Easy to control and totally legit, Maybelline’s $9.99 Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black makes quick work of cat eye flicks (meow!), and it stands up to perspiration like Tabs stands up for gravy!
Plus, once it’s on, it doesn’t budge for nothin’.
- Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
- Smudge-proof and waterproof for 24 hours
- Safe for sensitive eyes
Pretty dark, but not as dark as my current black gel liner love, Black Valley Eye Paint by NARS, Blackest Black looks closer to a charcoal black than a black cat/midnight black to me.
I think darker would be better here…but it’s no big whoop, as Blackest Black is only $10 (versus $25 for NARS Black Valley).
The formula is designed to last a full 24 hours, which is kind of inconvenient to test… I’ve worn it about 10 times already, usually from morning till night or late afternoon, and I’ve never even seen it begin to give up the ghost. I have to physically remove it every time.
Blackest black does come with a brush, but I’ve, um, already repurposed it for lips, because when I tried using it as designed on my eyes, I ended up with a jagged, uneven hot mess.
Seriously, I was doing that thing where you keep thickening one eye, and then the other, and then the other again, because the other eye looks wonky, LOL! It was like that how-to meme where you start off with cat eyes and end up looking like a panda.
Yeah… Not a good look.
Save yourself the time and trouble, and grab an angled brush instead. My go-to these days has been the NARS #47 Angled Eyeliner Brush, which lays down crisp, clean lines with smooth edges.
Blackest Black is available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and also online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,