even though I love various Maybelline products as they are easy on pocket and have great quality but Maybelline lasting drama gel liner is my favorite of all. It comes with a liner brush and it’s very easy to apply especially if you are a beginner. Its gel formula is very smooth to apply and the matte finish is too good.

I love using eyeliners since my college days and tried many, finally my search ended with Maybelline gel eye liner. I use it in place of kajal at times on my waterline because the gel is non irritant and water proof. It dries quickly and give your eyes a perfeccctt matte finish.

See the swatch below, how intensely black the color is.

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Pros:

Easy to apply.
Perfect black finish, very concentrated pigment.
Water proof and smudge proof.
Lasts really long without fading.
Gives you a matte finish, I am mad about matte eye liners.
Easy to remove with makeup remover or cleansing milk.


Cons:
It is actually not a con but if you like glossy finish then this liner is not for you.


My rating: 4 ½ out of 5

So ladies…I strongly recommend this product. You can use this as a daily wear product and trust me it won’t ditch you. You will have all day long beautiful eyes with perfect matte finish liner.