Sorry for being MIA from IMBB, but believe me, I test and try products every day to come up with a detailed and honest review. So, here I am with a popular product and it’s the L’Oreal Paris Gelmatic Pen in Blue Force. Honestly, names like Turbo Turquoise and Blue Force reminds me of some terms in Physics *hihi*. So, let’s continue with the review. I have always been a colored eyeliner person – especially sky blue, blues, greens and browns.
An eyeliner that glides on seamlessly using micro gel pigments to ensure a smudge-proof look. Gel eyeliner is one of the hottest trends in makeup and Gel Matic’s convenient pen application is quick, precise and completely mess-proof. Innovative gel glide polymers and intense micro gel pigments create an intense colour pay-off that is smudge proof, gliding on for 12 hour wear. L’Oréal Paris introduces its first gel eye liner in a pen format.
Dimethicone,TrimethylSiloxysilicate, Synthetic Wax, Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Hexamethyldisiloxane/ Disiloxane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Propylene Carbonate, Talc, Lecithin, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid [+/- Mat Contain, CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77499/ Iron oxides, Mica, CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, CI 77000/ Aluminium Powder, CI77510/ Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007/ Ultramarines, CI 77510/ Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI75470/ Carmine].
The eyeliner comes in a sleek black, two way retractable pencil, on which the product’s name is written in golden words. It has a color code area at the bottom, helps if you have a lot of eyeliners. The pencil is neither too soft or hard, but applying too much pressure could break it. Overall, the packaging is nice, attractive and sturdy too.
My Take on L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Blue Force:
The color “Blue Force” is a very beautiful matte indigo blue or you can also say a nice midnight blue shade with no shimmers. It will suit all skin tones – from fair to dusky, and can be worn on a daily basis – with any kind of attire as dark blue doesn’t look very loud. In pictures, I have compared it with Avon Glimmersticks in Starry Night Blue. There is much difference in the colour – Gelmatic one is more intense and a nice blue. Also, after checking out the swatches of YSL’s Effet Faux Cil Creme d’Eyeliner in Sea Black (reviewed by KK), I realized this one is an exact dupe.
The texture of these eyeliners can be compared to a gel formula more than a creamy soft liner. It has a very soft and smooth texture, glides effortlessly on the lids, without applying any pressure. It just needs 2-5 minutes to dry and then it sets down completely on the eyes. Then, it becomes totally smudge proof and waterproof.
I am really satisfied by the pigmentation of the liner, it’s very pigmented; only one stroke is needed to attain full intensity on the eyes.
The staying capacity of this liner is neither bad nor too good, it stays on my normal lids for 4.5 – 5 hours vibrantly without fading. Since I constantly rub my eyes, it goes off from the inner corners of my eyes. Since it’s a gel formula, it flakes away due to the rubbing. I am not happy with the staying power, I expected more from Gelmatic. I haven’t tried it on my waterline, so can’t comment about the staying power on the waterline.
Pros of L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Blue Force:
- Decently priced.
- Packaging is sleek and sturdy.
- A nice and different indigo blue color.
- A wearable and every day shade.
- Can be worn with formal and casual outfits.
- Would suit all skin tones.
- Completely waterproof and smudgeproof.
- Pigmentation is superb.
- Texture is very smooth.
- Glides effortlessly on lids.
- Stays put easily for 4.5 – 5 hours without fading.
Cons of L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Blue Force:
- The gel formula is good, but if you rub it constantly, it will disappear.
- I think more shades should have been launched – browns, blues are very common.
- From L’Oreal, I had expected better staying power.
- Like all retractable pencils, it tends to break with pressure.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Blue Force?
Yes, I will surely recommend this shade to everyone, it’s a very nice indigo blue shade, which will open up your eyes, and will go with every outfit and complexion. You can wear it to office and if you loved the YSL eyeliner in Sea Black – you have got a pocket friendly dupe of that shade. I think this kind of blue is very unique in India. I will definitely stock up this blue.
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