Product Type: Maybelline makeup
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Member Name: eatingpinkzebras
Advantages: Nice colour
Disadvantages: Doesn't stay put
I always think that bright eyeliners look really cute when other people wear them, and that was the inspiration behind my purchase of Maybelline Eyeliner-Matic in Emerald Green. The eyeliner also comes in Black and Brown, but it was the Emerald Green that caught my eye, so to speak!
The Maybelline website describes this eyeliner as 'an easy-to-apply retractable eyeliner crayon with a precise tip.' It also calls it a 'neat innovation' and a 'staple part of your make-up bag'!
The liner is shaped like a slim pencil. It has a pull off lid, and a twist-up base, which you turn to push the crayon liner upwards. At first the packaging seems pretty with a shiny silver base and silver writing along the side, but after using this just a few times all the writing wore off, which annoyed me a bit.
I also found that although the crayon liner is easy to operate in principle, it actually turned out to be very irritating, as after a very small, light drop onto carpet the crayon broke in half, and now when I twist it up the top part keeps falling off!
The eyeliner is quite easy to apply and goes on smoothly. It is a lovely vibrant green colour, it really does look like emerald! It is quite thick but if you angle it right you can get a thinner line if you want. I also find it works OK as an eyeshadow as you can colour in your whole eyelid with it if you like.
However the liner does not last very long. After just a short amount of time, less than a couple of hours, I usually find it has smudged and bled about an inch under my eye! It then looks ridiculous of course. For me there is no point in using an eyeliner that won't stay put and so I won't be buying this again.
You can expect to pay between £2 and £4 for this, depending where you buy it. The best deal will probably be on the internet, and in stores it is likely to cost you over £3.
Summary: Too smudgey