I first heard about the MUA gel eyeliner on Tereza's blog, Cityscape Bliss. I have tried a couple of gel eyeliners in the past, that either are so hard you can't apply it onto your brush, or are too slimey and come out a grey colour. But Tereza mentioned that the MUA one was different, and she gave it a fab review! So I decided to try it for myself.
I find MUA make up to be very hit and miss, but I picked it up at Superdrug in shade Underground, which is basically black, and hoped for the best. It comes in a total of 4 colours, black, grey, brown, and blue. It was reduced from £3 to only £2! So a massive bargain; I was just hoping that it worked for me.
The gel liner comes in a little glass-look jar, with a long plastic top. The brush applicator is very unique - the hidden brush sits inside of the plastic, and then you can pull it out and clip it onto the end of the top. This makes it easier to hold, and it means you don't have to carry around an extra brush in your make up bag! Very convenient.
The formula of the gel liner is nice and creamy, but still quite thick. It can be a little tricky to use for the first time, but you soon learn how to apply it properly. The colour is very pigmented and dark, unlike other gel liners I have tried. If you like a smokey look, you can blend the eyeliner in whilst it is still wet. Whereas I prefer a sleek look, and once it's dried it stays there and remains smudge proof!
I found that the colour lasts all day, however if you keep reapplying it, the older layers become flakey. So once it's on, it's best to leave it. It glides onto my eyes very easily, and it doesn't pull at my skin. The brush is the perfect size, it is small and fine, but also flat to help create a flicked finish. Overall I think that they eyeliner is fabulous value for money, and it may become one of my beauty routine staples. I would recommend it to those with experience in liquid eyeliner, as it may be a little messy for beginners! But I love it, and plan to continue using it in future.
I also wanted to show you these fabulous false eyelashes from The Vintage Cosmetics Company. I was sent a few of these to review for you, and I am in love! Each design is wonderfully girly and feminine, and create gorgeous 50's doe eyes.
In these photos I am wearing the Kitty pair with my gel liner, and they are available to buy for £6 per set from The Vintage Cosmetics Company.
Have you tried MUA gel liner or Vintage Cosmetics Company eyelashes?
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