13 October 2012

The battle of the Gel Eye Liners

Hi guys!

I own quite a few gel/cream eye liners and I thought it would be interesting if I did a test on them for water, wear and oil conditions.

From top to bottom, left to right:
Tony Moly Backstage Self-Smokey eye in #1 Grey Smokey, Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner in #8 Khaki Black, Maybelline Eye Studio liners in Black and Brown, Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in #1 Black 

Swatched from left to right:
Tony Moly Backstage Self-Smokey eye in #1 Grey Smokey, Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner in #8 Khaki Black, Maybelline Eye Studio liners in Black and Brown, Innisfree Eco Gel Liner in #1 Black 

As you can tell from the swatches, these are quite pigmented. The brown liner from Maybelline I had to put more layers on for a more even coverage. 

Rubbed 4 times

Rubbed harshly

As you can tell from these pictures, the Maybelline liners didn't last well when it came to the rubbing test. I found that this also translates on my lids. Whenever I wear these on my eyes, even with eye-lid primer, these would smudge around my eyes and sometimes migrates down to my lower lash line. 

I was really surprised with Innisfree! No matter how much I would rub, it wouldn't budge!! I was saving this until I run out of liners to use, but I think I'm going to use this liner from now on!

Water test

Surprisingly these barely smudged when I soaked it in water! Both the Tony Moly liners and the Maybelline liner in brown smudged slightly, but not very noticeable. Again, Innisfree did not budge at all!!

Oil test- using Lancome BiFacil eye make up remover

Of course with a super strong oil make-up remover like Lancome, these liners melted away. 

My personal favourite is the Tony Moly liner in Khaki Black. It's more of a green based black with gold glitters in it. It's super natural on the eyes and isn't too harsh like a black or brown, and it barely smudges around my eyes. 

I was quite disappointed on the Maybelline liners. They claim to last 24 hours, and it's raved by so many bloggers and youtubers, but the performance of these are quite bad compared to the other liners.

Overall ratings:
1. Innisfree liner in Black
2. Tony Moly liner in Khaki Black
3. Tony Moly liner in Grey Smokey
4. Maybelline liner in Black
5. Maybelline liner in Brown

If you're looking for a new gel liner to try out, definitely go for the Innisfree liner. This can be quite hard to find, but if you can get your hands on it, then definitely do so! Will be doing a B.B cream test in a few days so keep your eyes out for that ^_^

24 comments:

  1. this Innisfree Eco Gel Liner works amazing o.o
    i want it,but the price is a bit expensive =/

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  2. I purchased the maybelline black gel eyeliner a couple of months ago and I haven't been using it much cause it irritated my eyes. I wear contact lenses and if something smudge I get eye irritation on one of my eyes... I think South Korean brands beat drugstore brands from the west! =p

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  3. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for this! I was seriously considering both the Tony Moly one and the Maybelline one! Now, I think I'm going to opt for either the Innisfree one if I can find it, or the Bobbi Brown one. c: Thanks again for this post!

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  4. Hi!(^v^)ノ
    I'm so glad that i find your blog!
    This post is very helpful for me because i was considering buy two gel eyeliner from Tony Moly but now i have an eye in the Innisfree!
    Thank you very much from now on i following you!(`・ω・´)ゞ
    Please have a great day/night!
    bye bye!;3

    PS: Sorry for my bad english

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    1. thanks for following ^_^ followed you bak

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  5. You help me to make a decision for buy eyeliner. I prefer Innisfree too not just because the quality, so do the quantity. Did u consider, the eyeliner from innisfree much bigger then the other. Actually the innisfree is 9g, however the others just has 3 or 4 gr on it. Innisfree is a great choice! ;)

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    1. im glad that this post helped you! if you want a comparison with anything else makeup related, ill be glad to do it ^_^

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  6. hai.. just bought the innisfree eco gel liner, thanks to your review.. just wanna ask, does it come with free brush? because mine doesn't.. thank you :)

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    1. the gel liner does not come with a brush. while i was in south korea i got the brush seperately

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  7. hi is this the same eye liner? http://www.ebay.com/itm/INNISFREE-Eco-Gel-Liner-01-Black-INNISFREE-RUBYRUBYSHOP-/350747135922?pt=US_Makeup_Eyes&hash=item51aa288fb2

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    1. yes it is, just make sure that the product is not fake.

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    2. Thanks <3 I want to use for the lower eyelid ( like ulzzang or kpop make up), all that i use, make me looks like a panda in a few hours, your recommend me tony moly or Inisfree for the down of the eye i have a little greasy this part

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  8. hey, nice review. make me wanna try innisfree gel liner. i wanna know, do u have oily eyelid or not? if u do, does the gel liner easy to smugde ?

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  9. i have extremely oily eyelids. even with primer on my eyes and waterproof liners, most of them give me panda eyes. innisfree gel liner is one i dont have to worry about giving me panda eyes! works wonders!

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  10. you made me curious about the eco eyeliner from innisfree! it looks even better than MAC fluidline, thanks for your review <3

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  11. one more question hehee,, does innisfree gel liner easily turns into rock? bacause i heard that's the minus point of gel liner.

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    1. ive had it for a little over a year now and its still quite creamy. if you find that gel liners dry out, a quick tip is to put it in the microwave for a few seconds or leave it in a bowl of hot water for a few seconds and it should be as good as new!

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  12. I got the Maybelline gel liner and it's actually smudgeproof. The problem is that it takes a loooonnnggg time to dry -_- I guess that's the problem. You need to let it dry first, and it will be smudge-proof and waterproof..
    And well, you make me want Innisfree's Gel liner ._.

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  13. omg I always thought the Maybelliner or Tony Moly one would be the best out of those 5 but the result was quite surprising! I will definitely look for the innisfree eyeliner since it's super good! :o Thank you so much for making this test <3


    Mindy~ ♡

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  16. Great post!! I was considering between the Innisfree gel liner and the Tony Moly one and now I know which one to get.

    The Maybelline one is horrid on me! Smudge everywhere!! I have oily eye lids and I know I need something heavy duty. But honestly... not impressed at all with Maybelline.

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  17. I have Maybelline Eye Studio liners in Black and Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner and I love them!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Kallony

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