It's gel liner! Gel liner pots are such an amazing invention. Even graceless thumb clutzes like myself can make a gel liner look good. That does not mean all gel liners are created equal. Take MAC Fluidline, classic gel formula, thick, creamy easy to use...but it is $15.00 Then, Maybelline came out with an affordable version of their own. Affordable, but so waxy and dry it felt like you were dragging a Crayola over your eye (rough on the brushes too) That gem would run you around $8.00
Now after Maybelline, I held out little hope for any "bargain" formula. I figured a good gel liner would just be a necessary expense. Not any more! This is the best gel formula I've tried. Soak that one in....$3.49..best formula ever. The best part is the texture, I stabbed my jar with an Eco Tool angle brush assuming, like the Maybelline, it would take homicidal violence to get any product out of the jar. Essence Gel Liner has a moist, jelly like consistency. Like flan or a thickened pudding.
|Midnight in Paris|
Holy Lord, why isn't Essence HUGE in America?????? This is gorgeous crazy pigmented liner. Intense, deep, slap you in the face color!
Midnight in Paris is a deep intense black. It's perfectly black. You can see how it applies with a slight sheen but it dries down to a matte finish.
These claim to be waterproof...ooooh yeah. If there is any draw back to this product it is the stayputedness. This stuff ain't budging. It took one look at my make up remover and laughed heartrdly in its face. Not that my makeup remover is anything great, but wow.
Please..get thee to an ULTA. Unlike my last few Essence reviews, almost everyone should have access to this product. It currently comes in three colors, the two I reviewed above and a silver color called Miami's Ink. It comes in a solid glass jar, just like Fluidlines. For the price of one MAC Fluidline you could own all three Essence liners (and you'd probably like them better)
Where to Buy: ULTA
Price: $3.49 for .1 fl oz or 3 ml