Jul 13, 2011

Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner - Eggplant/Aubergine

The Maybelline Lasting drama gel liners are highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base and claim to be smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours.  Having already tried out the shade Charcoal/Charbon - a shimmery grey liner - I moved on to the eggplant/aubergine shade.

maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liners eggplant aubergine swatches reviews eotds
maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liners eggplant aubergine swatches reviews eotds

True to it's name, this is an eggplant shade with a very fine shimmer to it - not glittery chunky particles but a very fine shine.  As with all of Maybelline's gel liners, this too comes in a classy glass pot packaging with a very useful brush included with it.

maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liners eggplant aubergine swatches reviews eotds
maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liners eggplant aubergine swatches reviews eotds

The liner goes on quite smoothly - the best application, I found, was with the included brush rather than with my usual trusty angled liner brush.  The swatches come out the same shade as in the pot and while they are reasonably water and smudge proof, I find that not waiting for the liner to dry fully can lead to some of the colour transferring to the crease - definitely not a very neat look!  I haven't had this problem with the more expensive MAC Fluidlines, but I guess that's a compromise one would have to make with the price difference.

Directions on Use and Ingredient List:

maybellien eyestudio lasting drama gel liner directions use eggplant aubergine
maybelline gel liner eggplant aubergine ingredients


Swatches:

On my hand:

maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liners eggplant aubergine swatches reviews eotds
L to R:  Elle 18 Purple Pataka eyeliner pencil
Maybelline Eggplant/Aubergine Gel Liner
MAC Fluidline - Dark Diversion
On my eye:

maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liners eggplant aubergine swatches reviews eotds
L'Oreal Hip Eyeshadow Duo - Shady
YSL Faux Cils Mascara - Noir Radical
Overall, I like the colour and the consistency of this eyeliner.  It is easy to apply and stays on long enough.  However, I do wish they would set/dry faster and not transfer on to the crease area.  Ensure that you clean/wipe off the brush after each use or it tends to get hardened and difficult to use.

Cost:  $9.99

Related Posts:
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick - My Mahogany
Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner - Swatch/Review
MAC Fluidline Siahi 
Maybelline Gel liner - Blackest Black

38 comments:

  1. This looks such a fun color Rads!! :D :D Perfect for shiny days of San Jose!! :D :D :D

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  2. Oh actually it's not that bright..it's very wearable anywhere :)

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  3. pretty color...like it....
    Morn cali

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  4. pretty color... looks good on you :)

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  5. Priya - I read you are reallly reallllly busy..what are you busy busy with so much??

    Ramya - it would suit just about everyone I feel...no just about..it will suit evveryone :D

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  6. hmmmmm.. :D :D But it looks soo prettttttty..me wantttttttttt.... sigh!!

    Morning Priya!! :D I mean afternoon!! :D :D :D :D

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  7. So pretty color but its not available in india. I got it as a gift from my cousin but sadly lost it before using it once also :(So pretty color but its not available in india. I got it as a gift from my cousin but sadly lost it before using it once also :(

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  8. Awww...maybe they will launch it some time in India too :(

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  9. I just love this colour, wish they launch it in India really soon.

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  10. I was eyeing this for so long... soemhow didnt get it.... but if its transferring to the crease then I dont think I hsould :(( but such a grt shade naa!!

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  11. Bee - it helps if you use some eyeshadow and then use this, but still, I know it's less expensive compared to MAC, but I think next time, I would rather save a bit and buy MAC - they don't have this colour though, I think..me MAC thoda thoda ignorant :D

    Sabrina - You didn't see it in Singapore? You must have missed it staring at all the glosses and lipsticks :D

    Bhumika, Aarthi - is pretty colour naa :)

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  12. I don't know how I missed it in Singapore. Grrr.

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  13. Where's my comment?? :O :O

    anyways I said- Its a very pretty color :)

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  14. This is the thing you said you will bring back for me free of cost na....good one.....:)

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  15. waise I can pay you exactly 101 rupees for this.......smug

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  16. 101!!!!!!!!!!!!! I give you 101 hunterwalis...spank spank...grrrrrrrrrr

    Sabrina - heheheheee :*

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  17. Gargi - my blog hungry..forever eating up comments :D It is pretty na? Maybelline should introduce all this in India also..

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  18. hehe you keep feeding your blog with yummy dishes na, when you don't it eats up our comments :D :D

    yes they should introduce it in india too :(

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  19. Lovely color :) guess we need to make do with either MAC or...think Chambor Dazzle eyepencil in purple is v close - just got it and i lowe it! (although not the gel type)
    Gaea

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  20. Hi Gaea..got your mail...got a little late replying...sorrrrreeeee :| You have tried any gel type pencil..me never..I want to try that next..just to see what it's like :D

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  21. the brinjal color :d love tis 1 :) my cousin has promised to get me this soon :D

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  22. It's a change from our usual brown black liners naa..when will your cousin get back to India?

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  23. Haylo...tats ok though feeling neglected tch tch :(
    no. never heard of gel pencil too! :o)
    -Gaea

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  24. Hi,
    I am new to your blog and new to eye makeup too.

    I am currently using Lakme Perfect Definition Eye Pencil on my waterlash but it seems to go away within 1 hour only.

    So, I went to buy Maybelline Colossal Kajal after reading its gud reviews, but the SA told that if ur eyes are watery, then buy drama gel eye liner and also its waterproof.

    I wanted to know if this liner can be used on waterline too? I still have to learn to use it on upper lash also.

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  25. Shruti - Eyeliners with shimmer in them are not really recommended for the waterline, but if you are asking about the black gel liner that is sold in India - I can tell you my friend's experience with it. She bought it specifically for using on the waterline as she wanted something that is jet black and would stay on longer. It did kind of stay, but she had problem with it irritating her eyes and she actually went and returned it at the counter after much argument. It may or may not happen with you too, so perhaps, you should try this on at the counter on your waterline and then only buy it. Or ask the SA if you could return it if you have a reaction to it. Upper lashline it has no problem staying on..and I am sure you will learn with use :)

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  26. Hi Rads,
    I am so glad that u replied to my comment.
    Thanks so much.

    Ya, I have the black gel liner.

    I applied it today on my waterline in 2 swipes, but just like Lakme eyeliner, it disappeared after 2-3 mins, then applied again and checked after 45 mins, then it looked like a faint thin line was applied.

    A friend of mine applies it at waterline only. What should I do?

    But, I really like the brush, its so easy to use, even for a newbie like me.

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  27. Ohhhoo..no thank you and all. I love getting comments :D :D I think you can skip the maybelline lner then for your waterline - just my opinion..I have seen many people who have these dark lines on their waterline, but somehow I never get it. I think the reason is my eyes are more watery, get irritated easily kinds - so I have finally decided some people are lucky they can use whatever they want on their waterlines, not so for me. Have you tried Avon Glimmersticks black? It's a plain black pencil twist up liner, and it's quite black, though of course not as jet black as these gel liners or kaajal but it's good. It's waterproof, and it stays better on my waterline than most other products. Not the Glimmersticks diamonds with shimmer..just plain black..do give it a try if you have any Avon person near your place :) I LOVE the maybelline brush too, and you can maybe buy Maybelline for your upper lashline though.

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  28. Hi Rads,
    Now toh I have to learn to use it on upperlash else if I don't use it, my mom will beat me, kyunki baddi mushkil se I convinced her to buy and promised that I will not waste it.

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  29. It's easy enough Shruti..you apply like dots or dashes and then join them in short short strokes - is easier than trying to draw steady lines at once. I am sure you won't waste it - just make sure you keep the lid tightly closed and keep the jar standing on the lid - like upside down - instead of it's base. That way the liner will stay longer.

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  30. You have mom..I have husband...I also have to somehow use whatever I get because it's "baddi mushkil se" convincing him to get me anything :D :D

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  31. Oh and you know what..if the line is still not like straight and it's going uparneeche kinds..just smudge it with a cotton bud and wear it like a smudged liner :D

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  33. Shruit..my id is there in the right side of the page - myweekendramblings at gmail dot com...I am not in India right now so have a time zone difference and won't be on chat most times..but I will definitely reply to mails :) :)

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  34. Ooops..sorrrrrrrrrrrryyy..i meant Shruti..typo..

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  35. Its ok re.
    I sent u request.
    When u r free, just ping me.

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