Leading on from my post about how much fun I had at 17's Blogger Event last week (post link) I'll be posting some reviews of the products released in the Eyeliner Studio! There's currently a great offer on the line in Boots were it's buy one get one half price - great right? But I'm sure you'll want to read my review first, so here we go!
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
If you're not familiar with Gel Liners they are a creamy type product held in a small pot. Which you then use a brush to apply with - a small one is included. The pot does have a seal around the lid as well so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't dry out - it shouldn't with a seal though. The claims on the box are 'Silky, Smooth & Smudgeproof' and without going to much into it, I agree! Available for £3.99 from Boots.
This liner has a really nice creamy texture to it that applies lovely and evenly! When it's first applied it can be played with somewhat, so smudged or removed to create the perfect even flicks. However it does set down on the eyes to be completely smudgeproof, 10 hours later my eyeliner looks just like it did when I put it on! On the waterline it doesn't last quite as long, around 3-4 hours. I know what you're thinking though, how do I get it off then? I find that an oil based remover or cleanser to do the job for me!
As I said this does come with a little brush. But being so small it's not ideal, so I use a separate eyeliner brush that I'm more used to working with. But the inclusion of a brush is great as I know a lot of my friends who aren't as make-up obsessed as me use the included brushes a lot. The picture below shows a pretty standard winged look, but I'm planning on getting a recreation of the look I created at the 17 Event posted in the coming days. It's this gel liner that won me the prize at the event!
The Good - cheap, value, smudgeproof, easy to work with, a seal in the lid, nice black colour, lasts really well.
The Not so Good - not the easiest to remove (but that's a good thing really!), lasts 3-4 hours in the waterline.
Would I repurchase? It's definitely good enough for me to want to, I love that it lasts ages on and it's really easy to work with. I may have to work on my stash before I repurchase any gel liners though!
Who might like it? Those that want black liner that will stay all day, but also those that sometimes struggle a little to get the look they want first time.
Price & Availability - £3.99, Boots.
I didn't really mention it in the review at all, but this actually makes a really great base for eyeshadow as well, especially those deeper metallic shades that really 'pop' over a dark base! Maybe I'll have to get a look up some time to show you! As always if you have any questions don't hesitate to leave me a comment. I hope you're having a good weekend everyone and I'll speak to you later, Hannah.
Disclaimer: This post contains a sample that was provided by the brand or their PR Representatives. However this in no way alters my review - my loyalty is to you guys and I strive to keep your respect with my honesty.