L’Oreal has come up with a beautiful array of make-up collection for the upcoming Cannes Festival. The L’or Lumiere collection has a wide collection of Moist Matte Lipsticks, Color Riche Nail Colors, Infallible Mono Eye Shadows and Super Liner Gel Matic Eyeliners. From India, we will have Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor, and Freida Pinto adorning these products on the red carpet at Cannes this year. These were released way back in December 2013 internationally, but I saw them displayed at my local L’Oréal store only recently, and I immediately picked up my most favoured makeup item of all – an eyeliner. I played safe and picked up a brown shade, but these eyeliners are available in 6 different stunning colors – Ultra Black, Deep Brown, Silver Mania, Glamor Gold, Turbo Turquoise and Blue Force.
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.
Rs. 425/- for 3 gm.
My Experience with L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Deep Brown:
I picked up the color – Deep Brown, though I wanted to pick them all up. The colors on the counter looked so stunning; I almost stood still for nearly a minute. The eyeliner comes in a plastic body, and it is retractable – yay! No wastage of product. The shades are marked at the end of the pen. The pen has a cap, which closes with a click, so safe during travel. The color “Deep Brown” is metallic, though it does not have any obvious shimmer. It applies smoothly and is not at all gritty. It does not irritate my eyes at all.It does last on my upper eyelids for a long time (I have checked upto 10 hours), as they claim, without any loss of intensity. However, on my lower waterline, it lasts barely 3-4 hours. It is indeed smudge proof, and waterproof, and thankfully, does not give me panda eyes on fading off.
My main problem is the pigmentation. These are not very richly pigmented. To look at least decent on my eyelids, I had to swipe them 4-5 times. It is non-gritty, so no problem in swiping it on my lower waterline, but it is not very soft also. It does resemble gel liners on application, but the pigmentation could have been better.
Pros of L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Deep Brown:
- Easily available.
- Gel eyeliner in pen form.
- Safe during travel.
- 6 stunning colors.
- Price is affordable.
- Metallic color.
- No shimmer or grittiness.
- No irritation of eyes.
- Smudge proof.
- Long lasting.
- No panda eyes on fading.
- Easy to apply.
- Comes with the shade marked at the end.
Cons of L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Deep Brown:
- Pigmentation could have been better.
- Liner could have been softer.
- Does not last long on lower waterline.
- Name of the shade is not written on the pen.
Would I Repurchase L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen – Deep Brown?
Yes, but in other colors.
Overall, this eyeliner gets thumbs up from me. I think this is the first form of Gel eyeliners in pen form, which is indeed a boon for the newbies and for those with shaky hands. The pigmentation could have been better, and the liner could have been softer. It does apply beautifully on the lids and will look stunning with day and evening wear.
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