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Affordable Black Gel Liner Comparison

Saturday, September 13, 2014Sisterly Social

Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner & eBay $1 Gel Liner

Ever wondered what the $1 eBay Gel Liner is like? Let us break it down for you.

Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black:

  • True to its name - BLACKEST Black
  • Glass packaging
  • Applies and dries matte black (not shiny like a liquid liner)
  • Safe in the waterline
  • The price is right!
  • Long-wearing
  • A little goes a long way
  • Product dries up after the 3 months or so (Tip: use a hairdryer or heat it in the microwave for a few seconds to revive your gel liner!)
  • ALWAYS out-of-stock 
  • Can transfer if you have oily lids

eBay $1 Gel Liner:

  • $1 - How can you go wrong?
  • Equally as black as the Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner
  • Good for Halloween makeup and costume makeup
  • Plastic lid and pot packaging
  • Useless applicator brush
  • Dries to a shiny black finish
  • Does not dry quickly - may transfer even before you finish lining
  • Difficult to work with and apply
  • Wouldn't trust it as safe to use in the waterline or with contacts


Go with the Maybelline EyeStudio Gel Liner don't bother waiting 3-4 weeks for a $1 eyeliner from eBay!

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