I actually bought this retractable pencil liner months ago at Walmart but totally forgot to mention about it's good deeds to you guys! Forgive me! >_< Better late than never right?! haha. Anyways, this Maybelline Eyestudio Master Drama retractable pencil liner came out in the fall and it is pigmented, smooth, creamy and glides on effortlessly. In my opinion, this is actually better than the good ol' Revlon Colorstay one! Though the Revlon one did have decent longevity, it was just way too dry and hard to apply and not pigmented enough for that reason as well. I remembered one youtube guru had to warm it up under her armpits so it'd glide on better lol.......
Another reason why I love this liner so much is because it doesn't smudge or smear, it fades. From the swatch above, I gave it a decent pressured rub with my index finger after letting the liner set for about 15-30 seconds and the results? The liner definitely faded a little, but there was zero/no smearing at all - there was only a small amount of visible transfer to my finger. I also tried to rub this off while I was in the shower later in the night, and it took me at least a good full minute of harsh vicious rubbing to get it off completely with hot water running over top. However, I don't want to say that this is waterproof because makeup products tend to perform differently on the hand than on your actual eyes and a lot of factors have an affect on the results (eg. environment, primer, sweat, oily lids, physical activity etc...). But on a typical, normal day this eyeliner does last 8-12 hrs so it is definitely a must have eyeliner - especially if you need one for your waterline.
I'm not sure if you can tell from above, but here's how it went for my waterline:
- 1 hour later: looks just the same as when I first applied it
- 4 hours later: the inner corner has faded a little
- 6 hours later: both inner corner and outer corner has faded, the liner only remains in the center where the pupil naturally lies and as you can see, there are no downward transfers from the liner which is pretty darn impressive.
**Important Note: As with all products though, there is a minor con with this amazing eyeliner and that is: it does not twist back down! So don't be fiddling with this and twist it too far up! You'll regret it lol. So far, I haven't experienced nicking off the eyeliner with the cap (thankfully *crossfingers*), so I can overlook this minor issue. :P
All in all, this is an amazing eyeliner and I definitely recommend this to everyone and anyone that's looking for a long lasting pencil liner. You should definitely go check this out the next time you're at the drugstore!
Overall Rating: 10/10