Monday, 5 January 2015

Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel liner - Benefit They're Real push up liner dupe? | Review

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Pros
- price tag (£8.99 compared to push up liner £18.50)
- ease of application initially
- opacity of product (very black)
- water resistant

Cons
- 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. 

13 comments:

Sammy said...

It's a shame you weren't a massive fan of this, it would have been a great cheaper dupe! I just bought benefits push up liner, I was a bit reluctant to buy it because of the price, it's amazing but I might just try this one next time to see how I get on.

Sammy xx
daintyowl.blogspot.co.uk

Georgie said...

I've heard so many things about push up liner! Tbh I think the mechanism idea probably would work well with better quality, you do just have to pay more it seems :( xx

Eilidh said...

oh how sound, would have been so good if it was a good dupe! I havent actually tried the benefit liner, heard so many mixed reviews.. just dont know if I could work it ha ha

Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

Colleen said...

Too bad it doesn't work! The packaging it pretty cute though

COOCOO FOR COCO

Georgie said...

I know, such a shame! haha you're welcome XD xx

Georgie said...

Yeah I'd love to try the Benefit liner but it's just so expensive! I'd have to research a load of blog reviews first haha xx

Georgie said...

Yeah the packaging isn't bad just shame the actual product isn't amaze xx

Ana Luiza said...

Hi, Georgie!
Thanks for commenting on my blog! On that post, I was talking about people making jokes of our president because of her clothes and body size. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who still judge others because of their appearence. I hope this changes someday.

I've never tried any eyeliner because I'm a mess at those stuff (seriously). I liked your review but I thought using this liner would be easier because it's like a pen. Anyway, too bad it isn't as good as you expected.
xx
Nalu
http://coisasafiins.blogspot.com

≈ CARMEN ≈ said...

Man, disappointing products are so..well...disappointing. I'll pass on this one for sure.

:] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

melaniekay said...

I'm a sucker for eyeliner and this one looks amazing!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Georgie said...

It's pretty good! xx

Georgie said...

I wouldn't say it was disappointing us such but I'm not sure if it's as good as push up liner (haven't tried it myself) xx

Georgie said...

Thanks for the translation! That's really sad, people are always so cruel to female politicians. If you are new to eyeliner this might be a bit hard but if you try a felt tip style one that might work for you! :) xx

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