eBay Gel Eye Liner Discovery

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 6 - 2009

I wanted to share with you a little discovery I made about a month ago on eBay.  I was checking out some of those 88 palettes from China when I came across a seller with a small range of gel eyeliners priced at around £3.80 each inc. p&p.

I bought one in black along with a long handled flat-top kabuki style brush.

Now, I’ll preface this by saying that I didn’t really hold out much hope that the liner would be any good.  This isn’t the first time I’ve bought gel eyeliners off the Bay, and they are mostly non-setting, non-pigmented greasy affairs as if someone has mixed together a splodge of vaseline and a sprinkling of coal dust.

Imagine my suprise when it turned out to be pretty darn decent!

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The first photo was taken when it arrived about a month ago… the second a couple of evenings ago.  You can tell I’ve got some use out of it!

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It’s a deep dark nicely pigmented black shade with no shimmer or glitter.  Consistency is thin and spreadable (much like MAC fluidline).  So far, so good!

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Staying power is actually a little bit TOO good.  This was after several swipes with a wet wipe… I had to resort to cleansing oil in the end.

My only caveat with this gel liner is that whilst it doesn’t budge on the back of my hand… if I apply a thick liner line on my eyelid, I do get a little transfer to the top lid.  However, this is remedied easily with a bit of translucent powder or black eyeshadow.

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It’s a rubbish FOTD, but you can clearly see how nicely pigmented this liner is.  Note my hooded eyelid on my left (your right) – that’s where I would experience a bit of transfer if I didn’t set it.  However, that’s quite a thick application of liner for me.  I’ve also used this on the lower lashline and not experienced any smudging whatsoever.

Anyway…. The seller has had a shipment of new colours and I have been assured that they’re the same formula as the black so I have ordered a few different colours which should arrive this week!

After having a little play, I shall let you know how I get on… if it’s favourable, I’ll let you know the name of the seller (if, of course… anyone’s interested).

By the way, the flat top Kabuki was pretty impressive too (very soft, no horrible smell, shed when I washed it – but not too much since)

Love eBay… oh and I still haven’t got an 88 palette… thinking I might get one of the smaller neutral ones instead.  Or maybe I’ll just procrastinate on it forever!


7 Responses to “eBay Gel Eye Liner Discovery”

  1. Ohhh looks great! I have seen those but never bought. Now i def will! :)

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  2. AlicatAHL says:

    I’ve been buying the Go Cosmetics gel eyeliner which I quite like, but it does dry out pretty quick. And I can’t get hold of black at the moment either. Can’t wait to hear your conclusions on this one, I’m always looking for a good gel eyeliner that won’t break the bank…

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  3. tali says:

    Looks good to me!!!

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  4. Rhamnousia says:

    I’ve never seen these on ebay, most probably because I’ve never looked (duh). I don’t know if it’s the snob in me but I think my BB one is better because it’s a bit patent when I put it on which is not what everyone wants of course.

    Still, I will check these out as I’m looking for a matte purple one, my Stila one has a bit of shimmer and me no likey

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  5. @Superficialgirl – Good! Hope you like! *polishes chief enabler badge*

    @Alicat – The Go Gel Liner was my first ever gel liner. I had a little palette of 3. These are much better. Another cheaper option that I still reach for are The Sleek liners (a bit thick though). And I love the Stargazer Cake Eyeliners… they’re really pigmented and easy to apply, although they run like a bitch if it rains LOL

    @Rhamnousia – My love, don’t be a snob. BB is of course better, as are my Fluidlines and my Painting Liners. I would place these above the Sleek ones though. Consistency isn’t much different to a fluidline so they’re much easier to apply. Hmm.. I’m not sure if there’s a *matte* purple one. Mine turned up today and the purple I got has some shimmer. I shall swatch tomorrow. The Indigo one is flippin’ gorgeous xxx

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  6. Jennifer says:

    yes, please tell us the name of the seller. I looked on eBay and there are way too many and I have no idea what to pick.

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