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Friday, March 13, 2015

Mark. Saved by the Gel Waterproof Eyeliner

mark saved by the gel waterproof eyeliner- gold star & blackboard (3)

Happy Friday, blog fans! Ready for a little makeup chat? Well, eyeliner chat to be perfectly specific. Gel liners are something I don't use that often, but I'm thinking I need to convert to the land of gel because I've really liked Mark. Saved by the Gel Waterproof Liners. The formula isn't quite perfect, but I'm getting ahead of myself, so... Read on!


mark saved by the gel waterproof eyeliner- gold star & blackboard (2)
mark saved by the gel waterproof eyeliner- gold star & blackboard (4)
mark saved by the gel waterproof eyeliner- gold star & blackboard (5)
mark saved by the gel waterproof eyeliner- gold star & blackboard (6)
mark saved by the gel waterproof eyeliner- gold star & blackboard (1)

Mark. Saved by the Gel Waterproof Eyeliner is housed in a pretty typical glass pot and comes with it's own brush. I was a bit meh feeling about the brush before I tried it, but the dual ended brush is actually quite nice and works perfectly to apply the liner. The brush has one straight end and a bent end for your liner applying pleasure.

The liner itself, has a firmer texture than I expected which means you have to kind of drag your brush around to load up. I expected this to hinder application, but the liner is super smooth and very easy to apply. Getting a crisp and even flick was a snap and I had no trouble going back in to clean any uneven edges. The liner currently comes in three shades- I don't have Brownie Points, a rich brown- with Gold Star being a metallic gold, and Blackboard, an intense, matte black. I love gold Star as it's deep enough that it reads well as liner but I don't love it for a cat eye, as I find the flick can get a little bit lost on me. Blackboard on the other hand, makes a perfect flick and works nicely as lower lash liner as it's easily smudged and manipulated before it starts to set.

So, I mentioned the formula wasn't perfect, which it isn't. Both shades wore differently with Gold Star being the best of the two. It set to a budge proof  finish that wore perfectly all day, but Blackboard didn't fare as well. When it set it was still a bit transferable, which lead to smudging throughout the day. I even found a little bit of liner transfer onto my upper lid- not so cute. In terms of waterproof capabilities, I'd say Gold Star is fully waterproof, but Blackboard is more water-resistant.

Overall, I love how these applied and that they come with such a great little brush,, but I have to give Blackboard a pass. Gold Star, on the other hand is a great shade that wore perfectly. Are you a gel liner fan? Have any recommendations for a great black gel liner? Let me know!