Maybelline's Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
The product glides on very smoothly. However, I find that thin lines are nearly impossible. I have to go back over the line several times to get enough color to show. The product seems to be very forgiving of tiny mistakes and I'm able to wing it easily. The liner does seem to take a bit of time to dry and can smudge easily if you accidentally touch it too soon.
The product claims to have 24 hour wear. It does last for my whole work day looking great, even with my oily lids. (However, I do use a primer base to help control this) The eyeliner doesn't flake or transfer to my crease which is wonderful. I haven't worn it out for a late night yet, but I doubt it would make it. Though my look is intact when I get home from work, I've noticed that the corners are starting to fade and some has transferred to my lower lid.
I'm a little disappointed in the color. I'm really searching for a bold statement purple. This is more a muted grey-brown purple and a little less pigmented than I would prefer. I can't say that I don't like it though. It has turned out to be quite lovely for a subtle work look. It's now become a part of my everyday makeup routine.
I believe I would recommend this product. It's not perfect, but, for the price, it is a great introduction to gel liners for those who are curious. It even comes with the brush so there's that added expense out the door. The purple isn't the bold pop of color I was hoping for, but it seems to be a great staple for a quick everyday look.