Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review - Indian Beauty Forever
Friday, 3 May 2013

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review



Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Black
Hi Everyone!
How are you all?? This product that I will be reviewing today, needs no extra information so as to emphasis how much it is loved and liked by those of us who wants affordable gel liner that can stay for a longer time without fading. Yes! I am talking about Maybelline’s Eye studio Drama Gel eye liner in Black.. Phew! That was a very long name, I will call it Maybelline gel liner only, to keep it short and simple :D
Price: 450 INR and comes with a shelf life of good 30 months. It won’t even last that long anyways.  
Maybelline products rule our vanity.. isn’t it?? 
About this product: This Maybelline drama gel eyeliner has:
Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
Smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours
Most intense line for lasting drama.
Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
Contact lens safe.


Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review, swatches
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review
My Experience: My first Maybelline drama gel was their Swirl gel eyeliner in black and silver, Ahh what an absolute beauty!!! that was to look at, with swirls of black and silver. But then , I used the black gel part and realized that the rest of the black was not coming up as a pure black on my brush as some particles of silver were always use to get mixed, no matter how carefully I dip in brush. So, what I did I scoop out the silver with a brush from wherever I could and kept it in a small clean eye shadow case to use it like a silver eye shadow base. Now, the rest of the product in the pot I mixed the entire silver and black thing thoroughly and now, I can use it as a beautiful eyeliner with proper amount of silver that looks like Avon Glimmerstick. I did it just as per my requirements; You do that, if you think the swirls are messing up the black giving patchiness.
These Maybelline gel eyeliners come in a heavy glass pot that looks like a kajal ka dabba.   :D I loveeee the pot a lot, It looks so  cute and can fit anywhere.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review, swatches
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review
Ingredients: see below: 

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review, swatches
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review, swatches
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review, price
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review

Maybelline Gel Eye Liner comes in a black outer packaging and some of my friends like to keep theirs in that packaging only. Apart from the pot, It comes along with an excellent gel eyeliner brush that can deliver thin, precise lines easily and trust me so far it hasn’t shed even a single strand. When you will look at it first you will think, the quantity is less, I thought the same but while using I realized that it will actually last long as a little amount is enough to draw. Credit goes to its superbly pigmented gel formula that glides so smoothly that there will not be any tugging or pulling. Loved it’s consistency and pigmentation!!feels like you are applying semi molten butter in the color black.
It takes some time to get set, just like most of the other pencils and liquid liners and when it does, it becomes smudge proof and waterproof. I have splashed water on my face too and it won’t budge off!!
Market is flooded with liners that are very pigmented and jet black but it’s smudge proof and rub proof formula makes it stand out of the crowd. This is one such product, which is my HG of eyeliners and also the product without which I can’t live without.
I have heard that the gel eyeliners gets dry after some time or if regularly kept open for a longer time, but honestly, I have not faced anything like that, still I will advice to keep it close once you dipped in your brush. 

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review

Now, with frequent usage the brush can get a little harder, which is not an issue as after using it after a couple of time or whenever required, I just shake my Maybelline Bi-Phased MakeupRemover, pour a drop into my palm and then dip my brush for 5 seconds and then gentle rub it to and fro and in a swirling notion as well, to clean it thoroughly.
These were the things that I do to save my favorite product and the little brush. Hope those little tricks will be useful for you too. :D
Below are the eye swatches and I did this double winged thick liner! (My brother was saying it was looking like a fish.:D) I haven't used flash anywhere for the swatches. (see here how to apply winged eyeliner)

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review, swatches
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review

Did you noticed that my under eye area is much cleaner and better, Thats because of that iRescure solution by Cosmedic, It has worked well for me! ow, let's head over to pros and cons.

Pros of Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Black :
  • Easily available in drugstore, Maybelline counters and all the online shopping portals.
  • Quantity and price is reasonable for the excellent results, it gives.
  • It comes with a gel eyeliner brush that makes eyeliner application easier and helps in drawing precise lines too.
  • Liner brush has not shed even a single bristle yet.
  • Pigmentation and texture is excellent
  • Formula and consistency is superb that makes it glides on the lids very smoothly. So, no more tugging and pulling!!
  • That pot container looks cute and even if it falls, won’t break.. I dropped it once accidentally while using and realized that this could be included in the pros too.
  • Once it sets, it becomes smudge proof and water proof to the extent that’s you will need a makeup remover to take it off. Here comes my Bi- phased makeup removers to get rid of them !!
  • Can be easily carried and travel with.
  • Staying power is very good and stays on for the entire day, even on the lids of those who has this bad habit of touching their eyes frequently.. shhh.. it’s me!!
Cons of Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Black :
  • May get dry after some time, so take proper care and close the lid tightly.
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 
It is available at Flipkart HERE
 
My take: Excellent eyeliner with superb formula that spreads easily, no tugging, pulling with a smudge proof finish and great staying power. I will highly recommend it!!

Niesha Jeenwal

I am Niesha, Editor of Indian Beauty Forever, a Science graduate turned Beauty Blogger from New Delhi who's blogging for more than 3.5 years and loves everything related to Makeup & Beauty.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner Black Review Reviewed by Niesha Jeenwal on 10:28 am Rating: 5 Maybelline Gel Eye Liner in Black Hi Everyone! How are you all?? This product that I will ...

92 comments:

  1. love how you have drawn the double wing!!

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  2. I am liking this too. But even then, I prefer their glossy hypershine liner with the brush.
    hey, I do something akin for the brush as well :P
    You eyes look gorgeous!

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    1. I love this gel liner and even hyper glossy too but is glossy and this one is matte like so, they give us choice. Love them.!
      Thank you so much Nivi.)

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  3. Wow very pretty eotd Nieshu. Loved it. Will try it next. I have Elf cream liner n am pretty happy with it :)

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    1. Thank you so much Megha.:)you will love it too dear.
      I will try the Elf too then .:)

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  4. woah i love this, nice review :D

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    1. Thank you Nurina, it is worth the price.:)

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  5. i cant live without this gel liner ...love it:)
    great eotd Niesha:)

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    1. Thank you Poorva.:) me too yaar, it's such a fab product na.:D

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  6. Nice review!
    I've read only positive reviews of this liner, looks like it's time to get it for myself :D

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    1. Thank you Egle.:)
      even I have not read any negative review abt this product and this would be the most loved product from Maybelline I suppose, at a good price too.:)

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  7. wow this is a must have:)

    girl-gulaabi.blogspot.in

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    1. Exactly sanaya , a must must have for me .:)

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  8. Niesha..u rock in cat eyeliner..am totally dumbstruck

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  9. Nice review...I love this gel liner...:)

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    1. Thank you Puja, I love this a lot too dear!.:)

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  10. My absolute favorite gel liner, EVER !! Great review and EOTD..
    Hina xx
    http://beautywidbrainz.com

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    1. Thank you so much Hina. Its worth every penny spend.:)

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  11. Loved this eyeliner Niesha... It suits you very much dear :-)

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  12. Beautiful EOTD Niesha. I have used swirl gel liner from Maybelline & I absolutely love it :)

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    1. Thank you Anu.:) Sach me yaar, I love them and what great precision the brush gives.:)

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  13. WOw awesome Neish loved your Review and EOTD dear :)

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    1. Thank you so much Radha, sorry dear, was not at home yesterday, Heading over to visit blogs now.:)

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  14. Niesha,

    What Do You Use To Fill In Your Brows?

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    1. Hi Heena, I don't fill in person but for pictures I use ant dark grey eye shadow as while taking extreme close ups even a minor gap can look huge.
      But using eye shadows daily to fill in eye brows should be avoided.

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    2. Really? :O

      I fill them daily using eyeshadow.. Any specific reason? :-s

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    3. I read some where long ago, that it can cause hair loss and eye brows are equally precious, so dear, I will not advice anyone to use eye shadows daily, even if what I read may not be right but still cant take chances here na.:)
      Brow powders can be used for that purpose. I am thinking of buying sleek brow kit.

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    4. Ooh.. I'm getting brow powder on My Next Inglot Trip

      Thanks For the Advice!:D

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    5. :D Me too will try Inglot..Forgot Inglot for a while .:P

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  15. I gt this long back and use it once in a while as I dn get tym during weekdays :\ u r gorgeous babe <3

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    1. I like it as eyeliner and lipstick would be the only makeup I wear .:)
      he he.. thank you Raaga, :)

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  16. I love this liner. I have my one for a while and it did dry out a bit but still can use it :)

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    1. I like it a lot too, but have not seen it drying yet. may be putting it in warm water with lid closed tightly can solve the problem .:)

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  17. i loved it as long as i had it . mine dried within three months despite closing tightly and storing upside down . nothing could resuscitate it . maybe the weather is to be blamed :(

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    1. May be that can be the case,:(
      I had the swirl one and it's been over six months and it's fine like it was when new.
      I love it too.:)

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  18. yay ! i have this and i am glad you love this too :)

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    1. It deserves all the love from us na.:) when I was writing this review I had this thought that most of us would have the same liking towards it.:)

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  19. you can make any liner and eyeshadow look wonderful :-)

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    1. :D, thank you Shikhu.:) May be due to the fact that liners were the first thing I used and got introduced to the world of makeup.:)

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  20. I have to try this! Noe I use the gel eyeliner from Essence and I love it!

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    1. I am sure you will like it Glyko, give it a shot!.:)

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  21. I too have this liner.... i just love the way it works out :)
    loved ur EOTD

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    1. I love it so much too Rajani.:)
      Thank you!!

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  22. Such neat & fab work with the wings.. loved it niesha :)

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  23. Thank you so much!!! was looking for an eyeliner as good as this!

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  24. also, let me know if you want to buy any Oriflame products? email me buyoriflame.sf@gmail.com

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  25. lovely EOTD!! i have this and the gold and brown variant.! :D

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    1. Thank you Raji.:) I have this and the silver n black. they are fab na:)

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  26. I've heard amazing things about their eyeliner and my current gel ones are quite dried out now! I think I may pick one up from them! I would love to do a double winged look!

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    1. Double wing look will look great on you! you should try that!

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  27. Loved your EOTD.....It's so very neatly done! :)I have this in gold & brown & i just love these little pots!

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    1. Thank you so much Richa, I just love these cute little pots too.:)

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  28. Loved ur EOTD Niesha..I have this one...This one is awesome n now a days i am using this one and maybelline master precise liquid eyeliner.Both r my fav :)

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    1. Its the best and affordable gel liners I came across so far Tej.:)
      Thank you so much dear!

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  29. lovely eotd as usual, niesha :)

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    1. Thank you Swarnali, glad u liked the eotds.:)

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  30. Great review as usual!! I am so tempted to buy this but I am too lazy to be able to maintain the brush etc.. also I don't know how to use the brush liner... :(

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    1. Thank you dear, Don't worry they are easier to use than the liquid ones as they give more controlled strokes and the gel formula glides easily.
      The brush too doesn't need much of a maintained as you have to dip it in a drop of makeup remover and thats it. I am sure you will love it.:)

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  31. I have had this tooo and loved it as well!!Great product by Maybelline, nicely reviewed.. Amazing eyeliner application!! You should do a tutorial on this!!

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    1. Absolutely amazing tutorial by maybelline!!
      Thank you Sophia, I think i have done that,let me check, hopefully it may help someone,:)

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  32. Nice review Niesha :)
    Mine hasn't dried out yet.. love your EOTDs as always <3. I'm gonna call you home one day to do my make up :P

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    1. Thank you Neha.:)Even my is fine till now.:)
      Aww I will be glad to do your makeup and try my best!.<3

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  33. It looks great on you nisha.. even i use the swirl liner in black n silver..the staying power is awesome..isnt it :)

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    1. Thank you jasmine.:)
      Absolutely, staying power is what it makes it a great product!

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  34. I really want try this product!
    Now I´m follwoing you in FB
    I hope your follow me back there

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much dear. I will follow you too!!;:)

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  35. Lovely tutorial! I've never tried gel liners as such.. just pencil and liquid.. nice review Niesha :) <3

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    1. Thank you Adi. Give a chance to gels you will love them as they dry quickly like pencils and spreads/ glides well like liquids.:)

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  36. Lovely ... I am liking the eotd :) and its really great ....but it dries up very fast..
    http://celebratingfeminity.com/

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    1. Thank you Dear. I love this product.:)

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  37. It looks so intense black in the top 2 pics and the double wing in the third pic reminds me of a bird's beak. I tried imagining a fish, but couldn't figure out how exactly your bro noticed it :) V pretty EOTD. Even without flash, the pics are quite clear. I have the L'Oreal one and like that too.

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    1. It is very pigmented!! I don't know why he said so, may be he saw some other pictures with different angles of the same product on my eyes. Anyways he has weird imagination ..lol :) he uses that in giving me a new name almost everyday.:D
      Thank you and glad you liked dear.

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  38. nice EOTD looks great on you

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  39. I bought this after reading this review :) must say its fantabulous!!! in love with this products. all thanks to u Niesha :D

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    1. My pleasure dear!!:) It is undoubtedly the best and affordable gel liner that won't let us down even in the rainy season. Try to keep the lid closed as gel liners can dry up fast.

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  40. Good one. Loved the look of your winged liner :)

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