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Friday, November 15, 2013


3 g for INR 225

Maybelline Says: - * Glossy intense finish
                                * Smooth and precise application
                                * Waterproof, smudge-proof

Ingredients: - Aqua/Water, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Steareth-20, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,Phenoxyethanol, Laureth-21, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Tocopherol [+/- May Contain: CI 77266/Black 2] (F.I.L. B52117/1)

My Opinion: - Liquid liners are a staple in my makeup kit, the basic Blacks & Browns are a must along with the Blues & Purples & what-nots. So today I have chosen my HG black eye liner, it is Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in Black. This eye liner comes in a black tiny plastic tube, the applicator brush is much longer than the actual tube containing the liner. The tube is tiny, a little over 1 inch and the applicator is a little under 3 inches. The screw-on elongated brush makes the packaging mess-free and travel-friendly. 

                   This liquid liner smells like commercial ink if you inhale directly from the tube but otherwise it is basically fragrance-free as you will not get the inky-smell upon application. The liner is intensely pigmented and I would call it Jet Black like most of my blogger friends have described it. The formula is liquidy but not runny or watery nor is it dry, it's more of a gel-like. A single swipe is more than enough to give definition to my eyes. I suggest you avoid multiples swipes as this makes it flake off after 4-5 hours. The liner dries in a jiffy and you don't have to close your eyes and keep waiting for it to dry, it takes a maximum of 20 seconds to dry up. I use it in the mornings when I am pressed for time.

                                   This eye liner is glossy and you can see this when light hits your eyes or out in day light. It stays glossy and looks just applied whole day, I love the fresh look it gives to my eyes all throughout the day. The glossiness does not fade or becomes matte which makes me love it. The liner does not smudge or budge from its place even on my oily lids until I choose to remove it. The brush applicator is very fine and gives control over the thickness or thinness of the line I choose to apply. The brush is perfect for wings, flicks and near about anything. The brush picks up enough product for each eye and is very similar to Lakme Absolute Shine Line brush but a tad bit thicker.

                                Finally coming to the waterproof claim, its totally false. This eye liner is water-resistant as you can see in the below pics where I have shown the swatch unmoved after splashing with water but if you disturb the liner after it comes in contact with water, it smudges and is gone in seconds. But even if the liner is not disturbed after coming in contact with water, it will stay put as it is and this property of this product is called water-resistant and not waterproof.This eye liner otherwise stays on till I remove it say 8+ hours. But I thing which bothers me is the quantity of product which is way too less, if used daily I guess it would finish off in about 45 days. All other claims made by the brand are correct to my knowledge and therefore it is a near HG Liquid Black Liner.





* Affordable & Easily Available

* Jet Black Glossy Liner

* Glossiness gives all day fresh look

* Dries fast, you don't need to wait

* Stays on for a long time

* Does not smudge or budge after it sets

* Applicator brush is very thin, perfect for very thin lines & wings

* Water-resistant


* Flakes after 4-5 hours if you swipe multiple times

* Quantity (3g)  is too less, with regular use it would get over in about 45 days or so

* Not waterproof but its water-resistant


                   I rate Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner in Black 4.5 out of 5 for its ease of application, glossiness and super fine brush applicator. If you love glossy eye liners and don't have the habit of messing up with your eyes, then yes this one could be your favorite liquid liner. But as for the waterproof claim, nope its water-resistant. Recommended and my near HG black liquid liner.

Hope this review helped you in some way and do leave behind your sweet comments and also tell us which is your favorite black Liquid Liners. Thank you and have a rocking weekend everyone :)


Radha Krishnakumar said...

This eems a very good one I love Maybelline mascara too :D

Karishma said...

Nicely reviewed!

preethi Prasad said...

This is pretty good

Shehrzad Dastaan said...

A liquid liner without inky smell sounds great.I love the swatch of this one.Seems just perfect.Too bad its not water proof. :( Thumbs up for swatches xoxo

beautydiva said...

@Radha Krishnakumar- Me too, love all their mascaras. Thank you :)

beautydiva said...

@Karishma- Thank you :)

beautydiva said...

@Preethi Prasad- Yes it is a good one, ty :)

beautydiva said...

@Shehrzad Dastaan- It has inky smell but it is not prominent. Thank you very much :)

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Looks really impressive! I'm surely gonna get this!

beautydiva said...

@Rakhshanda Rizvi- Get one soon, you wont be disappointed dear. ty <3

anubhuti said...

nice review dear...I'll definitely gonna buy it :)

beautydiva said...

@Anubhuti-thank you dear, go ahead and get a tube for yourself!!

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