Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil is available from Nykaa or at Maybelline counters and are priced at INR 499/-. There are 9 colours in total, and I have two colours with me today.
About Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil
From a basic cat-eye look to a more dramatic winged liner, achieve it all with the intensely pigmented Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Pencil by Eye Studio! This waterproof eyeliner has a long-lasting gel formula that helps achieve bold and intense pigmentation that lasts all day without any creasing. This smudge-resistant gel eyeliner glides on smoothly for intense definition and color that stays put all day.
My Experience with Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencils
The packaging of these products is very basic – the bodies of these pencils match the shade colour. I initially thought of getting the black one as well, because it was really, really pigmented. Ultimately, I got two colours from the 9 variants to try. These were intensely pigmented when swatched on my hand, and I was really amazed by the striking colour on my hand swatch. After application, these need some time to settle down, and they aren’t 100% smudge proof, but they are great for blending out a bit for some added drama.
I wore Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Silken Turquoise for 12+ hours, and it smudged slightly, but stayed put otherwise on my dark eyelids. What I liked was the fact that these didn’t irritate my eyes – something I absolutely dread, and they didn’t have chunky glitters, again, something I hate, but rather, shimmers which didn’t stand out.
Maybelline Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil Polished Amethyst was the shade I was looking forward to, and it delivered brilliant pigmentation. I wore it for 6 hours straight on my upper eyelids and lash line, and this stayed put well. I did have to add a tiny bit of black kohl to my waterline to really make the colour pop, but I loved the effect. Taking them off required a good deal of baby oil (my makeup remover of choice for eye makeup) and cotton, and still a few shimmers left, so I had to wash that off.
In the end, I have to say I am quite liking the new colours – they are a vast improvement on the previous Vivid and Smooth pencils from Maybelline, and these do have the colour payoff which I was looking for. As these are now available over the counter, I would love to hear what you think, if you have got them already.