Review of L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen in Glamour Gold
I think it’s safe to say that most Indian girls started their foray into eye makeup with kajal, went on to pen style eyeliners and thereby graduated to liquid liners once they craved the crisp smoothness that they offer.
Kids these days have an option of using gel liners to garner that crisp line but sometimes the whole brush drama might just be a bit too cumbersome, which is where the retractable design of L’Oreal Gelmatic Eyeliner will come in handy.
Previously, I reviewed the eyeliner in Blue Force and now I have another shade from the range called Glamour Gold, read on to see whether I loved it as much as the blue one.
Price of L'Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic PensThey cost INR 425/-
L'Oreal Paris introduces its first gel eye liner in a pen format. Quick, precise and easy application combined with intense matte colour pay off for just a stroke of audacity. Comes in five rich, luxurious shades. Automatic crayon with precision tip for easy application Micro gel pigments formula for
- intense colour pay off.
- 24H wear
- Matte finish
This gel liner comes in a retractable packaging that is both travel friendly and attractive. The gold writing on the pencil barrel helps in distinguishing the liner from my other retractable liners and the shade corresponding detachable sharpener is useful in locating the correct shade in my vanity.
The sharpener may just help those who feel that retractable pencils lose their point too fast, but I feel that it leads to unnecessary product wastage, especially since I generally line my eyes with a broader line.
The twist up mechanism feels a bit flimsy and the product shakes around a bit, while some might attribute it to the “Made in China” tag I would not like to stereotype but instead express my disappointment in L’Oreal for their slightly subpar packaging.
My take on the product
While most makeup artists propagate the use of white liner on the waterline to make the eyes look bigger, white is too stark for most Indian skin tones and will certainly look unnatural. That’s where warm tones like beige and gold can come in handy. The liner enticed me by its shimmery finish, but more than anything I could see its potential as a eye widener. Although they say that shimmer shouldn’t be used on the waterline I was willing to take a risk for L’Oreal.
And boy! The risk paid off! The colour pay off was great, my eyes looked bigger and I looked bright eyed ‘n’ bushy tailed! But the colour lasts only about 2-3 hours on the waterline after which it begins to fade and disappears completely somewhere close to the 5 hour mark.
As an eyeliner, this works beautifully and easily lasts a good 8 hours on my upper/lower lash line, it would probably last longer but my testing period was only 8 hours. This eyeliner requires you to swipe it atleast 4-5 times for a vibrant and opaque gold line but the beautiful colour more than makes up for its lack of single stroke opacity.
Some may also find this eyeliner the perfect inner corner and brow bone highlight, but personally I am okay with it as an inner corner highlight but I am not a fan when it’s used on the brow bone. I prefer highlighters with a sheen as opposed to shimmer, but to each their own!
1. No product wastage due to retractable design
2. Travel safe packaging
3. Shimmery finish
4. Long lasting
5. Water resistant and smudge proof formula
7. Easier to apply than traditional gel liner
8. Sharpener is provided for keeping the tip pointy
9. Intensely pigmented in a few swipes
10. Perfect waterline colour for dusky beauties
1. In a single stroke, only gold glitter is deposited
2. Expensive for quantity provided
3. The tip gets blunt and needs to be sharpened
4. Removal is hard
5. The twist up mechanism is a little flimsy
6. Black and green are not available in India for some strange reason!
7. I don’t think it’ll last for 24hours!
8. The tip of the liner may break due to hard texture
Would I repurchase?
This is going to last me for a while! But I might pick up the turquoise shimmer shade from this collection.
Would I recommend it to friends?