Maybelline EYESTUDIO Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner – Review & Swatches


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Maybelline EYESTUDIO Vivid & Smooth Eye liner- Review & swatches

I am a complete eye makeup sucker. I love to wear colored eyepencils, bold colored eye shadows etc. I have been wearing kajal from my school days. Without kajal I look like a chronic insomniac:-p. I love to define my eyes anyway.

One day I went to a shop to buy a brown colored eye pencil. At the end of the day I get back home with a green eye pencil from Maybelline called “ Maybelline Eyestudio vivid & smooth eye liner”. I applied it and fell in love with it. Then again I went to that shop again and get back home with a purple eyeliner of the same kind. I am using both of them for a while now and completely loving them:).

Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth

Maybelline Eyestudio Vivid & Smooth Eye liner

About Maybelline eyestudio vivid & smooth liners are smudge-proof, water-proof pencils. They glide on smoothly without tugging your eyes. They are nicely pigmented, gives you enough color in a single swipe. I wear them on my upper and lower lash lines. I have applied on my waterline too, but did not cause me any irritation. I don’t have glasses or lenses, so I can not say whether it would cause irritation to people who wear glasses. It is long-stay. I have two colors- a forest green and a purple. They are neither matte nor too shimmery, so you can wear them during daytime also. Though I am not to compare here, but I think the purple color is better than the “plush purple” shade of Lakme glide-on eye pencil. Below are some swatches-

Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(Swatches in daylight)
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(Swatches at night with flash)
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(At night without flash)
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(Swatches after rubbing the spot vigorously)
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(Swatches after rubbing then washing the spot)

Price: Rs. 200. I got it for Rs. 190.

Shelf life: Maybelline eyestudio  pencil says “use before 10/12”. Manufacturing date was not mentioned though. I bought it in October, 2010. So I assume the shelf life is about 2 years.

Pros of Maybelline Vivid and Smooth Eye Liner


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  • Glides on smoothly.
  • Nicely pigmented.
  • Water-proof, smudge-proof.
  • Staying power is quite good. It stays on both my lash lines for 5-6 hours, and then it starts to fade. And my lids are oily.
  • Affordable. This is cheaper than Lakme, Colorbar or Revlon eyepencils. I have a reservation price for every product I buy and for an eye liner my reservation price is max rs. 250.
  • Maybelline is a trusted brand.
  • Various color options.
  • The bottom ends of the pencils show their respective shades and they are absolutely similar to the actual color. So it’s easy to choose.
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
  • Does not irritate your eyes.
  • I do not have a makeup remover, but it come off easily with coconut oil.
  • Each and every cosmetics shop has a Maybelline counter, so no problem of non availability.

Cons of Maybelline Eyestudio Vivid and Smooth Eye Liner

  • I think most of the people do not know about this product. The Maybelline website does not show this product. I wonder why. I did not even know this product existed before I went to the Maybelline counter of that shop where I bought it from.
  • No shade catalogue exists. Hence there is no name for a particular shade. You have to ask the SAs to show you all the pencils so that you can decide.
  • No ingredient lists.
  • No manufacturing date.
  • They don’t even mention the product weight.
  • Has a funny smell, but can be ignored if you don’t have a too sensitive nose:-p.
  • It is not mentioned whether they are opthalmologically tested or not.

And now how they look on my eyes.

Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(The forest green color on my eye)
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth
Maybelline Vivid & Smooth(The purple color on my eye)

Note: I applied them without any primer or base.

They would look very nice if you apply them with eye shadows. I pair the green pencil with bronze, wine or green colored eye shadows and the purple one with plum colored shadow.

Little tip: Before applying the e/p, draw a thin line with black liner on your upper lash line, then apply the e/p. it would add more depth to your eyes:). And don’t forget to apply kajal on your waterline( actually I never forget that part:-p).

Will I repurchase it: Definitely yes! But I would like to try some other brands also.

My rating:  :-* :-* :-* :-* Well I am absolutely satisfied with these Maybelline pencils. I am deducting point because of no ingredients list and no shade catalogue.

Have you used Maybelline Eyestudio Vivid and Smooth liner? Please rate in the box below.

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34 thoughts on “Maybelline EYESTUDIO Vivid & Smooth Eye Liner – Review & Swatches

  1. I bought the white pencil from this range mainly for waterline and it stung y eyes soo badly. :(( I think they are good for using on your lash line only. Also I think you are right, they are not opthalmologically tested. Never repurchased them but they do have some pretty colours, even pink. :))

    1. PINK! Did u just say PINK?
      PINK PINK PINK PINK PINK.. i want PINK! I love PINK… i am buying PINK today! :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized:

      1. Its a very pretty colour, but does’nt show up on the eyes 😛
        Except if someone’s like a foots distance away from you.

        PS: I wore it on the eylids one day & my dad was asking if I had conjuctivitis :razzmad: :razzmad:

        So……

    2. I agree, the pink one sooooo :beauty: :beauty:, and smooth to glide like butter…….. but save for the shimmer particles the pink one doesnt show on the eye from afar!!!!! :weep: :weep: :weep:

    3. yes, i saw the pink too. bt i did not dare buy that 😛 well, i always apply kajal on my waterline, so i hav never had stinging problem 😛

  2. i have dis moss green n gold…..
    bt its shimmery…its fine on upper lash line bt on lower d shimmer spreads arnd d eyes at d end of day..which i dont particularly like…bt des r very good..n d gold one can be used as an eye shadow too…real nice…

    1. errr…radhika,thanks….. thats so sweet of u. :-* actually when i took those pics, it was late at night and i was very tired. bt it looks better when i wear them with e/s. 🙂

  3. even i love the grey version i have.. its my fav till date.. no smudging no fading.. once my frnd applied on her lower lash line in the mrng.. say 4-5- swipes.. she went to sleep with it and it was thr intact the next mrng!! happens to me too.. till nite atleast when i remove it.. planin to pik up the purple one..

  4. I bought the the white and green and i think they arent bad…but as Rati said,u cant use them on the water line…stings very badly…I dont think i would buy them again…

    I prefer the lakme glide on eye color…lovely colors and can use on the waterline 2 🙂 but the sad part is sum colors arent available anymore :'(

    Has anyone tried the Bourjois colored eye pencils?

  5. Hey! I alwz use this eyelinear butt i wonder how you sharp??
    Please hit back! I alrdy buyd many of the same color cause i got no clue how ppl sharp! Help* ?:)

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