Maybelline Vs Benefit | Gel Liner Pens

Maybelline Vs Benefit | Gel Liner Pens

Eyeliner is one of those products that i very rarely go without so the release of gel liner pens made me really rather excited as it seemed like I'd be able to get the same results you do with gel liners but the application would be much easier, at least for me. For today's post, i thought it might be interesting to compare and share my thoughts on two different gel liner pens; Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner and Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel Liner.



Maybelline Vs Benefit | Gel Liner Pens

Maybelline Vs Benefit | Gel Liner Pens

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner is the more expensive of the two retailing at £18.50, so at that price i personally expect the best results but it definitely has some a few flaws. It has a custom Accuflex tip that's supposed 'hugs your lashline' to get that perfect smooth application. For me gel eyeliner should glide effortlessly along the eye but this drags a bit and requires some effort to get a good line, it sometimes crumbles too which can mess it all up. Once you've managed to apply the liner - it can look amazing and it does not budge at all, to the point it can be quite a pain to remove but whenever I've used this I've found that my winged liner looks amazing.

Maybelline Lasting Drama Black Shock Gel Liner is the on the opposite end of the spectrum and is much more affordable at £8.99 - it has a similar angled applicator to the Benefit one but i actually found the Maybelline liner glides really smoothly along the eye, it applies exactly the way i'd expect a gel liner pen to apply - very smooth and with ease, it also doesn't crumble. However, don't be fooled this liner is also flawed, i found that after the application it can be a little smudgy and if you blink whilst waiting for it to dry sometimes it results in the liner transferring onto the lid and near the crease which is not a good look. It's fine once it's dried but it's not good  if you are someone who is in a rush because you will end up with it all over the place.

Usually with a comparison type post there is a clear preference at which is better but in this instance each liner as a quality that the other should have. Benefit is awful to apply but stays and doesn't smudge whereas Maybelline glides perfectly but is a little smudgy - if you combined these products together you would probably have the perfect gel liner pen but both products are equally good and equally flawed.

I feel like this post is insanely rambly but if I'm being completely honest, I'd probably say if you wanted to try one I'd save your money and opt for the cheaper alternative just watch the smudging.

Which do you prefer? I'd love to know your thoughts?
Natalie xx

8 comments:

  1. Oo, i'm really tempted to give that maybelline one a try now!

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com x

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    1. If you do want to try one of them, id suggest that one because its cheaper!
      Natalie xx

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  2. The concept of these eyeliners sounds great but I'm not sure I'm sold on the formula if it crumbles off! x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree with you completely - i love the concept and i was so disappointed with the Benefit one for crumbling, especially when its so expensive!
      Natalie xx

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  3. The maybelline one looks great! I have never heard of it..

    Annie | www.drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com

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    1. I dont think it's been publicised that much tbh!
      Natalie xx

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  4. I compared these also! I love that the Maybelline is super cheap, and the same formula, but I did prefer the Benefit nib, as it was a little strong then the Maybelline one, which didn't keep a straight flick for me. But excellent in both their ways :)
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    1. Yeah i agree with you there, the Maybelline one a bit softer isnt it?
      Natalie xx

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