Last year at Sephora’s VIB sale, I purchased a box of eyeliners where different brands of liners were put inside it. It was a very good price since you get a lot of full sized products for a lesser cost. Recently, I have been using one of the eyeliners from that set, which is the Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Black. I’m not sure if they changed the names now or changed the collection, since you can only buy the colour “Deep Black” now in stores.
I don’t normally use gel eyeliners, but I was getting bored of the heavy look of liquid eyeliner and pencil is a no go for me. And now, I can’t stop dipping my brush into Smashbox! I already created quite a dent since I’ve been using this almost everyday for the past several weeks. The pot is quite small (holds 0.9 oz) but a little bit seriously goes a long way for this product.
To use this gel eyeliner, I used Quo’s liner/brow brush for it. The brush is meant for brows, but it’s so easy to apply gel eyeliner with it! I got this brush at Shoppers when there was 40% off sale on it. Great price, great quality.
It’s not the ultimate black looking eyeliner, to me, I see a bit of extremely dark brown in it. However, I like that since it looks a bit more natural and less dramatic.
What it is:
Waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner.
What it is formulated to do:
Line and define the eye with this gel-formula that glides over the lid without pulling or tugging. The quick-dry formula sets quickly and stays put all day.
The product is “wet” for around 20-30 seconds and it dries quickly. It does live up to the waterproof, smudge-proof eyeliner- I played badminton with this eyeliner and was all sweaty, but the eyeliner did not budge! I also fell asleep wearing this and I did not get raccoon eyes from it. It glides on super smoothly and I find that it’s easier to attempt a winged eyeliner look rather than a liquid eyeliner for me.
For the swatch picture, after I put the eyeliner on my hand, I could not use water to wash it off, I had to use makeup remover. Definitely passed the waterproof test. And here’s my overall look of the day!
Eyes- Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner, CoverGirl natureluxe mousse mascara
Face- Dr. Jart + Water Fuse BB Cream and Benefit Porefessional
Cheeks- Victoria Secret Baked Mineral Bronzing powder + Buxom Tru Hue Blush in Euphoria
Lips- YSL Volutpe Sheer Candy in 04 Succulent Pomegranate + TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar
What’s your favourite eyeliner/gel eyeliner to go?