By Priyaah A.
Today, I will be reviewing a recently-launched waterproof gel pencil from Maybelline. It’s Maybelline Lustrous Sapphire Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil which is a beautiful blue shade. Read on for more details:
INR 499 for 1.10 gm.
From a basic cat-eye look to a more dramatic winged liner, achieve it all with the intensely pigmented Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Pencil by Eye Studio! This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that helps achieve bold and intense pigmentation that lasts all day without any creasing. This smudge-resistant gel eyeliner glides on smoothly for intense definition and color that stays put all day.
- Waterproof gel eye liner that delivers long-lasting color.
- Delivers intense pigmentation.
- Up to 16-hour wear.
- Water-proof and Smudge-resistant.
- Ophthalmologist tested.
- Dermatologist tested.
- Allergy tested.
- Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
My Experience with Maybelline Lustrous Sapphire Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil:
Packaging: This gel pencil comes in a white packaging in which it has product description, price and ingredient list mentioned. The gel pencil comes in a sturdy color-coded plastic packaging with a clear cap. The cap does not close with a click and I am afraid it may not be travel friendly. It is a sharpenable pencil, which I feel is good because there won’t be any bacteria buildup, but it may be a con for some. This pencil does not come with a sharpener. I sharpen it with my Lakme sharpener and there is no problem in sharpening.
Shade: “Lustrous Sapphire” is a deep vivid blue color with a matte finish. It looks gorgeous on brown eyes and would suit a wide range of skin tones.
Pigmentation and Texture: This pencil has great pigmentation in one swipe, it deposits maximum colour. You can refer to the hand swatch and upper lid for the same. For maximum pigmentation in the waterline, it requires a maximum of two swipes.
The texture of the pencil is really smooth and it glides on without any tugging or pulling. Since there is no shimmer particles, it doesn’t the irritate eyes. I wear contact lens and I have very sensitive eyes and this pencil doesn’t feel heavy on my eyes or irritate my eyes, so contact lens users and people with sensitive eyes can wear this gel pencil without any problem. Since the texture is smooth, it is difficult to draw sharp winged eyeliner.
Longevity: I have oily eyelids and watery eyes. This eyeliner stays on my eyes for 5 to 6 hours without any uneven smudging. And also, in hot and humid climate, it doesn’t for long. It can be removed completely with the help of a regular makeup remover or any oil-based remover.
Pros of Maybelline Lustrous Sapphire Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil:
- Gorgeous blue color.
- Would suit a wide range of skin tones.
- Affordable and easily available.
- Color-coded packaging.
- Sharpenable pencil.
- Intensely pigmented.
- Smooth texture.
- Glides on eyes without tugging or pulling.
- No shimmer particles.
- Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
- Doesn’t irritate eyes.
- Decent staying power of 5-6 hours.
- No smudging.
- Fades evenly.
Cons of Maybelline Lustrous Sapphire Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil:
- Not so travel friendly.
- Doesn’t come with a sharpener.
- 16-hour claim is not true.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Maybelline Lustrous Sapphire Eyestudio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil?
I will repurchase and I will recommend this pencil for all, even for people with sensitive eyes and this color looks gorgeous on all skin tones.
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