Product Review: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil

Maybelline eye liner was the first eye liner I ever used and while I’ve graduated from pencil or coal liners to ink liners, I’ve always stuck with Maybelline because I simply can’t find another brand that I like as much. So when I saw this new liner of theirs I thought I’d give it a go because I’d never heard of a gel pencil before!



  • Applies very easily to waterline
  • Very dark and black (I got mine in Sleek Onyx)
  • Does not splinter
  • It DOES actually sharpen contrary to what most people think


  • Smudges after a while
  • Fades from waterline pretty quickly (especially around outer corner of eye)
  • Very difficult to figure out how to sharpen it

Overall I would say this is a decent liner. I’ve only been using it on my water line and I actually prefer it when the liner looks a little worn in after a while so the fact that it fades from my eyes after a while doesn’t bother me. But for a night when I’m doing a smokey eye and need my waterline to stay black, I don’t think I would use this. I honestly haven’t found a pencil or gel liner that will stay on my eyes all night though so maybe mine are just abnormally wet! Don’t know if I’ll be repurchasing.


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