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!

infinitylinerbox

infinitylinerblack

blackebayliner

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!

infinitylinerswatch

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!

infinitylinerswatchfade

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.

infinitylinerfotd

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! :)

  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…

  3. tali says:

    Looks good to me!!!

  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

  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

  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.

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Hop to it! Urban Retreat Beautique's Easter Hunt is on!

Historically, you lovely lot have swept the board with Urban Retreat Beautique’s fun and games and once again, I’m expecting some great sleuthing from you …

Nonie Creme at NYFW for Butter LONDON

Follow Nonie Creme, co-founder of Butter LONDON as she shares her daily video diary from behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week Fall 2010. …

Kryolan Supra Color Revisited...

So, after some suggestions from you lovely ladies (and before consigning the Supra Color to the ever-growing pile of “tried but don’t love” products) I …

Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand & Nail Cream launches next month

My mother is obsessed with guessing the ages of celebrities she sees on reality shows, infact – I’m quite certain it’s the only reason she …

Gettin' Flirty with Urban Decay The Feminine Palette

Well known for their bold colours, high pigmentation and shimmering shadows, Urban Decay have gone for a softer look this time around with the limited …

Flex our combined beauty-buying muscles for less!

There’s no getting around the fact that our mutual addiction to all things ‘beautiful’ is an expensive one.  In an industry driven by fashion, technology …

Jo Malone's new Home Collection and the only 'negative' is the packaging!

This month sees some new additions to the home-scenting range from Jo Malone.  Flanking the ever-popular candles, the British brand have introduced Scent Surround diffusers, …

Benefit Creaseless Cream in Flatter Me

I found it, I found it! I thought I’d add a swatch to my collection of Creaseless Cream swatches… you can find the rest here. …

Mavala City Grey Collection

Now that I have discovered a complete adoration for grey nail polishes, I’ve got my beady eye on Mavala’s upcoming release. The City Greys Collection …

Hark the Hairold Angels Sing! LUSH brings (happy happy) joy to my bathroom!

Hair perfume. Hair what?! Hair perfume! I’m sure you’re familliar with the idea of spraying your perfume onto your hair for a scent that follows …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads