Monday, 5 January 2015
Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel liner - Benefit They're Real push up liner dupe? | Review
I've been in two minds about this product for a while but overall I quite like this, mainly because of it's similarity in concept to the Push Up liner, but much cheaper price tag! So this liner basically has the same concept of the Push Up Liner, gel eyeliner in a tube than comes out of a flexi brush/nib. Originally when I bought the liner the product took a crazy number of twists to come out but now only takes one or two, occasionally bits flake out of the nib but mostly the product is very creamy and is a very opaque black.
The best thing about this product is the ease of application when drawing the main line, I find it cuts down my eyeliner time by about half! However it has quite a steep learning curve when making the cat eye flick and defined lines, but you do get there in the end. I do often find I can't get a perfect line so clear up ragedy edges using make up remover and a cotton bud. I also find it quite hard to make a sharp cat eye flick with this pen, while it is quick to apply because the nib is so soft it makes it hard to be precise until you've used it for a while.
In terms of staying power as it is a gel it has better resistance to water, watery eyes won't move this, and it withstands light rain. I also find that it lasts a good day and won't be all over the place by the time you get home.
However after a long period of wear I do notice very faint transferring to the brow bone (only visible if you scrutinise) and a little bit around the outer corner of the eye but again this is pretty unnoticeable.
- price tag (£8.99 compared to push up liner £18.50)
- ease of application initially
- opacity of product (very black)
- water resistant
- product dries out a bit and flakes on application sometimes
- steep learning curve to create detailed/defined strokes and sharp cat eye flicks
- transfers faintly onto brow bone after long period of wear
- occasionally product pushes out of the nib while sealed
Personally this is my daily liner at the moment and while it takes a while to get used to using it I like it more and more! Have you used this or Benefit's Push Up liner? xx
Edit: Changed this review a few days after posting as I actually liked it a lot more than previously thought, felt I reviewed it unfairly.