Today’s review is about a matte black eyeliner from Maybelline. This is the Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner in shade 10 Charcoal Black. I go nuts for matte eyeliners and lipsticks. Read on to know if this product lived up to my expectations.
Price: AED 49
Define your eyes with Maybelline’s Master Ink Eyeliner, longwearing, colour-rich liquid eyeliner with intense, highly pigmented pay off. With a sultry matt finish and black carbon pigments for enhanced intensity, the liner with Smart Tip brush glides effortlessly over your peepers to add drama and definition, without flaking, smudging or running. Easy to use, there will be no messy lines. Lasts up to sixteen hours.
My Experience with Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner 10 Charcoal Black:
I was very excited to try this product as the whole concept of having a matte eyeliner with an intense black color sounded good to me. One of my friends suggested me to buy this one as it fared well for her. Although I hadn’t seen her wearing this eyeliner I went on to purchase this one thinking it will work well for me as well.
The product is packaged in a black and white bottle; the black and white packaging looks very classy. The shade of the eyeliner has been embossed on the white cap. As soon as I saw the word ‘matte’ I reached out for this at the pharmacy. The Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner range offers three shades at the moment.
The three variants are: Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner (which is a new launch), Maybelline Master Ink Satin Eyeliner and Maybelline Master Ink Glitter Eyeliner (which has been reviewed on IMBB). Even if I had the option of buying multiple shades I would still have opted for this matte eyeliner.
When I first swiped this on my hand I fell in love with the shade. It is an intense black color, like that of a charcoal. And now, I have no doubt why the shade has been named charcoal. It indeed delivers a black shade that looks like a swatch of charcoal. However, you can also build up the color by applying multiple coats and it will only get more intense with each application.
If you’re happy with how it looks on first swipe you need not reapply. I like to reapply for a more intense matte black look. This formula is on the thinner side. It is runny, so you have to make sure you remove the excess eyeliner or allow it to drip a little before applying it on the eyelids. Otherwise, even a little extra product would spoil your entire look.
It doesn’t irritate my eyes and dries quickly within a few seconds. It stays on for a very long time and lasts good 9 hours. I’ve to remove my makeup after that. I haven’t taken the 16-hour test but I can assure it lasts long and won’t fade quickly. It doesn’t smudge or flake; but once, when I mistakenly rubbed my eyelids, the eyeliner spreaded all over and made my eyes look like panda eyes. 😀 This shows it smudges when you apply pressure; otherwise, it stays until you remove it with a makeup remover.
The brush which comes with the eyeliner has its own pros and cons. This brush is not suitable for beginners as it requires a lot of practice to draw an equal shape of eyeliner on both the eyes with this tip. The tip is very sharp and pointed towards the end. People who are used to doing eyeliner with this kind of tip would find it easy to use.
Even if you’re doing a simple and basic eyeliner look you would have to build the lines because of the shape of the tip. But this one provides a very nice precision for winged eyeliner look. You can drag your eyeliner well towards the end of your lids and this would probably help you create a nice, sharp wing.
Overall, it is a decent eyeliner that provides a nice matte look. It lasts long, doesn’t smudge, it is pigmented and the color is buildable. The formula is a bit runny for my liking, though. Also, applying eyeliner with this kind of tip may be a bit tricky for people who are not used to these sharply pointed brushes. This eyeliner isn’t waterproof either.
Pros of Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner 10 Charcoal Black:
• Delivers an amazing matte effect.
• Intense black color.
• Classy and convenient packaging.
• Doesn’t smudge or flake.
• Lasts a very long time.
• Buildable color.
• The tip of the brush is suitable for winged eyeliner look.
Cons of Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner 10 Charcoal Black:
• Thin and runny formula.
• Smudges with pressure.
• Smudges badly while removing the makeup.
• Not waterproof.
• The brush may not be suitable for beginners.
• This range isn’t yet available in India.
IMBB Rating: 3.4/5
Would I Recommend Maybelline Master Ink Matte Eyeliner 10 Charcoal Black?
I don’t really recommend this because I’m not happy with the brush. Even though the eyeliner
looks good you can skip this one if you have not used this kind of brush earlier.
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