Saturday, January 19, 2013

Maybelline Eyestudio Master Duo Thin or Thick Liner Review and Swatches

I can hardly keep up with all the new things that are popping up in the drugstore these days. I am trying to keep up but have been rather busy so for that I do apologize. I have been giving quite a few products a test run these last weeks and one of those products is the Maybelline Duo Eyestudio Liquid Liner. It is supposed to be an eyeliner that makes it easy for you to make a thick line or a thin line. The packaging looks like this
and this is the "revolutionary brush"

Essentially what this is is a normal pointed felt tip applicator but at the end of the point is a little flattish ball. Since the ball is flat on the sides depending on how you hold it gives to different looks. If you hold the wide side of the ball flat on the skin it gives you a wider line and if you hold the skinnier part against the skin it gives you a skinnier line. It is a little confusing I know but you get the hang of it after a few times of applying it.
This is what the liner looks like when applied. You can see how the two different techniques create different widths. As far as the product goes I don't hate it. It is not my favorite liquid liner but it isn't awful either. This is a glossy formula so it is going to come off a bit shiny but it is nicely pigmented. The Maybelline website lists that there are 6 different shades but I only saw the black while I was shopping. I got mine for $7.49 at Walgreens which is decent. As far as the wear goes I loved that part. It stayed on all day long even after going to the gym and when I did a smudge test it didn't go anywhere. It is a bit watery but it doesn't make it too difficult to work with and it dries quickly. I did find that when you try to go over it after it dries it doesn't work too well. The liner will start to come off with the new liner you are trying to put on top of it.

My gripe is more of the removal. If anyone has ever tried any of the "peel off" eyeliners that were coming out for a while or if you have ever worn the Stila eyeliners then you may know why I don't like this. When you try to remove it it comes off in flakes and gets all over everywhere. I can't just get away with using a makeup remover wipe because otherwise it ends up on my entire face. You also can't leave this on by accident when you go to sleep otherwise the same thing will happen.

Overall I think it is a good purchase. I like the idea behind this and I do like that I can do so many different things with it. If you are new to using liquid liner I would say this isn't for you. It does take a little getting used to.

Here is a look I created with this just to have some fun! I think the liner worked well here and you can see how it can really apply a nice thin point as well as a thick line on the upper lash line.

As always thank you for reading :)

1 comment:

  1. wow great concept!!! thanks for the great review as always!