Thursday, October 13, 2011

Maybelline Eye studio Eyeliner - Brown

  Don't you love freebies?! I got this eyeliner out of a magazine in the colour brown.
Let me tell you a little secret...I am terrified of gel and liquid eyeliner. Why? Because no matter how hard I try, I cannot master it. I have read so many ways to apply it and watched more videos than you can count, but it never EVER works. Ever. But, once again I tried my hardest to create something that I could actually go out in public wearing, and believe it or not I am relatively happy with it.

 I applied a little of the gel to my upper lash line with severe difficulty. Yep, I spent ages and ages trying to make it neat, straight, thin and as close as possible to my lashes. I think I did pretty well considering the trouble I normally have. I am aware that you can barely see it, but for my first shot (okay, maybe fourth or fifth shot!) it looks alright. I now want to try building it up and making it a bit more obvious so that my eyes are a little more defined.

By the way, the spot at the back is actually a freckle -
not the eyeliner!

The brush that comes with the gel is actually pretty good. Its bristles are stiff so that you can make a nice line with it. Usually the brushes that you get with the product are awful, but this one was the exception.

The gel itself is odd, it's not overly pigmented and doesn't glide on nicely. It kind of goes a bit powdery, but I think that is because I didn't really have much product on the brush. It works well enough though, and (once you can master it) looks good. I know that you can get it in blackest black as well, and I have heard that it comes in charcoal and eggplant (grey and purple) but I'm not sure if you can get them in Australia (I haven't seen those colours myself).

Okay, this is NOT the best picture (all the colours are funny)
 but you can see the eyeliner.
I am not wearing any mascara (obviously)

No mascara, no eyeshadow.
It appears as if there is no eyeliner, but as the above photo
indicates, there is.

The eyeliner is waterproof and really does stay on your eyes all day. The only problem with this is that it is hard to get off if you make a mistake while applying it (like me!). I am a waterproof fan so this really suited me.

Would I purchase this again, or recommend it? I don't think I would spend money on it (it is actually quite expensive in my opinion) but as a freebie I consider it to be worthwhile. If it was cheaper I would buy this. I think I am going to give this product 7 out of 10.

*I might be using this eyeliner in some upcoming posts, so hopefully when I get better at applying it you can see what it looks like when I do it a bit thicker!


  1. haha I am so much the same!! I finally decided to try liquid liner, and even though I got a ridiculously wonky line, I took a q-tip with eye makeup remover, cleaned it up, and it didn't look too bad :P

    This looks great :)

  2. Glad to hear other people have the same problem! It looks wonderful on those who can do it properly!

  3. woww this thing looks great but i always wear black liner
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  4. Yes, I use brown more often because it covers mistakes!


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