I love cat eyes, so eyeliner is my go-to. Even though I have already found my holy grail eyeliner, my inner researcher longed for something new. Plus I was too lazy to go to Sephora to get my fave.
Well, let’s say a few words about Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner.
Maybelline EyeStudio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner is a bold, long-lasting cosmetic. With 12-hour continuous wear, you can be sure that it won't come off before your day is done. The Maybelline liquid eyeliner features an exclusive, ultra-thin 0.4mm brush tip so that you can create the look you want. This applicator supplies continuous flow, giving you smooth even lines without drying, skipping or messy excess. The ink technology and the felt tip of this black Maybelline EyeStudio eyeliner keeps pigments supersaturated for intense color.
The eyeliner resembles a regular pen and is easy to hold. I’d even say its size is almost perfect. It doesn’t tilt when you hold it.
After three months of use, the eyeliner still looks good, without any huge scratches or faded letters, and I don’t feel ashamed when I take it out of my bag.
However, the most important part of any eyeliner (its tip) turned out to be a complete failure.
You are supposed to be happy with such a thin tip, but you aren’t. The applicator is long, in the shape of a pyramid with a sharp tip. The first problem is caused exactly by the shape.
1. Due to a different width of the applicator, it’s hard to control the width of the line, and the ultra-thin tip is not of help here. I always have to save the situation with a cotton swab and redraw the line, and end up with a messy lid.
2. The applicator is too flexible, it bends too easily, which makes it hard to draw a precise line.
3. After a few applications, the tip has become a lot thicker and drier, which resulted in constant gaps and half-transparent lines.
Those who are into winged eyeliners understand my pain, as the drawing turns into a real-life quest.
Even though I had eyeliners with thicker tips, this one is a complete outsider.
Pigmentation and consistency:
The eyeliner isn’t simply liquid, it’s runny, and it stays runny even after 3 months.
I love the black matte finish, and sometimes the line can be really precise and highly pigmented. But only if you are lucky enough…
The eyeliner is fragrance-free. I can smell acrylic paint and alcohol, though.
It’s obvious that the above mentioned drawbacks affect the application process. This eyeliner is such a whimsical dude that only works good if the stars align, and you have to put a lot of effort into drawing a thin line. But how could I forget? The line cannot be precise and saturated!
For example, here I was breathing too deep, probably:
However, when I was doing the second eye, everything went back to normal for some reason.
The point is, you never know for sure what kind of line this produces today. And to be honest, I hate it.
Not waterproof and not long-lasting. Without an eyeshadow base, the eyeliner doesn’t fade or smudge up to about three hours. My eyelids aren’t oily, but this eyeliner doesn’t last.
Well, it’s better with a base - the lasting power is about 6 hours in this case. But even 6 hours is not enough.
When I like a product, I don’t want it to end. However, this one seems to be really long-living: the stains it produces are the same as in the beginning.
The eyeliner is easy to remove even with a regular face wash. Looking at this photo, you can never guess that the eyeliner is so awful.
But when I remember how much time and effort it takes to draw a simple line with this, I can’t love it.
The bottom line: this eyeliner has a bad quality and lasting power. Stressful application, the awful tip, runny formula and other drawbacks don’t let me give this product a nice star rating. It didn’t cause any irritation, let’s be at least thankful for this.