Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner In Black : Swatches & Review

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Hi. I thought the every one’s favourite gel liner need a dedicated post. Yes, I  am talking about Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner. If I remember correctly, I started using it back in 2011. I have used the black-silver swirl &  the brown-golden swirl gel liners from Maybelline. I don’t see them around any more. Only this basic black version is still running in the race gel liners and winning it of course. This is one affordable, long lasting and highly performing gel liner.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner In Black

Eyestudio® Lasting Drama® Gel Liner. This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that achieves dramatic eye looks. Achieve winged drama with Maybelline’s super-concentrated oil-free gel eyeliner. This smudge-free formula sets instantly and glides on easily to deliver intense color that lasts up to 24 hours. Ophthalmologist tested. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

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Used to retail at Rs. 475. Buy from at discounted price.

Update : Since L’Oreal has taken over Maybelline, It has increased it’s price to 520 bucks.


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How To Use

Glide the gel liner along the lash line from the inner to outer corner of the eye. Eyeliner is easily removed with Maybelline Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.


Comes in a glass pot with black screw cap. Also packaged with a very efficient liner brush.


Blackest Black  is Jet Black.

Texture & Smell

The texture is creamy gel like. It glides on eye lids & water line smoothly. I never noticed any smell out of the product.

My Views

I can call my self a vintage fan of this liner. It’s been so many years. I never thought about looking for an alternate. I just never felt like I am bored of it. I never recognised it as my HG liner, I just never realised, until lately. Let’s see why it’s favourite of us all.

The texture, is smooth, fine and creamy that it just feels like butter. There is no tugging.

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The pigmentation is very intense, one stroke of this liner gives nice colour pay off. Also you can apply another stroke for more intense colour.

This is a quick dry formula liner. It dries off within few seconds giving out matte finish.

The longevity of the liner, amazes me. It stays on my oily lids all day long without any smudges.

I also like the applicator brush that it comes with. The brush yields precise lines. I can easily control the width of the line with the pointy tip of the applicator.

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One pot of the liner lasts very long. Every six months, I throw a half emptied pot because you are not supposed to use eye products more than that. Also winters may dry out this product little bit.

I have tried many looks with this single liner. I have applied this on my eye lids as well as water line. It never irritated my eyes.

Lastly the packaging is very convenient to carry around and use.

I conclude my post here, agreeing to the fact that its my Holy Grail Eye Liner.

maybelline gel liner black swatch


  • Creamy formula.
  • Intense pigmentation.
  • Quick dry formula.
  • Yields jet black colour.
  • The applicator brush is very efficient to achieve different lines.
  • Stays on eyes without smudges whole day long.
  • Multiple looks can be achieved with single liner.
  • One unit of the product lasts very very long.
  • Very convenient & travel friendly packaging.
  • Never irritated my eyes even when used on water line, since it is tested Ophthalmologistically.
  • Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested.
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

maybelline long lasting gel liner black swatch

Dislikes : None. Nil. Naddaaa!

Summary : 5/5

This is one bad ass liner from Maybelline. Affordable, long lasting, pigmented & the blackest. Grab it if you haven’t yet. Good for beginners as well as the experts out there. I always repurchase it without any second thought.

I know all the makeup lovers have got this in their kitty. So what is your favourite look with this liner?

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Nisha Malik

Hi, I am passionate about love, beauty & makeup. Blog writing is a new found love which made me leave behind my software profession.