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REVIEW: L'Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen in Blue Force

L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen - Blue Force

 

Review of L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen in Blue Force


Guest Post By: Priyanka

Hey there!
Like any other makeup enthusiast, I know that gel liners are the new muses of the makeup world. The budge proof water resistant formula with amazing longevity makes it the perfect pick for fashionistas everywhere. But the problem with regular gel liners is that they come in pots which need to be used with brushes and all that jazz. Finding the brush, using it and then cleaning up isn’t exactly the most time efficient thing for most time strapped mornings.

L’Oreal seeks to help out lazy bums like me by offering the first gel liner in pen form, atleast in the Indian market. Read on to figure out if it lives up to its tall claims.




L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen - Blue Force

Price of L'Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pens

They cost INR 425/-

Quantity
0.3 grams


Claims
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
  • Smudgeproof
  • Matte finish

Packaging
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.
I haven’t used the sharpener that comes with this liner till now because I tend to apply my liner thick but for those who feel that retractable liners lose their fine tip soon, will certainly find the sharpener handy.

When I open the pencil I feel that retractable feature in this product is a little flimsy, certainly something I don’t expect from a brand like L’Oreal. But it’s nothing that has caused me any undue worries till now because the rest of this product is pretty darn sturdy.

L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen - Blue Force




L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic Pen - Blue Force





My take on the product
I love blue and green liners because they bring out the brown tones in my eyes and makes them look vibrant against my dusky skin tone. But sometimes colours like turquoise can make look a bit too dusky and may look OTT. That’s when I prefer opting for shades like navy that are vibrant yet still understated.

The L’Oreal Gelmatic Eyeliner in Blue Force is this beautiful iridescent navy that can look shimmery or satiny depending on the light. This rich colour is universally flattering and is sure to be a hit in India.

While this eyeliner is certainly expensive for the quantity provided, it certainly makes up for it by the incredible quality. It lasts a full 8 hours on me, the maximum time I tested it, and was a huge pain in my rear end during removal. It is that incredible! Once the liner is set it becomes water resistant and smudge proof, so any smudging needs to be done very quickly because it sets very fast.
One of the most irritating things about this range is the lack of Black in the Indian release. I find myself unable to comprehend why black was not released in such a kohl loving nation as ours. I can certainly see the Black Gelmatic replacing Maybelline Colossal Kajal in my vanity!
The one con that this product actually suffers from is it’s slightly harsh texture. It drags a little uncomfortably on the sensitive eye area and can also break off in small chunks. This can be remedied by keeping the liner in your product before using, so as to make it a tad more emollient due to body heat.

Pros
1. No product wastage due to retractable design
2. Travel safe packaging
3. Iridescent 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

Cons
1.No one stroke opacity
2. Expensive for quantity provided
3. The tip gets blunt and needs to be sharpened
4. Removal is pretty darn hard!
5. The twist up mechanism is a little flimsy
6. Black is not available in India for some strange reason!
7. I don’t think it’ll last for 24hours but I can certainly seeing it last upto 10 hours
8. Tip can break off easily
9. Harsh texture

Would I repurchase?
Certainly! I love this colour and it’s staying power!

Would I recommend it to friends?
Absolutely!

Rating
8.5 /10


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