Monday, 31 March 2014

Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner - Jet Black

I'm a huge fan of black eyeliner, but I haven't tried out too many gel eyeliners. Well, I've been trying out Mary Kay's Gel Eyeliner in Jet Black* ($18/4.5 g), which has recently been added to their permanent collection! Read on to see how I liked this liner...


"The precision of a pencil meets the intensity of a liquid in one smooth gel eyeliner formula.
  • Foolproof and easy-to-apply, this versatile eyeliner lets you create beautiful fine lines for a daytime look or intensify with ease for a more dramatic look.
  • Lightweight formula glides on smoothly without tugging or pulling.
  • Dries quickly, delivering an intense color payoff.
  • Long-wearing and smudgeproof.
  • Ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested.
  • Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes." - Mary Kay


Mary Kay's Gel Eyeliner comes housed in a little glass tub with a black plastic lid. This also comes with a small retractable brush, but I prefer to use my regular, full size brushes. This formula is extremely creamy, which is both a good and bad thing. The positives: I don't think that this product will dry up any time soon, and it's easy to pick up product with a brush. The negatives: Since this formula is so creamy, it's hard to only pick up a small amount of product. I end up with a ton of product on my brush, which I then have to wipe off on the sides on the glass container. 


It's easy to create a traditional line with this gel liner, but I do find it a bit difficult to create a good "flick". I think that this is because the formula is so thick and creamy, so it's hard to get a precise point or line. However, I do love how quickly this liner dries down, and it doesn't smudge or flake at all throughout the day. This formula wears for 9+ hours, yet it still removes easily at the end of the night. 


I really love how long-wearing this liner is, but the formula is a bit too thick for my liking. As someone that's new to the world of gel liners, this formula wasn't fool proof. I personally prefer the ease of traditional pencil liners, or liquid liners. Are you a fan of gel liners? What are your favourite formulas? :)

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14 comments:

  1. It sounds pretty promising, I really don't want to try it just yet because I already have 4 gel liners in use right now :S
    But I should review it soon haha

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    1. Haha! well this is now in the permanent lineup, so no rush! :)

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  2. I prefer kohl liners, they're just so much easier to use!

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  3. i haven't tried a gel liner... i definitely need one that's foolproof!

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    1. I've heard really great things about Maybelline's gel liner, and MAC's fluid lines, they're on my wishlist!

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  4. The only gel liner I've ever tried is by Maybelline, it's so great! I prefer it over my liquid pen liners. This one sounds very good too :)

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    1. I've only heard rave reviews on Maybelline's formula, I need to try it out! :)

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  5. I'm new to liners in general so I've definitely not tried a gel liner yet.

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    1. Oh really!? I remember liner being the very first makeup product I ever used (other than lip balm & nail polish). It was a brown liner and I tried to be subtle with it so my parents couldn't tell!

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  6. I've never tried a gel liner, but I want to. I like how black-black this looks.

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    1. Ya, the colour is definitely a true black! :)

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  7. I used to exclusively use gel liner, then went to liquid for the longest time, and now I have a gel again...I forgot how smooth they are, generally speaking!

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    1. I don't know why I've never used gel liner before! I think I just like the ease of a pencil & not having to worry about washing a brush every day!

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