Tuesday, 27 May 2014

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic, Silver Mania : Review

Hello everyone! How was your Monday? The weather here has become so nice suddenly, clouds and rains and everything.. you would never think it was summer :D 
So while enjoying the superb weather from my swing let me tell you about the new L'Oreal Super Liner Gel Matic. These were launched in their L'Or Luminere Cannes Collection and I am pretty sure you must have been seeing them in ads a lot.. especially being mentioned in the makeup breakdown of the actresses in Cannes. I got Silver Mania, so let's see how this turned out, yes?

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review


This is the first gel liner in a pen format from L'Oreal and comes in 6 variants - Ultra Black, Deep Brown, Silver Mania, Glamor Gold, Turbo Turquoise and Blue Force. 
The packaging is quite simple, black plastic body wih a colored tab below. It is a retractable pencil which makes it very easy to use. Pull the coloured end out and you get a mini sharpner, very handy when you want those thin sharp lines. (I accidently found out that it was there after around 3 days of having it..hehe..did you know it was there?!)

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review

Coming to the formula, it has left me quite impressed so far! We all know how great gel liners are but it a hassle to use them with the brush, Having one in a pen form is so so great! 

The pencil goes on smoothly, without any tugging or pulling. Even though the silver variant has glitter, it has never felt gritty. Ever. Plus the shimmer is very very fine and I have not faced any irritation with it. 

Pigmentation is good. One very light swipe will give you slight sheeny shimmer (as seen in the swatch below- left). It takes 2 good swipes for the intense silver colour to show up on my lids. 

The formula dries very quickly and settles to a waterproof, smudge proof finish and lasts me all day (8+hrs approx is the longest I have tried) till I remove it with a makeup remover. On the waterline it stays for around 4-5 hours.
If you do have a habit of rubbing your eyes a lot, the shimmer (not the colour) does smudge a bit. So try not to be too restless with your hands and eyes.  

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review

You need to be cautious while using the little sharpener (I have used it a few times but a couple of times when I wasn't very careful and in a hurry, the pencil tip broke). Also when using it on the eyes try not to take out a long length from the pen since it will crumble. And I don't think you would be happy wasting product like this.

And here is the EOTD :

You must have seen it in our Red Carpet Look, Ombre eyeliner! We loved it effect so much! It took us a couple of days to come up with a wearable look, since silver isn't a super flattering colour to work with (and it would have made no sense to just use it near the tear duct area.. like a small dot :P).
Anyway, see the photos for yourself and let us know what you think, ok?

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic EOTD

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic EOTD

L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic silver review, L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Gel Matic EOTD

Price : 425 INR for 3 g

I liked the Super Liner Gel Matic. Afterall, it is quite exciting to see a gel liner in a pen form.
Silver Mania is certainly not for everyday wear I think, but it will work beautifully if you want to make it a bold statement. Or you can do the ombre look like us to make it more wearable. You just need to use the colour tactfully. I am trying to wear it in different ways, so if anything else looks good I will share it with you :)

If you are at the counter next time, make sure to check these out. I so badly want to try out some other more wearable shades - Blue, Gold and Brown mainly!

Disclaimer: Press sample. However, the opinions expressed here are our own and honest. 
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