Hey Dolls :)
I absolutely love gel eyeliner and for the last couple of years I have been 100% monogamous to M.A.C's fluidline in blacktrack. However, when maybelline finally released their gel eyeliner here, I was rather excited.
I've been using the liner for about a week now and I LOVE it. Honestly, I think it's comparable to both MAC and clinique's gel liners (which I've recently tried and also like) but in maybelline's case it's cheaper and you get a brush! Consistency wise, the liner is really soft and smooth and doesn't feather when applied. It may not be as black as other gel liners but I still think it's quite a dark, inky colour.
In terms of longevity, it lasts about as long as my fluidline, by the end of the working day my flicks could probably do with a touch up but the only liner I've tried that actually lasts the full day is illamasqua's precision ink. One thing I have noticed is, once applied, it does take a little longer to dry than blacktrack and for the first few applications I did have transfer onto my brow bone, though a little extra care helps to stop this.
I was really excited to try the liner brush that comes in the box and I was really surprised - I think it's a brilliant shape for liner application! You can use the very thin edge of the brush to get a really defined, sharp edge or use the flat side to get a thicker smooth line across the lid. The shape gives you lots of control over the product and is a brilliant alternative to my usual brush of choice, mac's 209. Here is how it looks on...
Overall, I think this is an excellent quality product for the price, and would be especially good if you're venturing into the world of gel liner for the first time. Have you tried this or want to? What are your gel liner experiences?